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SC91 Special Collections Artifacts Collection Preliminary Inventory
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TitleSC91 Special Collections Artifacts Collection Preliminary Inventory
AbstractA small number of local history related artifacts are held in Missouri Valley Special Collections. Most of these items are small and have come to the department over the years via donations. See list below.
Date1914-2004 and n.d.
Local SubjectArtifacts
Emery, Bird, Thayer Company
Petticoat Lane
Broadway Bridge
Item TypeArtifact
TranscriptionBox 1

"Kansas City, Mo. in a Sea Shell": Two, 2 in. shells tied together with ribbon, contains between them small scenes of Kansas City, with identifying mailing card attached addressed to Miss Mary Lynn, Lenexa, Kansas (with 1 cent stamp), Acc.#: 2007- 40.

Glass block: side etched with "'Building Blocks for the Future,' Ceremonial pouring of the first concrete, Internal Revenue Service Kansas City Campus, Wednesday, June 30, 2004;" received 10/11/06 from Jonathan Kemper?

Box 2

Commemorative plate: "A Century of Faith, 1867-1967, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Kansas City, Missouri." White with gold edge, images of four churches done in red. Gift of Mrs. Birdean Schelbar, March 1969.
Key Chain, owl figure: "Ride the bus-your neighbor does," Kansas City Transit, Inc., Acc.#:2006-24.
Glass fragment from Union Station: part of glass that covered the tracks, given Feb. 1998 when station was being refurbished. (Not accessioned)
Measuring spoons: five plastic measures held together; says, "Italian Gardens Restaurant."
Tokens: plastic, Missouri sales tax, 26 green and 50 red ones, plus explanation and information concerning the tokens written on three p-slips.
Shoe Horns (2): "Emery Bird Thayer Company, Kansas City"
Handkerchief: Scene of Petticoat Lane, black and white sketch. Lettering around edge says, "Petticoat Lane, Kansas City." 14.5 in. x 14.5 in.
Tea cup and saucer, small: outside of tea cup says, "Emery Bird Thayer Company, Kansas City, Doll's Tea Party, 1914." Includes identical picture on both tea cup and saucer of two children and pets.
James M. Greenwood, Superintendent of Public Schools, plaque.
Plate: "KC 150 celebration, October 12, 2000, Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, A Celebration of the Heart," blue and white coloring (Given by Special Collections Librarian Stuart Hinds who attended event.)
Plastic shopping bag that says Chasnoff (woman's store) with a listing of its seven local locations.
Paperweight - "Library Association Souvenir, Kansas City University" with picture of unidentified building. (1938?, ALA met in KC)
Button/Badge which reads "Nite in Old 'Possum Trot'.

Miscellaneous, unboxed items

Two Harzfeld's shoe boxes (Stored unboxed, January 18, 2008, with SC91)
Large scissors: inscribed on one of the blades, "Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Broadway Bridge Dedication, Sept. 5, 1956, Lt. Gov. James T. Blair, Jr., Mayor H. Roe Bartle, city mgr. L.P. Cookingham, Donated by Emery Bird Thayer Co., Mr. Herbert H. Wilson, Pres." Located on shelf at end of SC91.
Wedgewood china commemorative plate of the Country Club Plaza Towers.
Kansas City Southern Lines Clock.
Access This ItemThis collection is not available to view online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request more information from the Missouri Valley Special Collections: http://www.kclibrary.org/kchistory/about-mvsc
Item ID217875
CONTENTdm number37542
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