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1. 1840 Kansas City Map 1840 Kansas City Map Reprint of Father Nicolas Point's 1840 map, from a Kansas City Times article entitled "Earliest Map of Kansas City," depicting the locations of the homes of his parishioners, in the area of the West Bottoms,...

2. A History of Kansas City: 1820-1869--"Connoisseur of Prophets" A History of Kansas City: 1820-1869--"Connoisseur of Prophets" 1957, ca. Excerpt containing the first three chapters of the uncompleted book by University of Chicago history professor R. Richard Wohl, covering the history of Kansas City to 1853. Portion of the book completed...

3. Abraham Fonda Abraham Fonda Bio of Abraham Fonda, the son of a New York Dutch settler who attempted to name the Kansas City settlement after himself (proposed as "Port Fonda") but was turned down because of his unpopularity.

4. Airports Airports 1927 List of airports, loosely defined by standards in 1927. Report on inadequacies of Richards Field.

5. Area Hospitals Area Hospitals Information about area hospitals.

6. Baptist and Quaker Indian Missions Baptist and Quaker Indian Missions Information about the Baptist and Quaker Indian missions in the Kansas City area.

7. Bar Library Association Bar Library Association Articles of Incorporation for the Bar Library Association and list of charter members.

8. Battle of Westport Battle of Westport Several articles about the battle, the "last Confederate attempt to invade the North."

9. Boone and Hays Families Boone and Hays Families Information about the Boone and Hays families in the Kansas City area, descendants of Daniel Boone.

10. Catholic and Methodist Indian Missions Catholic and Methodist Indian Missions Information about the Kaw Methodist, Harmony, and Catholic Indian missions in the Kansas City area, for Osages, Shawnees, and other tribes.

11. Catholic Schools Catholic Schools Information about the following schools and colleges: (1) Lillis High School, (2) Loretto Academy, (3) Notre Dame de Sion, (4) Redemptorist Fathers College and Seminary, (5) Rockhurst College, (6) Saint...

12. Cattle Industry Cattle Industry History of the cattle industry in Kansas City from its beginnings with trails and railroads and stockyards, etc., including record cattle runs.First permanent establishment of cattle trade in 1867 followed...

13. Charitable Organizations Charitable Organizations Clippings about several charitable organizations and individuals, including the Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations, the Florence Crittenton home for black girls, the Mental Health Foundation,...

14. Chiles Family Chiles Family Information on the Chiles family in the Kansas City area, early settlers of the mid-1800s.

15. Chouteau Settlements Chouteau Settlements Material pertaining to settlements of the Chouteau Family in Missouri.

16. City Officials City Officials Profiles of city officials involved in urban planning either through financing or organizing infrastructure improvements such as utilities, transportation, natural disaster prevention, parks, etc.

17. Civil War Scrapbooks Civil War Scrapbooks Information on the Civil War, mostly newspaper clippings, with general information on Roll 20 and chronology on Rolls 18-20.

18. Clyde and Mae Porter Clyde and Mae Porter Collection of Clyde Porter (dying before 1958) and his wife Mae Reed Porter, or Mae Porter, of early Kansas City history and origins, with photos, maps, and illustrations, etc.

19. Cogswell Tavern and Watts Mill Cogswell Tavern and Watts Mill Information about Watts Mill and Cogswell Tavern provided in the 6th and 7th items of the roll of microfilm, along with photo and description of William Cogswell (1793-1866), his wife Fanny Ann Cogswell...

20. Commercial Club Commercial Club History of the Kansas City booster organization of business people.Founded in 1856, then broken up during the Civil War.Inaugurated system of railroads and promoted transportation for commerce all around...