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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. SC180 American War Mothers Collection Finding Aid SC180 American War Mothers Collection Finding Aid September 29-October 5, 1923 The American War Mothers Collection contains the program for the fourth national convention held in Kansas City, Missouri, from September 29 to October 5, 1923.

4. SC179 American Study Club Collection Finding Aid SC179 American Study Club Collection Finding Aid September 1915-May 1916 The American Study Club Collection contains a scrapbook for the club for 1915-1916.

5. 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.

6. 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...

7. SC213 Frederic James Drawing Finding Aid SC213 Frederic James Drawing Finding Aid n.d. This collection contains a drawing of a pickup truck by Kansas City artist Frederic James.

8. SC219 Pickwick Hotel Card Finding Aid SC219 Pickwick Hotel Card Finding Aid n.d. This collection contains a courtesy card from the Pickwick Hotel.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. SC218 Penn Elementary School Closing Program Collection Finding Aid SC218 Penn Elementary School Closing Program Collection Finding Aid May 1955 This collection contains items pertaining to the last program of the Penn Elementary School before closing its doors in 1955.

12. 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.

13. SC21 John Lange Hospital Minute Book Finding Aid SC21 John Lange Hospital Minute Book Finding Aid July 21, 1902-December 2, 1902 This collection contains a minute book for the John Lange Hospital.

14. SC220 Knife and Fork Club Program Finding Aid SC220 Knife and Fork Club Program Finding Aid February 25, 1904 This collection contains the program to the 43rd dinner of the Knife and Fork Club at the Midland Hotel on February 25, 1904.

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...