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1. Handbills and Posters Handbills and Posters File contains various handbills, posters, and related materials.

2. Hallmark Cards, Incorporated Hallmark Cards, Incorporated Photos, illustrations, and information on Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City-based greeting company founded by Joyce Hall in the early 1900s and headquartered at Crown Center.

3. World War I Soldiers with Child World War I Soldiers with Child A post card of World War I soliders. The solider on the right is John A. Ingino. The one on the left is Manuel Polsinelli; the child is not identified.

4. SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...

5. SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid 1890-1998 Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...

6. SC217 Carnival Park Postcards Finding Aid SC217 Carnival Park Postcards Finding Aid 1907 This collection contains two postcards of Carnival Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

7. SC13-3 Knowles Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-3 Knowles Postcard Collection Finding Aid 1960-1980 A collection of approximately 200 postcards primarily from Kansas City and a variety of Missouri towns. Topics includes buildings, streets, libraries, fountains, etc.

8. Mrs. Sam Ray Postcards Mrs. Sam Ray Postcards 1976-1998 A 2 volume collection of photocopies of portions of the column "A Postcard from Old Kansas City" from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times. Authored by Mrs. Sam (Mildred Kittell) Ray, the column...

9. Mildred (Mrs. Sam) Kittell Ray Mildred (Mrs. Sam) Kittell Ray 1982 Mildred Kittell Ray, known as Mrs. Sam Ray, with postcard in hand standing by wooden cabinet with drawers containing her postcard collection. Location not given but presumably photograph was taken at her...

10. Biography of Mildred Kittell Ray (Mrs. Sam) (1895-1996), Teacher, Historian, and Writer Biography of Mildred Kittell Ray (Mrs. Sam) (1895-1996), Teacher, Historian, and Writer 1998

11. Town Owes History to Oil Town Owes History to Oil April 10, 2013 Postcard image of and short article about the Sugar Creek Refinery, operated by the Standard Oil Company, which began processing oil in 1904. The refinery played a large role in the development of Sugar...

12. Sni-A-Bar Gardens Sni-A-Bar Gardens April 11, 2012 Postcard image and short article about Sni-A-Bar Gardens, described as the "largest and best appointed dinner dance place in the central west." The entertainment venue was located at 40 Highway and Blue...

13. Main Street Theater History to Live on as Downtown's New Cineplex Main Street Theater History to Live on as Downtown's New Cineplex April 9, 2008 Article and postcard image of the old Mainstreet Theater (14th and Main Street). The theater was designed by the firm of Rapp and Rapp of Chicago and opened October 30, 1921. The historic building was...

14. Benton Circle: The Early Days Benton Circle: The Early Days August 12, 2009 Postcard image (ca. 1925-30) of the Benton Circle intersection located at St. John Avenue and Benton and Gladstone boulevards. The accompanying article includes information about a monument and plaque...

15. Neighborhood School Built on History Neighborhood School Built on History August 14, 2013 Postcard image and short article about the original Garfield Elementary School building at 421 Wabash Street. The school was constructed in 1884 and extensively remodeled in 1909. Some notable students...

16. "The cure for what ails ya" "The cure for what ails ya" August 15, 2012 Postcard image of and short article on the Thornton & Minor Sanitorium, 10th and Oak Street. The hospital was founded by Dr. T.W. Thornton in 1887. Eight years later, in 1885, Thorton partnered with Dr....

17. Highest Point in KC Housed Corruption Cleanser Highest Point in KC Housed Corruption Cleanser August 19, 2009 Postcard image of the David Proctor residence at 7404 Mercier St., reported to be "located on the highest point in Kansas City, 301.5 feet above the Missouri River." The accompanying article includes biographical...

18. Postcards of Historic Northeast Postcards of Historic Northeast August 24, 2005 This week's featured postcard is of TWA and features the Constellation airplane. It reads "Providing the very finest in airline service between major cities from coast to coast, this newest Constellation,...

19. When Rockaway Beach Rocked When Rockaway Beach Rocked August 24, 2011 Postcard image and short article about the development of Rockaway Beach on Lake Taneycomo in the Ozarks. The resort community was developed in the early-1900s by Kansas City businessman and realtor Willard...

20. Vanderslice Made It Big in the KC Ice and Coal Business Vanderslice Made It Big in the KC Ice and Coal Business August 26, 2009 Advertising postcard and short article about the Vanderslice-Lynds Company, a grain brokerage firm in Kansas City. Includes biographical information about Howard Vanderslice who partnered with John Lynds...