Description: These records include office correspondence, newspaper clippings, annual reports, photographs, architectural drawings, and other miscellaneous items and are divided into 10 series groups. These groups include: Series I-Reports; Series II-Office Files; Series III-MVSC files; Series IV-Photographs; Series V-Staff Association Records, 1916-74; Series VI-Children's Department Records; Series VII-Scrapbooks; Series VIII-Specifications and Inventories (Building, Equipment, and Furniture); Series IX-Architectural and Engineering Drawings, Main Library and 9th and Locust location; and Series X-Artifacts. The majority of the office records are for the transitional years between the library's location on Locust Street and the move to the new building on 12th Street. Richard Sealock was the library director for most of this time period. Found in SC 6-1 are library records for ca1976-to date.
Creator: Kansas City Public Library
Item Type: Archival Material
Note: The Kansas City Public Library was established in 1873 and was connected with the Kansas City School District. The main branch of the library has been located downtown with locations primarily at 9th and Locust (1897-1960), 12th and Oak (1960-2003) and 10th and Baltimore (2004-). The library split from the school district in 1988 and formed its own library board.