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Richard Corliss Photograph Collection Finding Aid
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...
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...
Robert Earl Dawson Santa Fe Trail Collection Finding Aid
This small, one-box collection is actually a compilation of various material divided between Kansas City history and Missouri history. Within the Missouri history section are numerous items pertaining...
Robert T. Van Horn Compilation Finding Aid
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...
Robinson Family Papers Finding Aid
This collection contains correspondence, court records, maps, deeds, bills, etc., and has been arranged by date order with most items relating to Montgomery and Buchanan County, Missouri. It contains maps...
SC109 Sid J. Hare Papers
This collection contains a letter written by Sid J. Hare to Joseph Meinrath in 1926. Also included are Hare’s notes from 1894 on smoke consumer device testing.
SC117 Map Collection
1642-2009 and n.d.
This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...
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.
SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection
1944-1999 and n.d.
The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...
SC132 Plaza Dinner Playhouse
The Plaza Dinner Playhouse collection documents the company's dinner theater performances for the 1992-1993 season. The collection contains documents, press releases, correspondence, and photographs relating...
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.
SC134 Westport High School Class Photographs
This collection contains student photographs from Westport High School for the classes of 1907, 1912, and 1917. The collection also includes a set of student photographs that are not dated.
SC135 Longan Study Club Collection
The Longan Study Club Collection contains materials relating to the purpose, function, and activities of the club. This collection includes minutes of meetings, financial records, the club constitution...
SC136 Kansas City Council on Education
The Kansas City Council on Education collection contains minutes that describe the establishment and function of the organization. The council met to discuss and create recommendations to address the educational...
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...
SC138 Leo A. Moore Papers
The Leo A. Moore Papers consists of a letter sent by Moore from Gentry, Arkansas to his cousins. The letter describes a cattle drive in 1858 and the first time he saw Kansas City.
SC139 Slave Sale Papers
The Slave Sale Papers is an artificial collection that consists of a bill of sale for two slaves as well as an announcement for a slave auction. The names and ages of the slaves are included.
SC140 Martha Alday Papers
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...
SC141 Home Remedies Manuscript Collection
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.
SC142 Barnes and Smith Papers
The Barnes and Smith Papers consist of the partnership agreement to establish Barnes and Smith Manufacturing Company.
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