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Annotated 1904 Missouri county map showing the dates of lynchings in Pierce City, Joplin and Springfield, MO.

A transcript of the audio interview recorded with Father Moses Berry, identifying items OAAHM0001 through OAAHM0008.

Interview with Fr. Moses Berry identifying items OAAHM0086-OAAHM0091.

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Leather bound bible. Very poor binding condition. Embossed monogram on front cover, "C.G. Kelton" Inscription at top of title page, "C. G. Kelton."

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Cloth bound book with pasted print of woman and flowers on cover. Very poor binding condition. Inscription on first page "Bossie a cow of the Murray Family died Jan 20th 1910"

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In 1901, Missouri born author Mark Twain wrote an essay titled "The United States of Lyncherdom" in response to the Pierce City lynchings. He had intended the essay for publication, but decided it was too politically sensitive. The essay was finally…

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A drawing by Ralph Downing, published on April 16th 1903th in the Joplin Globe. The drawing shows the lynching of Thomas Gilyard.

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Oak ice box.
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