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A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri
Article details the history of the Civil War strife along the Missouri and Kansas border. Order Number 11 issued by the Union forces led nearly twenty thousand people to abandon their homes in the Missouri...
A War's On, and 'Maybe I can Help': Her Job in '44-45 Was Inspecting Airplane Engines
During World War II, Molly Bean felt she needed to do something to help out. So she went to Pratt & Whitney, local company building engines for World War II aircraft. Article has photo of Molly Bean and...
A Young Girl in the Missouri Border War
Article reprints a series of letters written by teen-ager Laura Brown in Missouri mostly during the Civil War time period. The first letter is dated July 28, 1859, and the last November 29, 1864. Includes...
Abiel Leonard, Yankee Slaveholder, Eminent Jurist, and Passionate Unionist
Chapters in the book focus on Leonard's ancestry and early life, his duel with Taylor Berry, his politics, family life, slave holding, lawyer and judgeship responsibilities, federal politics, and the Civil...
About the West: Kansas Abolitionists Fight Confederates in Missouri
Photos, illustrations, map, and biographical article about Jared Barnes (1834-1916), "an avowed Free-Stater" moving from his native New York to Kansas Territory in 1857 and serving as a Union officer in...
Abraham Chrisman, Jr.
Biographical sketches of Abraham Chrisman, Jr., and his father, Abraham Chrisman, Sr., both farmers in Jackson County, Missouri. Description of the elder's move to Independence from Virginia as a pioneer...
AC17 Carl V. Mason Collection Finding Aid
The Carl V. Mason Collection contains documents and photographs related to the life and career of FBI special agent Carl V. Mason.
AC18 Green Family Collection Finding Aid
The Green Family Collection contains materials related to the World War I military service of Captain Walter Green as well as the life of his wife, Thelma Green.
AC22 Gilliam Family Collection Finding Aid
1939-1999 [Bulk: 1939-1947]
The Gilliam Family Collection contains correspondence and other documents and photographs concerning the personal lives of the Gilliam family between 1939 and 1947.
AC23 Taylor Family Collection Finding Aid
The Taylor Family Collection contains photographs and newspaper clippings concerning the business and community activities of Joseph and Vivian Taylor, covering the period ca. 1955-1981.
AC25 Wayne Miner Post No. 149 Collection Finding Aid
The Wayne Miner Post No. 149 Collection contains items related to the activities of Wayne Miner Post No. 149, a Kansas City, Missouri, based chartered post of the American Legion.
AC26 Henry Bell Collection Finding Aid
The Henry Bell Collection contains items related to the World War I military service of Henry Bell of Salibury, Missouri, covering the period 1917-1919.
AC29 Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection contains documents and photographs relating to the life and career of Dr. Carl M. Peterson and the founding and business activities of The Doctors Clinic, a private...
AC38 Lawrence R. Bearnes Collection Finding Aid
The Lawrence R. Bearnes Collection contains materials related to the 599th Field Artillery Battalion of the 92nd Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, in 1943.
Account of the Battle of Westport and Early Memories of Kansas City
Photo and autobiographical article about the early Kansas City reminiscences of Mrs. Roma Johnson Wornall, or Roma Wornall (1846-1933), third wife of Westport pioneer John Bristow Wornall (1822-1892)....
Across Our Wide Missouri: A Vote of Principle; A Ruined Career
Photo and biographical article about John Henderson (1827-1913), the senator from Missouri casting one of the last votes in the national Senate keeping President Andrew Johnson but in the process ruining...
Across Our Wide Missouri: Elusive River to the Brink of War
Article about the "Honey War," a near war in the early 1800s disputing the boundary between Iowa and Missouri, with map.
Across Our Wide Missouri: From Clara Bow to Doris Day, Jack Oakie Stole Their Shows
Photos and biographical article about Jack Oakie (~1904-1978), a movie comedian born in Sedalia, Missouri, as Lewis Offield. Description of his life and career, selling newspapers during high school in...
Action Before Westport, 1864
Paintings of battlefields and photos of generals and strategic houses.
Address for the Battle of Lone Jack Marker Dedication, August 12, 1961
Speech given on behalf of the Jackson County Historical Society by Howard N. Monnett, dedicating the memorial marker of the Battle of Lone Jack.
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