Digital Collections

The Turnbo Manuscripts

This digital collection is part of the Springfield-Greene County Library District's Local History section. 


 The Silas Turnbo manuscripts are a collection of approximately eight hundred short tales, stories and vignettes that reflect life along the White River Valley in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri during the latter half of the 19th century. 

Turnbo Manuscripts

White River Valley Historical Quarterly

This digital collection is part of the Springfield-Greene County Library District's Local History section. 


 The White River Valley Historical Quarterly has been published by the since 1961 and is still in publication. The Society is based in Taney County, Missouri. 

White River Valley Historical Quarterly

Bittersweet

This digital collection is part of the Springfield-Greene County Library District's Local History section. 


 Articles touch a wide range of subject areas. Included are such diverse pioneer craft and industry as wooden toy making and rope making. There are biographical profiles of Ozarkers' reminiscences of life and recreation. Agricultural topics range from sheep shearing to bee keeping.

Bittersweet

OzarksWatch

This digital collection is part of the Springfield-Greene County Library District's Local History section. 


The articles included cover a broad range of subjects as they relate to the Ozarks. Many issues are devoted to a particular subject. Theme issues have included; Indians of the Ozarks, the Civil War, the Farm, Resources, and Domestic Architecture.

OzarksWatch is provided with permission of: OzarksWatch,  Missouri State University, 901 South National, Springfield, Missouri 65804

OzarksWatch

The Max Hunter Collection

This site is a joint project of the Missouri State University Department of Music and the Springfield-Greene County Library in Springfield, Missouri, where the permanent collection is housed. 


 The Max Hunter Collection is an archive of almost 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs, recorded between 1956 and 1976. 


The Max Hunter Collection

Gordon McCann Ozarks Folk Music Collection

This site is a part of the Missouri State University digital collections.


 A small selection from approximately 2,000 field recordings of Gordon McCann, a Springfield businessman who in the mid-1970s began collecting Ozarks fiddle tunes. 

Gordon McCann Ozarks Folk Music Collection

Online Magazines and Blogs

State of the Ozarks

 State of the Ozarks is dedicated to the journalistic standards of traditional media and is designed to archive, preserve and promote Ozark heritage and culture. 

State of the Ozarks

Missouri and Ozarks History - Larry Wood

A blog maintained by local author, Larry Wood.  Information and comments about historical people and events of the Ozarks region and surrounding area. 

Missouri and Ozarks History

Historical Societies & Museums

White River Valley Historical Society

 To preserve, protect, and promote the cultural history of Taney County, Missouri, and the upper White River Valley region through public programs and educational events. 

White River Valley Historical Society

Boone County (Arkansas) Heritage Museum

 The Boone County Historical & Railroad Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the historical heritage of Boone County, Arkansas. The Society sponsors and operates the Boone County Heritage Museum in Harrison, Arkansas. 

Boone County Heritage Museum

Bonniebrook Gallery, Museum and Homestead

The Rose O’Neill Art Collection is housed in a newly renovated state-of-the art gallery space. The collection contains nearly sixty original works of art, spanning Rose O’Neill’s work as an illustrator, author, activist and an incredibly gifted fine artist and sculptor.


Bonniebrook Gallery, museum and homestead

Ozark County (Missouri) Historium

Our Mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the unique history and heritage of Ozark County, Missouri.

Our home is a renovated general merchandise store building located on the west side of the square in the county seat of Gainesville.

Ozark County Historium

Stone County Missouri Historical and Genealogical Society

 This page is for the history and genealogy of the families of Stone County, Missouri.  The only page for the Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Stone County Missouri Historical and Genealogical Society

Eureka Springs Historical Museum

 The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is a non-profit institution whose primary purpose is the collecting, preserving, documenting and exhibiting physical objects; and educating scholars, students and the general public original evidence of the cultural history of Eureka Springs and the surrounding area from its founding to the present day. 

Eureka Springs Historical Museum

Historical Societies & Museums

Wright County (Missouri) Historical Society

 Working to preserve our rich Wright County history and educate future generations. Helping those with ancestors from this area to discover more about them and their lives. 

Wright County Historical Society

Tree Shakers Genealogical Research

 Tree Shakers Genealogical Research is the family history research organization owned by Traci Crewse Bohannon. Making our colorful local history come alive for the next generation is our goal. 

Tree Shakers Genealogical Research

Conservation and Nature

Springfield Plateau

 Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist™ is a community based natural resource education and volunteer program. Its purpose is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Missouri. 

Springfield Plateau

James River Basin Partnership

  Since James River Basin Partnership's inception in 1997, the volunteers, members, and staff have committed through action, education, and research, to preserve and protect water quality within the James River basin and our beautiful Ozarks landscape. 

MISSION

JRBP is a grassroots, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization working to improve and protect the water quality of the springs, streams, rivers, and lakes in the James River watershed which consists of almost a million acres of land in portions of eight counties

James River Basin Partnership