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Local Schools Collection Finding Aid
This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.
Postcard of the Finance Building at 10th and Baltimore
Leed's Eight to the Bar
Photo and biographical description of Pete Johnson, "probably the most famous keyboard artist in the [Leed's] Eight [music group] to the bar category among musicians," specializing in "boogie woogie" piano...
Information about United States Representative for Missouri from Kansas City, Richard Bolling, including an article about Bolling's autobiographical book with photos, "House Out of Order," describing his...
African Americans in Kansas City
File contains copied pages from a book called "Reflections in Black" about the history of African Americans in Kansas City.
Memoirs of W. A. Hill, Grand View, Missouri, Written in 1921
Autobiography of William A. Hill, starting in the 1830s at the birth of his sister in Saint Louis and continuing from the 1840s through the 1910s in Ray County, Missouri, about friends, family, and local...
On the Trail of 'Pretty Boy' Floyd: A Reporter's Thrilling Report of an Outlaw's Story
Biographical paper about Charles Arthur Floyd known as Pretty Boy Floyd (1904-1934), by the author, a Kansas City Journal-Post writer following his trail during his criminal career from 1925 to 1934, with...
File contains a homes tour guide book for the Coleman Highlands Fall Homes Tour of 1999.
Confederate Soldiers Home In Higginsville, Missouri
Photos and information on Civil War Confederate veterans pertaining to the Confederate Soldiers Home in Higginsville, Missouri, or buried at the Confederate Memorial Cemetery there (in Clay County, Missouri)....
Coates House Hotel
Postcard of the Coates House Hotel
You Should Have Been Along: Auto-Biography of Edward F. Bowman
Chapter of the autobiography of the author about the amateur Astronomy Club of the 1930s in Kansas City, memorialized in the carvings on the interior and exterior of City Hall at 12th and Oak Streets by...
American Royal Barbecue
Photos, illustrations, and description of the American Royal Barbecue, "The World Series of Barbecue Contests" that began in 1979.
Frontiers in American Catholicism
Photo and review (with no date or page listed) of the book "Frontiers in American Catholicism" by Reverend Walter Ony, a Saint Louis Catholic priest growing up in Kansas City.
Photos and information on Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger, or Karl Menninger, a psychiatrist and co-founder of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, in 1925 (a nationally top-ranked psychiatric hospital)...
Oldest Books in the Missouri Valley Room
A search of the online catalog in May 2005 revealed the oldest book in the MVSC collection to be Mathematical Tables by Sir Jonas Moore published in 1653 [MV-Y 510.8 M82]. It was part of the James M. Greenwood...
Information about Kansas City associations relating to Dale Carnegie, author of the best-selling self-help book "How to Win Friends and Influence People," from Maryville, Missouri.
File contains one biographical article with photo (of Elizabeth Yates) about Prudence Crandall, a nineteenth-century Kansas teacher. The article is a book review titled “White Teacher Dared Whole Community...
City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950
Description of the turbulent 1930s in Kansas City, especially 1933, "a year of culminating evil and achievement."
Western Sash & Door Co.
Index of references in the book to pages with stained glass and leaded glass windows.
Zerelda James at Jesse James' Grave
Postcard of the Grave of Jesse James at Excelsior Springs, Missouri, with his mother standing beside the tombstone.
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