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Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid
1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890)
Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...
Mary Handly Linton Papers and Slide Collection Finding Aid
Mary Handly Linton was a local poet and author of books of verse. The collection contains both her personal papers and slide collection of approximately 3800 slides. Included with the personal papers are...
Peery Family Papers Finding Aid
The Peery family collection contains just over 600 letters including correspondence of John Thompson Peery, an early founder of Methodism in the Kansas City area, and his wife Mary Jane Chick Johnson Peery....
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...
Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid
1830-1940, bulk 1889-1940
The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...
Carl Bodmer Print
Unframed (15.75 in. x 21.25 in.) aquatint engraving of Carl Bodmer painting "Sih-Chida & Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians (Mandan Indianer, Indiens Mandans)," London, published by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand,...
William C. Connett, Jr. Papers Finding Aid
The Connett family is noted in the history of the St. Joseph and Sparta, Missouri, area. They had connections at one time with the meat-packing industry in St. Joseph, Missouri. Leonard L. Solomon was...
19th Century Playbill
Framed (9.5 in. x 17.5 in.) playbill printed on what appears to be cloth. "Broadway Theatre. E. A. Marshall, sole Lessee, Also of the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Thomas Barry, Stage Manager."...
County Election Engraving
Framed (33.5 in. x 41 in.) engraving of George Caleb Bingham's "County Election." Engraver was John Sartain (1808-1897). Engraving has been archivally restored and is on display periodically in the Central...
Kansas City Levee View
A framed (26.5 in. x 44 in.) photo of an engraving/drawing of the Kansas City, Missouri, levee or riverfront area, taken from the Clay County side looking south and titled "Kansas City, 1855." Inscription...
Westport Mo. and Its Additions
Early map of Westport, Missouri, shows streets with names and width; some residences like Col. A. Boone; and the Godfrey Vineyard. A “Table of Distances” gives miles from Westport to places like San...
Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid
1855-1951 (bulk 1937-1950)
Three scrapbooks compiled by Honig that has newspaper clippings, photos, etc., and information on Westport, Kansas City, and places in the state of Missouri. Louis Honig was the author of "Westport: Gateway...
James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid
James F. Spalding, born July 28, 1835, was an early pioneer resident in Kansas City, arriving in 1865. According to his obituary, in October of that year founded the first school in Kansas City, two years...
James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid
1861-1917 (bulk 1861-1865)
James J. Akard was born July 7, 1838, in Polk County, Missouri. He was captain of Company A, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war he was elected to the state legislature...
Charles L. Johnson Papers Finding Aid
Charles Johnson, ragtime musician and composer and arranger, spent most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri. It is believed that he made the first orchestra arrangement for the song "Missouri Waltz" and...
Board of Education, Kansas City, 1867-1904
Damaged composite of portrait photographs of members of the Kansas City Board of Education from 1867 to 1904 showing dates of service. Harrison, J. Scott is handwritten next to the portrait in lower right....
Kansas City (Mo.) School District Records Finding Aid
This collection contains material transferred from the Kansas City School District to the Kansas City Public Library and the Missouri Valley Special Collections department, primarily in the early to mid...
Early Photographs of Kansas City, Missouri
This photograph scrapbook contains 50 mounted black and white images measuring 4" x 5". It contains early scenes of Kansas City including streets, buildings, bridges and riverfront areas. Includes some...
Framed (14 in. x 16 in.) black and white photograph (8 in. x 10 in.) of the Kansas City downtown area referred to as The Junction located at 9th, Main, and Delaware streets. View is looking toward the...
Order Number 11 Engraving
A framed (42 in. x 33 in.) engraving of George Caleb Bingham's painting entitled "Order #11." The engraver was John Sartain (1808-1897). Item has been archivally restored and is periodically on display...
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