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21. Myers Family Papers Finding Aid 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...

22. Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1855-1951 (bulk 1937-1950) Three scrapbooks compiled by Honig that has newspaper clippings, photos, etc., and information on Westport, Kansas City, and places in the state of Missouri. Louis Honig was the author of "Westport: Gateway...

23. Mormon Scrapbook Finding Aid 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...

24. James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid 1858-1872 James D. Allen settled in Shawnee, Kansas, in 1857 and was appointed Justice of the Peace for Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, that year. Collection contains one large journal and one small diary/account...

25. George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid 1860 Born in Maine in 1837, George Chase came to what is now Kansas City, Missouri, in 1859 and became a prominent businessman. He died January 4, 1913. His diary for the year 1860 describes daily life and...

26. 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....

27. 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...

28. Mrs. J. O. Williams Collection Finding Aid 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...

29. James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid 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...

30. 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...

31. Cyrus F. Boyd Diary Finding Aid 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...

32. Kansas City (Mo.) School District Records Finding Aid Kansas City (Mo.) School District Records Finding Aid 1867-ca1990 This collection contains material transferred from the Kansas City School District to the Kansas City Public Library and the Missouri Valley Special Collections department, primarily in the early to mid...

33. SC8-1 Local Clubs Collection Finding Aid SC8-1 Local Clubs Collection Finding Aid 1870-1990 Collections consisting of various rosters, programs, notes, membership cards, etc., of Kansas City area clubs.

34. 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...

35. Kansas City Guards Record Book Finding Aid Kansas City Guards Record Book Finding Aid 1876-1878 Special collection for a local independent military group called the Kansas City Guards, later the Jackson County National Guard, Company A. Includes a one-volume, handwritten record of their meetings,...

36. E. J. Davison Autograph Book Finding Aid E. J. Davison Autograph Book Finding Aid 1878-1879 This 73-page autograph book was compiled, according to dates found with some signatures, in 1878-79 by E. J. Davison in Washington, D.C. The focus of the signatures center around United States government...

37. Joseph Henry Crooker Autograph/Letter Collection Finding Aid Joseph Henry Crooker Autograph/Letter Collection Finding Aid 1880-1916 Joseph Henry Crooker was a Unitarian minister who died May 29, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. He held pastorates in various locations and was a noted author of nearly a dozen books on religious subjects....

38. Mrs. Thomas C. Dungan Autograph Book Finding Aid Mrs. Thomas C. Dungan Autograph Book Finding Aid 1881 Mrs. Dungan was Fannie I. Soper Dungan. Thomas C. Dungan was a Senator from the first Senatorial district, including Holt, Achison, Nodaway, and Andrew counties. He held office during the 31st and 32nd...

39. 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...

40. James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid 1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914) James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...