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SC1-3 Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid
Collection of material contained in five boxes that relates to the publication of "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band That Made Radio Famous," authored by Fred Edmiston. This book recounts the Nighthawks...
SC114 Monroe F. Cockrell Papers Finding Aid
This collection pertains to the 1920s Kansas City banking industry, including a manuscript by Monroe F. Cockrell entitled "Banking in Kansas City, Mo., 1920-1928." Also included is a testimony by Mr. Cockrell...
SC61 Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid
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...
SC1-2 Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid
Collection of correspondence, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings (including obituaries), etc., belonging to Harvey Rettberg, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Fan Club. Includes information...
SC92 Dory DeAngelo Papers Finding Aid
Dory DeAngelo is a local author, historian, researcher, and longtime resident of Kansas City's Old Northeast neighborhood. She has written numerous books and articles about Kansas City history and has...
Photograph Scrapbook #3 Historic Kansas City Finding Aid
The scrapbook contains 72 various-sized, second-generation black and white prints of early Kansas City riverfront views. Included are scenes of the grading of the bluffs for streets, early commercial and...
Lykins Family Bible Finding Aid
Family Bible of David Lykins and Jemima Willis, parents of Dr. Johnston Lykins. It has a record of births and deaths written on blank leaves between Old and New Testaments. The title page is missing. Photocopies...
Native American/Western Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains over over 140 glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, and assorted prints. The images are primarily of Native American peoples, cowboys, and “Boomer” settlers in Indian Territory...
Frank Ford Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The collection's 117 developed photographs were taken around the turn of the 20th century by local amateur photographer, Frank S. Ford. They include photographs which detail local events as well as rural,...
Ice Houses Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection was originally a scrapbook entitled Description of City Ice Company of Kansas City Properties. It contains 50 black and white photographs as well as a typed descriptive page. It was dated...
Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains 57 black and white 8" x 10" photographs housed in one box. Views include downtown area, West bottoms, riverfront area, industrial areas, midtown area including Union Station and...
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid
ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938)
The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...
Willis Castle Memorial Photograph Collection Finding Aid
ca1920-1950 (bulk 1940s-1950s)
This collection contains 340 black and white, 8" x 10" photographs. Many of them were a part of the Department of Welfare, Kansas City, Missouri. The focus of this collection is on people and activities,...
South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid
ca1930 - 1960
The South Central Business Association began in the 1920s. It was a business group for the Linwood and Troost area of Kansas City, Missouri, and considered by some to be the first shopping district or...
Kansas City School District, Department of Visual Instruction Glass Slides Finding Aid
This collection contains 388 items in black and white with 121 photographs and 267 glass slides. The glass slides were prepared as instructional material for the Kansas City, Missouri School District by...
Photograph Scrapbook Collection #1 Finding Aid
The photographer(s) and originator of the scrapbook of 94 photographs of varying sizes are unknown. The images provide scenes of the Board of Trade building under construction as well as exterior and interior...
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
William Hyde Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1880-1900 (bulk 1886-1888)
This collection of 67 photographs taken by William Hyde, a local 19th-century amateur photographer, covers a variety of different subjects. These include: group shots of people who were primarily workers...
Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Hargrave collection of 173 black and white 8 x10 in. photographs depict scenes primarily in and around downtown Kansas City, Missouri. They were originally created to document accident sites for later...
Nelly Don Collection Finding Aid
The Nelly Don Collection contains 35 black and white photographic prints donated to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in August 2001. The donor's aunt had been an employee of the Donnelly Garment...
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