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1. Native Sons of Kansas City, Missouri Native Sons of Kansas City, Missouri The Native Sons Archives (Native Sons Collection) were transferred from Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, to UMKC, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, in July 1990....

2. Biography of Ada Crogman Franklin (ca. 1886 - 1983), Teacher, Actress, and Producer Biography of Ada Crogman Franklin (ca. 1886 - 1983), Teacher, Actress, and Producer

3. Kansas City Map Kansas City Map First official Kansas City map is preserved in the Archives of the Native Sons of Kansas City. Another copy of this map is in the Snyder Collection at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

4. Missouri Place Names Missouri Place Names File contains information on Missouri place names for cities, counties, towns, rivers, etc. The Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City also has a large list of Missouri place names.

5. Black Archives of Mid-America Black Archives of Mid-America File contains brochures, newspaper articles, one issue of The Archives Griot (June 17 & 18, 1995), and information about Horace Peterson, founder of the Black Archives.

6. History of The Kansas City Call History of The Kansas City Call Brochure giving the early history of the establishment of The Call newspaper, focusing on biographical information of the founder, Chester A. Franklin.

7. Genealogy Vertical Files Shelf List Genealogy Vertical Files Shelf List A list of general subjects and family surnames in the genealogy vertical files.

8. Bill Vaughan Bill Vaughan Information on Bill Vaughan (1915-1977), "longtime resident humorist at the paper [The Kansas City Star]," writer of "the Starbeams column for more than 30 years," and native of Saint Louis. File includes...

9. Nazarene Theological Seminary Library Nazarene Theological Seminary Library Photos, illustrations, map, and information on the Nazarene Theological Seminary library building dedicated in 1967 at 1700 East Meyer Boulevard (with the Nazarene Archives at 6401 Paseo Boulevard).

10. Fort Osage Fort Osage Postcard of George Fuller Green painting of Fort Osage

11. National Archives and Records Administration--Central Plains Region National Archives and Records Administration--Central Plains Region Kansas City does have a branch of the National Archives called the Central Plains Region. Various types of records from states of the Midwest and Great Plains are included in the holdings. It is located...

12. Black Archives of Mid-America Black Archives of Mid-America File contains a two-page paper entitled "The Objectives of the Black Archives of Mid America." It is hand dated April 8, 1975.

13. Marr Sound Archives Marr Sound Archives

14. Earliest Drawings or Engravings of Kansas City Earliest Drawings or Engravings of Kansas City From the Native Sons Archives, ''Manuscripts 2,'' the photocopies give information about the pictures, engravings, drawings of early Kansas City including ''Woodcut from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room...

15. Missouri Baptist Historical Society Missouri Baptist Historical Society File contains a brochure about the location of the Missouri Baptist Historical Society's archives at the library of William Jewell College.

16. Horace Peterson Horace Peterson Peterson, a graduate of Kansas City's Central High School, founded the Black Archives of Mid-America (2033 Vine) in 1974. He was born November 23, 1945, and died in 1992.

17. Community of Christ Research Library and Archives Community of Christ Research Library and Archives Photos, maps, and information on the Research Library and Archives for the Community of Christ Church in Independence, Missouri, formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...

18. Kansas City, Mo.: Statistical Facts Regarding Its Appearance in May 1857 and Its Subsequent Growth Kansas City, Mo.: Statistical Facts Regarding Its Appearance in May 1857 and Its Subsequent Growth //1859, ca. [C]opy of a manuscript received by the Native Sons Archives of Kansas City on June 23, 1952, from the estate of Johnston Lykins Case and presumably written originally on January 1, 1859, by Dr. Theodore...

19. Miscellany Miscellany //1917 Contains excerpts from some articles in the Diocesan archives of Kansas City, Missouri, written by the late Bishop of Kansas City, Right Reverend John Jozeeph Hogan.

20. The Search for the Site of the Sand Creek Massacre The Search for the Site of the Sand Creek Massacre //Spring Photos, illustrations, maps, and article about "the surprise attack by Col. John Chivington on a village under the leadership of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle" in 1864 southeastern Colorado. Description...