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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 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...
African American Schools
Schools, in particular Lincoln High School, were a source of pride and "instruments of community and racial formation in the 1920s and 1930s" amongst the African American community in Kansas City. This...
African Americans in Early Kansas City Theater
This book contains information concerning African Americans and their participation in early Kansas City theater and entertainment. Information includes performers names and where they played. See the...
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.
African Americans in Mid-Missouri: From Pioneers to Ragtimers
This book describes some of the accomplishments and contributions African-Americans have made to Mid-Missouri. Included in the text are chapters on rag-time greats Scott Joplin and Blind Boone, focusing...
African Americans in Politics
Passage in book describes early attempts to get African American candidates on the ballot. Theron B. Watkins' unsuccessful campaign for city alderman and L. Amasa Knox's campaign for the state legislature...
African Americans in the Local Meat Packing Industry
The role of African Americans in the local meat packing industry is discussed in Chapter 2 of the book. Describes the conditions under which they worked as well as labor union practices.
Al Cosetta's Method of Success
November 11, 1954
Book review of "How I Found Success" by Kansas City author and businessman Al Cosetta, with photo and description of his "how-to" method.
Photo and bio of Albert Isaac Beach, or Albert Beach (1883-1939), mayor of Kansas City from 1924 to 1930 "under whose administration a city manager type of government was voted."
Two consecutive chapters of the book about Colonel Albert Boone and his dealings with the Indians and the federal government's escorts of Union soldiers in the early 1860s, including a discussion with...
Albert Bushnell, Minister
Undated portrait, retouched with charcoal and ink, of Rev. Albert Bushnell, D. D. sitting at a table with an open book. On the front, lower right, signature of photographer, "Studebaker/911 Grand/KC."...
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