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1. Witten McDonald: A Story from the Archives Witten McDonald: A Story from the Archives Summer//1970 Biographical article about Witten McDonald, with photo and description of his varied career as "lumber man-banker-editor," including his role in inviting and presenting President Grover Cleveland to Kansas...

2. Winning a Tough Fight Winning a Tough Fight March 11, 2014 Built in 1943, the Bannister Federal Complex is currently slated for demolition in 2016 to make way for redevelopment. After a 12-year struggle, Kansas City leaders succeeded in retaining the federal agencies...

3. Who Was Simon Few? Research Request Reveals Archives 'Treasure' Who Was Simon Few? Research Request Reveals Archives 'Treasure' October-December//1983 Biographical article about Simon Few (1810-1882), a "former Independence resident" and steamboat explorer of Siberia in 1870s Russia, originally from Pennsylvania. Photo and description of his career,...

4. Walt Disney's Missouri Walt Disney's Missouri 2002 Chapter describes the work of Walt Disney and his employees at Laugh-O-Gram Studios. Includes reproductions of Laugh-O-Gram bankruptcy documents in the National Archives, as well as information about Virginia...

5. Volunteers Helping: Collections at Society Archives Are Growing Volunteers Helping: Collections at Society Archives Are Growing August 1977 Description of Jeremiah Harrelson, "a partner of Zenas Leonard, fur trapper and Indian trader, in a store at old Sibley," Missouri.

6. Volunteers Helping: Collections at Society Archives Are Growing Volunteers Helping: Collections at Society Archives Are Growing August 1977 Description of "[c]opies of materials and photographs of the old Webb Castle on Truman Road from Clara Lee Webb's album" acquired by the Jackson County Historical Society.

7. Turner's Turning Point For Museum Turner's Turning Point For Museum March 17, 2004 Turner White, CEO of Union Station Kansas City, Inc., believes that issues concerning Corinthian Hall need to be addressed. Article lists some of the improvements currently underway. Dr. Bill Worley has...

8. Treasures of History Need New Home Treasures of History Need New Home February 17, 2006 Article describing the possibility of the Central Plains facility of the National Archives and Records Administration moving into the historic Adams Dairy building just to the west of Union Station. The...

9. Thomas B. Harris Thomas B. Harris Circa 1890s Charcoal portrait drawing of Thomas B. Harris (Tom) dressed in suit and plumed hat. Drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey. Handwritten on the back in pencil, "T. B. Harris."...

10. They'll Lead the Way They'll Lead the Way January 9, 2007 In Steve Penn's Commentary column are listed the new board members for the Black Archives of Mid-America Inc. The names include: Barbara Peterson (widow of the founder Horace Peterson), Nolen Ellison,...

11. There's More than BBQ Cooking in Vine District There's More than BBQ Cooking in Vine District September 7, 2009 Community meetings were held to discuss the goal of devising a "Vine Street District Economic Development Plan for the 20 square blocks bounded by Ninth and 29th streets, the Paseo and Troose Avenue. Its...

12. The Treasures Await You at the Marr Sound Archives The Treasures Await You at the Marr Sound Archives December 2008/January 2009 Article spotlights the collections and staff of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Marr Sound Archives. The Archives was established in 1987 through a gift of Gaylord Marr, who taught History of...

13. The St. Louis Fur Trade: Fur Company Ledgers and Account Books in the Archives of the Missouri Historical The St. Louis Fur Trade: Fur Company Ledgers and Account Books in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society February//1985 Article about the history of the fur trade in Saint Louis, Missouri, especially "from 1802 to 1871, a period which saw the emergence of St. Louis as the unchallenged fur trade capital of the West," with...

14. 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...

15. The Northeast News: 73 Years in the Making The Northeast News: 73 Years in the Making January 5, 2005 The Northeast News is featured in the "Northeast Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders" section. Supposedly the newspaper started in 1932 but today's publishers, Michael and Chris Bushnell, have no issues...

16. The Marr Sound Archives: For the Record The Marr Sound Archives: For the Record August/September, 1995 Article describing the origins and growth of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The archives was established in 1987 from a gift of 42,000 sound recordings from professor...

17. The Letters The Letters December 1, 2002 Article is a reprint of letters located in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. by Jan Toms and Joanne Eakins in 2001. These letters are entitled "Missouri City Raid", a letter from Liberty, Mo.,...

18. The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection June/July, 2004 Article describes the 2004 donation of 375 oral histories of jazz musicians to the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The collection was given to Marr by renowned jazz scholar...

19. The Far Reaching Legacy of Kansas City's Robert McClure Snyder The Far Reaching Legacy of Kansas City's Robert McClure Snyder Spring 2005 Robert McClure Snyder's life was cut short in 1906 when he died as a result of an automobile accident in Kansas City. He was a successful businessman and real estate speculator who became a millionaire...

20. The Diary of Pedro Ignacio Gallego Wherein 400 Soldiers Following the Trail of Comanches Met William The Diary of Pedro Ignacio Gallego Wherein 400 Soldiers Following the Trail of Comanches Met William Becknell on His First Trip to Santa Fe November 1, 1992 Militia Urbana Captain Pedro Ignacio Gallego, who with his troops, encountered William Becknell near Las Vegas, New Mexico, on November 13, 1821. Extensive historical article plus reprints from Becknell's...