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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....
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.
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.
Missouri State Archives
June 19, 1905
File containing a booklet or pamphlet on the resources of the Missouri State Archives for research on family and community histories, with photos.
Missouri: 150th Year
May 26, 1971
Map of Missouri indicating county boundaries, possibly at the time of statehood in 1821. The map was prepared from documents located in the Missouri State Archives, and proceeds from its sale went to the...
Missouri: A Black Hub in the Heartland
Photos and article about cities and towns in Missouri as "hubs" for African Americans, including Kansas City, Saint Louis, and Sedalia. Depiction of "the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City" and...
Money Crunch For Black Archives
June 15, 2005
The Black Archives of Mid-America is no longer getting the previous funding from the city to keep it operating properly. Established in 1974 from a grant through Horace Peterson, the current executive...
Moving Time for Archives: New Research Rooms in Old Courthouse to Have Library Atmosphere
Article about the transfer of the location of the Jackson County Historical Society's archives from their 14-year stay at the Truman Library to a more permanent home in the Jackson County Courthouse on...
Much Research for 'Westering Man' Done in Archives
Book review of "Westering Man" by Bil Gilbert about Joseph Walker (1798-1876), prominent mountain man and "first Sheriff of Jackson County, Missouri." Description of much of the book's research being done...
Museum Collection in Storage Shuffle: Managing Collection and Archives of the Kansas City Museum Accommodates Master Plan
April 10, 2002
Article details information about the location and storage of the collections kept by Union Station Kansas City Inc. Gay Clemenson, Collections Manager, is featured and quoted. Many items are now stored...
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...
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