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1. African American History African American History ca1930s-60s File containing materials pertaining to the history of African Americans in the United States. Includes a 1941 publication of the Missouri State Department of Education entitled A Suggestive Outline for...

2. How Districts Get Names How Districts Get Names January 4, 1925 Article about the origins of area place names like Toad-a-Loop, Tour-de-Loup, and Sni-a-Bar, all supposed to be of French origin etymologically. "One of the troublesome place names in Kansas City is that...

3. Kansas City School District Officials Kansas City School District Officials 1912-05 Composite photograph identified as Board of Directors, Officers, and Heads of Departments of the School District of Kansas City, Mo. Includes portraits of the following men: Charles A. Smith, architect;...

4. Library Directors of the Kansas City Public Library Library Directors of the Kansas City Public Library First librarian: Mrs. Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, March 1881-June 1, 1911. Second librarian: Mr. Purd B. Wright, June 1, 1911-July 1, 1938. Acting librarian: Ms. Irene Gentry, 1937-March...

5. Missouri State Library Association Missouri State Library Association January//1901 Announcement of the formation of the Missouri State Library Association on December 18, 1900, in Columbia, Missouri, with description of its purposes and first officers, including first vice-president...

6. Missouri State Library Association Missouri State Library Association January//1904 Description of the discussions and presentations at the "fourth annual meeting of the Missouri State Library Association" at Saint Joseph, Missouri, headed by librarian Purd B. Wright.

7. Public Library Established in 1873 Public Library Established in 1873 September/10/1929 Photo and history of the Kansas City Public Library (written by librarian Purd Wright), established in 1873 and operating as "a subscription library until 1898," the year of the opening of the old Main...

8. Purd B. Wright Purd B. Wright 1947 Folder contains correspondence between Grace Hill and others concerning articles in library publications about Purd Wright; Wright's book plate and a copy of the June, 1947, M.L.A. Quarterly which contains...

9. Purd B. Wright Purd B. Wright Purd B. Wright, head of the Kansas City Public Library, standing on the steps of the library building at the northeast corner of 9th and Locust.

10. Retirement for Twelve Retirement for Twelve January 1, 1944 Staff retirements: Mr. Purd B. Wright, Ms. Grace Hudson, Ms. Helen Read, Ms. Minnie Neale, Ms. Mary Osgood, Ms. Florence Smith, Mrs. Elizabeth S. Slavens, Mrs. Mary B. Herbert, Ms. Marguerite Smith, and...

11. The American Royal and Kansas City Will Always Be Synonymous in the Heart of America The American Royal and Kansas City Will Always Be Synonymous in the Heart of America Fall//1968 History of the American Royal with photo and general agricultural information about Kansas City.

12. The American Stud Book: Containing Full Pedigrees of All the Imported Thorough-Bred Stallions and Mares. The American Stud Book: Containing Full Pedigrees of All the Imported Thorough-Bred Stallions and Mares. .. 1868, 1873, 1878, 1882 Insert inside the front covers of volumes 1 and 3 with a statement by the book's donor, Albert Doerschuk, to librarian Purd B. Wright, dated March 8, 1926, with a letterhead for Doerschuk's Prescription...

13. The Origin and Rise of the Cattle Industry of the Southwest The Origin and Rise of the Cattle Industry of the Southwest December//1957 Comprehensive history of the cattle industry of the world and the United States, including the "first few cattle brought to America" in 1540 by Coronado, through early cattle trails and railroad routes...

14. The Origin and Rise of the Cattle Industry of the Southwest The Origin and Rise of the Cattle Industry of the Southwest December//1957 Description of the early history of the "Kansas Pacific Railway Company," organized in Saint Louis in 1866 and "completed to Abilene in April, 1867," as an important aid to the cattle industry at the time....

15. Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid 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...

16. William Allen White Letters William Allen White Letters 1919-1938 Eight photocopied letters written to Kansas City Public Library director Purd B. Wright from Kansas journalist William Allen White with dates from September 19, 1919, to February 11, 1938. The letters...

17. Zoological Society of Kansas City Zoological Society of Kansas City 1932 Folder contains a letter dated January 9, 1932, addressed to Purd B. Wright, written by Bryce B. Smith who was a part of the Board of Managers of the Zoological Society of Kansas City. Letter contains...