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81. SC87 Kansas City (Mo.) City Hall Building Files Finding Aid SC87 Kansas City (Mo.) City Hall Building Files Finding Aid 1931-1999 The City Hall of Kansas City, Missouri is located between 11th and 12th streets and Oak and Locust in the downtown area. It was built as part of the city's Ten Year Plan and opened in 1937. The local firm...

82. SC71 Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC71 Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1933-1966 The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra began performing in 1933 and ceased in 1982. Beginning performances were held in Convention Hall. The orchestra's home for many years was the Music Hall located in...

83. Claude L. Budworth West Bottoms Drawings Finding Aid Claude L. Budworth West Bottoms Drawings Finding Aid 1934 The collection consists of six charcoal and five colored pencil drawings, 11"x14." The drawings depict various scenes in the West Bottoms area of Kansas City, Missouri (formerly known as the Central Industrial...

84. SC57 Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid SC57 Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid 1936-1966 The Siegrist Engraving Company, located at 924 Oak, was founded in 1902 by Mr. Henry S. Siegrist. The collection has 35 etchings of notable Kansas City historical landmarks, including buildings, residences,...

85. Kansas City Health Care Photograph Collection Finding Aid Kansas City Health Care Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1940s-1950s This photograph collection contains 198 black and white photographs taken in the 1940s-1950s. The images are of health care facilities and services maintained by the Kansas City Health Department. Includes...

86. Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid 1940s-1962 Brookings Montgomery (1884-1963) was a local photographer who died in Kansas City at the age of 79. He owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service located at 1519 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri. It is...

87. SC68 Gold Star Mothers Legion Scrapbook Finding Aid SC68 Gold Star Mothers Legion Scrapbook Finding Aid 1942-1952 The Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City began in 1945 when Mrs. Myra Willock first called together a group of 10 mothers after her son lost his life in World War II. Initially they met to encourage and comfort...

88. SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection Finding Aid SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection Finding Aid 1944-1999 and n.d. The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...

89. SC136 Kansas City Council on Education Finding Aid SC136 Kansas City Council on Education Finding Aid 1947 The Kansas City Council on Education collection contains minutes that describe the establishment and function of the organization. The council met to discuss and create recommendations to address the educational...

90. SC51 Kansas City Centennial Association Scrapbook Finding Aid SC51 Kansas City Centennial Association Scrapbook Finding Aid 1949-1950 The hundredth anniversary of the original incorporation of Kansas City was observed in 1950. A number of activities were held, culminating in a parade and pageant in the summer of 1950. Starlight Theater...

91. 1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1951 The collection of 30 black and white photographs include aerial views as well as ground shots of streets, rubble, river bottoms, etc., during the 1951 flood in Kansas City. It also contains views of the...

92. SC2 Kansas City Posse of the Westerners Records Finding Aid SC2 Kansas City Posse of the Westerners Records Finding Aid 1955-1998 The Kansas City Posse of the Westerners is a social and informational group formed in 1955 to preserve the history, heritage, and traditions of the American West. Records available include early minutes...

93. Dorothea Eldridge Slide Collection Finding Aid Dorothea Eldridge Slide Collection Finding Aid 1957-1968 A group of 108 color slides of images of Kansas City from the 1950s and 1960s, taken by Eldridge, an amateur photographer. The photos include buildings, fountains, hospitals, rooftop views of downtown...

94. Loula Grace Erdman Book Manuscript Finding Aid Loula Grace Erdman Book Manuscript Finding Aid 1958 Native Missourian Loula Grace Erdman was a prolific author, writing primarily young adult historical fiction.The 336-page typewritten manuscript of the book "The Short Summer" is a work of young adult...

95. SC70 Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid SC70 Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid 1958-1970 The Youth Symphony of Kansas City was organized in April 1958, as an independent civic enterprise. The prospective members had to be recommended by their school music director or private music teacher....

96. SC13-3 Knowles Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-3 Knowles Postcard Collection Finding Aid 1960-1980 A collection of approximately 200 postcards primarily from Kansas City and a variety of Missouri towns. Topics includes buildings, streets, libraries, fountains, etc.

97. Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid 1964-1988 Collection of 122 8' x 10' color photographs documenting the winners of biannual architecture and urban design awards granted by the Kansas City Art Commission from 1964 through 1988. Subjects include...

98. SC99 Philip A. Gambone Papers Finding Aid SC99 Philip A. Gambone Papers Finding Aid 1972-1975 Two boxes contain the Phil Gambone architecture research papers of notes, correspondence, photographs, photocopied articles, etc., and note cards for work on a book on Kansas City architecture. The book...

99. SC69-2 Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid SC69-2 Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid 1975-1976 The collection is comprised of 97 audiocassettes containing interviews of 56 people, largely from Kansas City's African American community. Subjects interviewed primarily include political, business, religious,...

100. SC85 Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid SC85 Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid 1975-1976 Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...