Historic School Quarterly

Past issues of our popular newsletter are available online

Books Available for Purchase

These books are available from David Burton, coordinator of the Missouri Historic Schools Alliance, a program of Greene County Extension.

"A History of the Rural Schools in Greene County, Mo." is available for purchase online and this page includes a book description. Also availablehere on Amazon.

A new book, "Driving Tour of One-Room Schools in the Ozarks" is also available for purchase online. This book is also available here on Amazon.

"J. Milton Turner: An American Hero" tells story of former slave who helped start Missouri schools for African-Americans. Proceeds benefit the Cooper County Extension office in Missouri. The book is available here on Amazon.

Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools

A publication entitled, "Missouri Directory of Historic and One-Room Schools" will be published during the summer of 2014. The first edition (written by David Burton of MU Extension and Jennifer Kervian of Joplin) will include details on about 50 schools in Missouri. Owners or groups who want to add their school to the directory can do so using this form. If you wish to receive notifications about this publication please email send your name and address. Effective Oct. 1, 2014, the first edition of the directory is available for purchase online and download as a PDF.

Presentation at Missouri Preservation Conference 2014

This is a copy of the presentation given at the Missouri Preservation Conference 2014 entitled, "Saving Historic Schools in Missouri." This presentation gives an overview of efforts and then offers three case-studies from around the state of one-room schools that were restored in recent years. Presentation PDF.

Creating an Oral History Project

The Greene County Extension class entitled "Creating an Oral History Project" was very popular. Materials used in that class are available for purchase.  Order Online (PDF download).

A History of Me

Our popular booklet that asks the questions you need to answer to create a special heirloom gift focused on your life history or the life story of a loved one. Order "A History of Me" (PDF)

Renovate or Replace?

Have a one-room school and wondering what to do with it? This packet is designed to answer that and other questions related to historic schools and also contains information about grants and financial resources. Renovate or Replace Order Online (PDF)

School Design and Building Plans

Plans for School Improvement in Village and Rural Communites. Issues by the Missouri State Department of Education, 1914. Download PDF

School Buildings: Plans, Specifications and Suggestions for School Buildings for Rural and Village Districts. Download PDF

Polk County

A special supplement to the Bolivar Herald-Free Press that documents the one-room schools in Pollk County, Mo. Download PDF

Tour of Texas County Schools

Enjoy this driving tour of one-room schools in Texas County, Mo. Texas County Tour (PDF)

Missouri Schools on National Register

Updated lists of historic schools in Missour that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic Listings (PDF)

Advice on National Grants

This document from the National Trust for Historic Preservation gives some tips and options for available national grants in historic presservation. Download PDF

Videos Online

Several videos related to this project are available online, including a musical tour of the one room schools in Greene County, a glimpse at some students from the past, a musical tour of a 1905 recreation school in Springfield, a quick tour of Willey School, Cave Springs, Old Dry Valley and Sycamore.

Video: Tour of Rural Schools in Greene County



Video: One-Room School Students from the Past