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121. 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...

122. SC59 Local Sheet Music Collection Finding Aid 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...

123. SC60 Claude L. Budworth Collection Finding Aid SC60 Claude L. Budworth Collection Finding Aid 1934 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...

124. SC61 Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid SC61 Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid ca. 1930-1939 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...

125. SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid 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...

126. SC64 Kansas City Convention Programs Collection Finding Aid SC64 Kansas City Convention Programs Collection Finding Aid 1903-1961 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....

127. SC65 Helen Seibert Thomes Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC65 Helen Seibert Thomes Scrapbooks Finding Aid ca. 1910-1946 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...

128. SC66 Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid SC66 Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid ca. 1880-present 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,...

129. 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...

130. SC66-2 Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC66-2 Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1900-1970 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....

131. SC66-3 Sender Theater Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC66-3 Sender Theater Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1903-1917 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...

132. SC67 Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid SC67 Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid 1897-1916 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...

133. SC68 Gold Star Mothers Legion Scrapbook Finding Aid SC68 Gold Star Mothers Legion Scrapbook Finding Aid 1942-1952 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...

134. SC69-1 Hispanic Oral History Collection Finding Aid SC69-1 Hispanic Oral History Collection Finding Aid 1977-1982 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...

135. SC69-2 Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid SC69-2 Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid 1975-1976 The collection is comprised of 97 audiocassettes containing interviews of 56 people, largely from Kansas City's African American community. Subjects interviewed primarily include political, business, religious,...

136. SC69-3 Kansas City Regional Oral History Project Finding Aid SC69-3 Kansas City Regional Oral History Project Finding Aid 1988 The five oral histories in this collection were created as a pilot project which was to serve as the model for a larger Kansas City Regional History Project. The subjects of the oral histories were selected...

137. SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid 1830-1940 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...

138. SC70 Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid SC70 Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid 1958-1970 The Youth Symphony of Kansas City was organized in April 1958, as an independent civic enterprise. The prospective members had to be recommended by their school music director or private music teacher....

139. SC71 Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC71 Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1933-1966 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...

140. SC78 Carl Busch Recognition Association Scrapbook Finding Aid 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...