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Mayme K Piper
Pauline Siegfried Fowl...
Charcoal portrait of John Thrailkill in suit coat, vest, shirt, and tie. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey. Written in the lower right corner in black ink is "John...
Kansas City (Mo.) School District Records Finding Aid
This collection contains material transferred from the Kansas City School District to the Kansas City Public Library and the Missouri Valley Special Collections department, primarily in the early to mid...
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.
Kansas City Museum Branches Out
May 5, 2010
Article reports on a partnership between the Kansas City Museum, Jackson County Historical Society, and LaBudde Special Collections of UMKC to create the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA)....
Kansas City's Veteran at a Crossroads
Discussion about the memorial's possible future after closing in 1994, with new potential designs, especially for the World War I museum archives.
Kansas City, Mo. City Guide
Special section of Family Tree Magazine that profiles genealogical and historical research resources available within the Kansas City area. Resources relevant to land records, cemetery records, newspapers,...
Kansas City, Mo.: Statistical Facts Regarding Its Appearance in May 1857 and Its Subsequent Growth
[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...
Kansas Trails, Tall Grass, and Trials as Experienced in the California Gold Rush Letters and Diary of James and David Lee Campbell
The author of the article shares with the reader some of his family's recorded experiences while on the trail west to the gold fields in 1850. James and David Lee Campbell left Clayton, Adams County, Illinois,...
KC Ballet's New Home a Remodel
April 21, 2006
The Kansas City Ballet has announced that they plan to renovate a historic power plant at 400 W. Pershing Road near Union Station. It will be called the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity and...
KU Receives Writings by William S. Burroughs
February 8, 2014
Article announces that the last works and other writings of author William S. Burroughs have been donated to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at Kansas University. The donation of materials was made...
Lewis and Clark Across Missouri: The Journey Begins
Map of the state of Missouri depicting the journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Fort Jefferson at the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, up the Missouri River, from November, 1803 to...
Lewis and Clark Across Missouri: The Journey Ends
Map of the state of Missouri depicting the return journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition down the Missouri River to St. Louis in September, 1806. Includes dates and locations of each expedition campsite,...
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
Library Receives Legendary Jazz Collections
October 21, 2009
Pam McShann, daughter of Jay McShann, has donated her father's papers to the Special Collections Department at Miller Nichols Library. The collection, which includes videos of interviews, photographs,...
Making Jazz History: 87 Years and Going Strong
Article describes Spring, 1995 activities of Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Williams, was interviewed on February 22, 1995 by Chuck Haddix of the Marr Sound Archives for the Smithsonian Institution's Oral...
Marr Sound Archives
Marr Sound Archives Receives Collection from Warren Bowman
Article describes a collection left to the Marr Sound Archives in 2004 by deceased Kansas City piantist Warren Bowman. The collection includes a large collection of recordings by contemporary Kansas City...
Memorabilia from Local Basketball Legend Warren Jabali Donated to Black Archives
August 22-28, 2014
Article announces that Mary Beasley, wife of the late Warren Edward Armstrong (Jabali), has donated her husband's collection of basketball memorabilia to the Black Archives of Mid-America. The collection...
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.
Miss Erdman Presents Her Manuscript to the Archives
Photo and article about native Missourian "Miss Loula Grace Erdman [or Loula Erdman], author" of a manuscript about Order Number 11, gathered from research at the Jackson County Historical Society archives....
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