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Hall, Joyce C
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
Catherine M Knowles
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid
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...
SC63 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...
SC58 Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
Mildred Kittell Ray was born in Halstead, Kansas, on September 22, 1895. An avid collector of postcards (buttons, too), Mrs. Ray, at the age of 72, initiated a column in the Kansas City Times and Kansas...
SC56 Westminster Congregational Church Records Finding Aid
The Westminster Congregational Church, located at 36th and Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri, was dedicated at that address in 1907. It was initially called the Westminster Presbyterian Church but became affiliated...
SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection
This collection contains items relating to the annual Priests of Pallas festival held in Kansas City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The events were comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans...
SC3 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....
SC217 Carnival Park Postcards Finding Aid
This collection contains two postcards of Carnival Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
SC168 Teachers College of Kansas City
This collection contains materials relating to the Teachers College of Kansas City, as well as its alumni organization, Tau Kappa Delta. These materials include a scrapbook maintained by members of Tau...
SC13-3 Knowles Postcard Collection Finding Aid
A collection of approximately 200 postcards primarily from Kansas City and a variety of Missouri towns. Topics includes buildings, streets, libraries, fountains, etc.
SC13-2 Holiday Postcard Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains approximately 400 greeting card postcards for holidays, including: birthday, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year's, Saint Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, and Washington's birthday....
SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid
This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...
SC125 David H. Perkins Papers Finding Aid
1940-2010 and n.d.
The David H. Perkins Papers contain correspondence, publications, writings, photographs, artwork, and ephemera created and collected by David H. Perkins over the course of his life. A life-long Kansas...
SC101 Kansas City Bar Association Records Finding Aid
The Kansas City Bar Association is a local organization for lawyers, organized in 1884. This collection of the group's records provides information primarily during the early years of 1898 to 1917. Included...
SC1-2 Harvey Rettberg Papers Finding Aid
Collection of correspondence, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings (including obituaries), etc., belonging to Harvey Rettberg, co-founder of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Fan Club. Includes information...
SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...
Roses are Red...and Pink, and White
May 13, 2009
Postcard image and short article on the Laura Conyers-Smith Rose Garden located in Loose Park. The garden was designed by Herbert Hare (of the firm Hare & Hare) in 1931 and originally consisted of 120...
Roger Fowler, Barnstormer
Postcard of early aviator, Roger Fowler
Roberts Home Example of New Homeowner Postcards
February 2, 2011
Early twentieth-century postcard of "The Roberts Home," located in Mellier Place, Kansas City, Missouri, and an accompanying article about cattleman and real estate developer Walter Mellier. Mellier Place...
River Trade Diminished Near Turn of Century
June 16, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the decline in traffic and trade on the Missouri River beginning in the late-1800s. The decline was due in large part to the burgeoning railroad industry.
Racetrack's Legacy Endures - Even After Razing
September 24, 2008
Short article and postcard image of the old Kansas City-Smithville Racetrack in Smithville, Mo. The track was built in 1925 and featured mostly harness racing. Later automobile and motorcycle races were...
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