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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. 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,...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. 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...

12. 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...

13. SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid 1910-1960 This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.

14. SC8-1 Local Clubs Collection Finding Aid SC8-1 Local Clubs Collection Finding Aid 1870-1990 Collections consisting of various rosters, programs, notes, membership cards, etc., of Kansas City area clubs.

15. SC78 Carl Busch Recognition Association Scrapbook Finding Aid SC78 Carl Busch Recognition Association Scrapbook Finding Aid 1923-1934 (bulk 1923) Carl Busch, musician, composer, arranger, and conductor, was born March 19, 1862, in Denmark. He came to Kansas City in 1887 and spent many years in the community providing musical leadership. Busch was...

16. SC71 Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid SC71 Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1933-1966 The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra began performing in 1933 and ceased in 1982. Beginning performances were held in Convention Hall. The orchestra's home for many years was the Music Hall located in...

17. SC70 Youth Symphony of Kansas City Records Finding Aid SC70 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....

18. 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...

19. SC69-3 Kansas City Regional Oral History Project Finding Aid SC69-3 Kansas City Regional Oral History Project Finding Aid 1988 The five oral histories in this collection were created as a pilot project which was to serve as the model for a larger Kansas City Regional History Project. The subjects of the oral histories were selected...

20. SC69-2 Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid SC69-2 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,...