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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. Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 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...

3. AC1 Niles Home for Children AC1 Niles Home for Children 1923-1993 The Niles Home for Children Collection documents the business activities of the Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1923 to 1963.

4. AC2 First Baptist Church AC2 First Baptist Church 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.

5. AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church 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.

6. Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid 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,...

7. 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...

8. Bridge Quantity Record Books (Kansas City) Finding Aid Bridge Quantity Record Books (Kansas City) Finding Aid 1913-1917 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...

9. Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid 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,...

10. Clifton B. Sloan Papers Clifton B. Sloan Papers circa 1800s- Clifton B. Sloan papers include genealogical materials from the Sloan estate and nineteenth-century correspondence, clippings, family charts, etc.

11. Cyrus F. Boyd Diary Finding Aid 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...

12. DAR, Kansas City Chapter, World War I Scrapbook Finding Aid DAR, Kansas City Chapter, World War I Scrapbook Finding Aid 1917-1919 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...

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 A. Hazlett Papers Finding Aid James A. Hazlett Papers Finding Aid 1929-1997 (bulk 1960-1990) James A. Hazlett was born in Kansas City on May 26, 1917, and died in the same city on September 14, 1997. He was employed by the Kansas City Missouri School District for many years as a teacher, principal,...

19. 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...

20. James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid 1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914) James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...