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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 and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid
1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890)
Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...
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...
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.
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 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,...
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.
Address of Ex-Governor James W. Denver: Delivered at the Old Settlers' Meeting, Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, September 3d, 1884
Speech by James William Denver, or James Denver (1817-1892), governor of Kansas Territory in 1857-1858, native of Virginia, Union general in the Civil War, and namesake of Denver, Colorado.
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 40 with Boys Playing
Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in four rows of six. Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a boy playing a game or prank, getting in trouble, or doing some work. Images include a handstand,...
Advertising Supplement: Community Shelter Plan for 7-County Kansas City Area
Supplement providing information on shelter locations and provisions for different sections and neighborhoods of the city, in case of nuclear war, filled with maps.
Aerospace Industry in Kansas City: Kansas City Companies Meet Space-Age Demands
Photos and article by Charles Kimball, the president of the Midwest Research Institute, about the aerospace industry in Kansas City, especially research and development "locally by Spencer Chemical, a...
African American Missions
File containing a pamphlet entitled Dividends upon a Half Century of Missionary Investment, by Prof. W. H. Holloway. The pamphlet describes the benefits of the work of the American Missionary Association...
African American Soldiers in the Border War
Part one is a series about the role of black troops in the border wars fought along the Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas borders. This installment focuses on the political obstacles and controversy surrounding...
African Americans and Boosterism
Article features boosterism as it applied to the exodus of African Americans from the south after the Civil War. Exodusters came into Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado and the town of Nicodemus, Kansas is...
African-Americans in Wyandotte During the Pre-Civil War Period
Article describes the African American population in Wyandotte, Kansas prior to the Civil War, and discusses notable African American individuals in the area.
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