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Springfield, MO
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From the DarkroomFrom the Darkroom: Springfield's Historic Newspaper Photographs
Thousands of photographic negatives and prints from the Springfield News & Leader, Leader and Press, and the Daily News.
Missouri Over ThereMissouri Over There
A statewide, collaborative digitization project investigating the state's involvement in World War I.
Battle of SpringfieldBattle of Springfield
An interactive map of the Battle of Springfield, Missouri, January 8, 1863.
Civil War TimelineCivil War Timeline
A timeline (1820-1870) of the Trans-Mississipi Theater in the Civil War with artifacts, descriptions and parallel events.
Civil War Virtual MuseumCivil War Virtual Museum
Civil War-era artifacts including letters, maps, diaries, weapons, flags, uniforms and photographs.
Civil War Photo ArchiveCivil War Photo Archive
Hundreds of photos from the Civil War.
Community and Conflict:  The Impact of the Civil War in the OzarksCommunity and Conflict
The Impact of the Civil War in the Ozarks. Photographs, journals, business and personal letters and other artifacts, 1850-1875.
The Frisco: A Look Back at the St. Louis-San Francisco RailwayThe Frisco
A Look Back at the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. Photographs, postcards, employee magazines and more.
O'Reilly General (Army) Hospitalof Springfield, MissouriO'Reilly General (Army) Hospital of Springfield, Missouri
A collection of 194 photographs, a map, and history of this wartime facility.
Greene County RecordsGreene County Records
Abstracts and indexes of a number of court and other records.
Black Families of the OzarksBlack Families of the Ozarks
A genealogy guide to Southwest Missouri's black families from the 1820s to the 1950s.
Moser's Directory of Towns, Villages and Hamlets Past and Present of MissouriMoser's Directory of Towns, Villages and Hamlets Past and Present of Missouri
An annotated gazetteer of place names of populated places.
Missouri Digital HeritageMissouri Digital Heritage
Digitized collections for other Missouri areas.
Historical Markers of Springfield and Greene County: A Project of the University ClubHistorical Markers of Springfield and Greene County
Photos, text and related information for 21 historical markers. A Project of the University Club.
Historical Postcards of Springfield, MissouriHistorical Postcards of Springfield, Missouri
113 postcards display a variety of themes and periods.
The Turnbo ManuscriptsThe Turnbo Manuscripts
800 tales of life in the early days of the Ozarks.
Community and Conflict:  The Impact of the Civil War in the OzarksGreene County History
Histories of Greene County, Missouri, available in full text.
Regional PeriodicalsRegional Periodicals
Full text of three Ozarks periodicals: OzarksWatch, Bittersweet, and White River Valley Historical Quarterly.
The Max Hunter CollectionThe Max Hunter Collection
An archive of more than 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs. This site is a joint project of the Missouri State University Department of Music and The Library.
The Ethnic Life Stories ProjectThe Ethnic Life Stories Project
Giving the Springfield community a window to its diversity through the life stories of more than 30 ethnic elders.

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