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1. Wild West Photograph Collection Finding Aid Wild West Photograph Collection Finding Aid The majority of photographs in this collection came from the Brookings Montgomery photograph collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. Images are of outlaws, cowboys, Indians, lawmen, judges, western...

2. SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...

3. SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid 1642-2009 and n.d. This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...

4. SC121 18th Century Deeds Finding Aid SC121 18th Century Deeds Finding Aid 1716 and 1784 This collection consists of two 18th century land deeds. Both include information on the individuals involved, as well as the amount, cost, and location of land in question. The deeds are hand-written...

5. Henry R. Rule Autograph Collection Finding Aid Henry R. Rule Autograph Collection Finding Aid 1792-1939 [bulk ca1865-1920] This collection contains various items which include the autographs of famous people like political figures, including many presidents, literary greats, Civil War personalities, etc. Includes a letter...

6. Liberty (Mo.) Tribune Papers Finding Aid Liberty (Mo.) Tribune Papers Finding Aid 1800-1880s, bulk 1830s-1860s This collection contains items crica 1832–1880s submitted to the Liberty (Mo.) Tribune for publication in the newspaper. They cover a variety of topics. Of particular interest are letters written from...

7. Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid 1804-1881 This one box, 16 folder collection includes photographs, photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, and charts. The 24 photographs in this collection are primarily of Bridger relatives including...

8. John Campbell Compilation Finding Aid John Campbell Compilation Finding Aid 1805-1965 The date of John Campbell's birth is unknown, although it is known he was a soldier in 1797. He was issued a license to trade with the Indians along the Missouri and Des Moines Rivers in 1822 and was in...

9. SC15-6 Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid SC15-6 Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890) Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...

10. Mary Handly Linton Papers and Slide Collection Finding Aid Mary Handly Linton Papers and Slide Collection Finding Aid 1811-1962 Mary Handly Linton was a local poet and author of books of verse. The collection contains both her personal papers and slide collection of approximately 3800 slides. Included with the personal papers are...

11. McGee Family Bible Finding Aid McGee Family Bible Finding Aid 1816 Bible of Mrs. James H. McGee with newspaper obituary of Eleanor McGee pasted in front cover. Only family information is a note on verso of New Testament page. Loose, miscellaneous items found in pages...

12. SC144 Percy Shelley Collection SC144 Percy Shelley Collection 1816, 1886, 1893, and n.d. This collection contains ephemera relating to Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

13. Robinson Family Papers Finding Aid Robinson Family Papers Finding Aid 1820-1893 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...

14. Peery Family Papers Finding Aid Peery Family Papers Finding Aid 1820-1913 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....

15. 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...

16. SC9-1 First Federal Bank of Kansas City Abstracts Collection Finding Aid SC9-1 First Federal Bank of Kansas City Abstracts Collection Finding Aid 1824-1978 (bulk 1835-1960) This collection contains 59 unique abstracts for residential property located primarily in Johnson County, Kansas, and in the Missouri counties of Jackson and Clay. This property resides in 12 municipalities...

17. 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...

18. SC139 Slave Sale Papers SC139 Slave Sale Papers 1831, 1859 The Slave Sale Papers is an artificial collection that consists of a bill of sale for two slaves as well as an announcement for a slave auction. The names and ages of the slaves are included.

19. SC9 Abstracts Collection Finding Aid SC9 Abstracts Collection Finding Aid 1832-1972 (bulk 1832-1890) Assortment of abstracts, most of them for historical Kansas City areas, but a few are of other places. Documents are transcriptions or copies of transcriptions of the original documents. Abstracts include...

20. SC15-9 Dixon and Jordan Family Papers Finding Aid SC15-9 Dixon and Jordan Family Papers Finding Aid 1840-ca. 1898 (bulk 1861-1863) This collection contains close to 40 Civil War letters written between the Dixon family with some related Jordan family letters. Most were written by men in the family who were soldiers in the Union Army...