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1. 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...

2. Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid 1958-1970 The Youth Symphony of Kansas City was organized in April 1958, as an independent civic enterprise. The prospective members had to be recommended by their school music director or private music teacher....

3. 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,...

4. William Hyde Photograph Collection Finding Aid 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...

5. William C. Connett, Jr. Papers Finding Aid William C. Connett, Jr. Papers Finding Aid 1851-1883 The Connett family is noted in the history of the St. Joseph and Sparta, Missouri, area. They had connections at one time with the meat-packing industry in St. Joseph, Missouri. Leonard L. Solomon was...

6. 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...

7. Ward Hunt Collection Finding Aid Ward Hunt Collection Finding Aid ca. 1900-1964 The photographs in the Ward Hunt Collection feature a number of images of famous personalities such as Sophie Tucker, Hedy Lamarr, and Jimmy Stewart, as well as local celebrities such as broadcaster Randall...

8. Transportation Photograph Scrapbook Finding Aid Transportation Photograph Scrapbook Finding Aid 1910-1917 (bulk 1915) The collection includes 549 negatives and 318 original prints of images taken in the 1910s focusing on railroads and transportation and rural and urban life. The geographic scope is the Midwest, primarily...

9. Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Papers Finding Aid Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Papers Finding Aid circa 1891-1933 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...

10. The Miracle Scrapbook Finding Aid The Miracle Scrapbook Finding Aid 1926 "The Miracle," a religious pantomime based on a Christian legend, played in Kansas City from November 22, 1926, to December 11, 1926. The play was presented in Convention Hall which was transformed into...

11. 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...

12. Sender Theater Scrapbooks Finding Aid Sender Theater Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1903-1917 This two-scrapbook collection covers the years 1905 to 1911 (volume 1) and 1903 to 1917 (volume 2). They include theater programs, play bills, club programs, and some miscellaneous items. Many of the theater...

13. SC66-1 Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC66-1 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. SC66 Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid SC66 Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid ca. 1880-present This collection consists of various types of local fine arts programs and is designed to be an on-going collection. The programs are arranged alphabetically by either the theater name or place of performance,...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. SC59 Local Sheet Music Collection Finding Aid SC59 Local Sheet Music Collection Finding Aid ca. 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...

19. SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid 1890-1998 Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...

20. SC57 Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid SC57 Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid 1936-1966 The Siegrist Engraving Company, located at 924 Oak, was founded in 1902 by Mr. Henry S. Siegrist. The collection has 35 etchings of notable Kansas City historical landmarks, including buildings, residences,...