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1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The collection of 30 black and white photographs include aerial views as well as ground shots of streets, rubble, river bottoms, etc., during the 1951 flood in Kansas City. It also contains views of the...
AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid
1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989]
The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...
Autograph Book Finding Aid
This 89-page book of autographs does not contain the owner or compiler's name. The 244 signatures appear to have been gathered during 1867-1868. With each name is a state, and because the name of Schulyer...
Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid
Brookings Montgomery (1884-1963) was a local photographer who died in Kansas City at the age of 79. He owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service located at 1519 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri. It is...
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...
DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid
A Kansas City Times article dated Nov. 12, 1979, stated that the Elizabeth Benton DAR chapter, located in Kansas City, Mo., was the first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed west...
Dorothea Eldridge Slide Collection Finding Aid
A group of 108 color slides of images of Kansas City from the 1950s and 1960s, taken by Eldridge, an amateur photographer. The photos include buildings, fountains, hospitals, rooftop views of downtown...
Dr. J. W. Parker Account Books Finding Aid
1851-1872 (bulk 1856-1872)
Dr. J. W. Parker was called John as well as James and settled in Westport, Missouri, in 1851 where he practiced medicine among the white settlers and the Shawnee, Wyandotte, and Delaware Indians. During...
E. J. Davison Autograph Book Finding Aid
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...
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,...
George Kessler Collection Finding Aid
This one box collection includes 16 landscape drawings done primarily by George Kessler, dated 1910 - 1916 and covering not only Penn Valley Park and North Terrace Park in Kansas City but also projects...
George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid
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...
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...
Henry D. Green Scrapbook Finding Aid
This collection is composed of 69 black and white photographs of varying sizes and nine sketches and features business buildings compiled in scrapbook form by Henry D. Green in 1926-1928. Most of the pictures...
Henry R. Rule Autograph Collection Finding Aid
1792-1939 [bulk ca1865-1920]
This collection contains various items which include the autographs of famous people like political figures, including many presidents, literary greats, Civil War personalities, etc. Includes a letter...
Henry Van Brunt Travel Diary Finding Aid
Noted as Volume XI, this approximately 200-page travel diary was kept by Henry Van Brunt during a 1901 trip through western Europe, beginning in Geneva and including descriptions of Lyons, Avignon, Nimes,...
Hughes Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection of amateur quality snapshots show familiar local landmarks like Union Station, the Kansas City Museum, Swope Park, etc. Also included are a few from the Kansas City, Kansas area.
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...
J. C. Nichols Collection Finding Aid
1912-1960 (bulk 1922-1950)
J. C. Nichols was born in Olathe, Kansas, in 1880 and died in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1950. He was a major residential land developer in the metropolitan area. He was a pioneer in the development of...
James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid
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...
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