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Records Room Exhibit
The Records Room, located on the museum's third floor, is a researcher's paradise.

Scrapbooks from garden clubs, Daughters of the American Revolution and many other organizations are available for review, along with numerous official county records.

A large poster rack displays each page of the July 4, 1986 Harrison Daily Times sesquicentennial edition newspaper available for viewing. Printed when the State was 150 years old, this edition details 150 pages of local area history.
The room also contains several examples of old equipment used to produce some of these records, including teletype machines, registers, and a small printing press. Be sure to note the price of tires from the era, on printed material located at the base of the press.

Examples of Homestead certificates are included on top of the showcase, as well as death notices. In the days before telephones, written death notices were created using black-edged paper. This visible black edge served as a warning that one was about to read of a death.

Whether you are looking for records on members of your family, researching area schools or organizations, or just curious about what folks were up to long ago, odds are you'll find plenty of helpful material in our Records Room. And our friendly staff is more than happy to assist you if needed.
Just a few of the many records available for viewing in the Records Room include:
  • Scrapbooks of the Harrison Colony Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Other Local Club & Organization Scrapbooks
  • Sheet Music
  • Harrison Daily Times July 4, 1986 Sesquicentennial Edition Newspaper
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre Scrapbooks
  • Old Printing Press and Printers
  • Various Family Bibles
  • 20th Century Club Records
  • Boone County Acreage Assessment Books
  • Real Estate Assessment Records
  • Fee Books
  • Personal Assessment Tax Books
  • Abstracts of Chattel Mortgages
  • Various Boone County School District Record Books
  • Fine Records
  • Warrant Registers
  • J. P. Law Book of George Cotton
  • Old Marriage Records
  • 1923-1924 Register of Pistols
  • 1903 Medical Act List of Certified Doctors
  • 1901-1910 Commissioners Road Records
  • 1908-1937 Records of Official Bonds
  • 1926-1946 Record of Appraisements, Inventories & Sales Bills
  • 1948-1956 Jail Records
  • 1920-1943 Record of the Insane
  • 1934-1942 Clerks Account Books
  • 1915-1923 Mineral Claim Location Notices
  • 1910-1920 Instruments Entered for the Record
  • 1878-1923 County Officers Elected & Appointed
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