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1. Robert T. Van Horn Compilation Finding Aid Robert T. Van Horn Compilation Finding Aid various dates Robert Thompson Van Horn, 1824-1916, was an early Kansas City leader. He was a newspaper man, mayor, congressman, and civic leader. This collection of one box and 13 folders primarily contains photocopied...

2. SC140 Martha Alday Papers SC140 Martha Alday Papers Unknown The Martha Alday Papers consist of three letters written by Alday to her mother and Rosanah Dixon. The letters describe events, the activities of relatives and neighbors, and Alday's family's financial...

3. SC141 Home Remedies Manuscript Collection SC141 Home Remedies Manuscript Collection n.d. The Home Remedies Manuscript Collection consists of hand-written recipes for treatments for diseases and physical ailments from the 19th century. Its author and date are unknown.

4. Presidents and Past Presidents Club Scrapbook Finding Aid Presidents and Past Presidents Club Scrapbook Finding Aid n.d. The Presidents and Past Presidents Club of Greater Kansas City was formed in 1917 with Mrs. George W. Fuller as the first president. Membership was composed entirely of presidents and past presidents of...

5. SC209 Emancipation Proclamation SC209 Emancipation Proclamation n.d. This collection contains the printed text of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation issued September 22, 1862, and the final proclamation signed into effect on January 1, 1863.

6. SC210 Hereford House Menu SC210 Hereford House Menu n.d. This collection contains a menu from the Hereford House restaurant. The front of the menu is designed to resemble a cow’s head, and is signed by actor George “Spanky” McFarland.

7. SC211 Merchants' Association Photograph SC211 Merchants' Association Photograph June 28, 1945 This collection consists of a black and white photograph of a dinner held by the Merchants Association at the Hotel Muehlebach on June 28, 1945. President Harry Truman is seated at the head table.

8. 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...

9. Reverend Robert R. Lakas, S. J., Scrapbook Finding Aid Reverend Robert R. Lakas, S. J., Scrapbook Finding Aid circa 1965-1974 The Rev. Robert R. Lakas was born in 1917. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1935 and taught at Rockhurst College from 1955 until his death in 1974. This collection consists mainly of photocopies of newspaper...

10. Old Westport Shopping Center Survey Photographs Finding Aid Old Westport Shopping Center Survey Photographs Finding Aid circa 1960 These 13 8" x 10" photographs are of structures on the property limits of the proposed shopping center to be known as Old Westport on the Santa Fe Trail, 1010 Westport Ave., Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas...

11. 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...

12. Richard Corliss Photograph Collection Finding Aid Richard Corliss Photograph Collection Finding Aid circa 1945-1960 Richard Corliss was born in Springfield, Massachussetts, in 1915 and moved to Kansas City in 1944. He worked as a freelance photographer, capturing scenes for sale to local news agencies. His collection...

13. Nelly Don Collection Finding Aid Nelly Don Collection Finding Aid circa 1920-1950 The Nelly Don Collection contains 35 black and white photographic prints donated to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in August 2001. The donor's aunt had been an employee of the Donnelly Garment...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...

17. Photograph Scrapbook Collection #1 Finding Aid Photograph Scrapbook Collection #1 Finding Aid circa 1870s-1880s The photographer(s) and originator of the scrapbook of 94 photographs of varying sizes are unknown. The images provide scenes of the Board of Trade building under construction as well as exterior and interior...

18. Kansas City School District, Department of Visual Instruction Glass Slides Finding Aid Kansas City School District, Department of Visual Instruction Glass Slides Finding Aid ca1935-1940 This collection contains 388 items in black and white with 121 photographs and 267 glass slides. The glass slides were prepared as instructional material for the Kansas City, Missouri School District by...

19. 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...

20. 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,...