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61. 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...

62. SC15-6 Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid SC15-6 Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890) Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...

63. SC15-4 Myers Family Papers Finding Aid SC15-4 Myers Family Papers Finding Aid 1854-1864 It is believed that the three Myers brothers connected with this collection settled in Kansas. Luther Myers lived in Jackson County, Kansas, and was engaged in the banking business in Whiting. Louis Myers...

64. SC15-3 Cyrus F. Boyd Diary Finding Aid SC15-3 Cyrus F. Boyd Diary Finding Aid 1862-1883 (bulk 1862-1864) Boyd's three-volume diary details his Civil War experiences, with the last volume continuing for some years after the war. The first diary (July 2, 1862, to February 15, 1863) is of the 15th Iowa Infantry...

65. SC15-1 James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid SC15-1 James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid 1861-1917 (bulk 1861-1865) James J. Akard was born July 7, 1838, in Polk County, Missouri. He was captain of Company A, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war he was elected to the state legislature...

66. SC137 John Loughborough Papers Finding Aid SC137 John Loughborough Papers Finding Aid 1867 The John Loughborough Papers consists of a signed statement made by Loughborough concerning his involvement in the Regis Loisel land grant case. The land was originally acquired through a Spanish land...

67. 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...

68. SC135 Longan Study Club Collection Finding Aid SC135 Longan Study Club Collection Finding Aid 1900-1983 The Longan Study Club Collection contains materials relating to the purpose, function, and activities of the club. This collection includes minutes of meetings, financial records, the club constitution...

69. SC134 Westport High School Class Photographs Finding Aid SC134 Westport High School Class Photographs Finding Aid 1907-1917 This collection contains student photographs from Westport High School for the classes of 1907, 1912, and 1917. The collection also includes a set of student photographs that are not dated.

70. SC133 William Weber Collection Finding Aid SC133 William Weber Collection Finding Aid 1890, n.d. This collection contains sketches by William Weber. Weber was a German-born artist who lived in Kansas City, taught drawing at Central High School, and designed floats for local parades.

71. SC132 Plaza Dinner Playhouse Finding Aid SC132 Plaza Dinner Playhouse Finding Aid 1992-1993 The Plaza Dinner Playhouse collection documents the company's dinner theater performances for the 1992-1993 season. The collection contains documents, press releases, correspondence, and photographs relating...

72. SC131 Mormon Scrapbook Finding Aid SC131 Mormon Scrapbook Finding Aid 1857-1903 This scrapbook contains information on the Mormon faith and history. It contains a printed title page entitled “The First Half Century of Mormonism” and contains newspaper clippings and illustrations...

73. SC130 Woman's Relief Corps Ledger Book Finding Aid SC130 Woman's Relief Corps Ledger Book Finding Aid 1909-1918 The Woman's Relief Corps was the women's auxiliary group of the Grand Army of the Republic. It was established in 1883 as a social, civic, and patriotic organization to foster social improvements and to...

74. 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.

75. SC13-2 Holiday Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-2 Holiday Postcard Collection Finding Aid ca. 1900s This collection contains approximately 400 greeting card postcards for holidays, including: birthday, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year's, Saint Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, and Washington's birthday....

76. SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...

77. SC129 Marie Buford Collection Finding Aid SC129 Marie Buford Collection Finding Aid 1929-1942 Marie Buford was born on May 17, 1922 to John W. and Verna L. Buford. At the age of seventeen, Marie Buford was admitted as a patient at the Kansas City Tuberculosis Hospital from about 1939-1941. Originally...

78. SC126 Gallup Maps Collection Finding Aid SC126 Gallup Maps Collection Finding Aid 1900-1950 and n.d. This collection contains 23 maps depicting the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. 22 of the maps were published by the Gallup Map Company, and one was published by The Berry Company. The maps indicate...

79. SC125 David H. Perkins Papers Finding Aid SC125 David H. Perkins Papers Finding Aid 1940-2010 and n.d. The David H. Perkins Papers contain correspondence, publications, writings, photographs, artwork, and ephemera created and collected by David H. Perkins over the course of his life. A life-long Kansas...

80. 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,...