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The Miracle Scrapbook Finding Aid
"The Miracle," a religious pantomime based on a Christian legend, played in Kansas City from November 22, 1926, to December 11, 1926. The play was presented in Convention Hall which was transformed into...
SC13-3 Knowles Postcard Collection Finding Aid
A collection of approximately 200 postcards primarily from Kansas City and a variety of Missouri towns. Topics includes buildings, streets, libraries, fountains, etc.
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...
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...
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...
SC86-3 Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
ca. 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
SC82 ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power/KC (ACT-UP/KC) was founded in September 1988 with the purpose of promoting AIDS awareness, treatments, and victim's rights through aggressive activism. ACT-UP/KC held numerous...
SC66-1 Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid
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...
SC9 Abstracts Collection Finding Aid
1832-1972 (bulk 1832-1890)
Assortment of abstracts, most of them for historical Kansas City areas, but a few are of other places. Documents are transcriptions or copies of transcriptions of the original documents. Abstracts include...
McGee Family Bible Finding Aid
Bible of Mrs. James H. McGee with newspaper obituary of Eleanor McGee pasted in front cover. Only family information is a note on verso of New Testament page. Loose, miscellaneous items found in pages...
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...
SC95 John Barber White Papers Finding Aid
Born on December 8, 1847, successful lumberman John Barber White moved from New York to Missouri in 1879 to help organize the Missouri Lumber & Mining Company, headquartered in Kansas City. He worked nationally...
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...
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...
SC88 Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1880s-1988 [bulk 1880s-1890s]
Carl Betz was a pioneer in the physical education curriculum in the Kansas City public schools in the late 1800s. The collection consists of two boxes with programs, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs,...
SC78 Carl Busch Recognition Association Scrapbook Finding Aid
1923-1934 (bulk 1923)
Carl Busch, musician, composer, arranger, and conductor, was born March 19, 1862, in Denmark. He came to Kansas City in 1887 and spent many years in the community providing musical leadership. Busch was...
SC4 Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid
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...
SC85 Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid
Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...
SC120 Clifton B. Sloan Papers Finding Aid
Clifton B. Sloan papers include genealogical materials from the Sloan estate and nineteenth-century correspondence, clippings, family charts, etc.
SC1-4 Clyde Hahn Collection Finding Aid
Collection contains seven scrapbooks and other items compiled by Clyde Hahn, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Club. Within the collection can be found photographs, correspondence, newspaper...
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