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Missouri History Museum

Works: 28 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 1,373 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  Catalogs 
Roles: isb
Classifications: HQ1438.W45, 363.50977866
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Most widely held works by Missouri History Museum
The Pruitt-Igoe myth by Chad Freidrichs( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the creation and demise of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in Saint Louis, Missouri. Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as a marvel of modernist architecture and a milestone in public assistance and urban redevelopment, but in the years that followed it devolved into a haven for drug-related crime, and ended up stigmatizing the population it was intended to help
Home lands : how women made the West by Virginia Scharff( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The storybook history of the American West is a male dominated narrative of drifters, dreamers, hucksters, and heroes, a tale that relegates women, assuming they appear at all, to the distant background. This book upends this view to remember the West as a place of homes and habitations brought into being by the women who lived there. The authors consider history's long span as they explore the ways in which women encountered and transformed three different archetypal Western landscapes: the Rio Arriba of northern New Mexico, the Front Range of Colorado, and the Puget Sound waterscape. This book, companion volume to the Autry National Center's exhibit, is an aggregate of women's history, the history of the American West, and studies in material culture. While linking each of these places' peoples to one another over hundreds, even thousands, of years, this work reimagines the West as a setting in which home has been created out of differing notions of dwelling and family and differing concepts of property, community, and history
Gateway : the quarterly magazine of the Missouri Historical Society( )

in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome cupboard of plate : early American silver in the Cahn Collection by Deborah Dependahl Waters( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Starkloff and the fight for disability rights by Charles E Claggett( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1959, at the age of twenty-one, Max Starkloff was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. His doctors doubted he would live longer than a few days, and, if he survived, the hope for his quality of life would be minimal. How did this young man with barely a high school education become the leader of a powerful disability rights movement and the founder of the Starkloff Disability Institute? This is his remarkable story. Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights takes readers on an extraordinary odyssey of hope and resilience-from Starkloff's twelve years in a nursing home to his successful family life and career as a nationally prominent human rights leader. At the time of Starkloff's accident, millions of Americans like him were confined to institutions with no hope of ever living life independently as respected members of society. But Starkloff and other disability rights leaders formed what became known as the Independent Living Movement, enabling thousands of disabled people to move out of nursing homes by encouraging local governments to remove physical barriers, make public transportation and housing accessible, and pass laws preventing job discrimination. Using firsthand accounts and interviews with Starkloff and those who knew him best, Charles E. Claggett Jr. powerfully retells how Starkloff became an influential advocate for people with disabilities and how today, his legacy continues to better the lives of disabled individuals throughout the country"--
Up north : St. Louis's summer colonies on Lake Huron in the golden age of travel by Douglas Scott Brookes( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the popularity of Lake Huron beaches with St. Louisans between 1880 and 1950, Up North brings together local newspaper columns and excerpts from letters and diaries to paint a vivid portrait of life at these summer resorts. Douglas Scott Brookes weaves together his family's experiences with the larger story of the rise of vacationing in America"--Provided by publisher
St. Louis and the Great War by S. Patrick Allie( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Companion catalog to the Missouri History Museum exhibit WWI: St. Louis and the Great War. Featuring more than 250 photographs and archival documents from the collections of the Missouri Historical Society and Soldiers Memorial Military Museum--most of which have never been published--this book details how the war touched the city and how its citizens rose to the challenge"--
Gateway : the magazine of the Missouri History Museum( )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Show me 66 : Main Street through Missouri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal parts travelogue and historical narrative, Show Me 66 explores the sights and landscapes found along Route 66 in Missouri. Produced by the Missouri History Museum, the documentary features stories ranging from the birth of the road in Springfield to the effects of World War II and the interstate highway system, and the rediscovery taking place today
The autobiography manuscript of Major Amos Stoddard by Amos Stoddard( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoddard recounts his family history, his experiences serving in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, Shay's Rebellion, and a trip to England "in pursuit of a family estate."
The PPRC Photography Project's first 5 years : 2004-2009, a program of the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis by Mel Watkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson manuscripts in the collections of the Missouri Historical Society, 1773-1826 by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A walk in 1875 St. Louis : illustrated almanac by Andrew Wanko( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Little black dress : from mourning to night by Shannon Meyer( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What's the most important garment in a womans closet? More often than not, the answer is the little black dress. For decades, fashion magazines have touted the LBD as the perfect solution to almost every fashion crisis. Dressed up or down, with flats or heels, statement jewelry or a subdued jacket, the little black dress can be worn anywhere, for any occasion. Where did the little black dress come from? And how did black become the color of choice for every occasion? In Little Black Dress, Shannon Meyer answers these questions by offering a visual history of the black dress, illustrating its transformation from a traditional mourning garment to the fashion staple it is today. Richly illustrated with seventy full-color photos of dresses and accessories spanning 150 years, and including information about the designer, original owner, and historical context for each, readers will find Little Black Dress a stylish guide to this wardrobe essential. Designed to accompany an exhibit by the same name at the Missouri History Museum, the book will impress historians and fashionistas alike
Find the fire station in your neighborhood( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drums & decisions : the Civil War in Missouri through the eyes of children( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents brief biographies of Missouri children whose lives were affected by the Civil War: Mary A. Bell, a child slave, Jimmie Johnston, son of the commander of a Union gunboat, and the children of Confederate General Sterling Price, and asks readers to imagine how they would feel in similar circumstances
Watershed cairns( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Since March 2011 the artists, Joshua Rowan and Libby Reuter, have been creating images that draw attention to places in the St. Louis Region where the land is collecting the water, cleaning and conducting it to streams, and, ultimately, to the Missouri and finally the Mississippi River. These same rivers are the source of much of the region's drinking water. Believing it is art's role to make the invisible-visible, and that there is no more important resource for the future than clean water, Reuter and Rowan set out to mark little known waterscapes where one can see the watershed at work or where the natural streams have been harmed or buried. After the photographs are made, the fragile cairns are removed from the landscape. By exhibiting these powerful images (identified by their street address and GIS locator) at community festivals, the artists aim for "watershedification" a broad public understanding of the watershed's importance
Music and racial segregation in twentieth-century St. Louis : uncovering the sources( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The site provides researchers with a database of relevant sources on the intersection of music and segregation held at the archives of Washington University and the Missouri History Museum. It also draws upon those sources to create an online exhibit exploring key moments in the history of music and segregation in mid-twentieth century St. Louis. There are currently over 500 items in the database, with full citations and synopses of their content
[Records of the] Missouri Historical Society by Missouri Historical Society( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Containing the River des Peres by Frank E Janson( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Home lands : how women made the West
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controlled identityMissouri Historical Society


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Missouri History Museum

museo de Historia de Misuri museo situado en San Luis, Misuri, EEUU, en el Forest Park

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