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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Fred L Lee
Material pertaining to the Zebulon Pike Southwestern Expedition. The items include a brief author's note describing the temperature scale used by the Pike party (Reaumur), a review of a 2005 Pike-related...
Plains Indian Women and Interracial Marriage in the Upper Missouri Trade, 1804-1868
Statement before article says "Although Indian women remain invisible in most histories of the American fur trade, innumerable Native women became involved in the Upper Missouri trade through interracial...
Portraits of the Plains: The Photographs of F.M. Steele
Francis Marion Steele was an itinerant photographer capturing primarily rural, cowboy and ranching scenes of the Great Plains region during the late 19th and early 20th century. States included Kansas,...
Postcard of corner at 9th and Walnut Streets with the old post office building in the background
POWs in Missouri
Overview of the four major POW camps in Missouri: Camp Crowder in Neosho, Camp Clark in Nevada, Fort Leonard Wood, and Weingarten, south of St. Louis. Sidebar includes list of camps located in Missouri...
Since the National Register of Historic Places was implemented in 1966, Missouri "has been at the forefront of all states in preserving structures that qualify to be listed" and "was among the first to...
Priests of Pallas, Night
Postcard of float from the 1909 Priests of Pallas Parade
Proposed Union Station
An old post card from about 1908 shows the proposed Union Station, Kansas City, Mo. with a design that was never executed.
Public Prairies of Missouri
Report on the public prairies in the state of Missouri with their definitions determined by soil and vegetation type and showing their locations on several maps, mostly in the flat areas of the southwest...
Q.: What Is the Personal History of W. E. Minor?
Biographical article about Dr. William Minor (1865-1928), a local physician and posthumous namesake of William E. Minor Park at Holmes and Red Bridge Roads.
Quindaro and Western University Historic District, 1856-1862 and 1881-1948
In-depth history of the Quindaro area, including descriptions of numerous landmarks. The history of Western University is also addressed, as are a number of early settlers of Quindaro.
Raising the Stars & Stripes Over Louisiana Territory
Short article that describes the actual ceremonies when the Louisiana Territory was turned over to the United States. It includes mention of the transfer of title from France to the United States in New...
Ramos Vertical File List
A list of the file names in the Ramos collection. This collection includes books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and vertical files relating to the African American experience. Begun around 1920 by librarians...
Remembrances of Things Past
Photo of race taking place in 1914 at the second floor of the Werby Building at 39th and Main streets. Description of the car "designed and built by O. K. Newby at 1904 Grand Avenue during the winter of...
Report from the Archives, 1966
Mention of the transcription of "the Diary of George Buchanan, 1838," at the archives of the Jackson County Historical Society.
Residence of George F. Winter
Photo of the George Winter mansion.
Rhineland: Winter in a Missouri Rivertown
Article about the small town of Rhineland, Missouri, close to the center of the state and "nearly one hundred percent German" in ethnic character, settled "probably late in the 1830's and 1840's," with...
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
Robert Pryor Combs
Article on the life of Robert Pryor Combs and his relationship with his wife, Loula Long Combs. He and Loula were married on June 30, 1917 in Corinthian Hall. They moved to Longview Farm in 1919. He served...
Round Hill, Estate of Henry Flower
Article discusses the history of Round Hill, the estate of Henry C. Flower, which became Notre Dame de Sion School. The school has recently announced plans t demolish the original Flower house.
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