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Native American/Western Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains over over 140 glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, and assorted prints. The images are primarily of Native American peoples, cowboys, and “Boomer” settlers in Indian Territory...
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,...
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...
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...
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid
ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938)
The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...
Willis Castle Memorial Photograph Collection Finding Aid
ca1920-1950 (bulk 1940s-1950s)
This collection contains 340 black and white, 8" x 10" photographs. Many of them were a part of the Department of Welfare, Kansas City, Missouri. The focus of this collection is on people and activities,...
South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid
ca1930 - 1960
The South Central Business Association began in the 1920s. It was a business group for the Linwood and Troost area of Kansas City, Missouri, and considered by some to be the first shopping district or...
Kansas City School District, Department of Visual Instruction Glass Slides Finding Aid
This collection contains 388 items in black and white with 121 photographs and 267 glass slides. The glass slides were prepared as instructional material for the Kansas City, Missouri School District by...
Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid
ca1950s-1990s, [bulk 1960s-70s]
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...
Clifton Sloan Genealogical Materials
Clifton B. Sloan papers include genealogical materials from the Sloan estate, May 1959, and nineteenth-century correspondence, clippings, family charts, etc.
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 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,...
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...
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...
William Hyde Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1880-1900 (bulk 1886-1888)
This collection of 67 photographs taken by William Hyde, a local 19th-century amateur photographer, covers a variety of different subjects. These include: group shots of people who were primarily workers...
Local Sheet Music Collection Finding Aid
circa 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...
Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid
circa 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,...
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Papers Finding Aid
Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick was a professor of botany and mathematics, a librarian, and an avid book collector. The Kansas City Public Library purchased nearly 20,000 volumes from his private library...
Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
circa 1908-1950 (bulk 1920-1940)
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...
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...
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