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1. 1847 Circular on Services in Independence for Trail Trekkers Turns Up in Oregon Archives 1847 Circular on Services in Independence for Trail Trekkers Turns Up in Oregon Archives Winter//1981 Article about the circular and letter published by George Buchanan, Independence postmaster in 1847, "about the facilities of the town" of Independence, Missouri, designed as a guide for travelers to Oregon...

2. A Penny for Your Thoughts A Penny for Your Thoughts February 1, 2006 Brief, humorous piece relating several details of research by the Missouri State Archives and Jackson County, Missouri, officials in 2005, in which court records were discovered pertaining to the 1833...

3. Affluent Jackson Countian: Dr. David Waldo, Medic-Santa Fe Trader, Built Vast Empire Here Affluent Jackson Countian: Dr. David Waldo, Medic-Santa Fe Trader, Built Vast Empire Here February 1977 Photo (of Waldo Douglas Sloan, or Waldo Sloan, grandson of David Waldo) and biographical article about Dr. David Waldo (1802-1878), "physician, Santa Fe trader, and capitalist" of early Jackson County,...

4. American Royal Material Being Cataloged American Royal Material Being Cataloged October//1961 Article about the massive transfer of American Royal archives, making the local television news.

5. Aqui Se Habla Espanol Aqui Se Habla Espanol May//1975 Article about the organization of the Mexican-American Archives program.

6. Archives Building Up Blevins Davis Collection Archives Building Up Blevins Davis Collection October, 1976 Biographical article about Blevins Davis, "an international figure in theatrical productions and playwright circles," a former Independence school teacher and administrator associated with the performing...

7. Archives Continue to Grow Archives Continue to Grow March//1963 One paragraph about the Withers collection acquired by the Jackson County Historical Society.

8. Archives Continue to Grow Archives Continue to Grow March//1963 Report on the "progress of the Archives" of the Jackson County Historical Society, including extensive Jackson County cemetery records.

9. Archives Has More than 100 New Materials Archives Has More than 100 New Materials December//1978 Description of the book "The History of the O. V. Slaughter Family" by Stephen Slaughter as "a most welcome addition to the Archives" with description of the "Missouri farm life and community" of early...

10. At the Archives At the Archives March 1965 News of the acquisition of the Samuel Letters collection from Barry, Missouri, by the Jackson County Historical Society.

11. Changing Nations, Changing Laws: Slavery in Colonial Missouri Changing Nations, Changing Laws: Slavery in Colonial Missouri Spring 2005 Part of "Stories From the Library and Archives", article deals with the question of slavery in the Louisiana Territory before Missouri became a state. Demonstrates with letters and books from the time...

12. Documenting Struggle and Resilience Documenting Struggle and Resilience Summer 2012 Article on the Federal Writer's Project records housed in the Special Collections at Wichita State University Libraries. The project operated in Kansas from 1935 until 1942, hiring men and women on relief...

13. Dr. Philip Brooks Retiring: Society Will Miss His Professional Help Dr. Philip Brooks Retiring: Society Will Miss His Professional Help Fall//1971 Photo and bio of Dr. Philip Brooks, a retiring vice-president of the Jackson County Historical Society since 1960 and director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library since its opening in 1957, describing...

14. Early Day Weather Documented in Society Archives Early Day Weather Documented in Society Archives January//1978 Article about using historical records to determine climatic changes in the Kansas City area, including extremes such as floods, snowfall, heat waves, etc.

15. Family's Papers Are in Archives Family's Papers Are in Archives Spring//1967 Two paragraphs about the Botts family collection in the archives of the Jackson County Historical Society and a letter from Justine Botts Selvey.

16. For Those Who Love Horse Racing For Those Who Love Horse Racing June//1969 Archives of local horse racing tales collected by 1870s horse racer William Mulkey and bequeathed to the author Albert Doerschuk.

17. From the Archives From the Archives March 1964 One paragraph about the acquisition of the Schorer collection for the Jackson County Historical Society archives.

18. From the Archives From the Archives Spring//1966 Mention of Annie Ralston as the wife of Frank James and daughter of Samuel Ralston, a native of Scotland emigrating to Jackson County, Missouri.

19. From the Archives From the Archives March 1964 One paragraph about the presentation of an archive collection of the Holland family to the Jackson County Historical Society by Mrs. Lou Holland.

20. From the Archives From the Archives November 1964 Description of "[a]n old account ledger dated 1861-1864" of "Thomas Green, who rode horseback from St. Louis to Kansas City in 1858," describing the operations of his grocery business, T. Green Grocer...