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RANDOLPH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 116
Moberly, MO 65270
Voice: (816) 263-7576

Contact: Karl Rice, President

Hours: Library Archives open all year, Monday 10am-noon and Thursday 1-3pm. Museum open May-September, Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. Special appointments can be arranged.

Technical Service: Publication program, volunteer programs, and exhibits are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Materials do not circulate.

Scope of the Collection: The society is a repository for materials related to family and local history.

Description of Collection holdings: Includes the records of businesses, organizations, churches, cemeteries. Newspapers and a photographic collection of Randolph Company are also available. The Museum is strong in Wabash Railroad memorabilia and General Omar Bradley memorabilia.

Collection affiliation: History, Local, Museum


RAY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM, INC.
West Royle Street
P.O. Box 29
Richmond, MO 64085
Voice: (816) 776-2305

Contact: Harold D. Barchers, President; Betty Gundy, Secretary

Hours: Open Wednesday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Special appointments can be made outside business hours.

Technical Service: Publication programs, photocopying, microfilm, and tours are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: No handicapped access is available.

Scope of the Collection: Purpose of Historical Society and Museum is to document the history of Ray County, Missouri, and its inhabitants.

Description of Collection holdings: Genealogy Library: 1821 assessors list for Ray County, 1822 assessors list for Ray County, cemetery records, area marriage records, coal mining records, family history books, pioneer family files, century-old county atlases, books about various towns including several centennial books, microfilm of all Ray County federal census records, births and deaths from 1883-1890, many county newspapers, obituary card file, microfilm reader and copying machine.

Collection affiliation: History, Local, Museum


RAY COUNTY LIBRARY
219 South College
Richmond, MO 64085
Voice: (816) 776-3291

Contact: Ethenell McKee, Director

Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm, closed on Sundays and legal holidays.

Technical Service: Inter-library loan, photocopying, microfilm, volunteer programs, and audio-visual equipment is available.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: No information provided.

Description of Collection holdings: We have a general collection.

Collection affiliation: Local


REEVES LIBRARY
see Westminster College


REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
Library-Archives (in the RLDS Temple, 201 North River)
World Headquarters, Box 1059
Independence, MO 64051
Voice: (816) 833-1000, ext. 2400
Fax: (816) 521-3095
E-mail: tems03@rlds.org

Contact: Sue McDonald, Librarian; Ronald Romig, Archivist

Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. Closed on Sundays.

Technical Service: Inter-library loan, photograph services, microfilm, microfilm available on loan, and research consultant services. See description below.

Restrictions to use of collections: Some current official institutional records are restricted.

Scope of the Collection: The RLDS Library-Archives, as part of the Temple School Division of the church, functions as the institutional repository, responsible to gather and preserve materials, as well as serve as a center of learning by providing access to published and unpublished materials relating to the history, development, and culture of the people of the RLDS Church, including its antecedents in the Restoration (LDS or "Mormon") movement, circa 1830-1844, and successive factions.

Description of Collection holdings: The RLDS Library collects and maintains printed sources, i.e.: books, pamphlets and periodicals relating to its mission, with an additional focus embracing the History of Christianity, general History, Philosophy, Theology, the Social Sciences, and Peace Studies, comprising approximately 20,000 volumes. The RLDS Archives houses manuscripts, correspondence, journals or diaries, documents, photographic materials, and the Institutional Archives, ie.: papers and records of leading quorums and departments and divisions of the church. Manuscript and records pertaining to the movement are mostly from the United States, particularly New York, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, with some papers concerned with church activity in Australia, the British Isles, French Polynesia, and other international missions, comprising approximately 800 linear feet. Serials, microforms, archival materials, membership data on deceased members, reference services, book circulation limited to Kansas City metropolitan area, inter-library loan of books and microfilm, photographic reproduction services, xerox and microform duplication, some electronic format records, and limited research services according to staff availability.

Collection affiliation: Education, History, Local, Museum, Religion


REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
Museum (in the RLDS Temple,
201 North River)
World Headquarters, Box 1059
Independence, MO 64051
Voice: (816) 833-1000, ext. 2400
Fax: (816) 521-3095
E-mail: tems07@rlds.org

Contact: Isleta (Lee) Pement, Curator

Hours: Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm, Sundays 1-4:30pm.

Technical Service: Limited research consultant services according to staff availability.

Restrictions to use of collections: Exhibits open to the public. Handicapped accessible.

Scope of the Collection: The RLDS Museum, as part of the Temple School Division of the church, functions as the three-dimensional artifactual institutional repository, responsible for gathering and preserving artifactual materials relating to the history, development, and culture of the people of the RLDS Church, including its antecedents in the Restoration (LDS or "Mormon") movement, circa 1830-1844, and successive factions.

Description of Collection holdings: The RLDS Museum collects, maintains, and exhibits artifacts relating to the mission and History of the Restoration (LDS or "Mormon") Movement, mostly from the United States and Canada, particularly the states of New York, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, with some materials pertaining to church activity in Australia, the British Isles, French Polynesia, and other international missions.

Collection affiliation: History, Local, Museum, Religion, State


RILEY COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
2005 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
Voice: (913) 537-2205

Contact: Evelyn J. Brown, President

Hours: Open Tuesday 10am-4pm, Wednesday 1-4pm. and 7-9pm, Thursday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-5pm, closed Monday, Friday, and legal holidays. Special appointments can be arranged.

Technical Service: Publication programs, photocopying, microfilm, microfilm on loan, volunteer programs, audio-visual equipment, free class on genealogy, microfiche, and research consultant services are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: No information provided.

Description of Collection holdings: We have 4,000 bound volumes and nearly 200 genealogical periodicals on open shelves. The Library is open to the public, but no books may be checked out. Periodicals can be checked out to members only. Most materials focus on Riley County, Kansas, surrounding counties, and on Kansas, but some contain information about other states.

Collection affiliation: Local


RILEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM
Seaton Library
Charlson-Taylor Archives
2309 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
Voice: (913) 537-2210

Contact: Jeanne C. Mithen, Librarian

Hours: Regular hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-1pm by appointment. Closed Monday. Special appointments can be arranged for Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, or Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm.

Technical Service: Photograph services and photocopying available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Non-circulating.

Scope of the Collection: The Library maintains a Kansas Collection and a Museum Reference Collection. Many of the books are considered artifacts rather than reference tools. Manuscripts total 98 cubic feet, Archives 128 cubic feet, 4,100 photographs, 2,000 negatives, 20 Oral Histories, tapes, books, and printed materials.

Description of Collection holdings: The Seaton Memorial Library and the Charlson-Taylor Archives Room are housed in the Museum of the Riley County Historical Society. The Library contains books, newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, oral histories, maps, documents, personal papers, and films about Riley County, Kansas, its communities, families, clubs, social organizations, businesses, school, county marriages, census records, and subject areas such as agriculture, architecture, pioneer life, in addition to resources on Kansas and the West in general. Reminiscences of early settlers, many handwritten accounts over 100 years ago, add a great deal to our information on how the early settlers in Manhattan and Riley County lived. We have compiled name and some subject indices to many of the town histories, county records, scrapbooks, photo albums, and atlases that are used most often in research projects. In-house use of the Library includes exhibit preparation, information for speeches on historical topics, especially for social and school groups, and training for Museum interns.

Collection affiliation: History, Local, Museum


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