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1. $1 Million Makes a Big Difference $1 Million Makes a Big Difference August 15, 2007 The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...

2. 1833 Lawsuit Gets Mormons' Notice 1833 Lawsuit Gets Mormons' Notice January 4, 2006 As part of a joint local records preservation project between Jackson County and the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, legal documents concerning acts of violence against Mormon settlers have...

3. 1847 Circular on Services in Independence for Trail Trekkers Turns Up in Oregon Archives 1847 Circular on Services in Independence for Trail Trekkers Turns Up in Oregon Archives Winter//1981 Article about the circular and letter published by George Buchanan, Independence postmaster in 1847, "about the facilities of the town" of Independence, Missouri, designed as a guide for travelers to Oregon...

4. 20/20 Visionaries 20/20 Visionaries July 2014 Article spotlights 30 "visionaries" of Kansas City, the men and women who "pioneered the region, pushed our borders in new directions, set the stage from the growth of companies...and helped give this...

5. A Bit of the Real Cowtown A Bit of the Real Cowtown April 30, 2014 Article spotlights a large of collection of documents, blueprints, and other materials pertaining to the old Kansas City Stockyards that is currently being processed by the Missouri Valley Special Collections...

6. A Collection on the Move A Collection on the Move February 9, 2014 Article summarizes the movement of materials belonging to the Marr Sound Archives from their current location to the automated storage and retrieval system added to the Miller Nichols Library in 2011....

7. A Courthouse Revival A Courthouse Revival January 2, 2008 The historic Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, on the National Register of Historic Places and originally constructed in 1836, is slated for major renovations. Currently "senior citizens...

8. A New Heritage of Frustrations A New Heritage of Frustrations November 24, 2013 Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...

9. A New Home for Black Archives A New Home for Black Archives January 3, 2011 The newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives...

10. A New Lewis and Clark Map A New Lewis and Clark Map 1961 Map drawn by Lewis and Clark depicts Missouri prior to its statehood, as well as surrounding frontier area, including territory now encompassed by Arkansas, Kansas, and other western states. Map shows...

11. A Penny for Your Thoughts A Penny for Your Thoughts February 1, 2006 Brief, humorous piece relating several details of research by the Missouri State Archives and Jackson County, Missouri, officials in 2005, in which court records were discovered pertaining to the 1833...

12. AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid 1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989] The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...

13. AC12 BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project Collection Finding Aid AC12 BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project Collection Finding Aid 1975-1976 The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community and provides insight into the...

14. AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection Finding Aid AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection Finding Aid 1966-2007 The Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection contains items related to the professional and community activities and achievements of Dr. Julia H. Hill, former president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the...

15. AC14 Geneva Price Collection Finding Aid AC14 Geneva Price Collection Finding Aid 1977-1994 [Bulk: 09/1984-10/1984] The Geneva Price Collection contains materials related to the educational outreach activities of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during its 1984 Kansas City residency.

16. AC15 Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection Finding Aid AC15 Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection Finding Aid ca. 1926 The Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection contains photographs of Kansas City, Missouri, street scenes ca. 1926.

17. AC16 Vernon J. Brooks Collection Finding Aid AC16 Vernon J. Brooks Collection Finding Aid 1969-ca. 1981 The Vernon J. Brooks Collection contains materials related to the employment and community accomplishments of Vernon J. Brooks.

18. AC17 Carl V. Mason Collection Finding Aid AC17 Carl V. Mason Collection Finding Aid 1950-1976 The Carl V. Mason Collection contains documents and photographs related to the life and career of FBI special agent Carl V. Mason.

19. AC18 Green Family Collection Finding Aid AC18 Green Family Collection Finding Aid 1914-1954, n.d. The Green Family Collection contains materials related to the World War I military service of Captain Walter Green as well as the life of his wife, Thelma Green.

20. AC19 George W. Mayfield Collection Finding Aid AC19 George W. Mayfield Collection Finding Aid ca. 1945-2002 The George W. Mayfield Collection contains materials related to the life and career of Pullman porter and barber George W. Mayfield.