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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. AC15 Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection Finding Aid AC15 Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection Finding Aid ca. 1926 The Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection contains photographs of Kansas City, Missouri, street scenes ca. 1926.

3. AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid 1949-1962 The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.

4. AC3 R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School Collection Finding Aid AC3 R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School Collection Finding Aid 1937-ca. 1955 The R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School Collection contains items related to the activities of faculty and students at R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School in Kansas City, Missouri,...

5. AC38 Lawrence R. Bearnes Collection Finding Aid AC38 Lawrence R. Bearnes Collection Finding Aid 1943 The Lawrence R. Bearnes Collection contains materials related to the 599th Field Artillery Battalion of the 92nd Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, in 1943.

6. 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...

7. Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1920-1940 This collection contains 57 black and white 8" x 10" photographs housed in one box. Views include downtown area, West bottoms, riverfront area, industrial areas, midtown area including Union Station and...

8. DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid 1921 A Kansas City Times article dated Nov. 12, 1979, stated that the Elizabeth Benton DAR chapter, located in Kansas City, Mo., was the first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed west...

9. 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...

10. Frank Lauder Autochrome Collection Frank Lauder Autochrome Collection ca.1931-1942 The collection consists of 1402 color, glass negative autochrome images of Kansas City residences and gardens; some city views, including parks, statues, fountains, and other landmarks; and pictures of...

11. George Kessler Collection Finding Aid George Kessler Collection Finding Aid 1895-1923 This one box collection includes 16 landscape drawings done primarily by George Kessler, dated 1910 - 1916 and covering not only Penn Valley Park and North Terrace Park in Kansas City but also projects...

12. George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid 1860 Born in Maine in 1837, George Chase came to what is now Kansas City, Missouri, in 1859 and became a prominent businessman. He died January 4, 1913. His diary for the year 1860 describes daily life and...

13. Guadalupe Center Collection Finding Aid Guadalupe Center Collection Finding Aid 1925-1974 (bulk 1941-1965) The Guadalupe Center, a Hispanic community center on the city's West Side, was founded by the Agnes Ward Amberg Club, a Catholic women's organization, in 1925. The collection includes four scrapbooks which...

14. Henry R. Rule Autograph Collection Finding Aid Henry R. Rule Autograph Collection Finding Aid 1792-1939 [bulk ca1865-1920] This collection contains various items which include the autographs of famous people like political figures, including many presidents, literary greats, Civil War personalities, etc. Includes a letter...

15. Ice Houses Photograph Collection Finding Aid Ice Houses Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1920-1932 This collection was originally a scrapbook entitled Description of City Ice Company of Kansas City Properties. It contains 50 black and white photographs as well as a typed descriptive page. It was dated...

16. James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid 1858-1872 James D. Allen settled in Shawnee, Kansas, in 1857 and was appointed Justice of the Peace for Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, that year. Collection contains one large journal and one small diary/account...

17. John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid 1842-1914 John A. Bushnell was a businessman who came to Missouri and settled in Calhoun, Henry County. Collection contains correspondence and legal documents. Most of the material relates to Henry County, Missouri,...

18. John C. Egner Fire Department Scrapbook Finding Aid John C. Egner Fire Department Scrapbook Finding Aid circa1880-1940 John C. Egner was Fire Chief of the Kansas City Fire Department from 1906 to 1918. His name has been associated with this item. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, and various...

19. John Campbell Compilation Finding Aid John Campbell Compilation Finding Aid 1805-1965 The date of John Campbell's birth is unknown, although it is known he was a soldier in 1797. He was issued a license to trade with the Indians along the Missouri and Des Moines Rivers in 1822 and was in...

20. Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection Finding Aid Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection Finding Aid circa 1920-1945 The Hargrave collection of 173 black and white 8 x10 in. photographs depict scenes primarily in and around downtown Kansas City, Missouri. They were originally created to document accident sites for later...