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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Floyd C Shoemaker
David W Eaton
"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....
''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,...
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...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
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,...
A Brief History of Old Westport
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...
A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory
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"...
A Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets
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...
A Home District Beautiful
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...
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...
A Street Walker's Guide to Kansas City
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.
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...
ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid
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...
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,...
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...
Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
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....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 2 with Hands and Flowers
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....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 46 with Calling Cards
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...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 47 with Calling Cards
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...
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