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1. Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Material about the national heritage area encompassing 41 counties along the Kansas-Missouri border. The area was established in anticipation of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War to promote education...

2. Civil War Scrapbooks Civil War Scrapbooks Information on the Civil War, mostly newspaper clippings, with general information on Roll 20 and chronology on Rolls 18-20.

3. Henry Clay Pate Henry Clay Pate File containing a collection of research papers on Henry Clay Pate, or Henry Pate, publisher of the Westport Border Star proslavery newspaper and a participant in 1850s border warfare in the Kansas City...

4. Bushwhackers Bushwhackers Information about the guerilla warfare between the Missouri Bushwhackers and the Kansas Jayhawkers prior to and during the Civil War.

5. John Johnson Material John Johnson Material This folder of material includes newspaper clippings which include Johnson's obituary, typescripts of 11 letters dated 1853-1875, family record pages from a family Bible, photocopies of photographs of...

6. General James Lane General James Lane Illustrations and multiple articles in the file about General James Henry Lane, or Jim Lane (1814-1866), a Union general and national senator from Kansas involved in the border warfare and Civil War periods...

7. William Clarke Quantrill William Clarke Quantrill File containing information on William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, on August 21, 1863, killing approximately 183 men and boys. Also photos, illustrations, maps, and information on William Clarke...

8. Missouri Heritage, V.2 Missouri Heritage, V.2 Section of the book entitled "Liberty Arsenal" tells the story of the federal arsenal located just south of Liberty, Missouri along the Missouri River. It was raided in 1855 during the early border warfare...

9. John Brown John Brown Photos, illustrations, and information on John Brown (1800-1859), a prominent abolitionist born in Connecticut, raised in Ohio, and moving to Kansas Territory in 1855. Involved in the border warfare against...

10. Border Warfare Border Warfare Information about border skirmishes, massacres, etc., taking place between Missourians and Kansans prior to the Civil War, especially in 1854-1859.

11. Werner, Otto F. Werner, Otto F.

12. Border Warfare Border Warfare

13. War in Kansas: A Rough Trip to the Border among New Homes and a Strange People War in Kansas: A Rough Trip to the Border among New Homes and a Strange People //1856 Colorful if crude journal entry regarding a stay at "'old man Harris's' most uncomfortable 'hotel,' in Westport."

14. Geary and Kansas--Governor Geary's Administration in Kansas with a Complete History of the Territory Geary and Kansas--Governor Geary's Administration in Kansas with a Complete History of the Territory until July 1857 //1857 Colorful and literary description of border ruffians between Kansas City and Westport and how people dealt with them leading up to the Civil War.

15. Remarks of Hon. Lyman Trumbull, of Illinois, on Seizure of Arsenals at Harper's Ferry, Va., and Liberty, Remarks of Hon. Lyman Trumbull, of Illinois, on Seizure of Arsenals at Harper's Ferry, Va., and Liberty, Mo. .. //1859 Speech delivered in the United States Senate in 1859, concerning the 1855 slavery-related skirmish at military arsenals in Liberty, Missouri, and Harper's Ferry, Virginia.

16. The Narrative of John Doy, of Lawrence, Kansas: "A Plain, Unvarnished Tale" The Narrative of John Doy, of Lawrence, Kansas: "A Plain, Unvarnished Tale" //1860 Colorful accounts of border conflicts over the keeping and treatment of slaves in 1859 by abolitionist John Doy in Leavenworth, Lawrence, Weston, Platte City, and Saint Joseph, including the Underground...

17. Narrative of John Doy, of Lawrence, Kansas: "A Plain, Unvarnished Tale" Narrative of John Doy, of Lawrence, Kansas: "A Plain, Unvarnished Tale" //1860 Chapters of the book about experiences at the the Platte City jail during the border warfare period in 1859, including descriptions of cruelty against slaves and abolitionists.

18. The Narrative of John Doy, of Lawrence, Kansas: "A Plain, Unvarnished Tale" The Narrative of John Doy, of Lawrence, Kansas: "A Plain, Unvarnished Tale" //1860 Chapter of the book about experiences on the way to a prison for Unionists in Saint Joseph during the border warfare in 1860 just prior to the Civil War.

19. Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean //1867 Portrait and description of James Montgomery as "the great guerrilla chieftain" of Kansas Territory in 1858, being a leader of a band of Jayhawkers in the border warfare period.

20. Shelby and His Men: Or the War in the West Shelby and His Men: Or the War in the West //1867 Account of the Battle of Westport by the author, one of Confederate General Joseph Shelby's soldiers for the Confederates.