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1. The Miracle Scrapbook Finding Aid The Miracle Scrapbook Finding Aid 1926 "The Miracle," a religious pantomime based on a Christian legend, played in Kansas City from November 22, 1926, to December 11, 1926. The play was presented in Convention Hall which was transformed into...

2. Knowles Postcard Collection Knowles Postcard Collection 1960-1980 A collection of approximately 200 postcards primarily from Kansas City and a variety of Missouri towns. Topics includes buildings, streets, libraries, fountains, etc.

3. Dorothea Eldridge Slide Collection Finding Aid Dorothea Eldridge Slide Collection Finding Aid 1957-1968 A group of 108 color slides of images of Kansas City from the 1950s and 1960s, taken by Eldridge, an amateur photographer. The photos include buildings, fountains, hospitals, rooftop views of downtown...

4. DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid 1921 A Kansas City Times article dated Nov. 12, 1979, stated that the Elizabeth Benton DAR chapter, located in Kansas City, Mo., was the first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed west...

5. Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890) Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...

6. Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916) Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...

7. ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid 1987-1994 AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power/KC (ACT-UP/KC) was founded in September 1988 with the purpose of promoting AIDS awareness, treatments, and victim's rights through aggressive activism. ACT-UP/KC held numerous...

8. Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1875-1927 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...

9. Abstracts Collection Finding Aid Abstracts Collection Finding Aid 1832-1972 (bulk 1832-1890) Assortment of abstracts, most of them for historical Kansas City areas, but a few are of other places. Documents are transcriptions or copies of transcriptions of the original documents. Abstracts include...

10. McGee Family Bible Finding Aid McGee Family Bible Finding Aid 1816 Bible of Mrs. James H. McGee with newspaper obituary of Eleanor McGee pasted in front cover. Only family information is a note on verso of New Testament page. Loose, miscellaneous items found in pages...

11. George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid 1860 Born in Maine in 1837, George Chase came to what is now Kansas City, Missouri, in 1859 and became a prominent businessman. He died January 4, 1913. His diary for the year 1860 describes daily life and...

12. 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...

13. Cyrus F. Boyd Diary Finding Aid 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...

14. Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid Brookings Montgomery Papers Finding Aid 1940s-1962 Brookings Montgomery (1884-1963) was a local photographer who died in Kansas City at the age of 79. He owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service located at 1519 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri. It is...

15. Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid circa 1880s-1988 [bulk 1880s-1890s] Carl Betz was a pioneer in the physical education curriculum in the Kansas City public schools in the late 1800s. The collection consists of two boxes with programs, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs,...

16. Carl Busch Recognition Association Scrapbook Finding Aid Carl Busch Recognition Association Scrapbook Finding Aid 1923-1934 (bulk 1923) Carl Busch, musician, composer, arranger, and conductor, was born March 19, 1862, in Denmark. He came to Kansas City in 1887 and spent many years in the community providing musical leadership. Busch was...

17. Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid 1861-1950 Charles Johnson, ragtime musician and composer and arranger, spent most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri. It is believed that he made the first orchestra arrangement for the song "Missouri Waltz" and...

18. Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid 1975-1976 Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...

19. Clifton Sloan Genealogical Materials Clifton Sloan Genealogical Materials circa 1800s- Clifton B. Sloan papers include genealogical materials from the Sloan estate, May 1959, and nineteenth-century correspondence, clippings, family charts, etc.

20. Clyde Hahn Scrapbooks and Other Material Finding Aid Clyde Hahn Scrapbooks and Other Material Finding Aid circa 1920s-1980s (bulk 1950s-1960s) Collection contains seven scrapbooks and other items compiled by Clyde Hahn, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Club. Within the collection can be found photographs, correspondence, newspaper...