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U.s Geological Survey
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Gallup Map & Supply co
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the city of Shawnee, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City in Johnson County, Kansas starting out in the early 1800s as a stop on the Santa Fe Trail. Visited by...
Senior Focus: The Cutting Edge of Clarence Kivett
Photos and biographical article about Clarence Kivett, an architect designing many prominent local structures with his firm, Kivett & Myers which merged in 1975 with Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff....
Sears Memories Outlive Warehouse
Article with reminiscences, map of location at Truman and Cleveland Roads, and photos of the demolition of the Sears warehouse building, constructed in 1925, destroyed in the "second largest implosion"...
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...
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...
SC218 Penn Elementary School Closing Program Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains items pertaining to the last program of the Penn Elementary School before closing its doors in 1955.
SC181 Americana Study Club Collection Finding Aid
The Americana Study Club Collection contains one publication listing club member names and addresses, as well as dates and program titles for the years, 1951-1952.
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
SC163 Kansas City Public Works Collection
1905-1978 and n.d.
This collection contains reports, correspondence, permits, regulations, blueprints, and notes concerning the operations of the Kansas City Public Works Department in the early to mid-20th century. The...
SC126 Gallup Maps Collection Finding Aid
1900-1950 and n.d.
This collection contains 23 maps depicting the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. 22 of the maps were published by the Gallup Map Company, and one was published by The Berry Company. The maps indicate...
SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid
1642-2009 and n.d.
This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...
Santa Fe Trail Marker
View of three stone markers, exact location not given, probably eastern Jackson County, Missouri. First marker on the left reads: "Santa Fe Trail, 1822-72, Government Reservation 1808." Middle marker reads:...
Topographical map of areas of Buchanan and Platte counties in Missouri, and Atchison County, Kansas, including the city of Atchison, Kansas. Map also includes a segment of the Missouri River, as well as...
Man in a suit walking two dogs on a dirt country road. Mailboxes are in view.
Route of the Kansas City-St. Louis Rock Road
File containing a "map of the Old Trails Road across Missouri" supervised by Mrs. John Van Brunt (of Kansas City) and extending 303 miles from Saint Louis to Kansas City with some sections already paved...
Route 66 Celebrates 66th!
Article about the history of highway Route 66, one of the first transnational highways in the United States. It crosses Missouri and some sections are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Roselawn: Home of Frederick and Dorothea Volker
Photo album with information and photos about the family of William Volker (1859-1947), including his brother Frederick Volker and their home at 3717 Bell Street, known as "Roselawn."
Ronald McDonald House
Newsletter about the opening of the Kansas City branch of the children's cancer charity house at 41st and State Line Roads.
Postcard of construction work of Rockhill Park neighborhood
Robinson Family Papers Finding Aid
This collection contains correspondence, court records, maps, deeds, bills, etc., and has been arranged by date order with most items relating to Montgomery and Buchanan County, Missouri. It contains maps...
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