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Philip Arthur Gambone
Richard E Jensen
Mary Jane Peery
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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...
AC1 Niles Home for Children
The Niles Home for Children Collection documents the business activities of the Niles Home for Children in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1923 to 1963.
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...
AC4 Merrill Street Baptist Church
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.
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...
BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project (AC12)
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...
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...
Brookings Montgomery Papers
It is believed that these four boxes of correspondence files came with the Montgomery Photograph Collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. They have been retained in their original filing arrangement....
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