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1792-1939 [bulk Ca1865...
Cyrus F Boyd
D M Nigro
Cyrus F. Boyd Diary Finding Aid
1862-1883 (bulk 1862-1864)
Boyd's three-volume diary details his Civil War experiences, with the last volume continuing for some years after the war. The first diary (July 2, 1862, to February 15, 1863) is of the 15th Iowa Infantry...
SC137 John Loughborough Papers
The John Loughborough Papers consists of a signed statement made by Loughborough concerning his involvement in the Regis Loisel land grant case. The land was originally acquired through a Spanish land...
Kansas City (Mo.) School District Records Finding Aid
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...
SC147 Hannibal Correspondence Collection
This collection contains a letter written by a man named Will from Hannibal, Missouri in 1875. Printed on the back of the letter is a map showing the railroad lines that passed through Hannibal.
Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid
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...
Kansas City Guards Record Book Finding Aid
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,...
E. J. Davison Autograph Book Finding Aid
This 73-page autograph book was compiled, according to dates found with some signatures, in 1878-79 by E. J. Davison in Washington, D.C. The focus of the signatures center around United States government...
Joseph Henry Crooker Autograph/Letter Collection Finding Aid
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....
Mrs. Thomas C. Dungan Autograph Book Finding Aid
Mrs. Dungan was Fannie I. Soper Dungan. Thomas C. Dungan was a Senator from the first Senatorial district, including Holt, Achison, Nodaway, and Andrew counties. He held office during the 31st and 32nd...
SC122 Kansas City Police Historical Society Collection
The Kansas City Police Historical Society Collection consists of scrapbooks, reports, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs relating to the Kansas City Police Department.
SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection
This collection contains items relating to the annual Priests of Pallas festival held in Kansas City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The events were comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans...
SC145 Stigers Island Collection
The Stigers Island Collection consists of a land abstract that details the ownership of Stigers Island. Over time, the size and location of the island were affected by changes in the Missouri River.
Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
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...
SC133 William Weber Collection
This collection contains sketches by William Weber. Weber was a German-born artist who lived in Kansas City, taught drawing at Central High School, and designed floats for local parades.
SC142 Barnes and Smith Papers
The Barnes and Smith Papers consist of the partnership agreement to establish Barnes and Smith Manufacturing Company.
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...
Old Men's Association Records Finding Aid
The Old Men's Association was a social organization that met for 25 years in Kansas City beginning in 1893 up to 1918. Men had to be 60 years old or older in order to qualify for membership. Prominent...
George Kessler Collection Finding Aid
This one box collection includes 16 landscape drawings done primarily by George Kessler, dated 1910 - 1916 and covering not only Penn Valley Park and North Terrace Park in Kansas City but also projects...
Kansas City Bar Association Records Finding Aid
Records of the Kansas City Bar Association, 1895-1946 [bulk 1898-1917]. Includes two minute books as well as photographs, dinner programs, speeches, etc.
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...
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