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About Town: Poems Recall Her Life in Excelsior Springs
Biographical article about M. Deborah Ellett, "poetry editor for the City Inner & Outer Magazine which is devoted chiefly to minority affairs and success stories," growing up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri,...
Abraham Chrisman, Jr.
Biographical sketches of Abraham Chrisman, Jr., and his father, Abraham Chrisman, Sr., both farmers in Jackson County, Missouri. Description of the elder's move to Independence from Virginia as a pioneer...
Biographical sketch of Dr. Abraham McKenzie, "a successful practitioner of osteopathy." Born in Lewis County, Missouri, in 1860 and training at Kirksville, Missouri, before coming to Kansas City in 1899,...
Photo and bio of Abram Nave, a Saint Louis grocer with a branch business in Kansas City. Born in Tennessee in 1815 and emigrating to Saline County, Missouri in 1816 with his parents before starting a mercantile...
Abstract of Title, Dundee Place
Reproductions of the legal recordings of the plat of Dundee Place, located on the site of the old city fairgrounds.
Abuse and Murder on the Frontier: The Trials and Travels of Rebecca Hawkins: 1800-1860
This is an in-depth study of the life of Rebecca Hawkins who hired her neighbor Henry Garster to murder her husband Williamson. It covers such subjects as spousal abuse, legal procedures, slavery, and...
Action Before Westport, 1864
Paintings of battlefields and photos of generals and strategic houses.
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Collection of the "gold mine of errors" in a book review about the Platte River Road with several mistaken references to pioneer Kansas City and Westport names and places, including the name of Westport...
Address by Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, Delivered in Liberty, Mo., June 5th, 1872, on Occasion of the Celebration by the People of Clay County, of the 50th Anniversary of the County's Establishment
Speech by Alexander W. Doniphan at the 50th anniversary of Clay County at Liberty, Missouri, on the county and city's histories and projected futures.
Address of Rev. Father William J. Dalton of Kansas City, Missouri, on the Pioneer Missionary Work of Father DeSmet of the Jesuit Society
Booklet containing the address of Reverend William Dalton about the pioneer missionary work of Father Pierre DeSmet (1801-1871 ca.) of the Jesuit Society, including information on some of the earliest...
Address to Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri
Appendix I of the book contains "Address to the People of the United States", delivered by Wiliam B. Napton in Lexington, Missouri, July 13, 1855 to the Pro-Slavery Convention of Missouri. Talks about...
Biographical sketch of Adelbert Haines, or A. S. Haines, "General Produce Commission Merchant, 416 Delaware Street," opening his store in 1868 upon arriving in Kansas City, also running a dairy.
Description with photos and history of Admiral Boulevard, part of the park and boulevard system, from Highland to Grand Avenue, 1.05 miles long, acquired in 1900.
Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Front Cover
Front cover of a scrapbook of advertising and calling cards. It is red and embossed and has images of white flowers and a sculpture of an angel riding a lion. It says "Scrap Book" and has a typewritten...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 43 with Santa and Children
Scrapbook page containing ten advertising cards, all cut to the shape of their image, showing the following:
1. Santa carrying presents (two cards).
2. A girl with ringlets and a hat, holding a ball...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 49 with Puns
Scrapbook page containing 23 advertising cards arranged in four rows of six (one card is missing). Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and illustrates a phrase in an unintended way, sometimes creating a pun, such as...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 69 with Outdoor Country Scenes, Lace, and Flowers
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards as follows:
1. Four cards are in the shape of a book, the front covers showing: a church in winter, a couple sitting on a bench, a woman in a field with...
African American Clubs
File contains the yearbooks for the following African American clubs: Book Lovers Club, 1923-24 to 1956-57; Junior Book Lovers Club, 1932-33, 1939-40, 1940-41; Alexander Dumas Reading Club, 1924-25; and...
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