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1828-1983 and n.d
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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...
AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid
1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989]
The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...
AC12 BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project Collection Finding Aid
The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community and provides insight into the...
AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection contains items related to the professional and community activities and achievements of Dr. Julia H. Hill, former president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the...
AC17 Carl V. Mason Collection Finding Aid
The Carl V. Mason Collection contains documents and photographs related to the life and career of FBI special agent Carl V. Mason.
AC18 Green Family Collection Finding Aid
The Green Family Collection contains materials related to the World War I military service of Captain Walter Green as well as the life of his wife, Thelma Green.
AC19 George W. Mayfield Collection Finding Aid
The George W. Mayfield Collection contains materials related to the life and career of Pullman porter and barber George W. Mayfield.
AC22 Gilliam Family Collection Finding Aid
1939-1999 [Bulk: 1939-1947]
The Gilliam Family Collection contains correspondence and other documents and photographs concerning the personal lives of the Gilliam family between 1939 and 1947.
AC29 Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection contains documents and photographs relating to the life and career of Dr. Carl M. Peterson and the founding and business activities of The Doctors Clinic, a private...
AC32 Cox Family Collection Finding Aid
The Cox Family Collection contains documents, photographs, and other materials related to the lives, careers, and community activities of Henley L. Cox and his wife Mayme G. Cox Motley.
AC33 Warren (Armstrong) Jabali Collection Finding Aid
The Warren (Armstrong) Jabali Collection contains personal papers, photographs, and other materials related to the personal and professional accomplishments of American Basketball Association star Warren...
AC34 Crosthwaite Family Collection Finding Aid
The Crosthwaite Family Collection contains documents, photographs, artifacts, and textiles related to the lives and careers of Dr. David N. and Minnie L. Crosthwaite and their children.
AC35 Allen Carnell Lyons Collection
1938-1992 [Bulk: 1983-1992]
The Allen Carnell Lyons Collection contains photographs and other items related to the career of tap dancer Allen Carnell Lyons.
AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection Finding Aid
The Merrill Street Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of Merrill Street Baptist Church in Trenton, Missouri, through meeting minutes. The collection covers the period 1896-1964.
AC47 Felix H. Payne Collection Finding Aid
Felix H. Payne Collection
The Felix H. Payne Collection contains materials related to the business activities of the Kansas City American newspaper and personal papers of Felix H. Payne, Sr.
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