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161. SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid ca. 1908-1950 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...

162. 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...

163. Hughes Photograph Collection Finding Aid Hughes Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca. 1915 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.

164. SC1-4 Clyde Hahn Collection Finding Aid SC1-4 Clyde Hahn Collection Finding Aid ca. 1920-1980 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...

165. SC1-3 Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid SC1-3 Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid ca. 1920-2003 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...

166. SC114 Monroe F. Cockrell Papers Finding Aid SC114 Monroe F. Cockrell Papers Finding Aid ca. 1920s-1930s This collection pertains to the 1920s Kansas City banking industry, including a manuscript by Monroe F. Cockrell entitled "Banking in Kansas City, Mo., 1920-1928." Also included is a testimony by Mr. Cockrell...

167. 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...

168. SC1-2 Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid SC1-2 Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid ca. 1950s-1990s 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...

169. SC92 Dory DeAngelo Papers Finding Aid SC92 Dory DeAngelo Papers Finding Aid ca. 1950s-2000 Dory DeAngelo is a local author, historian, researcher, and longtime resident of Kansas City's Old Northeast neighborhood. She has written numerous books and articles about Kansas City history and has...

170. Photograph Scrapbook #3 Historic Kansas City Finding Aid Photograph Scrapbook #3 Historic Kansas City Finding Aid ca.1865-1880 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...

171. Frank Lauder Autochrome Collection Frank Lauder Autochrome Collection ca.1931-1942 The collection consists of 1402 color, glass negative autochrome images of Kansas City residences and gardens; some city views, including parks, statues, fountains, and other landmarks; and pictures of...

172. Lykins Family Bible Finding Aid Lykins Family Bible Finding Aid ca1800-1890 Family Bible of David Lykins and Jemima Willis, parents of Dr. Johnston Lykins. It has a record of births and deaths written on blank leaves between Old and New Testaments. The title page is missing. Photocopies...

173. Native American/Western Photograph Collection Finding Aid Native American/Western Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1880s-1901 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...

174. Frank Ford Photograph Collection Finding Aid Frank Ford Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1890-1915 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,...

175. Ice Houses Photograph Collection Finding Aid Ice Houses Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1920-1932 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...

176. Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1920-1940 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...

177. Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid 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...

178. Willis Castle Memorial Photograph Collection Finding Aid 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,...

179. South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid 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...

180. Kansas City School District, Department of Visual Instruction Glass Slides Finding Aid Kansas City School District, Department of Visual Instruction Glass Slides Finding Aid ca1935-1940 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...