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1. SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid 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...

2. Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid Jim Bridger Collection Finding Aid 1804-1881 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...

3. John Campbell Compilation Finding Aid John Campbell Compilation Finding Aid 1805-1965 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...

4. SC15-6 Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 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...

5. Mary Handly Linton Papers and Slide Collection Finding Aid Mary Handly Linton Papers and Slide Collection Finding Aid 1811-1962 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...

6. 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...

7. Peery Family Papers Finding Aid Peery Family Papers Finding Aid 1820-1913 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....

8. SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid 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...

9. SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid 1830-1940 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...

10. John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid 1842-1914 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,...

11. SC86-2 Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid 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....

12. SC150 W. H. Holmes Papers SC150 W. H. Holmes Papers 1849 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.

13. Dr. J. W. Parker Account Books Finding Aid 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...

14. SC15-4 Myers Family Papers Finding Aid SC15-4 Myers Family Papers Finding Aid 1854-1864 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...

15. Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid 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...

16. SC131 Mormon Scrapbook Finding Aid SC131 Mormon Scrapbook Finding Aid 1857-1903 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...

17. James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid 1858-1872 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...

18. 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...

19. SC3 Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid SC3 Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid 1860-1905 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....

20. SC15-8 Mrs. J. O. Williams Collection Finding Aid SC15-8 Mrs. J. O. Williams Collection Finding Aid 1861-1865 This collection has information relating to Richard Yeager (also known as Dick Yeager) and his activities in the Civil War and on the Santa Fe Trail. Yeager, noted guerrilla who rode with Quantrill, was...