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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. Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid ca. 1860-1910s 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....

8. Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid 1897-[1916] 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...

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. 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,...

12. Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid 1861-1950 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...

13. Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid circa 1930-1939 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...

14. Clifton Sloan Genealogical Materials Clifton Sloan Genealogical Materials circa 1800s- Clifton B. Sloan papers include genealogical materials from the Sloan estate, May 1959, and nineteenth-century correspondence, clippings, family charts, etc.

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1900-1970 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....

20. Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid circa 1920-2003 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...