Pickler Memorial Library

About This Collection

Adair County in Photographs gathers several photograph collections from the Special Collections of Truman State University to showcase life in historic Kirksville.

  • Adair County Churches photographs were largely taken by local historian Paul Owen Selby for his self-published 1964 book, "The Rural and Village Churches of Adair County."
  • Adair County Schools photographs were published in Representative Wallace M. Pearson's 1954 booklet, "Schools in Adair County: A Pictorial Representation of Educational Institutions in Adair County, Missouri."
  • Kirksville Photos by Drake, 1893 is a collection of 35 images of Kirksville buildings, businesses and people created by "Drake, Fotografer" and originally owned by Clifford Elmore Henry.
  • Kirksville Photo Album, 1897 is comprised of 28 images of homes, places and events taken by an unknown photographer.

Truman State University undergraduates have the opportunity to archive similar records through the Judicial Archives Project where they clean, repair, process, and index 19th century public records from the county courthouses of northeast Missouri.

Click here to view the full microfilm collection that is available in Pickler Memorial Library.

Click here to view other counties records made available by the Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative.