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Guadalupe Center Collection Finding Aid
1925-1974 (bulk 1941-1965)
The Guadalupe Center, a Hispanic community center on the city's West Side, was founded by the Agnes Ward Amberg Club, a Catholic women's organization, in 1925. The collection includes four scrapbooks which...
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...
SC51 Kansas City Centennial Association Scrapbook Finding Aid
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...
SC137 John Loughborough Papers Finding Aid
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...
SC101 Kansas City Bar Association Records Finding Aid
The Kansas City Bar Association is a local organization for lawyers, organized in 1884. This collection of the group's records provides information primarily during the early years of 1898 to 1917. Included...
SC136 Kansas City Council on Education Finding Aid
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...
SC71 Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid
The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra began performing in 1933 and ceased in 1982. Beginning performances were held in Convention Hall. The orchestra's home for many years was the Music Hall located in...
SC122 Kansas City Police Historical Society Collection Finding Aid
The Kansas City Police Historical Society Collection consists of scrapbooks, reports, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs relating to the Kansas City Police Department.
SC2 Kansas City Posse of the Westerners Records Finding Aid
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...
SC135 Longan Study Club Collection Finding Aid
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...
Wild West Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The majority of photographs in this collection came from the Brookings Montgomery photograph collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. Images are of outlaws, cowboys, Indians, lawmen, judges, western...
SC90 DAR, Kansas City Chapter, World War I Scrapbook Finding Aid
The men of Battery A, 129th Field Artillery, were officially mustered into Federal Service on August 5, 1917, as part of the 35th Division, United States First Army, Allied Expeditionary Force. Most of...
SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid
The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...
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...
SC98 Old Men's Association Records Finding Aid
The Old Men's Association was a social organization that met for 25 years in Kansas City beginning in 1893 up to 1918. Men had to be 60 years old or older in order to qualify for membership. Prominent...
Peery Family Papers Finding Aid
The Peery family collection contains just over 600 letters including correspondence of John Thompson Peery, an early founder of Methodism in the Kansas City area, and his wife Mary Jane Chick Johnson Peery....
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...
Ward Hunt Collection Finding Aid
The photographs in the Ward Hunt Collection feature a number of images of famous personalities such as Sophie Tucker, Hedy Lamarr, and Jimmy Stewart, as well as local celebrities such as broadcaster Randall...
SC132 Plaza Dinner Playhouse Finding Aid
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...
Presidents and Past Presidents Club Scrapbook Finding Aid
The Presidents and Past Presidents Club of Greater Kansas City was formed in 1917 with Mrs. George W. Fuller as the first president. Membership was composed entirely of presidents and past presidents of...
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