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Charles P Deatherage
Cyrus F Boyd
D M Nigro
Daughters of the Ameri...
1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The collection of 30 black and white photographs include aerial views as well as ground shots of streets, rubble, river bottoms, etc., during the 1951 flood in Kansas City. It also contains views of the...
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...
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,...
Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....
Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid
William M. Paxton was born in Kentucky in 1819 and became a citizen of Platte County, Missouri, in 1839. Early in his life he was a lawyer, later becoming a merchant. Besides writing about the history...
Autograph Book Finding Aid
This 89-page book of autographs does not contain the owner or compiler's name. The 244 signatures appear to have been gathered during 1867-1868. With each name is a state, and because the name of Schulyer...
Bridge Quantity Record Books (Kansas City) Finding Aid
This collection contains four record books with quantity listings for bridge/viaduct construction in Kansas City. They were maintained by a Kansas City (Mo.) City Hall office, although the department is...
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,...
Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid
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...
Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid
Mr. Deatherage founded the Deatherage Lumber Company in Kansas City in 1878. After retiring in 1919, he began a career as a historian, publishing his first volume of Kansas City history in 1928. Volumes...
Clifton Sloan Genealogical Materials
Clifton B. Sloan papers include genealogical materials from the Sloan estate, May 1959, and nineteenth-century correspondence, clippings, family charts, etc.
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...
DAR, Kansas City Chapter, World War I Scrapbook Finding Aid
The men of Battery A, 129th Field Artillery, were officially mustered into Federal Service on August 5, 1917, as part of the 35th Division, United States First Army, Allied Expeditionary Force. Most of...
Dr. J. W. Parker Account Books Finding Aid
1851-1872 (bulk 1856-1872)
Dr. J. W. Parker was called John as well as James and settled in Westport, Missouri, in 1851 where he practiced medicine among the white settlers and the Shawnee, Wyandotte, and Delaware Indians. During...
E. J. Davison Autograph Book Finding Aid
This 73-page autograph book was compiled, according to dates found with some signatures, in 1878-79 by E. J. Davison in Washington, D.C. The focus of the signatures center around United States government...
Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Edith Lowe Peters appears to have been a long-time Kansas City resident, born in 1882 in Rock Port, Mo. Her father, Frank Lowe, was a local Kansas City figure known in law, church, and political circles....
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...
George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid
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...
Gold Star Mothers Legion Scrapbook Finding Aid
1942-1952 (bulk 1943-45)
The Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City began in 1945 when Mrs. Myra Willock first called together a group of 10 mothers after her son lost his life in World War II. Initially they met to encourage and comfort...
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