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Mayme K Piper
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Black Archives Oral History Project
File contains a variety of items concerning the Black Oral History Project which was funded by a grant from the Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations. Both the Kansas City Public Library and...
Black Archives Seeks to Continue Momentum of Jazz District with Revival of Boone Theater
August 30-September 5, 2013
Article summarizes plans to restore the Boone Theater, a historic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located at the corner of 18th & Vine Streets. Dr. Doretha K....
By Coincidence, Exhibit on Flu Pandemic Nears
May 1, 2009
The National Archives staff are preparing their exhibit on the 1918 flu pandemic to go on display May 23 through January 23, 2009. Many believe that the "Spanish flu" actually sprang out of Kansas, and...
Center Cornerstone Reveals Nothing But Memories
May 28, 2010
The Jewish Community Archives of Kansas City recently held an event to remove the cornerstone from the old Jewish Community Center (JCC) building at 8201 Holmes Street. JCC occupied the building from 1961-1986....
Changing Nations, Changing Laws: Slavery in Colonial Missouri
Part of "Stories From the Library and Archives", article deals with the question of slavery in the Louisiana Territory before Missouri became a state. Demonstrates with letters and books from the time...
Clay County Historical Atlas
Scanned and reproduced collection of Clay County, Missouri, plat maps dating to the mid-1860s. Published in 2011 by the Clay County Archives and Historical Library. A property owner index was published...
Community Archives Wants Your Stuff
August 13, 2010
The Jewish Community Archives of Greater Kansas City is housed at The Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City. Its new executive director, Judy Parelman, has put out a call for contributions...
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...
Documenting Struggle and Resilience
Article on the Federal Writer's Project records housed in the Special Collections at Wichita State University Libraries. The project operated in Kansas from 1935 until 1942, hiring men and women on relief...
Dr. Philip Brooks Retiring: Society Will Miss His Professional Help
Photo and bio of Dr. Philip Brooks, a retiring vice-president of the Jackson County Historical Society since 1960 and director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library since its opening in 1957, describing...
Drawings of Jerome Fedeli
Nineteenth-century Italian artist Jerome Fedeli moved to Kansas City in 1881. Fedeli was responsible for the decoration of many public buildings and private residences in Kansas City and other ares. Some...
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...
Early Day Weather Documented in Society Archives
Article about using historical records to determine climatic changes in the Kansas City area, including extremes such as floods, snowfall, heat waves, etc.
Eight Histories of St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Anecdotes and historical information contributed by parishoners "taken from the archives of St. Mary's" and transcribed by Merton Shatzkin, archivist.
EPA Grant Gives Boost to Museum
October 6, 2005
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Brownfields grant for $165,047 to help clean up the Paseo YMCA near 18th and the Paseo so it can be turned into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research...
January 12, 2014
Collection of photographs published throughout the history of the Kansas City Star newspaper. Many are street scenes, special events, notable structures, and prominent individuals. Each photo is accompanied...
Family's Papers Are in Archives
Two paragraphs about the Botts family collection in the archives of the Jackson County Historical Society and a letter from Justine Botts Selvey.
For Those Who Love Horse Racing
Archives of local horse racing tales collected by 1870s horse racer William Mulkey and bequeathed to the author Albert Doerschuk.
Postcard of George Fuller Green painting of Fort Osage
From the Archives
One paragraph about the acquisition of the Schorer collection for the Jackson County Historical Society archives.
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