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61. 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...

62. 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...

63. 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...

64. 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...

65. 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...

66. 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...

67. 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...

68. 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.

69. 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.

70. 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...

71. 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...

72. 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.

73. 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....

74. 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...

75. 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...

76. 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,...

77. SC122 Kansas City Police Historical Society Collection Finding Aid SC122 Kansas City Police Historical Society Collection Finding Aid 1881-2012 The Kansas City Police Historical Society Collection consists of scrapbooks, reports, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs relating to the Kansas City Police Department.

78. SC121 18th Century Deeds Finding Aid SC121 18th Century Deeds Finding Aid 1716 and 1784 This collection consists of two 18th century land deeds. Both include information on the individuals involved, as well as the amount, cost, and location of land in question. The deeds are hand-written...

79. SC120 Clifton B. Sloan Papers Finding Aid SC120 Clifton B. Sloan Papers Finding Aid 1876-1938 Clifton B. Sloan papers include genealogical materials from the Sloan estate and nineteenth-century correspondence, clippings, family charts, etc.

80. SC12 Pioneer Park Committee Records Finding Aid SC12 Pioneer Park Committee Records Finding Aid 1981-1987 This collection was assembled and donated by Mr. Fred Lee. Items included give an overall view of the developments about the park's progress like fund raising ideas, chronology of events, sculptor information,...