From the:

Official Manual of the State of Missouri


Missouri's Women:


Articles examining the historical and political roles of women who helped shape an American state.  All material has been taken from several editions of the Official Manual of the State of Missouri; some from a section within the Manual titled: "Missouri Almanac".
MISSOURI ALMANAC, 1999-2000
excerpt from:
It All Adds Up:  Reform and the Erosion of Representative Government in Missouri, 1900-2000
by Kenneth H. Winn
MISSOURI ALMANAC, 1993-94
Missouri Women in Political Life, 1972-1993
by Candace O'Connor
Author
MISSOURI ALMANAC, 1971-1972
Women's Role in Missouri History 1821-1971*
by Clarissa Start Davidson
Newspaper Columnist and Author
*Electronic Editor's Note: This article runs 33 pages in the Manual. I've attempted to break it into manageable sections for web publication.  The 1993-94 Manual misstates the dating of this article as being in the 1972-73 "Missouri Almanac"; a subsection of the larger Manual.  I copied the introduction verbatim--it's not my place to change the material, but be aware that there is no 1972-73 Official Manual of the State of Missouri.