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101. Memories of My Childhood Home Memories of My Childhood Home 1964 Manuscript of reminiscences about pioneer experiences in early Kansas City by Leanah Jackson (Mrs. G. B.) Wheeler.

102. Mrs. Sam Ray Postcards Mrs. Sam Ray Postcards 1976-1998 A 2 volume collection of photocopies of portions of the column "A Postcard from Old Kansas City" from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times. Authored by Mrs. Sam (Mildred Kittell) Ray, the column...

103. New Era for Quality Hill Recalls Its Earliest Days New Era for Quality Hill Recalls Its Earliest Days November/20/1955 Article about the early history of Quality Hill through the activities of the family of Annie Fisher (1847-1941) and her husband James Fisher, with photos of them. Photos and description also of the Fisher...

104. Newspaper Clipping Collection: Mounted Clippings Newspaper Clipping Collection: Mounted Clippings ca1890-1955 (bulk 1900-1949) This collection contains primarily thousands of newspaper clippings mounted on cardboard sheets, dated, and headed with a pertinent subject. Clippings were arranged in three categories: Kansas, Missouri,...

105. People Who Made a Difference People Who Made a Difference May 2000 Photos and biographical descriptions of "20 people who we believe had the greatest lasting impact on Kansas City and helped to define our city today": (1) Berenice Chouteau, (2) Father Bernard Donnelly,...

106. Pool Segregation Put KC in Spotlight Pool Segregation Put KC in Spotlight January 15, 2002 Story relates how on January 15, 1952, Thurgood Marshall, later a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, led this area's civil rights cause concerning the desegregation of the all white Swope Park Swimming Pool....

107. Railroads Railroads Photos, illustrations, and information on the history of railroads and trains in Kansas City since their arrival from the east in the mid-1800s.

108. Robert Earl Dawson Santa Fe Trail Collection Finding Aid Robert Earl Dawson Santa Fe Trail Collection Finding Aid 1906-1912 This small, one-box collection is actually a compilation of various material divided between Kansas City history and Missouri history. Within the Missouri history section are numerous items pertaining...

109. Scouting KC: Rediscover the Thirties Scouting KC: Rediscover the Thirties November//1974 Slice of life from the 1930s.

110. Souvenir History-Program of Kansas City, Missouri: Northeast Fair, August 12 to 17, 1929 Souvenir History-Program of Kansas City, Missouri: Northeast Fair, August 12 to 17, 1929 1929 Photo and Kansas City reminiscences of Willard Winner, a local street railway and real estate developer, describing the history of the city and his role in it since the late 1800s.

111. That Was Kansas City--I: Fur Post to Railroad Center That Was Kansas City--I: Fur Post to Railroad Center December/15/1949 First of a two-part series of articles with photos and information about the history of Kansas City from the 1803 Louisiana Purchase to the construction of the Hannibal Bridge in 1869 and early railroads...

112. The American Urban West: 20th Century Cities in the Gateway Subregion The American Urban West: 20th Century Cities in the Gateway Subregion Spring//2002 Article describing the growth patterns of cities in what the author calls the "Gateway Subregion" of the urban west. The growth of Kansas City, fifth largest metropolitan area in this region, is analyzed...

113. 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...

114. 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...

115. 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.

116. 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,...

117. 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."

118. 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...

119. 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...

120. 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.