David L. Burton, civic communications specialist for the University of Missouri Extension introduces the film clip which illustrates the schools as part of a Greene County Extension project begun in 1997. Of the 124 schools 59 are still standing in some form: as community centers, barns, storage facilities, are empty or as homes.
A map illustrating a self-guided driving tour of the schools may be found here.
To order Burton's book, A History of the Rural Schools of Greene County, MO go here. The cost for an 8.5x11 soft-bound book or a compact CD is $20 each. Both include a brief history of every rural school in Greene County, information on African-American schools, general history of rural education, photos of the schools either preserved or deteriorated and a driving tour map.