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41. SC66-2 Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC66-2 Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1900-1970 Edith Lowe Peters appears to have been a long-time Kansas City resident, born in 1882 in Rock Port, Mo. Her father, Frank Lowe, was a local Kansas City figure known in law, church, and political circles....

42. SC66-1 Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC66-1 Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1875-1927 Alfred Gregory, a local attorney, was born August 15, 1858, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and died in Kansas City on May 15, 1946. His father was the first president of the University of Illinois. He had both...

43. SC66 Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid SC66 Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid ca. 1880-present This collection consists of various types of local fine arts programs and is designed to be an on-going collection. The programs are arranged alphabetically by either the theater name or place of performance,...

44. SC65 Helen Seibert Thomes Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC65 Helen Seibert Thomes Scrapbooks Finding Aid ca. 1910-1946 Helen Siebert Thomes was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1884. She conducted the Helen Thomes School of Dancing for many years, retiring in 1942. Her first studio was located in Morton's Hall at Westport...

45. SC64 Kansas City Convention Programs Collection Finding Aid SC64 Kansas City Convention Programs Collection Finding Aid 1903-1961 This artificial collection contains approximately 100 programs of primarily national conventions of associations from throughout the United States held in Kansas City, Missouri, between the years 1903-1961....

46. SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid 1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950) The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...

47. SC61 Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid SC61 Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid ca. 1930-1939 Mr. Deatherage founded the Deatherage Lumber Company in Kansas City in 1878. After retiring in 1919, he began a career as a historian, publishing his first volume of Kansas City history in 1928. Volumes...

48. SC59 Local Sheet Music Collection Finding Aid SC59 Local Sheet Music Collection Finding Aid ca. 1880-1960 (bulk 1890-1930) This collection of 49 boxes is arranged by imprint and state: Missouri, Kansas, and outside the local area and then by city, with the two largest groupings for Kansas City and St. Louis. Within the Kansas...

49. SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid 1890-1998 Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...

50. 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,...

51. SC56 Westminster Congregational Church Records Finding Aid SC56 Westminster Congregational Church Records Finding Aid 1900-1994 The Westminster Congregational Church, located at 36th and Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri, was dedicated at that address in 1907. It was initially called the Westminster Presbyterian Church but became affiliated...

52. SC55 Felice Lyne Papers Finding Aid SC55 Felice Lyne Papers Finding Aid 1908-1941 (bulk 1911-1915) Felice Lyne was born in Slater, Missouri, but received her early education and musical training in Kansas City. She achieved her greatest success in a number of operatic roles primarily in Europe, and...

53. SC54 James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid SC54 James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid 1860-1950 James F. Spalding, born July 28, 1835, was an early pioneer resident in Kansas City, arriving in 1865. According to his obituary, in October of that year founded the first school in Kansas City, two years...

54. SC53 Robert Earl Dawson Santa Fe Trail Collection Finding Aid SC53 Robert Earl Dawson Santa Fe Trail Collection Finding Aid 1906-1912 This small, one-box collection is actually a compilation of various material divided between Kansas City history and Missouri history. Within the Missouri history section are numerous items pertaining...

55. 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...

56. SC4 Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid SC4 Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid 1861-1951 Charles Johnson, ragtime musician and composer and arranger, spent most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri. It is believed that he made the first orchestra arrangement for the song "Missouri Waltz" and...

57. SC3 Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid SC3 Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid 1860-1905 Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....

58. 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...

59. SC15-9 Dixon and Jordan Family Papers Finding Aid SC15-9 Dixon and Jordan Family Papers Finding Aid 1840-ca. 1898 (bulk 1861-1863) This collection contains close to 40 Civil War letters written between the Dixon family with some related Jordan family letters. Most were written by men in the family who were soldiers in the Union Army...

60. SC15-8 Mrs. J. O. Williams Collection Finding Aid SC15-8 Mrs. J. O. Williams Collection Finding Aid 1861-1865 This collection has information relating to Richard Yeager (also known as Dick Yeager) and his activities in the Civil War and on the Santa Fe Trail. Yeager, noted guerrilla who rode with Quantrill, was...