Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Clay County Archives

and Historical Library

Liberty, Missouri

Preserving the Past for the Present


Our Mission

To procure, preserve, restore, maintain, study, and promote manuscripts, instruments, records, charters, evidence, and documents of a public or private nature which may have statistical, legal or historical significance to Clay County, Missouri, its government or residents, or such documents as might be desirable to the association and to encourage public interest therein. 

Organization Profile

Clay County Archives is a non-profit corporation, organized as a depository and research center for original Clay County Records. The Board of Directors is composed of representatives of Clay County Museums, Genealogical Groups, Historical Societies and Patriotic Organizations.

The 2016 Board of Directors:


  • President: Stuart Elliott
  • 1st Vice President:  Steve Olson
  • 2nd Vice President:  Shirley Fansher
  • Recording Secretary:  Jane Sharon
  • Corresponding Secretary:  Ann Henning
  • Treasurer:  Scott Cole


  • Keith Nelson
  • Joyce Schumacher
  • Raymond Brock
  • Bob Corum
  • Patricia Rendon
  • Steve Olson

Committee Chairs:

  • Cemetery:  Ken Neth
  • Computer Use:  Stuart Elliott
  • Coordinator of Volunteers:  Jane Shepherd
  • Membership:  Shirley Fansher
  • Newsletter Editor: Keenan Barker
  • Properties:  Steve Olson and Bob Corum
  • Records Use and Preservation:  Nancy George
  • Ways and Means: Steve Olson

Organizational Representatives:

  • City of Liberty:  Jonna Wensel
  • Clay County Parks:  Emily Vandendaele
  • William C. Corum Chapter, SAR:  Toby Proctor
  • Clay County Patriots Chapter, DAR:  Lois Long
  • Alexander Doniphan Chapter, DAR:  Jerre Robertson


Hours of Operation

  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Wednesday
  • 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month
  • Closed on holidays and during Christmas week


  • On-site or through correspondence
  • On-site research free to members, $5 daily for non-members
  • Correspondence: preliminary research is $10 per surname then $10/hour for additional research


  • We can provide copies or scans of the material you need. Please be aware that we need to charge even if you make your own images; we do need to be able to pay our bills after all!
  • Original records, other published material, over-size copies, microfilm printouts, photos

Description Price
Original Records $1 per page

Other published material
     (black and white)

25¢ per page

Other published material

75¢ per page
Over-size copies 50¢ per page
Microfilm print-outs 25¢ per page
Photos – photo-quality $5 each
Photos – draft-quality 50¢ each

Other Research

  • Specialty research
  • With our extended holdings, we are able to do research for community concerns, businesses, etc.
  • Negotiated fee
  • These holdings are available on-site (free for members, $5/day for non-members)
  • Information you may not find anywhere else

Contact Information



Street Address

210 E Franklin, Liberty, MO 64068

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 99, Liberty, MO 64069

Electronic mail

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