Special Collections, SC#47, Rolla Stephens Collection. Rolla Stephens was a Joplin real estate agent. This collection includes pictures and postcards of Joplin, Missouri and a book written by Stephens, telling his life story.
Collection Number: SC#47
Rolla Stephens Collection
Rolla Stephens, born July 5th, 1904. At the age of 20, he gained ownership of his family’s real estate business, which opened in 1902, after the death of his father in February 1925. In 1934, he became a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Rolla was President of Joplin Chamber of Commerce.
Scope and Content
Rolla Stephens was a Joplin real estate agent. This collection includes pictures and postcards of Joplin, Missouri and a book written by Stephens, telling his life story.
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Postcard, Main Street, Looking North from Seventh Street, Joplin, Mo.
Back of Postcard
Postcard, Union Depot, Joplin, Mo.
Postcard, Grand Falls, Joplin, Mo.
Postcard, Connor Hotel, Joplin, Mo.
The House of the Lords Club member card
House of the Lords flyer
Lake side park
Picher Lead works photocopy
Picher Lead works
Hand Jig. And steam Jig.
Postcards of Joplin, Mo. by Rolla Stephens
Methodist Church Pamphlet attached to Forget me Not seed packet
1972 postcard of “Joplin at the turn of the Century” mural
Chicken House postcard by Rolla Stephens
Pages of old Joplin, Mo. photographs
“the Salesman—as seen by” postcard
Rolla Stephen’s envelope “82nd year of service”
The book “The Life of Rolla Stephens – Cats and Frentlemen”