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1. 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

2. 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...

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Innovative Trucks Drove Kansas City's Economy Innovative Trucks Drove Kansas City's Economy September 9, 2009 Advertising photo postcard and description of the Kansas City Auto Truck Co. (1428 Holmes St.) The image shows delivery trucks manufactured by the company for Kansas City businesses including the Kansas...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. Martin King of Exaggerated Postcards Martin King of Exaggerated Postcards May 22, 2013 Article profiles William H. "Dad" Martin of Ottawa, Kansas, considered to be a pioneer of the exaggerated or "tall-tale" postcard. Martin worked under photographer E.H. Corwin in Ottawa in the early 1900s...

9. Heathwood Park Heathwood Park July 25, 2007 Brief article and early postcard image of Heathwood Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The park is located at 10th & L Road and was developed in the early 1900s as part of the Parkwood residential district.

10. Roberts Home Example of New Homeowner Postcards Roberts Home Example of New Homeowner Postcards February 2, 2011 Early twentieth-century postcard of "The Roberts Home," located in Mellier Place, Kansas City, Missouri, and an accompanying article about cattleman and real estate developer Walter Mellier. Mellier Place...

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

12. Kansas--The Centennial Year Kansas--The Centennial Year October//1961 First of a two-part series of articles with photos (of historical Kansas postcards) and description of the pre-Civil War history and centennial celebration of the state of Kansas in 1861.

13. Torey Southwick and Ol' Gus Torey Southwick and Ol' Gus September 28, 2005 In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column in this issue is featured a postcard of Torey Southwick holding his puppet, Ol' Gus. They were on Kansas City afternoon television from the late 1950s to...

14. Federal Van and Storage Company Federal Van and Storage Company December 7, 2005 In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column is featured a postcard for the Federal Van and Storage Co. which operated at the corner of 40th and Broadway. Includes a picture of a moving van as well...

15. Whizzo the Clown Whizzo the Clown July 27, 2005 In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column the featured postcard is of Whizzo the Clown and titled "Whizzo on TV 9". According to information supplied with this card, Frank Oliver Wiziarde was a Westmoreland,...

16. Fred Harvey Restaurant Fred Harvey Restaurant circa 1914 Interior view of the Fred Harvey Restaurant at the Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri. ''In the east wing of the Union Station, Kansas City adjoining the Grand Lobby, is the Restaurant. The decorations...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. Sex Sold...Even in 1909; Risque Photos Entice Men Sex Sold...Even in 1909; Risque Photos Entice Men June 8, 2011 Photo postcard and short article about the Townley Metal & Hardware Co. and its founder James P. Townley. The risque postcard/calling card showing a provocatively posed woman on the front was mailed to...

20. 12th Street Viaduct Links Downtown to Bottoms 12th Street Viaduct Links Downtown to Bottoms July 20, 2011 Photo postcard showing the construction of the "new" 12th Street Viaduct and an accompanying article about its opening on March 8, 1915.