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1. "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker 2011 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....

2. ''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs ''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs May 1, 2002 Comprehensive article covering the various border warfare groups along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. Includes names as Jim Lane, Charles Jennison, William S. Tough, John L. "Jack" Bridges,...

3. 12th Street 12th Street November 1, 1965 12th Street was formerly known as Ottawa Street. George Fuller Green and Calvin Manon found this information shown on an old 1863 plat map in November 1965, with the city's numbered streets originally...

4. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

5. 1840 Kansas City Map 1840 Kansas City Map Reprint of Father Nicolas Point's 1840 map, from a Kansas City Times article entitled "Earliest Map of Kansas City," depicting the locations of the homes of his parishioners, in the area of the West Bottoms,...

6. A Brief History of Old Westport A Brief History of Old Westport Spring 2004 Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is part three, the conclusion. It states that "by the early 40's the number of residents had grown to 2,500, and by 1848 or 1849 Westport's...

7. A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory Fall//2002 This article was first printed in the Six Mile Baptist Cookbook. It gives the early history of the area, including notes about the Osage Indians, Fort Osage, Sibley, and what took place in the "six-mile"...

8. A Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets A Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets Spring 2005 Article looks at some Kansas City streets that run east-west as well as some north-south streets and gives the names today compared to the names used in early Kansas City. Also included in the article...

9. A Home District Beautiful A Home District Beautiful February 1921 Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...

10. A Storied History Amid Hoopla A Storied History Amid Hoopla March 13, 2005 The Big 12 college basketball tournament plays its last game March 13, 2005, in Kemper Arena. The arena has seen 31 years of use and such events as the 1976 Republican National Convention and big names...

11. A Street Walker's Guide to Kansas City A Street Walker's Guide to Kansas City November 1979 Thorough article on the variety of street names in Kansas City, with their origins, including discarded street names, as well as associated neighborhoods, buildings, and people.

12. About Us About Us June/6/1998

13. Abstracts Collection Finding Aid Abstracts Collection Finding Aid 1832-1972 (bulk 1832-1890) Assortment of abstracts, most of them for historical Kansas City areas, but a few are of other places. Documents are transcriptions or copies of transcriptions of the original documents. Abstracts include...

14. ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid 1987-1994 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...

15. Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid 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,...

16. Addenda Addenda June//1973 Collection of the "gold mine of errors" in a book review about the Platte River Road with several mistaken references to pioneer Kansas City and Westport names and places, including the name of Westport...

17. Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid ca. 1860-1910s Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....

18. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 2 with Hands and Flowers Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 2 with Hands and Flowers ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing eight small advertising or calling cards arranged around one larger central card. The central card shows a man bowing and a woman curtsying as they are introduced. It says: "Geo....

19. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 46 with Calling Cards Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 46 with Calling Cards ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing four advertising cards and ten calling cards. The advertising cards each show a woman or child. The names on the calling cards are under a flap with images of flowers and hands...

20. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 47 with Calling Cards Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 47 with Calling Cards ca. 1880-1900 Scrapbook page containing four advertising cards and ten calling cards. The advertising cards each show a woman or child; one woman holds a cat, one child reads, one child carries a box. The names on the...