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BA1 Lewis Clymer Collection
The Lewis Clymer collection contains information regarding Lewis Clymer’s tenure as the first African American judge to serve on the Jackson County circuit court. Appointed on February 9, 1970 he served...
BA2 Edward Wilson Collection
The Edward Wilson Collection primarily consists of photographs showing Edward Wilson in his role as fire chief of the Kansas City Fire Department as well as a member of the civic leadership of Kansas City....
BA3 Urban League Collection
The Urban League Collection contains information showing the history of the organization, its purpose, and how it helped to shape communities and individuals in Kansas City, as well as throughout the nation....
Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid
The collection is comprised of 97 audiocassettes containing interviews of 56 people, largely from Kansas City's African American community. Subjects interviewed primarily include political, business, religious,...
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...
Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid
Collection of material contained in five boxes that relates to the publication of "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band That Made Radio Famous," authored by Fred Edmiston. This book recounts the Nighthawks...
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...
Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid
ca1950s-1990s, [bulk 1960s-70s]
Collection of correspondence, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings (including obituaries), etc., belonging to Harvey Rettberg, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Fan Club. Includes information...
Hispanic Oral History Collection Finding Aid
The collection is comprised of 65 audiocassettes (61 CDs) with interviews of 59 people from Kansas City's Hispanic community. Persons interviewed cover a substantial cross-section of the population, ranging...
James A. Hazlett Papers Finding Aid
1929-1997 (bulk 1960-1990)
James A. Hazlett was born in Kansas City on May 26, 1917, and died in the same city on September 14, 1997. He was employed by the Kansas City Missouri School District for many years as a teacher, principal,...
Jason Rogers Papers Finding Aid
1923-1929 (bulk 1925-1928)
Jason Rogers was born in New York City in 1868. He dropped out of grammar school and worked his way up in the journalism trade to become an expert in newspaper publishing and advertising. He was the author...
Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
circa 1908-1950 (bulk 1920-1940)
Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...
John Campbell Compilation Finding Aid
The date of John Campbell's birth is unknown, although it is known he was a soldier in 1797. He was issued a license to trade with the Indians along the Missouri and Des Moines Rivers in 1822 and was in...
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...
Kansas City Regional Oral History Project Finding Aid
The five oral histories in this collection were created as a pilot project which was to serve as the model for a larger Kansas City Regional History Project. The subjects of the oral histories were selected...
Local Clubs Collection Finding Aid
Collections consisting of various rosters, programs, notes, membership cards, etc., of Kansas City area clubs.
Philip A. Gambone Papers Finding Aid
Two boxes contain the Phil Gambone architecture research papers of notes, correspondence, photographs, photocopied articles, etc., and note cards for work on a book on Kansas City architecture. The book...
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