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Ray, Mildred K
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
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...
Monarch Vinegar Works in Kansas City, Missouri
February 22, 2006
Featured in the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column is one entitled "A Partial View of Our Immense Plant, Kansas City, Mo." The Monarch Vinegar Works was located at 2400 Nicholson Avenue in the East...
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...
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...
Missouri Pacific Lines: Route of the Eagles
May 4, 2011
Promotional postcard and accompanying article about the Missouri Pacific Railroad's "Eagle" streamliners. The Eagle line was launched in 1939 to much fanfare. MoPac discontinued it in 1994.
Mildred (Mrs. Sam) Kittell Ray
Mildred Kittell Ray, known as Mrs. Sam Ray, with postcard in hand standing by wooden cabinet with drawers containing her postcard collection. Location not given but presumably photograph was taken at her...
Postcard of the Midland Hotel
Melrose Methodist Church
July 20, 2005
Postcard featured in "Postcards of Historic Northeast" this issue is an interior view identified as the Melrose Methodist Church located at Windsor and Bales. It was built in 1928.
Main Street, North from 12th Street
Postcard of Main Street, North from 12th Street
Main Street Theater History to Live on as Downtown's New Cineplex
April 9, 2008
Article and postcard image of the old Mainstreet Theater (14th and Main Street). The theater was designed by the firm of Rapp and Rapp of Chicago and opened October 30, 1921. The historic building was...
Loss of the Great American Shoe Store
March 9, 2011
Postcard image and accompanying article on the G. R. Kinney Co. shoe store located at 8th & Delaware in Kansas City, Missouri. The company was founded by George Romanta Kinney who revolutionized the industry...
Local Schools Collection Finding Aid
This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.
Liberty Memorial Great Frieze
November 9, 2011
Postcard image of and short article about the stone frieze carved into the north wall of the Liberty Memorial monument. The frieze measures 18 feet high and 140 feet long. It was designed by Italian sculptor...
Leaders in Our Town: Joyce Hall Proves Art Can Grow in a "Cow Town"
Knowles Postcard Collection
A collection of approximately 200 postcards primarily from Kansas City and a variety of Missouri towns. Topics includes buildings, streets, libraries, fountains, etc.
KCK Flour Mill Was One of the Largest of Its Time
September 1, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the old Southwestern Milling Company plant near present-day 18th Street and Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. The mill was built in 1913 along the banks of the...
Kansas City-Smithville Race Track
Postcard of the Kansas City-Smithville Race Track
Kansas City's Oldest Motorcycle Store
December 15, 2010
Short article and postcard image of Kenny's Harley Davidson, 403 Southwest Boulevard, known as Kansas City's oldest motorcycle dealership. The shop's origin dates back to 1918 when a local mechanic named...
Kansas City's First Memorial
March 10, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the history of the August R. Meyer Memorial. Located at 10th Street and Paseo Boulevard, the monument was dedicated on June 2, 1909, in memory of August Meyer, first...
Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid
The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra began performing in 1933 and ceased in 1982. Beginning performances were held in Convention Hall. The orchestra's home for many years was the Music Hall located in...
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