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Description Overview
Provenance: Gift of the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau Inc. The materials in this collection were donated to the Historical Association and maintained in the library of the Glenn House until fall 2001, at which time they were transferred to Special Collections.
Citation: Glenn House Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University.
Restrictions: The Glass Plates Negatives are very fragile and should not be handled unless absolutely necessary. Advanced permission is required to view the originals; photocopies of the glass plate images are available
Historical Note
The Glenn House was built for David and Lulu Glenn, who moved into the house in 1883. The Glenn family lived there until 1915, when they were forced to sell it due to bankruptcy. The Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, Inc. acquired the Glenn House in 1968 through a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Erlacher. Restoration work began immediately after the acquisition. In 1974 the house was opened to the public, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places five years later. In addition to the Glenn House, the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, Inc. owns the Reynolds House, which the Association acquired in 1982.
Scope and Content
Maps, photographs, slides, scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, publications and ephemera collected by the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, Inc., and formerly housed in the historic D. A. Glenn House Library. The collection documents regional history, personalities, historic homes, historic sites, churches, schools, businesses, clubs, and a broad spectrum of Southeast Missouri culture and life. The collection is arranged into 8 series: Cape Girardeau materials [Mo] materials, Photographic materials, Publications, Clippings, Scrapbooks, and Maps.
Rules and Conventions: Finding Aid prepared using DACS
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