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1. 1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1951 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...

2. AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid 1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989] The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...

3. AC2 First Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid AC2 First Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid 1920-2000 The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.

4. AC29 Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection Finding Aid AC29 Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection Finding Aid 1930-1990 The Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection contains documents and photographs relating to the life and career of Dr. Carl M. Peterson and the founding and business activities of The Doctors Clinic, a private...

5. AC30 Forty Cords of Wood Manuscript Collection Finding Aid AC30 Forty Cords of Wood Manuscript Collection Finding Aid ca. 1947 The Forty Cords of Wood Manuscript Collection contains manuscript pages for Dr. John E. Perry’s autobiography Forty Cords of Wood: Memoirs of a Medical Doctor, published by Lincoln University in 1947....

6. AC32 Cox Family Collection Finding Aid AC32 Cox Family Collection Finding Aid 1909-1979 The Cox Family Collection contains documents, photographs, and other materials related to the lives, careers, and community activities of Henley L. Cox and his wife Mayme G. Cox Motley.

7. AC33 Warren (Armstrong) Jabali Collection Finding Aid AC33 Warren (Armstrong) Jabali Collection Finding Aid 1946-2013 The Warren (Armstrong) Jabali Collection contains personal papers, photographs, and other materials related to the personal and professional accomplishments of American Basketball Association star Warren...

8. AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid 1896-1964 The Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of Merrill Street Baptist Church in Trenton, Missouri, through meeting minutes. The collection covers the period 1896-1964.

9. AC47 Felix H. Payne Collection Finding Aid AC47 Felix H. Payne Collection Finding Aid Felix H. Payne Collection The Felix H. Payne Collection contains materials related to the business activities of the Kansas City American newspaper and personal papers of Felix H. Payne, Sr.

10. AC51 Burton Publishing Company Collection Finding Aid AC51 Burton Publishing Company Collection Finding Aid 1914-1915 The Burton Publishing Company Collection contains items related to an unpublished book titled "Negro Men, Women and Affairs of Greater Kansas City," compiled between 1914 and 1915.

11. AC53 Watkins Family Collection Finding Aid AC53 Watkins Family Collection Finding Aid 1936-1981 The Watkins Family Collection includes documents, photographs, and artifacts related to Theron B. Watkins, Olivia Watkins Shaw, Bruce R. Watkins, and Watkins Bros. Funeral Home.

12. Autograph Book Finding Aid Autograph Book Finding Aid [1867-1868] 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...

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. E. J. Davison Autograph Book Finding Aid E. J. Davison Autograph Book Finding Aid 1878-1879 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...

15. George Kessler Collection Finding Aid George Kessler Collection Finding Aid 1895-1923 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...

16. 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...

17. Ice Houses Photograph Collection Finding Aid Ice Houses Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1920-1932 This collection was originally a scrapbook entitled Description of City Ice Company of Kansas City Properties. It contains 50 black and white photographs as well as a typed descriptive page. It was dated...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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,...