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Ray, Mildred K
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
Catherine M Knowles
1891-1941 (Bulk 1891-1...
SC222 Mrs. Sam Ray Album Finding Aid
The Mrs. Sam Ray Album consists of a three ring album containing handwritten notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera documenting the friendship of Mildred Kittel Ray and Peggy Smith....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
SC71 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...
SC8-2 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.
SC86-1 James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914)
James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...
SC86-3 Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
ca. 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,...
SC95 John Barber White Papers Finding Aid
Born on December 8, 1847, successful lumberman John Barber White moved from New York to Missouri in 1879 to help organize the Missouri Lumber & Mining Company, headquartered in Kansas City. He worked nationally...
Scarritt Building Exuded Opulence
April 20, 2011
Postcard image and short article on the historic Scarritt Building (9th St. & Grand Ave.), considered to be Kansas City's second "skyscraper." It was built in 1907 by the Scarritt Estate Company at a cost...
Scarritt Spring Rediscovered
October 22, 2003
Scarritt Spring ruins have been discovered and it is believed the spring was located belong Cliff Drive after Cliff Spring was developed above the road. David Remley, Brad Finch and Parks and Recreation...
School's Legacy Marks Important Chapter in Northeast Church's History
October 15, 2008
Short article and postcard image of the Scarritt Bible and Training Institute. Established in 1890, the school for girls was located at Harris (now Norledge) and Askew avenues near the Melrose Methodist...
Schooled in the Manual Arts
February 1, 2012
Postcard image of the old Manual Training School building and a short article on the history of the institution. Located on the 1200 block of Truman Road, Manual Training School was founded in 1897 and...
Seeing Kansas City on the Gray Line
March 19, 2014
Postcard image of a 1920s "Parlor Coach" operated by the Yellow Cab Company. An accompanying article describes how such coaches were built by the American Car Company and Safeway Six Wheel Company. Each...
Seeing Kansas City Via Gray Line
November 2, 2005
Circa 1930s postcard image of Parlor Coach #501. The caption states that all Kansas City tours began at 11th and Baltimore at the Baltimore Hotel. Tours lasted from 30 minutes to two hours in length.
Sex Sold...Even in 1909; Risque Photos Entice Men
June 8, 2011
Photo postcard and short article about the Townley Metal & Hardware Co. and its founder James P. Townley. The risque postcard/calling card showing a provocatively posed woman on the front was mailed to...
April 11, 2012
Postcard image and short article about Sni-A-Bar Gardens, described as the "largest and best appointed dinner dance place in the central west." The entertainment venue was located at 40 Highway and Blue...
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