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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...
Nikoles Aleshi Virtuana Language Collection Finding Aid
Nicholas Aleshi came to Kansas City around 1900. He owned a dairy at 66th and Belinder and a grocery store at 312 Holmes. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, reports,...
Old Westport Shopping Center Survey Photographs Finding Aid
These 13 8" x 10" photographs are of structures on the property limits of the proposed shopping center to be known as Old Westport on the Santa Fe Trail, 1010 Westport Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas...
Olive L. Hoggins Papers (Centenary History of the Churches) Finding Aid
This collection of the personal files of Olive Hoggins contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, edited versions of congregational histories, ephemera, etc. Most of the denominational...
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 #3 Historic Kansas City Finding Aid
The scrapbook contains 72 various-sized, second-generation black and white prints of early Kansas City riverfront views. Included are scenes of the grading of the bluffs for streets, early commercial and...
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...
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...
Reverend Robert R. Lakas, S. J., Scrapbook Finding Aid
The Rev. Robert R. Lakas was born in 1917. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1935 and taught at Rockhurst College from 1955 until his death in 1974. This collection consists mainly of photocopies of newspaper...
Richard Corliss Photograph Collection Finding Aid
Richard Corliss was born in Springfield, Massachussetts, in 1915 and moved to Kansas City in 1944. He worked as a freelance photographer, capturing scenes for sale to local news agencies. His collection...
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
Robert T. Van Horn Compilation Finding Aid
Robert Thompson Van Horn, 1824-1916, was an early Kansas City leader. He was a newspaper man, mayor, congressman, and civic leader. This collection of one box and 13 folders primarily contains photocopied...
Robinson Family Papers Finding Aid
This collection contains correspondence, court records, maps, deeds, bills, etc., and has been arranged by date order with most items relating to Montgomery and Buchanan County, Missouri. It contains maps...
SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...
SC1-2 Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid
Collection of correspondence, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings (including obituaries), etc., belonging to Harvey Rettberg, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Fan Club. Includes information...
SC1-3 Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid
Collection of material contained in five boxes that relates to the publication of "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band That Made Radio Famous," authored by Fred Edmiston. This book recounts the Nighthawks...
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...
SC100 Kansas City Guards Record Book Finding Aid
Special collection for a local independent military group called the Kansas City Guards, later the Jackson County National Guard, Company A. Includes a one-volume, handwritten record of their meetings,...
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...
SC102 Bridge Quantity Record Books Finding Aid
This collection contains four record books with quantity listings for bridge/viaduct construction in Kansas City. They were maintained by a Kansas City (Mo.) City Hall office, although the department is...
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