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Priests of Pallas Para...
1910-1917 (Bulk 1915
1923-1929 (Bulk 1925-1...
Frank S Ford
Hughes Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection of amateur quality snapshots show familiar local landmarks like Union Station, the Kansas City Museum, Swope Park, etc. Also included are a few from the Kansas City, Kansas area.
Kansas City Health Care Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This photograph collection contains 198 black and white photographs taken in the 1940s-1950s. The images are of health care facilities and services maintained by the Kansas City Health Department. Includes...
Native American/Western Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains over over 140 glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, and assorted prints. The images are primarily of Native American peoples, cowboys, and “Boomer” settlers in Indian Territory...
P4 Frank Ford Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The collection's 117 developed photographs and 51 glass plate negatives show scenes from around the turn of the twentieth century by local amateur photographer, Frank S. Ford. They include photographs...
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...
SC1-2 Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid
Collection of correspondence, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings (including obituaries), etc., belonging to Harvey Rettberg, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Fan Club. Includes information...
SC1-4 Clyde Hahn Collection Finding Aid
Collection contains seven scrapbooks and other items compiled by Clyde Hahn, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Club. Within the collection can be found photographs, correspondence, newspaper...
SC101 Kansas City Bar Association Records Finding Aid
The Kansas City Bar Association is a local organization for lawyers, organized in 1884. This collection of the group's records provides information primarily during the early years of 1898 to 1917. Included...
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...
SC169 North American Aviation Collection Finding Aid
The North American Aviation Inc. operated a B-25 factory at the Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas from 1942-1945. This collection, donated by relatives of former North American Aviation employees,...
SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection
This collection contains items relating to the annual Priests of Pallas festival held in Kansas City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The events were comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans...
SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
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...
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...
SC66 Kansas City/Local Area Fine Arts Programs Collection Finding Aid
This collection consists of various types of local fine arts programs and is designed to be an on-going collection. The programs are arranged alphabetically by either the theater name or place of performance,...
SC89 Jason Rogers Papers Finding Aid
1923-1929 (bulk 1925-1928)
Jason Rogers was born in New York City in 1868. He dropped out of grammar school and worked his way up in the journalism trade to become an expert in newspaper publishing and advertising. He was the author...
SC96 Local Zines, Mini-Art, and Mail Art Collection Finding Aid
This collection includes zines, mini-comics, and mail art created by local Kansas Citians. Zines (pronounced "zeens" as in the word magazine) are self-published works of art and writing where the author...
Transportation Photograph Scrapbook Finding Aid
1910-1917 (bulk 1915)
The collection includes 549 negatives and 318 original prints of images taken in the 1910s focusing on railroads and transportation and rural and urban life. The geographic scope is the Midwest, primarily...
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