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"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
. ..Jean Laffite and Joseph Robidoux
Portraits and biographical article about the correspondence starting in 1818 between Joseph Robidoux (a Saint Louis businessman and founder of Saint Joseph, Missouri of French descent) and Jean Laffite...
68,937 And Counting: Searching Inmate Case Files from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas
Article describes information that can be obtained from inmate case files at the Leavenworth penitentiary. Case files include inmate photographs, record sheets, personal data sheets, fingerprints, daily...
A Chronology of the Warren Durrett Big Band in Kansas City, 1945-1986
A 314 page spiral bound booklet which features local big band leader Warren Durrett. It contains 13 chapters with content arranged in chronological order. Within the pages are photocopies of newspaper...
A Tug-of-War Over 'Murderabilia'
September 29, 2012
Article on the disputed ownership of notebooks, copies of investigative files, crime scene photographs, and correspondence relating to the muder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959 that have...
A Young Girl in the Missouri Border War
Article reprints a series of letters written by teen-ager Laura Brown in Missouri mostly during the Civil War time period. The first letter is dated July 28, 1859, and the last November 29, 1864. Includes...
Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid
1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890)
Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...
Abner Whiteley Materials
Unprocessed special collection for Abner Whiteley. Contains 4 account books, various receipts, some correspondence, and photocopied clippings from department's mounted clippings on him. Whiteley was an...
ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power/KC (ACT-UP/KC) was founded in September 1988 with the purpose of promoting AIDS awareness, treatments, and victim's rights through aggressive activism. ACT-UP/KC held numerous...
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,...
Folder contains photocopies of correspondence between Adrienne Christopher and others concerning the Aguirre family as well as other miscellaneous items. Epifanio Aguirre was an early freighter and ranch...
Art Work at The Kansas City Public Library
Information and correspondence about some of the art work that has hung in different branches of the Kansas City Public Library from its beginning. Includes information about the Blashfield's mural "The...
Exterior view, believed to be Billy Binder on horse. Identified on back of photograph as last horse I broke in 1958. Yours Truly, Billy Binder. Photograph was found in Montgomery correspondence, P3, in...
Bingham, George Caleb-Self Portrait
Clippings and correspondence about the self-portrait painting of Bingham owned by the library and on loan to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Biography of Charles Filmore (1854-1948) and Myrtle Fillmore (1845-1931), Founders, Unity Society of Practical Christianity
Biography of James Wesley Hurse (1866-1935), Minister
Biography of Nelle Nichols Peters (1884-1974), Architect
Birds of Kansas City
Includes correspondence and information relating to birds of Kansas City region, including Harris's sparrow.
The high-rise white marble BMA Tower is the home office of BMA at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway. The BMA Tower received architectural acclaim upon its completion in 1963 and among other awards received...
Booker T. Washington Letter
May 1, 1908
Letter addressed to Mr. Joseph H. Crooker, 820 South Street, Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts, from Booker T. Washington, The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for the training of Colored Young...
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