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SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid
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...
Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid
This one box, 16 folder collection includes photographs, photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, and charts. The 24 photographs in this collection are primarily of Bridger relatives including...
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...
SC15-6 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...
Mary Handly Linton Papers and Slide Collection Finding Aid
Mary Handly Linton was a local poet and author of books of verse. The collection contains both her personal papers and slide collection of approximately 3800 slides. Included with the personal papers are...
McGee Family Bible Finding Aid
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...
Peery Family Papers Finding Aid
The Peery family collection contains just over 600 letters including correspondence of John Thompson Peery, an early founder of Methodism in the Kansas City area, and his wife Mary Jane Chick Johnson Peery....
SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
SC167 Kansas City Stockyards
1828-1983 and n.d.
The Kansas City Stockyards operated in the West Bottoms of Kansas City from 1871 to 1991. It was the second largest stockyards in the nation and one of Kansas City’s most important industries. This collection...
SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid
The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...
John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid
John A. Bushnell was a businessman who came to Missouri and settled in Calhoun, Henry County. Collection contains correspondence and legal documents. Most of the material relates to Henry County, Missouri,...
SC86-2 Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
1846-1928 (bulk 1890-1914)
Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood was born in Michigan on Christmas Day 1859. She became an employee of the Kansas City School District in 1888 and was principal of Whittier School between 1891-1910....
SC150 W. H. Holmes Papers
This collection consists of a letter written by W. H. Holmes to John Bill on February 5, 1849. The author thanks Bill for sending him a book, and discusses recent events and Bill's new plantation.
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...
SC15-4 Myers Family Papers Finding Aid
It is believed that the three Myers brothers connected with this collection settled in Kansas. Luther Myers lived in Jackson County, Kansas, and was engaged in the banking business in Whiting. Louis Myers...
Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid
1855-1951 (bulk 1937-1950)
Three scrapbooks compiled by Honig that has newspaper clippings, photos, etc., and information on Westport, Kansas City, and places in the state of Missouri. Louis Honig was the author of "Westport: Gateway...
SC131 Mormon Scrapbook Finding Aid
This scrapbook contains information on the Mormon faith and history. It contains a printed title page entitled “The First Half Century of Mormonism” and contains newspaper clippings and illustrations...
James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid
James D. Allen settled in Shawnee, Kansas, in 1857 and was appointed Justice of the Peace for Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, that year. Collection contains one large journal and one small diary/account...
SC31-2 George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid
George M. Chase was born in Calais, Maine in 1837. In the spring of 1859 he bought ten acres of land in Kansas City and ran a successful farm and grocery store. His diary includes accounts of day-to-day...
SC3 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....
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