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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...
SC53 Robert Earl Dawson Santa Fe Trail Collection Finding Aid
This small, one-box collection is actually a compilation of various material divided between Kansas City history and Missouri history. Within the Missouri history section are numerous items pertaining...
SC54 James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid
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...
SC55 Felice Lyne Papers Finding Aid
1908-1941 (bulk 1911-1915)
Felice Lyne was born in Slater, Missouri, but received her early education and musical training in Kansas City. She achieved her greatest success in a number of operatic roles primarily in Europe, and...
SC56 Westminster Congregational Church Records Finding Aid
The Westminster Congregational Church, located at 36th and Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri, was dedicated at that address in 1907. It was initially called the Westminster Presbyterian Church but became affiliated...
SC57 Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid
The Siegrist Engraving Company, located at 924 Oak, was founded in 1902 by Mr. Henry S. Siegrist. The collection has 35 etchings of notable Kansas City historical landmarks, including buildings, residences,...
SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
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...
SC59 Local Sheet Music Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1880-1960 (bulk 1890-1930)
This collection of 49 boxes is arranged by imprint and state: Missouri, Kansas, and outside the local area and then by city, with the two largest groupings for Kansas City and St. Louis. Within the Kansas...
SC60 Claude L. Budworth Collection Finding Aid
The Claude L. Budworth Collection consists of 11 charcoal and colored pencil drawings by Claude Budworth of industrial areas of Kansas City, including the West Bottoms (formerly known as the Central Industrial...
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...
SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
SC64 Kansas City Convention Programs Collection Finding Aid
This artificial collection contains approximately 100 programs of primarily national conventions of associations from throughout the United States held in Kansas City, Missouri, between the years 1903-1961....
SC65 Helen Seibert Thomes Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Helen Siebert Thomes was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1884. She conducted the Helen Thomes School of Dancing for many years, retiring in 1942. Her first studio was located in Morton's Hall at Westport...
SC66 Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid
This collection consists of various types of local fine arts programs and is designed to be an on-going collection. The programs are arranged alphabetically by either the theater name or place of performance,...
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...
SC66-2 Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Edith Lowe Peters appears to have been a long-time Kansas City resident, born in 1882 in Rock Port, Mo. Her father, Frank Lowe, was a local Kansas City figure known in law, church, and political circles....
SC66-3 Sender Theater Scrapbooks Finding Aid
This two-scrapbook collection covers the years 1905 to 1911 (volume 1) and 1903 to 1917 (volume 2). They include theater programs, play bills, club programs, and some miscellaneous items. Many of the theater...
SC67 Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid
William M. Paxton was born in Kentucky in 1819 and became a citizen of Platte County, Missouri, in 1839. Early in his life he was a lawyer, later becoming a merchant. Besides writing about the history...
SC68 Gold Star Mothers Legion Scrapbook Finding Aid
The Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City began in 1945 when Mrs. Myra Willock first called together a group of 10 mothers after her son lost his life in World War II. Initially they met to encourage and comfort...
SC69-1 Hispanic Oral History Collection Finding Aid
The collection is comprised of 65 audiocassettes (61 CDs) with interviews of 59 people from Kansas City's Hispanic community. Persons interviewed cover a substantial cross-section of the population, ranging...
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