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Kansas City Public Lib...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Ford, Susan Jezak
Wonderscope, Children's Place Set Sights On a 'Wow" For Kids
February 19, 2008
Two local children's museums want to merge and build "a world-class destination museum." The governing boards of both the Children's Museum of Kansas City and of Wonderscope have now signed a letter of...
Chapter discusses the history of the university. Founded by Presbyterian minister Reverend Eben Blachly (1800-1877) for refugee children from Missouri in the late 1850s to 1860s, the school began as "the...
Group class photograph for Visitation Catholic School, Grade 5, 1955-56. School located at 5134 Baltimore in Kansas City, Missouri. Only identification, 2nd row down from top, fifth student from the left...
Troupe Could be Another Player in Lee's Summit
December 29, 2008
The Martin City Melodrama, a local theater group known for satire and vaudeville, is going to make a place in Lee's Summit, Missouri, its home. "The nonprofit group and community leaders are discussing...
Class portrait identified as Tillery School, Oct. 18, 1904, Effie Nevitt, Teacher. Presumed to be a rural country school, location not given nor are the students identified.
The Inter-"National" News
Employee newsletter of National Bellas Hess, Inc., formerly the National Cloak and Suit Company. Issues include January 11, 1963, and eight from 1966. The newsletters feature photos of employee children...
The Ellises at Woodley
The second of two articles about the life of Sallie Long Ellis, tells about her life at Woodley. She and husband Hayde raised their five children there while he served as Aide to the Secretary of the Navy....
St. Thomas More Elementary School
Interior view identified as St. Thomas More School, first Holy Communion, December 11, 1966. The school is located at 11800 Holmes in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes student identification with the photograph....
SC91 Special Collections Artifacts Collection Preliminary Inventory
1914-2004 and n.d.
A small number of local history related artifacts are held in Missouri Valley Special Collections. Most of these items are small and have come to the department over the years via donations. See list below....
SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid
This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.
SC69-3 Kansas City Regional Oral History Project Finding Aid
The five oral histories in this collection were created as a pilot project which was to serve as the model for a larger Kansas City Regional History Project. The subjects of the oral histories were selected...
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...
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...
SC133 William Weber Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains sketches by William Weber. Weber was a German-born artist who lived in Kansas City, taught drawing at Central High School, and designed floats for local parades.
SC125 David H. Perkins Papers Finding Aid
1940-2010 and n.d.
The David H. Perkins Papers contain correspondence, publications, writings, photographs, artwork, and ephemera created and collected by David H. Perkins over the course of his life. A life-long Kansas...
SC103 Republican National Convention (1976) Collection Finding Aid
This artificial collection contains various items pertaining to the 1976 Republican National Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri, at Kemper Arena. Items range from newspaper clippings to campaign...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 6, 1917-1945, Page p788
A portion of eastern Kansas City from E. 55th Street south to E. 58th Street Terrace and from Swope Parkway east to Kensington Avenue, showing buildings, streets and additions. Large numbers at edges of...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1940-1950, Page p276
A portion of northeast Kansas City from Pendleton Avenue south to Independence Boulevard and from Woodland Avenue east to Park Avenue, showing buildings, parks and streets. Large numbers at edges of pages...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1940-1950, Page p275
A portion of northeast Kansas City from E. 3rd Street south to Independence Avenue and from Lydia Avenue east to Woodland Avenue, showing buildings, parks, and streets. Large numbers at edges of pages...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1896-1907, Page p143
Northeastern part of early Kansas City from Independence Avenue south to just past Admiral Boulevard and from Harrison Street east to Tracy Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers...
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