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Wagner Letters, Elvin, 1956.  1 item. 2005.005.
Printed compilation of letters (20p) entitled “The Unjust and Unconstitutional Seizure of Land from Citizens of the Mingo Swamp Area in Southeast Missouri,” by Wagner to the editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch protesting the establishment of the Mingo Wildlife Refuge. Printed by the Candor Press, Dexter, [Mo].
  
Walther Collection, 1864-1980.  2.0 linear feet. 1998.072.
Financial and legal papers, publications, ephemera, photographs, and ledgers documenting the furniture and undertaking business established by August Walther in Cape Girardeau in 1864, and owned by three generations of Walthers before its sale in 1979 to Tom Boudinot.
  
Wednesday Club Collection, 1902-1990. 6.0 linear feet. 2000.011.
Minute books, administrative and financial records, photographs, publications, news clippings, and scrapbooks assembled by members of the Wednesday Club. The Wednesday Club was part of the Missouri Federation of Women’s Clubs as well as the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The club worked to promote women’s knowledge and women’s public service.
  
Weingarten Prisoner of War Camp Collection, 1942-1975.  0.5 linear feet + 2 reels. 1998.136.
Materials collected from and about the Weingarten Prisoner of War Camp, which was located outside of Ste. Genevieve. Consists of a memoir of an officer recounting his time as guard for the Army, news clippings, an Army newsletter from Weingarten, and a prisoner’s newsletter from Weingarten, written in Italian. Also included are photographs (93), negatives (53), slides (16) showing the camp and prisoner, and microfilm reels (2) of the provost office’s records and of L’attesa, the Italian PWO newsletter.
  
Wells Collection, Jake, 1970-1999.  0.5 linear feet. 1998.112.
Correspondence, booklets, newspaper clippings, slides and scrapbook relating to the Missouri history mural in Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University, by Missouri artist Jake Wells, and to Wells’ paintings of watermills in Missouri. *also listed as University Archives Collection
  
Wells Mural Presentation, Jake, 1973.  1 item. 2001.015.
Recording of ceremony that took place on September 1, 1973, dedicating the mural painted by Missouri artist, Jake Wells, in Kent Library, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The mural depicts the historical chronology of Southeast Missouri. Nearly a third of the presentation is musical. Speakers include: Dr. Mark Scully, President of the university; Raymond C. Vogel, Alumni Council President; Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr.; Charles C. Leming, Alumni Council Vice-President; and Jake Wells. Running time: 00:56:03. Also includes a photograph of the Kent Library Mural.*oversized *also listed as University Archives Collection
  
Westliche Presse - Vol 3, 1874. 1 item. 2002.253.
German Language Newspaper dated July 11, 1874. *Oversized.
 
Whirlwind Freight List & Account Travel Ledger, 1852. 1 item. 2008.109.
Records of freight carried on the steamer “Whirlwind” for trips to and from different destinations on the Mississippi River for the year 1852. John A. Williams was listed as the Master.
  
White Collection, Bob, 1985.   2.0 linear feet. 1999.003.
Materials resulting from a 1985 grant-funded oral history/preservation project on rural schools in southeast Missouri. Includes administrative materials including the grant, funding paper work, presentations and exhibits done on the project. Also included are photographs (85), slides (177), and negatives (42) as well as a 7-inch sound reel (1) and audio tapes (18) of oral history interviews.  Also includes other materials, such as photographs, maps, relating to the history of Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri.
  
Whitewater Presbyterian Church Print, 1982. 2 items. 2011.021
Water color print of Whitewater Presbyterian Church in Sedgewickville, [Mo] by Ruth Elaine Maples. The watercolor was done for the church’s 150th anniversary and includes an inset of the original log cabin church. Also includes a brief history (1 pg) of the church by Maples.
 
Wiggins and Weaver’s Ohio River Directory, 1871-1872. 1 item. 2006.170.
Commercial and residential directory (14p) for Cape Girardeau. Households are arranged alphabetically, occupations and residences of householders are provided. Commercial section is arranged by occupational area. Please use photocopy in ready reference area of reading room. Original is fragile.
  
Wilkie Papers, Duncan, 1976-1988. 19.5 linear feet + 31 oversized items. 2004.003.
A compilation of materials related to Dr. Duncan Wilkie’s archaeological work in southeastern Missouri. Includes contract and academic work with Southeast Missouri State University, photographs, slides, maps, reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
   
Williams Papers, Gladys Roberts, circa 1894-1982. 2.5 linear feet. 1998.066.
Correspondence, records of the Missouri Federation of Women’s Democratic Club, photographs, news clippings, scrapbook, and War Finance Committee material (1942-1944) of Williams, a Cape Girardeau resident who took an active role in state and local politics. From 1937 to 1940, she headed the Cafeteria Committee for the Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. She served in local branches of New Deal organizations, was a prominent member of the Democratic Party, and served as President of the Missouri Federation of Women’s Democratic Club in 1939. She played an active role in the Minute Women at War Week in November 1942, the War Finance Committee, and the re-election campaign for Franklin Roosevelt in 1944.  *Oversized
 
Wilson Letter, Malcolm E., 1916. 1 item. 1998.157.
Typed letter (3p) from Wilson, Geologist, State of Missouri, Bureau of Geology and Mines, Rolla, [Mo], to Professor J. C. Logan, Missouri State Normal School, offering an explanation for the development of the Southeast Missouri lowlands.
  
Wilson Scrapbook, PFC Richard G., circa 1937-2008. 0.25 linear feet. 2006.112.
Photographs, correspondence, and news clippings concerning PFC Richard G. Wilson, who earned a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor for service during the Korean War. The majority of the materials deal with memorials dedicated in Wilson’s honor in the period immediately following his death and in later years.
 
Wimpy’s Restaurant Menu, 1997. 1 item. 2006.111.
Menu from popular Cape Girardeau, [Mo] restaurant (1942-1997) showing selections and prices.
  
Women’s Suffrage Booklets, 1895, 1903, 1908, 1915, 1919, undated. 14 items. 2008.003.
Articles and booklets on the history and process of women’s suffrage in the United States. Contains booklets that are both pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage.
  
Works Progress Association Historical Records Survey, Cape Girardeau (Microfilm), 1935-1942. 10 reels. 2002.131.
Begun in 1935 as an effort of the federally-funded W.P.A., the Historical Records Survey attempted to inventory the historical records of each state, county by county. The completed inventories included the holdings of public offices, churches, private collections, and special groups. Background information on the history of each surveyed county and town was also compiled by the surveyors. The project was incomplete in 1942 when the American involvement in World War II led to its permanent suspension. The ten reels in this collection contain the compiled inventories for the city of Cape Girardeau. The original records are deposited at the State Historical Society of Missouri at Columbia.
 
World’s Fair Guide Books, 1904. 3 items. 1998.054.
Three souvenir booklets from the 1904 World’s Fair held in St. Louis,[Mo].
   
World’s Fair Souvenir Booklet, 1904. 1 item. 2008.002.
Booklet (47p) entitled A Catalogue of Periodicals of Missouri of 1902 in World’s Fair Exhibit in Missouri Building compiled by F.A. Sampson, Secretary State Historical Society of Missouri, which list books by Missouri authors.
 
World War II Ration Books, 1942-1945 . 4 items. 2001.052.
Ration books issued to the Gerlach family in Cape Girardeau.
   
World War II Ration Books, 1945 . 5 items. 2005.129.
Ration books issued to Bernadette M. Heche and H. Marie Friant.   Includes receipts from Esicar’s Market, Cape Girardeau, [Mo].
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