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61. James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid 1860-1950 James F. Spalding, born July 28, 1835, was an early pioneer resident in Kansas City, arriving in 1865. According to his obituary, in October of that year founded the first school in Kansas City, two years...

62. James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid 1861-1917 (bulk 1861-1865) James J. Akard was born July 7, 1838, in Polk County, Missouri. He was captain of Company A, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war he was elected to the state legislature...

63. James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid 1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914) James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...

64. Jason Rogers Papers Finding Aid Jason Rogers Papers Finding Aid 1923-1929 (bulk 1925-1928) Jason Rogers was born in New York City in 1868. He dropped out of grammar school and worked his way up in the journalism trade to become an expert in newspaper publishing and advertising. He was the author...

65. 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...

66. Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid circa 1908-1950 (bulk 1920-1940) 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...

67. John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid 1842-1914 John A. Bushnell was a businessman who came to Missouri and settled in Calhoun, Henry County. Collection contains correspondence and legal documents. Most of the material relates to Henry County, Missouri,...

68. John Barber White Papers Finding Aid John Barber White Papers Finding Aid 1896-1929 (bulk 1901-1921) Born on December 8, 1847, successful lumberman John Barber White moved from New York to Missouri in 1879 to help organize the Missouri Lumber & Mining Company, headquartered in Kansas City. He worked nationally...

69. John C. Egner Fire Department Scrapbook Finding Aid John C. Egner Fire Department Scrapbook Finding Aid circa1880-1940 John C. Egner was Fire Chief of the Kansas City Fire Department from 1906 to 1918. His name has been associated with this item. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, and various...

70. 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...

71. Joseph Henry Crooker Autograph/Letter Collection Finding Aid Joseph Henry Crooker Autograph/Letter Collection Finding Aid 1880-1916 Joseph Henry Crooker was a Unitarian minister who died May 29, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. He held pastorates in various locations and was a noted author of nearly a dozen books on religious subjects....

72. Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid 1846-1928 (bulk 1890-1914) Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood was born in Michigan on Christmas Day 1859. She became an employee of the Kansas City School District in 1888 and was principal of Whittier School between 1891-1910....

73. Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection Finding Aid Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection Finding Aid circa 1920-1945 The Hargrave collection of 173 black and white 8 x10 in. photographs depict scenes primarily in and around downtown Kansas City, Missouri. They were originally created to document accident sites for later...

74. Kansas City (Mo.) Aviation Department Photograph Collection Finding Aid Kansas City (Mo.) Aviation Department Photograph Collection Finding Aid circa 1945-1980 This group of 17 black and white and 12 color photographs are duplicates of those at the Aviation Department of Kansas City, Missouri. These photographic copies were processed in the summer of 1999. The...

75. Kansas City (Mo.) City Hall Building Files Finding Aid Kansas City (Mo.) City Hall Building Files Finding Aid 1931-1999 The City Hall of Kansas City, Missouri is located between 11th and 12th streets and Oak and Locust in the downtown area. It was built as part of the city's Ten Year Plan and opened in 1937. The local firm...

76. Kansas City (Mo.) School District Records Finding Aid Kansas City (Mo.) School District Records Finding Aid 1867-ca1990 This collection contains material transferred from the Kansas City School District to the Kansas City Public Library and the Missouri Valley Special Collections department, primarily in the early to mid...

77. Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid 1964-1988 Collection of 122 8' x 10' color photographs documenting the winners of biannual architecture and urban design awards granted by the Kansas City Art Commission from 1964 through 1988. Subjects include...

78. Kansas City Bar Association Records Finding Aid Kansas City Bar Association Records Finding Aid 1895-1946 Records of the Kansas City Bar Association, 1895-1946 [bulk 1898-1917]. Includes two minute books as well as photographs, dinner programs, speeches, etc.

79. Kansas City Centennial Association Scrapbook Finding Aid Kansas City Centennial Association Scrapbook Finding Aid 1949-1950 The hundredth anniversary of the original incorporation of Kansas City was observed in 1950. A number of activities were held, culminating in a parade and pageant in the summer of 1950. Starlight Theater...

80. Kansas City Guards Record Book Finding Aid Kansas City Guards Record Book Finding Aid 1876-1878 Special collection for a local independent military group called the Kansas City Guards, later the Jackson County National Guard, Company A. Includes a one-volume, handwritten record of their meetings,...