Keeping Ozarks History Alive Since 1961



The White River Valley Historical Society has a growing collection of information available for researchers, and free wi-fi access. The library is open during normal business hours; however, you may wish to contact us about room availabilty, as it is used for meetings.

Not able to visit in person? Researchers will be happy to assist you with your research needs—email your research requests to

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Check out our online research resources! Indexes from several of the Society’s ledger books, Joella “Jody” Gideon newspaper clipping collection, Taney County divorce and marriage records, and Family Bible page information are available. Check back soon, as we’re continually adding new information to aid you with your research! Please note that the information in the indexes generally is as printed in the books/newspapers, and may be repeated with multiple spelling variations.


There are many books available for researchers in the Society’s Research area, many which are out of print. The library also has the Quarterlies, Ozarks Mountaineer, and Ozarks Watch magazines.

New to our research library—copies of our collection of documents, vintage registers, and indexed newspaper clipping books!


Our busy volunteers are indexing and scanning our great collection of archived documents and registers. These include several school registers, physicians ledger from the 1940s, King Solomon mine paybook from 1916, Bradleyville postal money order book from 1895 and more!