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1. 1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1951 The collection of 30 black and white photographs include aerial views as well as ground shots of streets, rubble, river bottoms, etc., during the 1951 flood in Kansas City. It also contains views of the...

2. Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 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...

3. Abstracts Collection Finding Aid 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...

4. AC1 Niles Home for Children AC1 Niles Home for Children 1923-1993 The Niles Home for Children Collection documents the business activities of the Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1923 to 1963.

5. AC2 First Baptist Church AC2 First Baptist Church 1920-2000 The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.

6. AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church 1896-1964 The Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of Merrill Street Baptist Church in Trenton, Missouri, through meeting minutes. The collection covers the period 1896-1964.

7. AC5 Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church AC5 Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church 1945-1981 The Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church Collection documents the business and financial activities of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection covers the period 1945-1981...

8. AC6 Lincoln Junior High Collection AC6 Lincoln Junior High Collection 1956-1990 The Lincoln Junior High School Collection documents the activities of faculty and students at Lincoln Junior High School and its successor organization Lincoln Academy for Accelerated Study in Kansas City,...

9. AC7 Sumner High School AC7 Sumner High School 1927-1986 The Sumner High School Collection documents the activities of faculty and students at Sumner High School and its successor organization Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, from 1927 to 1986

10. ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid 1987-1994 AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power/KC (ACT-UP/KC) was founded in September 1988 with the purpose of promoting AIDS awareness, treatments, and victim's rights through aggressive activism. ACT-UP/KC held numerous...

11. Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid 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,...

12. Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid ca. 1860-1910s Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....

13. Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid 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...

14. Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid 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...

15. Autograph Book Finding Aid Autograph Book Finding Aid [1867-1868] This 89-page book of autographs does not contain the owner or compiler's name. The 244 signatures appear to have been gathered during 1867-1868. With each name is a state, and because the name of Schulyer...

16. BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project (AC12) BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project (AC12) 1975-1976 The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community and provides insight into the...

17. Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid 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,...

18. Bridge Quantity Record Books (Kansas City) Finding Aid Bridge Quantity Record Books (Kansas City) Finding Aid 1913-1917 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...

19. Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid 1940s-1962 Brookings Montgomery (1884-1963) was a local photographer who died in Kansas City at the age of 79. He owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service located at 1519 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri. It is...

20. Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid 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,...