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1. Westport: Gateway to the Early West Westport: Gateway to the Early West 1949 Rough draft or manuscript version of the book "Westport: Gateway to the Early West" written in 1949 by author Louis Honig (born in 1887), with photos, maps, illustrations, and information on Westport history....

2. Westport, 1812-1912 Westport, 1812-1912 1912 Description of the origins and early history of the town of Westport, Missouri as an embarkation or jumping-off point for western travels including the Santa Fe Trail especially in the 1820s-1850s, with...

3. We Tried All Kinds of Ways to Beat the Summer Heat We Tried All Kinds of Ways to Beat the Summer Heat July 4, 1987 Article on the various ways people stayed cool and handled the brutal summer heat in an era before air conditioning. Famous Kansas Citians such as Ilus Davis and Walt Bodine provide their own recollections...

4. Views of Kansas City, Missouri Views of Kansas City, Missouri 1905, 1908 Photos predominantly of old buildings and some of homes and street scenes.

5. Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid 1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950) The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...

6. Union Station Massacre Union Station Massacre //1975 Book about the Union Station Massacre and events leading up to it, highlighting the changing attitudes toward criminals since the city's beginnings.

7. Twenty-eighth Annual Report of the Board of Education of the Kansas City Public Schools: Kansas City, Twenty-eighth Annual Report of the Board of Education of the Kansas City Public Schools: Kansas City, Missouri 1900 Mainly description of the economy of the city as it changed due to western migration and border warfare from 1838 to 1865.

8. Twentieth Century Edition of the Kansas City Times Supplement: Illustrative-Descriptive of Imperial Twentieth Century Edition of the Kansas City Times Supplement: Illustrative-Descriptive of Imperial Missouri and the Greater Kansas City January/1/1900 26 pages of description and pictures of all around the city.

9. Timeline of Important Events in the History of Kansas City Timeline of Important Events in the History of Kansas City 1968 Extremely detailed year-by-year list of important events in the history of what has become Kansas City, Missouri, starting with 1800, then the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the 1804 Louis and Clark expedition,...

10. Thrills of a Century Thrills of a Century Midsummer 1950 Numerous photos and illustrations and extensive article about the festivities surrounding the Kansas City Centennial celebration in 1950, including shows at the new Starlight Theater and various other...

11. The Portraits of George Caleb Bingham Reveal a Different History of Greater Kansas City The Portraits of George Caleb Bingham Reveal a Different History of Greater Kansas City Winter-Spring//2001 Photos (of Bingham's portraits) and biographical article about George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) and the reflection of Kansas City history in his portraits of area residents in the middle to late 1800s....

12. The Mormons in Kansas City The Mormons in Kansas City November 2000 In the last of a series of reminiscences by John Calvin McCoy, he describes the conflicts between Mormons and "Gentile" settlers that led to the Mormons expulsion in 1833.

13. The Missouri Merchant One Hundred Years Ago The Missouri Merchant One Hundred Years Ago October/3/1921 Early history of Clay County settlement before the prominence of the Jackson County part of Greater Kansas City.

14. The Making of America: Central Plains The Making of America: Central Plains September//1985 Numerous maps with illustrations and chronologies of the settlement of the Great Plains (centering on Kansas City) by whites and corresponding removal of various Indian tribes, with details (especially...

15. The Magnetic West: On West Water The Magnetic West: On West Water October/14/1922 Illustrations and description of the growth of Kansas City, comparing it mostly unfavorably with Saint Louis, pointing out its rough nature, starting with its earliest settlements by fur traders in the...

16. The Kingdom of Kansas City The Kingdom of Kansas City February/8/1916 Article referring to the "kingdom of Kansas City" in the context of a commercial kingdom that "may not be successfully attacked," because of its "geographical location and territorial enormity."

17. The Identity of a Great Place The Identity of a Great Place Winter-Spring//2001 Essay about the ingredients of a great place possessed and not possessed by Kansas City. Discussion of the city's history (and versions of its history) in special reference to its role as a cultural center,...

18. The First Settlement of Jackson County The First Settlement of Jackson County January/3/1872 Address delivered by McCoy about the hard times in settling the area since the beginning.

19. The Bingham Portrait Project: The Missing Portraits of George Caleb Bingham The Bingham Portrait Project: The Missing Portraits of George Caleb Bingham Autumn//2001 The author explains some of the projected possibilities concerning the Bingham Portrait Project. At least 100 of the 350 portraits painted by Bingham were of Kansas City related subjects. Only 33 of these...

20. The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854 The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854 1972 Descriptions (with scholarly references) of early French explorations and camps in and around the Kansas City area back to the early 1700s. Description of "the Kansa village" at the mouth of the Kansas...