Jackson County Manuscript Collections

Jackson County was organized in 1826. The county seat is Independence. These collections deal in some manner with Jackson County, Missouri. This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to browse Manuscript Collections by subject.

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49/63 Neighborhood Coalition Records, 1971-2001, (K0061)
19 cubic feet
Organizational records of a neighborhood association in midtown Kansas City, MO.

1951 Flood Collection, (K1375)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The 1951 Flood Collection contains postcards, picture books, and a letter and envelope from the American Red Cross of the Kansas City and Jackson County Chapter.

1951 Flood Photographs, (K1390)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder, 27 photographs)
The 1951 Flood Photographs contains black and white photographs depicting flooding in the Kansas City metropolitan area in 1951.

1993 Flood Photographs, (K1376)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder, oversize)
The 1993 Flood Photographs contain two photographs of the Missouri River during the Flood of 1993 taken by Lightfoot Photography of North Kansas City, Missouri.


Adair-Swaringen Family Photographs (CA6537)
1 folder
Photographs and cabinet cards of a family from the Kansas City, MO, area, 1890s-1900s. Includes a reunion photograph of Co. F, 16th Missouri Infantry CSA, Parson's Brigade.

Adams, Benjamin Cullen (1880-1960), Papers, 1906-1951, (C2161)
10 folders
The papers of Benjamin Cullen Adams contain correspondence with his mother, 1906-1914, about Adams' work for Ellis & Company of London in Brazil; biographical material on his father, Congressman Henry Cullen Adams; and material on Gas Service Company Group, Kansas City, of which Adams was president and general manager.

AdHoc Group Against Crime Records, 1986-2000, (K0856)
6 cubic feet
The records consist of minutes, reports, financial records, printed and published materials, clippings, and photographs.

Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service Aerial Photographs, (P0335)
107.5 linear feet
Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.

Alderman, Irving and Company, Papers, 1888-1892, (C3478)
0.4 linear feet, 1 volume
Papers of a Kansas City, Missouri, investment firm active in Arkansas, Kansas, Texas and Mexico. Business correspondence and papers pertaining to investments in mineral and mining lands, farm and ranch lands, and small manufacture. Examples of letterheads, business cards and commercial advertising flyers.

Alexander, Ben W., Collection, (P0378)
1 folder
Postcards of the University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia MO, Chillicothe Business College, Winston Churchill Memorial Library, Missouri State Capital, Kansas City MO, Interstate 70, Windermere Baptist Assembly (Roach, MO) and Lake of the Ozarks.

Allen, Maynard Dale, Autobiography, (K1074)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Maynard Dale Allen Autobiography consists of a single spiral bound notebook outlining the Allen family’s genealogy as well as Allen’s life from 1893 to 1937.  Allen recalls his first interactions with automobiles and telephone service, visiting Kansas City as a teenager, moving, the Great Depression, politics, and war.

American Heartland Theatre Records, ca. 1985-2013 (K1283)
89 cubic feet
Organizational records of a theater company in Kansas City, MO. Includes public relations and marketing files, correspondence, play posters and programs, publications, photographs, video, stage layouts and designs, , and other materials relating to the production of the plays.

American Public Works Association Records, ca. 1895-2006, (K0651)
752 cubic feet, oversize
Organizational records of the association that provides technical and educational resources for the public works professional community. Includes a wide range of material relating to the various functions and programs of the association, including membership, awards, finance, administration, departments, chapters, Congresses, and events.

American Revolution Bicentennial, Missouri Committee for Agriculture, Papers, 1974-1976 (C4276)
1.2 cubic feet (42 folders), 1 audio tape
The papers of the committee contain correspondence, newsletters, reports, updates, events awards programs, lists of elected members, historical information on "Centennial Farms," and "Liberty Trees," meeting minutes, announcements, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual material for a slide presentation entitled "The Spirit of 76."

American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Missouri, Papers, 1973-1977, (C4259)
0.4 cubic feet (19 folders)
The papers contain letters, notes, scrapbooks, programs, events and some photographs which focused on the American Bicentennial, which was celebrated by a number of Missouri counties in 1976.

American Royal Records, ca. (1899-1991), (K0265)
161 cubic feet, oversize materials, 17 scrapbooks (microfilmed)
Organizational records of a premier livestock and horse show, parade, rodeo, and barbeque contest. Contains correspondence and working files, photographs, scrapbooks, magazines, programs, ledgers, motion picture film, videotape, and other items.

Anderson Jackson County and Independence Scrapbook, ca. 1900-ca. 1950, (K0521)
0.39 cubic feet
The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings regarding the history and development of Jackson County and Independence, Missouri.

Anderson Kansas City Scrapbooks, ca. 1900-ca. 1960, (K0520)
0.5 cubic feet
The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings regarding the history and development of Kansas City, Missouri.

Andrew Theodore Brown (1923-1983) Collection, 1960-1963, n.d., (K0011)
6.25 cubic feet
The collection contains dissertations, theses, and working papers prepared for Brown while he served as professor of history at the University of Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Kansas City and when he was director of the Kansas City History Project.

Anita Boresow Loeb Jewish Cemetery Project, (K0430)
14 microfilm rolls
The collection consists of note cards and obituaries of many Jewish men and women in the Kansas City area compiled by Anita Boresow Loeb. This information was collected by Loeb as part of her Jewish Cemetery Project and was later assembled in a book.

Annegan, Charles, Photograph Collection, (P0192)
2 photographs
Photos of a train accident near Collins, MO, ca 1900, and employees of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Kansas City, 1910.

Armour and Company Report, (K0051)
0.07 cubic feet
The Armour and Company Report contains a bound account produced by the Kansas City Power and Light Company on the steam and electrical requirements of Armour and Company’s plant at 18 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

Artenstine, Gabriel, Letter, 1864 (K0532)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection consists a letter from Gabriel Artenstine to Oscar Braecklein regarding the Battle of Westport.

Arthur Wayland Ellison Scapbooks, (K0271)
5 microfilm rolls
The scrapbooks of Arthur Ellison are comprised of various forms of memorabilia related to theatre in Kansas City. The scrapbooks, created by Ellison, contain not only items correlated to his own history in Kansas City’s theatre, but numerous documents chronicling performances he was not involved in.

Auerbach Family Papers, ca. 1980s (K0888)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers contain a menu from Bell Street Mama's located at 1726 W. 39th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927), Reminiscences, 1924, (C2694)
1 volume
The collection contains reminiscences of his first trip away from home, and itinerary across the plains to California, and descriptions of people met, work in the mines, enlistment in the army and subsequent service, and the return home in 1864.


Baird-Welsh-Chisholm Family Papers, 1894-1922, (K0655)
0.5 cubic feet
The collection contains various scrapbooks such as photograph albums, baby books, and commemorative books of other events including deaths and weddings. The collection also contains personal papers such as correspondence and certificates pertaining to the family and family-friends as well as individual photographs of members of the family.

Baker, J.H.P. ( -1913), Civil War Diary, 1864-1865, (C1449)
1 volume
The diary of J.H.P. Baker, dated October 16, 1864-June 17, 1865, discusses the war in Missouri, Price's retreat, the Southern cause, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, Price, Shelby, Sherman, guerrillas, Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination, and Johnson's inauguration. Baker, a doctor with General Shelby, was in charge of a Texas Confederate hospital.

Baker, Thomas Frazier, III (1918- ), Papers, 1959-1967, (C2465)
716 folders, 8 volumes, 8.4 cubic feet
Papers of a state representative from Stoddard County, 1961-1967. Campaign correspondence and publicity, correspondence with constituents in regard to legislation and welfare assistance, political correspondence on such matters as gubernatorial succession, reapportionment, conflict of interest legislation, and ouster of House Speaker Graham.

Barstow School Records, ca. 1892-1989, (K0277)
30 cubic feet, oversize, 35 scrapbooks
Barstow is a private preschool through twelfth grade school in Kansas City, Missouri. Included are yearbooks, material on events, activities, and students, financial and business records such as ledgers, enrollment counts, and fundraising efforts, photographs, meeting minutes, and scrapbooks. The scrapbooks may include correspondence, school newspapers, printed and published material, such as programs and invitations, photographs, and clippings.

Benton, Jessie, The Wornall House, 1944, (C2938)
1 folder
The collection contains a brief history of the Wornall House and family, with incidents of the Civil War Battle of Westport. Included is a sketch of the floor plan. Photographs are located in the editorial office of the State Historical Society.

Benton, Mrs. J. William, Photograph Collection, (P0480)
19 photographs
Photos of the William E. Hill home and monument in Keytesville, and John B. Wornall home in Kansas City.

Bergseid, Carolyn R., Postcard Collection, (P0548)
28 postcards
Postcards of St. Joseph, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, Bolivar, and the University of Missouri Columns.

Berkowitz, Marian F., Collection, (K0802)
0.07 cubic foot (3 folders)
This collection includes a memorial service booklet, armed forces prayer book, and songbook. The memorial service booklet and songbook are both from Congregation Keneseth Israel-Beth Shalom.

Berneche, Jerry and Joanne, Photographs, (P0282)
3 photographs
Three photographs: staff of the University Argus at the University of Missouri (1890), dentist's office in Kansas City (ca 1940s), and Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri.

Bernstein, Max and Libbie Rothenberg, Papers, 1914-1962 (K1304)
2 cubic feet
The collection primarily consists of photographs and legal documents relating the lives of Max and Libbie Bernstein.

Betz Family Collection, 1981, (K0825)
0.01 cubic feet
This collection contains a small booklet written by Annette Betz entitled, “The Home of Carl Betz and Louise Wittig Betz and Their Children.” The booklet is a retelling of her family history, focusing on Annette’s childhood, and her memories of her father, Carl, and her mother, Louise.

Bing, John H., Papers, 1917-2012, (K0571)
0.02 cubic foot (1 volume)
The John Bailey Gage Papers consists of correspondence primarily relating to the Midwest Research Institute (MRI). Many of these letters have attachments, most of which are the agendas and the meeting minutes of the institution’s Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. Also included are copies of by-laws and reports on income and expenses. Additional materials include speeches made by Gage, photographs, certificates, programs, and a title of abstract for the Gage Addition to Kansas City.

Bishop, Rev. Maury Whipple, Photograph Collection, (P0660)
41 photographs
Photos of Bishop family members, Ben and Alice Dixon, dedication ceremonies for General Pershing's Home (1960, Laclede) and Liberty Memorial (1961, Kansas City), the 1949 Missouri State Fair, Longview Farm (Lee's Summit), and fountains in Forest Park (St. Louis). Postcards of Independence.

Bisman, Roy (1909-1985) Photograph Collection, 1905-1967, (K1364)
0.25 cubic feet
The photograph collection of Roy Bisman contains personal photographs of Roy Bisman and his wife, Sarah (Sally) Magazine Bisman and their family, as well as oversize photos of the National Association of Waste Material Dealers meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, and Ararat Ceremonial, Walter C. Guy class.

Bitner, Robert I. (1918-1995) and Esther L. Gottlieb Bitner (1918-2012) Family Papers, ca. 1932-2000, (K1292)
0.25 cubic feet
The papers contain materials relating to the history of their childhood, education, marriage, and children, as well as their religious and community activities in Kansas City, Mo. Materials documenting Robert Bitner's service in the U.S. Army during World War II are also included.

Blue River Baptist Association Record Book, 1834-1850, (C1303)
1 volume
Records of the Blue River Baptist Association of Jackson, Johnson, and Lafayette Counties, MO, with abstract of principles, form of government, rules of decorum, and minutes of meetings of the association, including statistical records of members, evangelists' reports, and executive committee minutes.

Bograd, Abe Oral History Collection, (K0267)
.1 cubic foot
The Abe Bograd Oral History Collection covers many aspects of Bograd’s life including recollections of his early years in Russia; his family’s immigration; his education; the political climate of the city under Pendergast; and his employment with the Kansas City Star.

Boller Brothers Architectural Records, (K0065)
9.31cubic feet (24 folders, 65 rolled items)
The Boller Brothers Architectural Records consist of both personal and business correspondence, business publications and advertisements, personal photographs, and military and architectural certificates issued to Robert Boller. Additional material includes a family history entitled "Turning the Blues into Bluebirds," written by Mrs. Robert C. Boller in 1932. The records also contain sixty-five sets of architectural drawings of theatres dating between 1912 and 1953 which were constructed in the Midwest portion of the United States.

Bolte, Carl E., Sr. (1901-1975) Papers, 1959, (K0905)
.1 cubic feet
The papers of Carl E. Bolte, Sr. contain over 300 letters of appreciation addressed to Carl E. Bolte, Sr. from Kansas City Rotarians, acknowledging his 1958-1959 presidency of the group.

Book Lovers' Club Records, 1904-2011, (K0901)
2 cubic feet
The records consist of minutes, yearbooks, meeting programs, photographs, financial records, and other related materials.

Boone, Albert Gallatin, Papers, (K0475)
0.1 cubic foot (10 folders)
The papers of Albert Gallatin Boone contain legal documents regarding property and business transaction, primarily involving Boone and other resident of Westport.

Bordy, Alice Rostov, Papers, (K0869)
0.13 cubic foot (4 folders)
The Alice Rostov Bordy Papers contain administrative papers from 1979 to 1980 for Menorah Medical Center. This collection also includes a 2001-2002 Beth Shalom remembrance booklet, a Beth Shalom Men’s Club luncheon discussion booklet, and a clipping from the 1956 edition of the Kehilath Israel News.

Botsford, James Sherman, Memorial Booklet, (K1001)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
The James Sherman Botsford Memorial Booklet contains a memorial services booklet for James S. Botsford issued by the Kansas City Bar Association in 1915.

Bradley, Lenore K. (1935-1998) Papers, 1966-1982, (K0309)
0.29 cubic foot
The papers of Lenore K. Bradley contain notes, drawings, pamphlets, maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs collected by Bradley for use in writing a book on the life and work of Louis Curtiss, noted Kansas City architect.

Braecklein, Oscar (1831-1904) Papers, 1901-1903, (K0340)
0.2 cubic feet
The papers of Oscar Braecklein contain four notebooks and one sketchbook that he used in the later years of his life. Braecklein was a druggist (pharmacist) from Kansas City, Missouri, in the late 1800s, and the notebooks chiefly contain his notes from what he was learning or interested in at the time.

Bragg, Raymond Bennett, Papers, (K0468)
9.4 cubic feet
This collection contains material related to the career of Raymond B. Bragg, a prominent Unitarian minister of the 20th century. Included are the materials from local organizations he was involved in, his ecclesiastical research, personal writings, newspaper clippings, humanist journals, and records and correspondence from the various positions he held throughout his career. In addition, there is a large collection of sermons written by Bragg, primarily from his time as minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City, Missouri.

Brand, Hyman (1891-1977) Papers, 1935, (K0480)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers consist of two photographs related to Hyman Brand and his family.

Bratman, Richard Samuel and Joyce Rosenberg, Papers, (K1146)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
This collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle covering the Bratt family and their contributions to the Kansas City area Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (BIAV) congregation and the Jewish community.

Brookfield, Dutton (1917-1979), Papers, 1844-1979, (C2732)
72.4 linear feet and 5 audio cassettes
The papers of Dutton Brookfield contain the business, political and personal papers and photographs of a Kansas City, MO, community leader. Brookfield was President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), a mayoral candidate (1963, 1971), and on boards of numerous corporations and educational and civic organizations. Family papers include letters from the Civil War, World War I and II, and Vietnam.

Brookfield, Dutton (1917-1979), Papers, (CA6382)
0.4 cubic feet
Addition of scrapbooks containing photographs and WWII letters, along with Unitog Company newsletters, 1982.

Brown, Marshall Dwight, Papers, (K1066)
7 cubic feet
Includes architectural drawings by Marshall and Brown Architects; Kansas City area related books; issues of "Kansas City Happenings", a newspaper published Marshall Brown, Jr. and Jerry Plantz.; small desk blotters 1930-1950s with KC company names; a photographs album; clippings; and certificates awarded to Brown.

Brown, Philip Shelley Papers, (K0130)
0.16 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Philip Shelley Brown Papers contains a bound volume consisting of copies of correspondence written by Brown between 1903 and 1905. The bulk of the letters concern Brown’s law practice in Kansas City, Missouri.

Browne, Kenneth L., Collection, n.d. (K0534)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains an undated letter given to the Native Sons of Kansas City by Kenneth L. Browne describing a spring dance and other events occurring in Kansas City.

Brownstein, Albert Memoir, (K0861)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection consists of a manuscript entitled, “A Letter to My Grandchildren,” written by Brownstein. The memoir includes genealogical and historical information on the family, along with anecdotes from Brownstein on his youth and life growing up as an Orthodox Jew in New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Brush Creek Community Partners Records, ca. 1995-2014 (K1323)
20 cubic feet
Organizational records of a community-based nonprofit organization whose work centered on urban core redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization along the Brush Creek Corridor of Kansas City, Missouri, from 1995-2014. The records include Board of Directors notebooks, meeting minutes, news clippings, financial statements, the organizational plan, corridor reference materials, correspondence, and photographs. Also included are materials relating to FOCUS KC.

Buchanan, Eugene, Architectural Records, (K1373)
14.17 cubic feet (7 folders, 76 rolled items)
The architectural records of Eugene Buchanan primarily consists of 76 architectural drawings, the bulk of which were drafted between 1971 and 1998. These buildings were primarily built in Kansas and Missouri and were designed and constructed by Buchanan Architects and Associates, Chartered.

Buckner Hill Cemetery Association Records, 1910-1968, (K1357)
0.04 cubic feet
The records contain a record of internments in the Buckner Hill Cemetery in Buckner, Missouri.

Buford and George Manufacturing Company Collection, 1898-1899, (K0339)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection consists of two illustrated catalogues produced by the Buford and George Manufacturing Company. The contents of the catalogue pertain to saddlery and other equestrian accessories.

Burford-White Photograph Collection, (P0038)
64 photographs
Snapshot and studio photos, including tintypes related to the White-Burford-Taylor-Adkins-Harness-Marolf families plus scenes from Ladue, Vista and Independence, as well as vacation scenes outside of Missouri.

Bush, Ken Papers, 2006 (K1038)
0.04 cubic feet
The papers contain materials related to the Kansas City Chapter of the Retired Old Men's Eating Association, also known as the Romeo Club.

Business Men's Portraits of 1897, 1937 (K0542)
0.26 cubic feet
Photographic portraits of prominent Kansas City businessmen and civic leaders removed from the first Convention Hall cornerstone.


C. H. Blackman and Son Funeral Home Records, 1971-1978, (K1358)
0.12 cubic feet
The records provide information about decedents and document funerals arranged by C. H. Blackman and Son Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cahn and Block Records, 1844-1845, (K0341)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains an Account Book for the business Cahn and Block, for the years 1844-1845.

Campbell, Miss Glenn, (K1085)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Miss Glenn Campbell Scrapbook consists of clippings documenting the lives and performances of various musicians who Miss Campbell had seen perform in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Also included is a soloist listing for the Kansas City Philharmonic Opera and a poem.

Canfield, Anne Sutton, Papers, (K1392)
0.1 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Anne Sutton Canfield Papers contain a book titled “A Conversation with Serena Neel Sutton: December 1999” and a genealogical manuscript of Smith, Wood, Bussell, and Bryant families. This collection focuses on the genealogical history of Serena Anne Sutton and the Smith family.

Capen, Lucy, Postcard Collection, (P0508)
19 postcards
Postcards of Missouri scenes: Lake of the Ozarks, Boone County, Kansas City, Hardin College, and Lebanon, MO.

Capron, Shirley, Photograph Collection, (P0661)
10 photographs
Photographs of Swope Park and Kansas City scenes in the late 1800s-early 1900s.

Caroline Isabelle Dougherty Campbell (1893-1982) Papers, 1946-1953, (K0852)
.01 cubic feet
The papers of Caroline Isabelle Dougherty Campbell contain a photograph from the Heart of the Nation Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart monthly dinner, a program from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Fourth Zone Conference, and a “Nickel Pass” for transportation with the Kansas City Service Company.

Case, Theodore Spencer, Papers, (K0295)
0.57 cubic foot (7 folders, 1 volume)
The Theodore Spencer Case Papers consist of correspondence, a handwritten manuscript along with transcriptions of the manuscript, newspaper clippings, pages from a medical review, scrapbooks, a photograph, and an oversize volume.

Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) Records, (K0907)
0.11 cubic foot (7 folders)
The Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) Records consists of organizational information, various newsletters published by the organization, and two publications by outside institutions.

Central High School Yearbook, (K1382)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection contains a single yearbook, The Centralian, for Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri, dated 1924.

Certain, Mrs. Henry, Collection, (P0526)
1 folder
Postcards of Cooper County schools, including Kemper Military School, and Kansas City. Photographic postcard of Conley & Myers Bank, Columbia. Photo of the Parade of Masons in Carthage.

Chapman, Alan Jay (1937- ) Papers, 1953-1969, (K0859)
0.1 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Alan Jay Chapman Papers contains issues of the Milgram Hi Neighbor! News, newspaper clippings featuring Milgram ads, and a guestbook for the All American Food Fair.

Chase, George M., Papers, 1862-1940 (K0536)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains documents pertaining to George M. Chase, testifying to his loyalty to the Union cause.

Chatman, Eugene Payne (1902-1984) Records, 1932-1948, (K0318)
0.07 cubic feet
The records contain a delivery room record book documenting deliveries performed by Dr. Eugene Payne Chatman.

Chick, Washington Henry, "As I Remember," 1965, and Program, Dedication of William M. Chick Post Office, 1964, (C2577)
1 folder
Pamphlet about the life of Washington Henry Chick in western Missouri and Kansas. Program of dedication of William M. Chick post office.

Chiles, Mary Sue, "A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory," n.d., (C0759)
1 folder
An account of the early history of Six Mile Territory in Jackson County, MO, from 1804 through the Civil War.

Christopher, Adrienne Tinker, Papers, 1965, (C2906)
1 folder
The papers of Adrienne Tinker Christopher contain three short articles concerning incidents, activities and people in early Westport, MO.

Christopher, Adrienne Tinker, "The Story of Daniel Yoacham," n.d., (C2927)
1 folder
Traces the Yoacham family of Westport, Missouri, through three generations, and discusses fur trading in Missouri. Includes anecdotes and legends of fur traders of the 1820s and 1830s.

City of Kansas Auditors Land Tax Register, 1880-1881 (K0372)
0.13 cubic feet
The register contains a record of municipal tax receipts collected during calendar years 1880-1881 for fiscal years 1865-1880.

City of Kansas Public Works Account Journal, 1872-1874 (K0369)
0.06 cubic feet
The journal contains a record of expenditures for various City of Kansas municipal public works departments.

Civil War Regimental Histories, Missouri, n.d., (C3500)
1 folder
Organization, orders, campaigns, mustering out, and casualties of ten Missouri regiments in the Civil War.

Coates House Restoration Records, 1886-1982 (K0214)
0.3 cubic foot
The records contain documents related to the purchase and subsequent resale of the Coates House, a historic hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, by the Historic Kansas City Foundation.

Collapse of the Women's Prison at 15th and Grand Collection, 1863-1956 (K0349)
0.12 cubic feet
The collection contains research correspondence, typed transcripts of historical documents, and Photostats of original documents from the National Archives concerning the collapse of the women's prison in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 13, 1863.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Kansas City Records (K0188)
0.25 cubic foot (4 folders, 1 book, 1 photograph)
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Kansas City Records contain a bound volume of minutes from the Board of Trustees meetings, a diploma, and a photograph. There are some miscellaneous financial papers also included in the collection. The records cover the period 1894-1905.

Collins, A. Loyd, Scrapbook, 1939-1940, (C4063)
1 folder
The A. Loyd Collins scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and short essays concerning Missouri history and politics.

Commerce Trust Company Records, 1820-1947, (K1342)
12 cubic feet
The records contain abstracts of title associated with mortgage loans and miscellaneous financial and legal records maintained by the Commerce Trust Company.

Commercial Club of Kansas City Scrapbooks, (K0264)
8 microfilm rolls
The scrapbooks of the Commercial Club of Kansas City trace the media coverage of the activities of the Club, as well as many of Kansas City’s civic events. Most of the articles originated from Kansas City area or other Missouri newspapers and chronicle events and activities that spanned from 1886 to 1913.

Committee FOR Annexation Records, 1963-1965, (K0086)
0.23 cubic foot
The records of the Committee FOR Annexation contain materials gathered by the committee in a campaign to secure passage of a proposal that would annex the Hickman Mills School District to the Kansas City School District in 1964.

Congregation Ohev Sholom Newsletters, (K1385)
0.49 cubic foot (15 folders)
The Congregation Ohev Sholom Newsletters contain a near complete run of The Briefer, the newsletter published by the congregation, beginning in March 1994 through September 2008.

Convention Halls and Municipal Auditorium Scrapbook, 1899-1954, (K0938)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection consists of a scrapbook of documents and photographs related to the Kansas City Convention Hall and Municipal Auditorium from 1899-1954.

Coombs, Kenneth E., Papers, (CA5865)
5 linear feet
Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings, 1960s-1970s.

Cooper, Bertha Mae Bowman (1916-2013) Papers, 1946-2007, (K1287)
10 cubic feet
Scrapbooks and textual materials relating to Bertha Mae Bowman Cooper's community involvements. Bertha Cooper was the president of over 25 clubs and service organizations in the Kansas City area.

Copus, Phyllis Miller, Collection, (CA6286)
4 cubic feet
Genealogy and other family history materials, both printed and video, from the Howell, Holden, Shutt, and Sandifer families, of Dallas, Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette County, Missouri. The collection also includes the Margie Ellis Howell Papers, a collection acquired by Copus after Howell’s death. These papers include information on the Ellis, Howell, Parkes, Perry, and Hammonds families of Missouri.

Corey, Raymond E. Photograph Collection, (K1311)
8.45 cubic feet (292 folders, 49,489 negatives, 741 slides, 437 photographs)
This collection consists of the photographic work of Raymond Corey, a staff photographer for The Kansas City Star from 1965 to 1980. The collection primarily contains negatives, slides, and photographs produced by Corey in the course of his career with The Kansas City Star. Additionally, there is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings containing the articles in which Corey’s work appeared, and oversize photographic reproductions of his work.

Council of Clubs of Kansas City, Missouri, Records, 1901-2005, (K0686)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Council including minutes, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, programs, printed materials, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and yearbooks/directories of member organizations.

Cox, Henley Lafayette (1880-1947) Papers, 1906-1925 (K0579)
0.06 cubic feet
The papers contain diplomas received by African American educator Henley L. Cox and his wife Mayme (née Gatewood) Cox.

The Cramer Minstrel Collection consists of materials pertaining to Clarke Anderson Cramer’s time as the manager of the Knights of Pythias Band. Materials within this collection include programs, an unidentified musical draft, a newspaper clipping, and an oversize program.

"Crime and Punishment: The Kansas City Municipal Workhouse," 1999, (CA5836)
1 video cassette
A 1999 program produced by a Kansas City television station.

Crotty, William L., Papers, (K0293)
0.5 cubic foot (11 folders, 2 oversize folders)
Collection primarily consists of the published and unpublished articles Crotty wrote regarding the local history of Jackson County, Missouri. His interests focused mainly on Dallas, Missouri, the Watts Mill area, and the New Santa Fe Trail. In addition there are some newspaper articles not written by Crotty that give background on these topics, as well as some biographical information on Crotty, and his travels.

Crum, George W., Memorial Service, 1971, (C3418)
1 folder
The collection contains a summary of the memorial service for a Kansas City businessman and brother-in-law of William Bradshaw of Columbia, MO.

Cullins, Peter K., Postcard Collection, (P0249)
32 postcards
Postcards of Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis, and the 1904 World's Fair.


Dale Thomas Patton (1922-2000) Papers, 1944-1994 , (K1309)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains the personal papers of Dale Thomas Patton, former Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for the U.S. Department of Labor in Kansas City, Missouri. Included in this collection are letters of recommendation on behalf of Mr. Patton for the position of Deputy Director, correspondence, certificates, a military photograph of Dale Thomas Patton, travel expenses, employee records, pamphlets, a memoir of a World War II combat diver written by William J. Donath, and a 1944 U.S. Naval Aviation yearbook.

Dallas, Missouri, School Board Record Book, (K0487)
0.1 cubic feet
The record book contains Dallas, Missouri, school board minutes, oaths of directors, registers of school officers, teacher contracts, account ledgers, teachers' monthly reports to the district clerk, and the district clerks' reports to the county commissioner.

David Beatty Stereo Proposal Records, (K0921)
0.04 cubic foot (2 folders)
The David Beatty Stereo Proposal Records contains a proposal to install a sound system in the Music Hall of the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium dated 1966. Additional materials include photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding the temporary sound system installed by David Beatty in 1965.

Davis, Blevins Papers, (K0031)
35 cubic feet (24 scrapbooks)
The Blevins Davis Papers contains research materials, scripts, plays, photographs, printed materials, correspondence, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of Davis, an internationally prominent playwright and producer.

Davis, True (1919- ), Campaign Newspaper, 1968, (C3341)
1 folder
A paid political advertisement, ""The True Davis Story"" aimed at informing Missourians about Davis' background, experience, and political reputation during his 1968 campaign for Democratic nomination for U.S. senator from Missouri. The paper also gives Davis' views of the major campaign issues.

Democratic National Convention, Kansas City, Missouri, Photographs, 1900, (P0673)
24 photographs
Photos of the Democratic National Convention in Kansas City, 1900.

Dively, Michael M. (1828-1901) Papers, 1839-1898 (K0476)
0.19 cubic feet
The papers contain correspondence and legal documents related to Michael M. Dively's professional and business career.

Dockery, Alexander Monroe, (1845-1926), Letter, 1902, (C2062)
1 folder
To J.H. Frame, Kansas City, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, 1902. Thanking Frame for withdrawing from race for election commissioner

Donnelly, Paul and Nell, Papers, (K1389)
0.06 cubic foot (4 folders, 5 photographs)
The Paul and Nell Donnelly Papers contain biographical information, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the lives of Paul and Nell Donnelly, founders of the Donnelly Garment Company.

Downing, Maurine, Postcard Collection, (P0237)
56 postcards
56 postcards pertaining to western and southwestern Missouri, specifically the Joplin and Kansas City areas and a few postcards of Southwest City.

Duncan, Herbert E., Architectural Records, (K0722)
31.18 cubic feet (276 rolled items)
The architectural records of Herbert E. Duncan consist of 276 architectural drawings drafted between 1937 and 1992. These buildings were primarily built in Kansas and Missouri and were designed and constructed by Herbert E. Duncan. The bulk of the collection consists of residential buildings.

Dunlap, Chuck and Dianne, Postcard Collection, (P0028)
13 postcards
Postcards of Missouri cities, including Kansas City parks, streets, and buildings; Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, bird's-eye view of Sedalia, Cortez Motor Court in Springfield, and St. Louis: Ead's Bridge, Shaw's Garden, and Smith Bros. Cottage and Hotel.

Dunn, Bernadine Rose Morast Scrapbook, (K0895)
0.16 cubic foot (7 of folders)e
The Bernadine Rose Morast Dunn Scrapbook consists of clippings, programs for operas, plays, recitals, and commencements, and ticket stubs for events held in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Additional materials include magazine clippings of biographical information for various composers, singers, and actors.

Dr. Brown's Ladies Band and Orchestra Collection, (K1094)
0.03 cubic foot (2 folders, 1 oversize folder)
The Dr. Brown’s Ladies Band and Orchestra Collection contains a concert program, three negatives of posters, and two oversize posters featuring the band and orchestra in Plattsburg and Macon, Missouri.

Drymon, Ira, "Prosperity Through Soil Building: A Soil Improvement Program for Jackson Co., Mo., 1927", (C2675)
1 volume
The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of the Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association.


E. R. Morris Funeral Chapel Records, 1984-2008 (K1353)
22.5 cubic feet
The records contain customer files that provide biographical information about decedents and document funeral arrangements.

Earp and Sons Mortuaries, Inc. Records, 1977-1987, (K1354)
0.55 cubic feet
The collection contains funeral record books providing biographical information about decedents and documenting funerals arranged by Earp and Sons Mortuaries.

Earp, James William (1888-1958) Papers, 1910-1957, (K0087)
10 cubic feet
The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, military mementos, articles, short stories, plays, poetry, and other material by James William Earp. A number of his short stories, in published form, are included in the collection.

Eaton, Thomas Jefferson, Papers, (K0033)
0.20 cubic foot (4 folders)
The Thomas Jefferson Eaton Papers contains correspondence, a biography of Joseph Ellerbe Chambliss, and a program of closing exercises for the graduating class of the Union School located in Circleville, Ohio. The papers also include a bound notebook, which Eaton used as his formulary. The pages of the formulary are numbered and a handwritten index can be found in the back of the notebook.

Ehrlich, George, Papers, (K0067)
65 cubic feet
Research and personal papers of Dr. George Ehrlich, professor of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and authority on Kansas City regional architecture.

Ehrlich, George and Sherry Piland, Photograph Collection, (P0664)
16 photographs
Images of Kansas City historic buildings, photographed ca. 1970s-1980s.

Ehrlich, Nancy, Collection, (P0013)
0.63 linear feet
Original photos taken from "Frank James Photo Album", and photos of Marmaduke Military Academy buildings and students.

Elder, Raymond S., Collection, (K1141)
3 cubic feet
Elder is historian for the Kansas City Fire Museum. Includes reproductions of maps of the Kansas City area. Also books and articles written by Elder about the Kansas City, MO Fire Department and the history of the 8th Street Tunnel.

Elliott, Mrs. E.E., Letter, 1920, (C1635)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to Mrs. William Bostian and Mrs. N. Rindskopf, Independence, MO, from Kansas City, MO, Sept. 13, 1920. The letter includes notification of their election as representatives from Blue Township to the Women's Division of the Jackson County Republican Committee.

Elise Guignon Collins (1895-1992) Collection, 1861-1986, (K0704)
.25 cubic feet
The papers contain clippings, correspondence, and pamphlets related to the history of the Guignon family, Kansas City, and Visitation Church near the Plaza neighborhood.

Eric Douglas Macwilliam Remington (1893-1975) Papers, ca. 1920-ca. 1950, (K0101)
3.09 cubic feet
The papers of Eric Douglas Macwilliam Remington contain photographs of residences designed by Remington, as well as photographs, notes, tickets, and architectural drawings pertaining to the Stockholm (Sweden) Concert House.

Eppstein, Elias, ""Kansas City Diary,"" 1880-1883, (C2733)
9 folders
The collection contains a photocopy of the Kansas City portion of Rabbi Eppstein's diary. The diary comments on Jewish life in a city at this time, national and international events, and daily activities of rabbi.

Epstein, David H. and Judith Spitcausfsky Papers, (K1018)
.33 cubic feet (11 folders, 1 item)
The David H. Epstein and Judith Spitcaufsky Epstein Papers consists of materials related to the Epstein and Spitcaufsky families.

Epstein, Samuel and Gertrude Papers, 1951-2000, (K1335)
5 cubic feet
This collection contains the papers of Samuel and Gertrude Epstein, members of the Kansas City Jewish community. Included is information regarding their business, Epstein’s Kosher Foods, Inc. In addition, there is information related to the several Jewish congregations that the Epstein’s were involved with including Congregation Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner, Congregation Beth Shalom, Kehilath Israel Synagogue, the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, and the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City.

Eriksson, Emmy Maria, Papers, (K0034)
0.08 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Emmy Maria Eriksson Papers contain a letter addressed to unidentified individuals from Emmy Eriksson and a newspaper clipping written by Will Rogers. Additional material includes a handwritten, unpublished manuscript entitled, “In One of the Neutral Countries during the World War, 1914-1918,” written by Eriksson. 


Feingold, Leo (1915-2010) and Ida Rose Luke (1919-2012) Papers, 1927-2012, (K0638)
11 cubic feet
This collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, scrapbooks, diaries, family newsletters, account books, and books on childhood education and poetry relating to the lives, careers, and interests of the Feingolds.

Fellowship House Association of Greater Kansas City Records, 1948-1979 (K0974)
0.12 cubic feet
The records contain information concerning the organizational structure and activities of the Fellowship House Association of Greater Kansas City, primarily covering the period 1971-1979.

Fike, Henry C., (1832-1919), Diaries, 1851-1919, (C2215)
0.1 linear feet, 43 volumes
Diaries written by Fike while a student in McKendree College, IL; while a soldier in the Civil War; and about his migration to and life in Warrensburg, MO, and his work in Kansas City, MO, and various cities in the West.

Film Society of Greater Kansas City Records, 1991-2000, (K0765)
2 cubic feet
The records consist of minutes, printed material, clippings, newsletters, and other materials concerning the activities of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City. The records also include files on the Film Society's annual Film Festivals.

First Baptist Church, Grandview, Photographs, (P0676)
2 photographs
Photos of First Baptist Church in Grandview, MO

First Christian Church, Independence, Missouri, Centennial History, 1935, (C1331)
1 volume
Brief historical sketch of the church, and program for the celebration held on July 4, 1935.

First Christian Church, Independence, Missouri, Minutes, 1835-1845, (C1332)
1 volume
Church minutes and membership records.

First Presbyterian Church, Independence, Missouri, Records, 1936-1948, (C1874)
1 folder
The records contain a brief history of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, tracing major events from founding in 1826 to 1865, when church records were lost. Alphabetical list of church members, both black and white, from 1865. List of pastors to 1897. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church merged with the First Presbyterian Church in 1913.

Fisher, James J., Papers, (K0840)
0.12 cubic foot (3 folders)
The James J. Fisher Papers consists of correspondence and a draft manuscript pertaining to the history of the Kansas City Star.

Flam, Bea Firestone (1932-2008) Collection, 1959-2008, (K0662)
0.05 cubic foot (2 folders, one oversize photograph)
The Bea Firestone Flam Collection contains a group photograph, a set of negatives, and Mrs. Flam’s obituary.

Flanery, Marion Orval, "The History of My Family," 1962, (C3587)
1 folder
The collection contains descriptions of homesteading in Jackson County, MO, and Stratton, CO; wagon trains; Baptist churches; Civil War battle and aftermath in Jackson County; and Flanery and McQueary family genealogies.

Foard, Rebecca, Scrapbook, 1860-1880, (C3376)
1 folder
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mostly of a philosophical nature, kept by a resident of Kansas City, MO.

Foster, Horace Miller, Collection, (K0967)
0.16 cubic foot (9 folders, 12 photographs)
The Horace Miller Foster Collection contains correspondence, music education materials, event flyers, publications, clippings, a scrapbook, photographs, and a resolution concerning Horace Foster’s time as a music instructor and bandleader in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Friends of Sacred Structures Records, (K1370)
5 cubic feet
The records of Friends of Sacred Structures documents, photographs, and notebooks related to religious structures assisted by FOSS, covering the period 1991 through 2015. The records also include materials related to locations targeted by the organization for assistance as well as board, council, and committee records.

Fuller, Earl, "The Story Behind the Picture 'Just Memories'," n.d., (C3298)
1 folder
Manuscript from which was prepared "In Another Day on the Old North Side," which appeared in the KANSAS CITY STAR, June 1, 1958.

Fulton, Annie Lee, Papers, (K0882)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder, 2 oversize items)
The Annie Lee Fulton Papers contains two certificates awarded to Fulton, one from the University of Kansas City School of Oratory and another from the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle.


Gage, John Bailey, Papers, 1887-1970, (K0254)
0.60 cubic foot (22 folders)
The John Bailey Gage Papers consists of correspondence primarily relating to the Midwest Research Institute (MRI). Many of these letters have attachments, most of which are the agendas and the meeting minutes of the institution’s Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. Also included are copies of by-laws and reports on income and expenses. Additional materials include speeches made by Gage, photographs, certificates, programs, and a title of abstract for the Gage Addition to Kansas City.

Gambone, Philip Arthur, Papers, (K0422)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Philip Arthur Gambone Papers consists of a manuscript titled Centropolis Revisited: A Personal Interpretation of Architecture in Kansas City During its First One Hundred Years, written by Philip Arthur Gambone.

Gammon, William J., Papers, (CA6361)
0.4 cubic feet
Historical and genealogical research pertaining to Center Point School, Jackson County, Missouri, and Jackson Presbyterian Church, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

Garrett, Ruby Dwight (1882-1968), Papers, c. 1910-1968, (C2558)
1.6 linear feet, and 1 reel of microfilm
The Dwight Ruby Garrett collection contains papers and photographs of Garrett, a Kansas City, MO, lawyer. Garrett commanded the 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42nd (Rainbow) Division, U.S. Army, American Expeditionary Force. The collection concentrates on his World War I and postwar veterans activities. The clipping scrapbook is on microfilm.

Geary, Daniel M. (1835-1924) Letter, 1915, (K0350)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a letter describing the grading of streets in Kansas City, Missouri, in the mid-1850s.

Gentry, Alonzo, Papers, (K0827)
0.3 cubic foot (19 folders, 88 photographs)
The papers of Alonzo Gentry contain information about Gentry's career as an architect, primarily in the Kansas City area, and pertain to particular buildings he designed as well as correspondence with clients. Also included are certificates awarded to Gentry, newspaper clippings relating to Gentry and members of his family, and numerous photographs of Gentry and his architectural projects.

George A. Fuller Company Photograph Collection, 1911-ca. 1922 (K0080)
0.78 cubic feet
The collection contains construction site photographs for buildings constructed by the George A. Fuller Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

George L. Brown & Son Collection, 1905-1912, (K0342)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains six time books that were used by the George L. Brown & Son Contractors, a building firm to track employees weekly hours and calculate pay. George L. Brown & Son worked primarily in Kansas City, Missouri, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each book represents a different building project and the books contain the names of the workers and wages.

George, B. James (1896-1975), Collection, 1887-1975, (C3564)
2.6 linear feet
The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, diaries, and bound material on the George family, Quantrill, William H. Gregg, and civil rights, compiled and authored by a native of Jackson County, MO, whose father served in the Civil War under Quantrill.

George, B, James (1896-1975), "Quantrill War Veterans Rest in Family Cemetery," 1958, (C3385)
1 folder
Article on the George Family cemetery near Oak Grove, MO, where four members of the George family who served under Quantrill are buried.

George Sr., B. James Photograph Collection, (P0010)
0.78 cubic feet (26 folders)
Extensive collection of postcards depicting Missouri scenes, landmarks, and destinations.

George, Harrison H. (1858-1929) Photograph Collection, ca. 1900-ca. 1903, (K0377)
0.16 cubic feet
The collection contains photographs of livestock, people, and buildings in the Kansas City Stockyards and sites in Kansas City, Kansas.

George, Todd M. (1879- ), Papers, 1890-1968, (C3770)
0.5 cubic feet
Correspondence, newspaper articles, book manuscript, and photographs of a realtor from Lee's Summit, MO, who was an authority on the history of Jackson County and the Civil War. The typescript deals with George's memories of life in Jackson County, while the correspondence concerns primarily his business and family.

General Hospital Letter, (K1365)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
General Hospital Letter contains a two-page letter written by Dr. Thomas F. Miller concerning personal affairs and personnel conditions at the hospital in August 1917. Also included are two unidentified photographs, dated August 1959.

Gieschen, Ruth K. (1924- ) Collection, (K1173)
.6 cubic feet
The Ruth K. Gieschen Collection is comprised of administrative papers and reports of the Missouri Governor’s Conferences on Education, the Metropolitan Kansas City Junior College District, and the Hickman Mills Community Scholarship Foundation. The collection also contains various programs relating to theatre productions in the Kansas City area.

Gilliam, Charles Wesley, Diary, 1856-1876, (C3272)
4 folders
Daily account of a Lincoln County, MO, farmer's life. Marriages and deaths, activities of friends and relatives, election returns, prices paid for household goods, farm life, and Civil War experience.

Gird, George, Photographs, (P0149)
208 photographs
B/w aerial views of Clayton, Hermann, Independence, Joplin, Kansas City, Nevada, St. Louis, Springfield, Webb City, and Weston from around 1955.

Glass, Dorothy Joffe (1904-2006) and Herman L. (1901-1976) Papers, 1916-2000s, (K0936)
0.07 cubic foot (6 folders)
The collection consists of photographs, programs, and newsletters from B’nai B’rith and Hadassah along with a high school commencement program, yearbook, and newspaper clippings.

Goff, William A. Papers, (K0043)
12 cubic feet
The papers of William A. Goff include incoming and outgoing correspondence files, research materials and drafts of several of his written pieces, files on consultations he provided to other historians and historical groups, and files on various organizations in which he held membership and/or office.

Goldblatt, Lawrence A., Collection, (K1043)
0.08 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Lawrence A. Goldblatt Collection contains a feasibility analysis and design of the program for the preservation of the Mutual Musicians Foundation Heritage Jazz Complex entitled, “The Musicians Foundation, Preservation, Perpetuation.” Lawrence Goldblatt Architecture Planning Development conducted the study in 1982.

Goldstein, Margaret (1934- ) Papers, 1951, (K1041)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers contain a Congregation Beth Shalom confirmation class program.

Goller, Howard S., Papers, (K0968)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Howard S. Goller Papers include photocopied newspaper articles written by Howard S. Goller concerning the history of Jews in Kansas City

Graham, Elam O. (1872-1955) and Anna Louise Reck, Letters, 1906-1907, 1915, (C4175)
0.2 cubic feet
Letters written to Elam O. Graham from Anna Louise Reck Graham, before and after their marriage. The contents include their courtship, marriage, and references to their son, Myron. The years covered are 1906 and 1907. The 1915 material contains one letter from Elam O. Graham to his mother, Flora Kendall Graham, shortly before her death. The remainder of the letters are from family and friends to Elam expressing sympathy regarding his mother's death. Elam Graham was a salesman for the Marks Shoe Company and the family resided in Kansas City, Missouri.

Grant, Bayard M. Collection, (K0892)
14.25 cubic feet
Collection consists of various business documents that Grant used as a commercial real estate agent. These include correspondence, lease agreements, legal documents, appraisals, and pamphlets. Also included in the collection are the documents from the many local and national organizations in which Grant was active. Of particular interest are the papers for Kansas City Jazz, Inc., which Grant was president for several years, and the pamphlets and correspondence for Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Great Flood of 1951 Collection, (K1375)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Great Flood of 1951 Collection contains postcards, picture books, and a letter and envelope from the American Red Cross of the Kansas City and Jackson County Chapter.

Great Flood of 1993 Photographs, (K1376)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder, oversize)
The Great Flood of 1993 Photographs contain two photographs of the Missouri River during the Great Flood of 1993 taken by Lightfoot Photography of North Kansas City, Missouri.

Greater Kansas City, Missouri, Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Papers, 1946-1970, (C2514)
1.2 linear feet
The papers of the Greater Kansas City Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO contain the minutes of the Central Labor Council, miscellaneous copies of letters, resolutions, and notices.

Greater Kansas City Heart Association 1951 Heart Fund Scrapbook, (K1247)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Greater Kansas City Heart Association 1951 Heart Fund Scrapbook is a single volume created by W.F. Shoemaker, campaign director of the 1951 Heart Fund and staff member of the Kansas City public relations firm Cumerford, Inc. The scrapbook includes clippings, printed material, and fundraising correspondence.

Green, George Fuller, Kansas City's Memorable Dates and Events, 1803-1920, (C2905)
1 folder
The collection contains brief descriptions of significant dates in the history of Kansas City, 1803-1920.

Grove, Harold MacGregor (1924- ) Collection, 1960-1971, (K0312)
0.29 cubic foot
The collection contains proposals, correspondence, transcripts, and photographs from 1968, regarding the Look Up and Live special television series "We Well Speak, Who Will Answer" which, was an eight-part miniseries produced by CBS News Broadcast.

Guinotte, Joseph (1815-1867) Papers, 1836-1849 (K0477)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection consists of property deeds connected to the Chouteau and later the Guinotte families, as well as other early settlers in Kansas City, Missouri.

Guitar, Sarah (1892-1963), Collection, n.d., (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet, 5 card boxes
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.

Guitar, Sarah (1892-1963), Papers, 1931-1944, (C3563)
1.2 linear feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Guitar during her employment, under the direction of Floyd C. Shoemaker, as Reference Librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri. Includes one card box of reference notes.

Gunn, Frederick C. Papers, (K0305)
2.5 cubic feet (55 folders, 19 photographic images)
The collection contains the papers of the Kansas City architect Frederick C. Gunn. These papers generally consist of personal papers and diaries, family papers relating to Gunn’s parents, Major Otis Gunn and Mary Gunn, and papers related to Gunn’s architectural business.


H.C. Casselman Investment Company Records, (R1483)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The H.C. Casselman Investment Company Records consists of a booklet from the 
H.C. Casselman Investment Company that was based in Kansas City, Missouri. The booklet includes information about the climate, soil, wildlife, and environment in Missouri. It also includes investment properties for sale and includes a road map of the Kansas City area and parts of the northwest corner of Missouri.

Hallmark Cards, Inc., Photographs, (P0675)
21 photographs
Photos of Hallmark Cards, Inc. facilities in Kansas City, including the Visitors Center, and businesspersons and Hallmark executives.

Hambright, Robert, Letter, 1845, (C3238)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to John Hambright, Fort Osage, MO, from Fayetteville, AR, May 23, 1845, concerning the emigration of Choctaw Indians from Mississippi to Arkansas; and a newspaper clipping announcing the sale of slaves by Commissioner John Hambright, brother of Robert Hambright.

Harnsberger, William Augustus (1851-1944) Papers, 1899-1911 (K0541)
0.21 cubic feet
The collection contains a letterpress book of the personal and professional correspondence of William Augustus Harnsberger, a prominent attorney in Kansas City, Missouri.

Harrington, John Lyle (1868-1942), Biographical Material, 1969, (C2731)
2 folders
The collection contains correspondence between Frank M. Cortelyou, Sr., and Edwin Layton, Case Western Reserve University, concerning John Lyle Harrington, a Kansas City civil engineer and member of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation during Hoover's administration.

Harris Family Collection, 1914-1959, (K0300)
0.5 cubic feet
The collection contains personal documents pertaining to the Harris family, as well as papers referencing the local Syrian-Catholic community. In addition, there are numerous local and national Syrian-American publications of interest to the Harris family.

Harris Home Association Records, 1921-1930, (K0469)
0.07 cubic feet
The records contain meeting minutes and a financial ledger for the Harris Home Association and its predecessor organization, the Kansas City Centennial Association, located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Harris, Nancy Whitnell, Papers, 1925-1988, (K0245)
0.08 cubic feet
The papers contain Nancy Whitnell Harris' 1988 Master's thesis, "The Development of the Education and Cultural Center in Kansas City's Brush Creek Valley," related research notes, and photocopied newspaper clippings and documents.

Heck, Earl Leon, The Rise of Higher Education in the Missouri Valley, 1818-1900, 1965., (C2914)
1 folder
Histories of academics, colleges, and universities in the Missouri Valley.

Hellman, Judith D. Collection, (K1383)
0.15 cubic foot (7 folders, oversize)
The Judith D. Hellman Collection contains materials related to Hellman’s time as a Jewish representative with the Panel of American Women, Kansas City Chapter.

Henry C. and Henry J. Haskell Papers, (K0096)
1.25 cubic feet
The collection contains the papers of Henry C. Haskell, and his father, Henry J. Haskell, a prominent editor for The Kansas City Star. The papers pertaining to Henry C. Haskell primarily consist of his plays and his contributions as an arts writer for The Kansas City Star. Henry J. Haskell’s papers consist of the articles he wrote as editor for The Kansas City Star and of his published writings. Additionally there is some correspondence and biographical information for both of the Haskell men.

Henry K. Story Journal Transcript, (K1318)
.01 cubic foot
The collection consists of the journal transcription of Henry K. Story’s trip from Kansas City, Missouri, to New South Wales, Australia. The transcript also includes a forward, annotations, and a biographical section on Story.

Henry Wollman Bloch (1922 - ), Papers, (K1343)
4 cubic feet plus oversize item
Personal papers of Henry Wollman Bloch (1922 - ), co-founder and honorary chairman of H&R Block, Inc., and native resident of Kansas City, Missouri, contain materials relating to Bloch and his wife, Marion Helzberg Bloch, including numerous philanthropic efforts in Kansas City and beyond as well as Bloch’s activities in support of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum and the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The papers also contain speeches, materials, and correspondence regarding public appearances and events attended by Bloch, photographs, publications and news articles about Bloch, and op-eds written by Bloch. Additionally, the collection contains personal correspondence, information related to Bloch’s World War II service, and Bloch family history and genealogy.

Henthorn-Reppert-Brown Funeral Home Records, 1918-1979, (K1356)
0.55 cubic feet
The records provide biographical information about decedents and document funerals arranged by Henthorn-Reppert-Brown Funeral Home in Buckner, Missouri.

Herbert V. Jones and Company/Jones and Company/Whitney E. Kerr and Company Records, 1861-2006, (K0623)
196 cubic feet plus oversize
The collection contains administrative files pertaining to the real estate companies of Herbert V. Jones and Co., Jones and Co., and Whitney E. Kerr and Co. of Kansas City, Missouri. These files include leases, studies, sales records, property management records, City Center project files, professional and civic files for Whitney E. Kerr, Sr. from 1920 thru the 1990s. Additional materials include aerial photographs, maps, and drawings.

Heritage Trust Records, (K0961)
0.15 cubic foot (10 folders, 51 photographs)
The Heritage Trust Records contain correspondence, administrative files, an inventory, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to architectural ornamentation recovered from demolished building in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hill, Dr. Robert Lee (1952- ) Papers, ca. 1970s-2010s (K1352)
23 cubic feet
Dr. Robert Lee Hill served as minister of the Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kansas City, Missouri for thirty years. The papers include sermons, books, speeches, correspondence, photographs, awards and additional materials relating to his long career and numerous activities within and outside of the church and the Kansas City community.

Hinde Family Papers, 1844-1865, (C3668)
2 folders
Letters received by Rodney Martin Hinde and his wife, Catherine Scholl Hinde, of Moorefield, Nicholas County, Kentucky, and Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, from Hinde and Scholl relatives in Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky. Letters discuss farming and family matters.

Hinton Funeral Home Records, 1992-1995, (K1359)
0.1 cubic feet
The records contain a record book providing biographical information on decedents and documenting funerals arranged by Hinton Funeral Home.

Hoffhaus, Charles Earl Papers, (K0256)
5 cubic foot
The papers of Charles Earl Hoffhaus consist of chapter drafts for his book Chez les Canses, research materials, maps, brochures, guides, correspondence, photos, clippings, and other articles by him.

Hoffman, Clara C., Notice, 1908, (C3210)
1 folder
Notice of temperance and prohibition conference, called for Sedalia, MO, March 17, 1908, by state W.C.T.U. president.

Holt, J. Collection, (K0994)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folders)
The J. Holt collection consist of a planner utilized for making appointment for piano lessons, a staff pitch notation chart for the John M. Williams’ adult beginners book, and various pamphlets advertising pianos, equipment, and learning guides. Additional materials include miscellaneous notes and receipts.

Hook, Mary Rockwell, Papers, (K0010)
0.14 cubic foot (6 folders, 4 rolled items)
The records of Mary Rockwell Hook consists of correspondence, an autobiography, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs of Hook and family members, and photographs of three residences designed by Hook in Sarasota, Florida. Also included are four sets of architectural drawings of residences built in the Sunset Hills addition of Kansas City, Missouri by Hook.

How, Russell A. (1906-1996) and Bernadine M. (1910-2001), Collection, 1927-1989, (C4023)
5 linear feet, 4 card files
The Russell and Bernadine How collection contains photographs, maps, printed materials, and notes on grist mills in the Ozarks region of Missouri and Arkansas. The collection also includes materials related to Missouri tourism.

Hudson, Franklin Letter, (K0199)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Franklin Hudson Letter is a single, undated letter written by Hudson to the editor of the Kansas City Journal encouraging the establishment of a playground and park in Kansas City.

Hughes, John Taylor (1817-1862), Monument Dedication, Independence, Missouri, 1963, (C3494)
1 folder
The papers contain an account by Ethel Milton Hughes of the ceremony dedicating a new monument at the grave of Brigadier General John Taylor Hughes, C.S.A. (1817-1862), in Independence, Missouri. Also address delivered on the occasion by Henry A. Bundschu. Hughes was killed in 1862 at the first battle of Independence.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Association Records, 1973-2010, (K0983)
1 cubic foot
The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association records consist of homes tour files and posters, newsletters, and one abstract of title.


Independence Chamber of Commerce, Collection, (P0663)
1 folder
Postcards of Independence, MO sites.

International Relations Council (IRC) Records, (K0095)
20 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Kansas City based International Relations Council which educates and advocates for understanding among nations.


J.C. Nichols Company Records, (K0106)
331 cubic feet
Company records relating to the activities and history of the J.C. Nichols Company, the premier real estate company in the Kansas City area. Included are some personal papers of J.C. Nichols. Also architectural drawings for some Nichols development buildings and residences.

Jacobson, Davida L. and Harvey A., Papers, (K0928)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders, 1 photograph)
The Davida L. Jacobson and Harvey A. Jacobson Papers contain a single photograph of two boys, Morris and Albert (relatives of Davida Jacobson), and a genealogical chart of the descendants of Hirsch Brenner, relatives of Harvey Jacobson.

James, David A. (1937- ) Papers, 1790-2008, (C4126)
5 cubic feet
The research material of a hotel management instructor whose work resulted in the publication Historic Hotels of Missouri: Hotels, Inns, and Taverns of 19th Century Missouri.

Jane Fifield Flynn Papers, (K0737)
0.2 cubic feet (7 folders)
Collection contains the papers related to the work that Flynn performed as the director of the Landmarks Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, specifically those pertaining to the Old General Hospital and the Brookside Fire and Police Station. The papers primarily consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports that relate to these two projects.

Janssen Place Collection, 1912-1966, (K0739)
0.7 cubic feet
The collection consists of abstracts of title for lots 9, 10, 11, 20, 21, 25, 26, and 31; a building specification for the residence of Glasner-Strauss; and two sets of architectural drawings pertaining to the residences of H. F. Gleason and Mr. E. L. Foutch at Janssen Place in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jefferson Davis Griffith Chapter-Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Records, (K0112)
0.03 cubic feet (3 folders)
The collection pertains to the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), Jefferson Davis Griffith Chapter. The records primarily consist of correspondence to and from Major E.H. Trowbridge, president of the Jefferson Davis Griffith Chapter. The correspondence focuses on the attempt by members to gain support in hosting the 1937 national meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, and in the formation of the local Kansas City chapter. In addition, there are regional and national membership rosters for the association.

Jewish Community Center's Boys' Varsity Basketball Team Photograph, (K0900)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
Collection consists of a photograph of the Jewish Community Center's 1945 boys' varsity basketball team.

John Litt Johnson Speech, (K0219)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection contains a speech by ex-mayor of Kansas City, John Litt Johnson, in defense of the policies of the Republican Party and support for the election of Abraham Lincoln.

John Wall's Moving and Storage Company Slides, (P0289)
2 photographs
Two color slides showing the storefront of the John Wall's Moving and Storage Company. Located at either 908 Truman Road or 2021 Forrest, Kansas City MO, circa 1950s.

Johnson, Clifford Harold (1889-1981) Architectural Records, 1917-1942, (K1257)
3.09 cubic feet
The collection contains correspondence between Clifford H. Johnson and the national and regional chapters of the American Institute of Architects regarding associateship, membership, dues, and publications concerning the institute located in Washington D.C. as well as the local Kansas City, Missouri, chapter. The correspondence dates between 1917 and 1940. Other materials include photographs of various buildings, terra cotta crown molding, and decorative detailing, as well as architectural drawings of residences for three clients in Missouri dated between 1924 and 1927.

Johnston, Louisa Poteet (1890-1979) Papers, ca. 1850s-ca. 2000s (K0650)
9 cubic feet
Correspondence, photographs, printed materials, news articles, research files and writings, ephemera and artifacts relating to: the Alexander Majors Home; the Russell, Majors, and Waddell Freighting company; the Pony Express; and the Johnston, Simpson and Majors families. Johnston was the great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors.

Jones, Burnam R. (1895-1966), Papers, (CA6328)
0.4 cubic feet
Papers include biographical writings, correspondence with daughter, drawings and sketches, and war journal of a Kansas City, Missouri, man who served in France during World War I. Jones later moved to St. Louis and worked for the Chase Bag Company.

Jones, Robert Valentine (1872-1949) Architectural Records, 1908-1909, (K0416)
3 cubic feet
The records contain a resurvey of blocks 6, 7, and 8 of residences in the Squier Park District in Kansas City, Missouri. The residential buildings were resurveyed for Robert Valentine Jones, the developer of the area between 1908 and 1909.

Jost, Henry Lee (1873-1950) Papers, ca. 1898-1958, (K0270)
4 cubic feet, 13 volumes (Microfilm)
The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, records of legal cases, scrapbooks, certificates, and photographs related to the life of Henry Lee Jost, attorney, two term mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, and United States congressman


Kamen, Elinor Fox Papers, (K0944)
0.5 cubic feet
The papers consist of scripts of the radio program “Women in the News,” which Kamen hosted, wrote, and produced. The script pages are numbered, with edits and notations hand written on the margins. There are additional miscellaneous scripts for other radio programs that Kamen worked on, including “The Little Red Schoolhouse.” Additionally, this collection has personal and business correspondence and fan mail for the programs in which Kamen worked.

Kansas City Academy of Medicine Records (K0187)
0.1 cubic foot (4 folders, 1 oversize photograph)
The Kansas City Academy of Medicine Records contain a history and minutes of the Kansas City Academy of Medicine. The records also include a calendar, an event program, and a photograph. The collection covers the period 1890-1924.

Kansas City Architectural Foundation (KCAF) Records, 1954-1999, (K1025)
1 cubic foot
Organizational records of the Kansas City Architectural Foundation (KCAF) include board minutes, reports, articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence and some records of early awards and events. The records also include Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) related materials.

Kansas City Area Archivists (KCAA) Records, 1978-2013 (K0066)
11 cubic feet
Organization records including, constitution and bylaws, financial records, correspondence, and minutes and proceedings, committee files, and publications for a professional association of archivists based in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Athenaem Collection, (K1026)
0.02 cubic feet (3 folders)
The Kansas City Athenaeum Collection contains three folders of materials pertaining to the Athenaeum’s Music Department. Materials include, a typed memoir of the Athenaeum, music program flyers for performances set up by the Music Department, and programs set up by the Clef Club in conjunction with the Athenaeum’s Music Department.

Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Photographs, (P0280)
14 photographs
Photographs of Kansas City, ca. 1939 and 1954, with a focus on views of the city and local attractions.

Kansas City Convention Hall Records, 1897-1937, (K0269)
7.63 cubic feet
The records contains administrative, financial, and event records related to the construction, maintenance, and business of the Kansas City Convention Hall. The records also include scrapbooks and photographs providing information about the variety of events held at the building.

Kansas City Food Circle Records, 1981-2004 (K1031)
2 cubic feet
The records contain membership lists, research materials, publications, organizational records, and newspaper clippings.

Kansas City Jazz Oral History Collection, 1977-1980, (K0012)
3 cubic feet
The collection contains audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with jazz musicians who played in Kansas City during the “Golden Age of Jazz.” In addition, there are interviews with individuals familiar with Kansas City’s jazz scene from 1924 to 1942. Some of those interviewed include Count Basie, Orville “Piggy” Minor, Myra Taylor, and Druie Bess.

Kansas City Medical Library Club Records (K0186)
0.16 cubic foot (12 folders)
The Kansas City Medical Library Club Records consist of subscription cards for the Kansas City Medical Library Club and miscellaneous correspondence and notes, dated 1911 to 1920.

Kansas City, Missouri, Tornado Aftermath Collection, (K1374)
0.1 cubic foot (4 folders, 7 photographs, 4 oversize items)
The Kansas City, Missouri, Tornado Aftermath Collection contains photographs of Kansas City and a book of etchings by Lyman Byxbe.

Kansas City Monarchs Oral History Collection, 1978-1981, (K0047)
0.4 cubic feet
This collection contains oral history interviews and correspondence with eighteen individuals who played with or were associated with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League.

Kansas City Museum Collection, 1912-1954, (K0336)
13 cubic feet
The collection contains materials related to the institutional history of the Kansas City Museum, photographs of the museum, various Kansas City area newspaper clippings related to the museum, and several guide books related to museums of the Chicago, Illinois, area.

Kansas City Realty and Insurance Publications Collection, 1925-1926, (K0438)
0.02 cubic feet
The collection contains realty and insurance publications related to Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Scrapbook, (K1033)
0.20 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Kansas City Scrapbook contains photocopies from newspaper and magazine clippings as well as book excerpts featuring historical figures, neighborhoods, buildings, organizations, institutions, and topics in Kansas City’s history.

Kansas City Stockyards Photograph, (P0987)
1 photograph
Photograph of stockyards

Kansas City Typographical Union (ITU) #80 Records, 1880-1994, (K0208)
44 cubic feet
Minutes for regular and executive board meetings including financial statements, contracts, the original Local 80 charter, dues-earnings ledgers, photographs, and records of the Kansas City Mailers Union #7 and the Communication Workers of America #6325, which merged with the ITU.

Kansas City University Extension Center Records, 1905-1930, (K1035)
0.2 cubic foot
The Extension Center was an adult education program sponsoring national speakers on contemporary political and social issues. Includes the financial secretary's reports and programs.

Kansas City Youth Political Collective Records, 1981-1991 (K0304)
0.25 cubic foot
Printed material, correspondence, clippings, writings, publications and ephemera concerning the Collective, a left-leaning political activist organization begun at Penn Valley Community College in the late 1980s.

Kansas City, Photographs, ca. 1902, (P1047)
35 photographs
Thirty-five photographs of Kansas City, ca. 1902. Includes images of streets and exterior views of businesses, parks, clubs, and residences.

Kansas Town Company Records, 1839-1957, (K0352)
0.27 cubic feet and microfilm
The collection contains original Kansas Town Company records and research materials compiled by the Native Sons of Greater Kansas City and Mildred C. Cox.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association Holiday House Tour Scrapbook, (K0645)
0.24 cubic feet (1 volume)
The collection consists of a single scrapbook pertaining to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association of Kansas City, Missouri's Annual Holiday House Tour dated 1972-1977.

Katz Drug Stores Records, 1957-1964, (K0547)
0.5 cubic foot
The records contain materials pertaining to Katz Drug Store, a discount superstore of the Kansas City, Missouri, area. The records consist mainly of advertising and promotional materials, along with company communications.

Kauffman, Jim Richard (1926-2009) Papers, 1926-2009, (K1011)
0.28 cubic feet
The collection consists of birth and death certificates, enlistment and discharge papers from the United States Army and Navy, and genealogical and historical information on the Kauffman family. The bulk of the collection pertains to Jim Richard Kauffman and his father Clarence Elmer Kauffman.

Kemendo, Frances Cook, Photograph Collection, (P0104)
0.42 linear feet
3 mounted photos related to St. Theresa's Church of the Little Flower, Kansas City; 88 b/w photos of people and places in and around Adair, Lewis and Knox counties, ca. 1900

Kennedy, Lyle Papers, (K0050)
6 cubic feet
The Lyle Kennedy Papers consists of research papers, maps, books, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, and slides related to Kennedy’s studies of Kansas City history.

Kiersted, Wynkoop, Papers (K0102)
2.79 cubic feet (35 folders, 5 photographs, 19 architectural drawings)
Personal and professional papers of Wynkoop Kiersted, noted water works engineer who designed water and sewer system throughout the United States. Included is personal correspondence, news clippings, patents and legal documents, contracts, specifications, notes, and drawings pertaining to a number of Kiersted’s projects.

King-Bowin Family Photographs, (P0572)
1 folder
Photos of the King and Bowin families. The Bowin family lived in Greenwood, MO.

King General Store, Oak Grove, Missouri, Account Book, 1888-1893, (C4313)
0.2 cubic feet (1 folder)
The records of a general store owned by John and Abigail King in Oak Grove, Missouri. The accounts were kept by their son, Herbert King. An index is included.

Kirkwood, Irwin R. and Laura, Papers, 1911-1914, (K0439)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers contain four letters written to Irwin and Laura Kirkwood concerning business and domestic affairs.

Kivett, Paul S., Folly Theater Photograph, (P0597)
1 photograph
Photo of the restored Folly Theater, 12th and Central, Kansas City, MO

Klausner, Carla Levine, Papers, (K0667)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders)
This collection includes newspaper clippings and pamphlets concerning activities and accomplishments of Dr. Klausner, professor of History at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Knights of Pythias, Grand Lodge and Grand Court of Calanthe Photograph, (P1001)
1 photograph
Panoramic photograph of grand lodge and grand court members in front of the new Florence Home for Girls at 238 Campbell, Kansas City, MO

Koenigsberg, Sol, Papers, (K1197)
0.5 cubic foot (13 folders, 40 photographs)
This collection contains papers related to the Jewish Federation and Council of Greater Kansas City, including the organization's history, organizational reports, and newspaper clippings. In addition, there are personal papers related to Sol Koenigsberg, who was Executive Director of the Jewish Federation and Council, including a memoir and newspaper clippings regarding Israel. In addition, there are an assortment of personal photographs.

Kranitz-Sanders, Lillian, Papers, (K0877)
0.04 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Lillian Kranitz-Sanders Papers contains an unpublished manuscript titled, An Overview of the History of the Kansas City Philharmonic written by Lillian Kranitz-Sanders and commissioned by the Twenty-Frist Century Charitable Foundation in 1982.


Lauck, Jesse F., Architectural Records, (K0730)
18.37 cubic feet (6 folders, 158 rolled items)
The Jesse F. Lauck Architectural Records consists of correspondence, site surveys, specifications, microwave relay tower information, floor plans for the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California, and test data on the First Baptist Church in Richmond, Missouri. The collection also contains 158 sets of architectural drawings, primarily designed by Lauck and his firm, of buildings located in the Kansas City metropolitan area and throughout the Midwest region of the United States. These drawings date from 1919 to 1971.

Leah Marlene Rose Hurwich Scrapbook, (K1044)
2 cubic feet
This scrapbook was created by Marlene Rose. It contains items related to her social activities and general memorabilia from throughout her youth.

Lebovitz, Kate and Eugene, Papers, 1964-1965, 2013 (K1310)
0.2 cubic feet
Papers of Kate and Eugene Lebovitz, members of the Kansas City Jewish community, include three newspapers and a program for the Harry S. Truman Commendation Award Dinner.

Lee, Richard L. (1925-2011), County Courthouse Photographs, ca. 1955, (P0003)
210 photographs
The collection includes photographs of county courthouses for the state of Missouri, taken in the mid-twentieth century by Richard L. Lee.

Leibson, Eugene E. and Shirley Dunn, Papers, (K0972)
0.09 cubic foot (6 folders, 3 CDs, 11 photographs)
The Eugene E. Leibson and Shirley Dunn Leibson Papers contain correspondence, audio, and video related to Dunn family history, correspondence about a family reunion, undated photographs of relatives, and a group photograph, as well as three items related to the Harvey Jacobson family and Jacobson’s Strictly Kosher grocery store. 

Lerner, Sandra Davis Lerner (1939- ) and Kenneth D. (1933- ) Papers, 1949-2000, (K1178)
0.49 cubic feet
The Lerners were active in Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO), and with the Beth Shalom Synagogue in Kansas City, Missouri. This collection consists of photographs, programs, videos, and artifacts representing their involvement in these activities.

Lesky, Leo and Helen Edelbaum Papers, (K0959)
0.09 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Leo and Helen Edelbaum Lesky Papers include Leo Lesky’s obituary, a sales book from Lesky’s dry-cleaning business, and a CD of family videos of the Lesky family and their friends.

Levin, Emelie, Papers, (K0363)
0.11 cubic foot (8 folders, 10 photographs, 2 oversize photographs) 
The Emelie Levin Papers contain materials related to Emelie Levin’s career in social services, her experience as the executive director of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and her affiliation with the National Council of Jewish Women.  Also included in the collection are unidentified photographs and obituaries for Samuel Sosland.

Levin, Marian Sunie Sherman, Papers, (K1211)
0.09 cubic foot (5 folders)
The Marian Sunie Sherman Levin Papers contain articles and books with advice for grandparents and senior citizens written by Sunie Levin, as well as a copy of the 1940 Congregation Keneseth Israel Beth Sholom Synagogue Schools yearbook.

Levitan, Andrea (1970- ) Papers, ca. 1978-2011, (K1293)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains materials related to the youth, education, community leadership, and extracurricular activities of Andrea Levitan. Also includes material relating to Levitan family history.

Levitan, Norman Hadley (1969- ) Papers, 1969-2008, (K1108)
0.5 cubic foot
Personal papers of Levitan, including photographs, scrapbooks, publications and correspondence relating to his childhood, education, family and religious life, as well as his involvement in local theater.

Levitan, Sharon Bitner (1943- ) and Howard Steven (1943- ) Papers, 1929-2008, (K0803)
4 cubic feet
The collection includes personal and family papers, yearbooks, scrapbooks, publications and photographs related to the Bitner and Levitan families of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Jewish organizations with which they were involved. Also included are materials relating to Sharon's mother, Esther Gottlieb Bitner, and her career as a professional dancer.

Liberty Memorial Association Records, (K0022)
0.08 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Liberty Memorial Association Records consist of two copies of specifications for Liberty Memorial dated 1923.

Lipoff, Carl and Adele Goodman, Family Papers, (K0904)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Carl Lipoff and Adele Goodman Lipoff Family Papers contain a bound book titled “Carl and Adele Lipoff: A Family History” which details history of the Lipoff family.

Loeb, Anita Boresow (1929- ) Papers, 1921-2010, (K0659)
9.25 cubic feet
Papers of an active member of the Jewish community in Kansas City, Missouri, the collection largely consists of material pertaining to Loeb's genealogy research documenting naturalization, births, deaths, and burials of individuals in the Jewish community. This includes notes, drafts, correspondence, and her publication on the history of the burials in the Jewish cemeteries of Kansas City, Missouri. Also included are family materials, such as correspondence, yearbooks, and documents relating to the organizations and activities where Loeb served. She also collected materials related to several area Jewish congregations.

Lone Jack Baptist Church, Lone Jack, Missouri, History of, 1842-1880, (C3511)
1 folder
The papers contain a synopsis of the history of Lone Jack Baptist Church, 1842-1880, read by Martin Rice at the 38th anniversary of the constitution of the church, October 1880.

Loosen, James R. Papers, (K0574)
0.1 cubic foot (3 folders, 17 photographs)
The James R. Loosen Papers consists of photographs taken of Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilots at a pilots meeting at Fairfax Airport. The majority of the pilots in these photographs have been identified. In addition, there are promotional reproduction photographs from the 1930’s showing TWA passengers and the inside of a plane.

Lowell Press, Photographs, (P0667)
3 photographs
Images of the Westport district in Kansas City, MO

Lykins Family Papers, 1841-1866, (K0294)
0.16 cubic feet
The papers contain correspondence, ledger books, and scrapbooks related to the lives and activities of Johnston Lykins, Martha Lykins Bingham, his second wife, and William Lykins, his son.

Lyon, Duane Evans (1885-1959), Scrapbooks, 1913-1958, (C4319)
2 oversize volumes
The scrapbooks of a Missouri graphic artist contain original art, programs, exhibit announcements, correspondence, photographs, clippings; American Legion convention banquet, souvenir menu art, architectural home designs, contest ribbons, and other miscellaneous artwork.


Mahoney, Tom (1905-1981), Papers, 1922-1969, (C3063)
57 linear feet, 2 audio cassettes, 6 audio tapes
Papers of Tom Mahoney, a 1927 University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate and track athlete who was a reporter, editor, author and publicist in Texas, Kansas City, and New York. The papers consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, memos, photographs and miscellaneous material relating to his school days and his career as a newspaper person.

Marcou, David, Photographs, (P0140)
19 photographs
Photographs by David Marcou, a photojournalist and art photographer, of Missouri scenes and historic sites. Includes several photos of the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Truman Library.

Marks, Evelyn Belle Biography, (K0504)
.02 cubic feet
The collection consists of a single booklet containing biographical information on Evelyn Belle Marks. Information includes genealogical information on the Marks family, along with photographs of Evelyn throughout her life.

Marnett Henry R., Railroad Collection, (K0734)
6.19 cubic feet (297 folders, 12,700 slides, 3,528 negatives, 1,656 photographs)
The Henry R. Marnett Railroad Collection contains materials related to the life and interests of Henry R. Marnett.  The collection consists of various materials including photographs, negatives, slides, postcards, and ephemera representing Marnett’s family and his favorite hobby, trains.

Massie, Gerald R. (1911-1989), Photographs, (P0016)
0.83 linear feet
Photographs of scenes across Missouri, many taken as part of Massie's work as Missouri's state photographer. Events highlighted include Winston Churchill's visit to Fulton, Governor Hearnes' inaugural celebrations in 1965 and 1969, and the Battle of Pilot Knob Centennial commemoration in 1964. The collection includes extensive coverage of the Missouri State Capitol building. Geographically, the collection covers much of Missouri, with particular focus on tourist destinations: St. Louis, Kansas City, Hannibal, Ste. Genevieve, and the Ozarks.

Matson, Marcel Papers, 1934 (K1301)
0.1 cubic feet
Collection includes a mortgage bond, #116, for Keneseth Israel Beth Sholom in the amount of $1,092.97, dated January 1, 1934, due January 1, 1949, and payable at the office of Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Beth Shalom emerged from Keneseth Israel congregation in 1915 and the two congregations reunited to form Keneseth Israel Beth Sholom in 1924.

Matthews, Sherman, Papers, 1923-1930, (C4275)
0.4 cubic feet (16 folders)
Kansas City Bridge Company business correspondence of Sherman Matthews and H.M. Jopling. Also Jopling's Nelson High School Physics Experiment workbooks and a standard two-week time book to calculate wages owed, 1923-1930.

McBride, Stephen, Collection, (K1205)
0.08 cubic foot (5 folders, 34 photographs)
The Stephen McBride Collection contains articles, flyers, and photographs concerning activism endeavors to save historic properties in Kansas City, Missouri. These items are related to the Historic Landmarks Commission of Kansas City, Missouri. Additional materials include sheet music of a song about the Wirthman/Isis building.

McClain, Charles M., Postcard Collection, (P0539)
23 postcards
23 postcards of Missouri scenes, including the Ozarks, Paseo in Kansas City, Warrenton, Troy, Hannibal, St. Louis, St. Joseph, Nevada, and Russellville.

McClurg, J[oseph] W[ashington] (1818-1900), Telegram, 1869, (C1746)
1 folder
The collection contains a telegram to Charles Dougherty, Independence, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, Dec. 24, 1869. Dougherty was sheriff of Jackson County, and the telegram gives instructions for organizing a militia to aid in the capture or killing of Frank and Jesse James.

McCormick Property Collection, 1936-1964, (K0815)
0.1 cubic feet
The McCormick Property Collection contains a number of documents pertaining to the purchase of land and the building of a home in the Country Club Plaza district by William Henry McCormick. The papers include legal documents, quotes from builders and furniture suppliers, and a few other papers.

McCoy, Eleanor (Ellen) Waddle (1818-1893) Papers, 1838-1863, (K0226)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains letters to Ellen McCoy, wife of William McCoy (1813-1900), first mayor of Independence, Missouri. Written from Independence and from Washington, D.C., the letters detailed the author's experiences and observations.

McCrum, William H., Photographs, (P0317)
2 photographs
Photographs of Watts Mill at Dallas, Missouri

McGee, Elijah Milton (1819-1873) Papers, 1843-1950 (K0471)
0.07 cubic feet
The papers consist of drafts of McGee's autobiographical account of a trip to California in 1843. Letters and other documents related to McGee supplement the collection

McKeehan, Peggy E.,  Collection, (K1393)
0.12 cubic foot (4 folders, 2 oversize folders)
The Peggy E. McKeehan Collection contains Western Auto Supply Company advertisements and biographical information about Peggy E. McKeehan dated 1966 to 1980. The majority of these advertisements had hand lettering done by McKeehan.

McCulloch, Samuel Johnson, Papers, (K0023)
0.2 cubic foot (4 folders) 
The Samuel Johnson McCulloch Papers contain correspondence, the bulk of which concerns requests for copies of McCulloch’s publish work, Missouri Statute Annotations Embracing Construction and Derivation. Additional materials include business cards, an account book of household expenses, and various receipts for personal items and household utilities.

McQueeny, Catherine Ann (Bill), Memoirs, (K0420)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Catherine Ann (Bill) McQueeny Memoirs is a single memoir titled “Good Memories of Bad Times – Growing up in Jackson County during the Depression”. Written by Catherine Ann (Bill) McQueeny, this account describes the author’s childhood and the Kansas City area during the Great Depression.

Meltzer, Philip J. Papers, (K1127)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Philip J. Meltzer Papers contain a family history compiled by Meltzer in 1992.

Menorah Legacy Foundation Collection, (K1075)
0.1 cubic foot  (5 folders)
This collection contains materials related to the history of Menorah Medical Center. Newspaper clippings, reports, and photocopies of documents detail the development of the hospital along with the Arthur Mag Distinguished Leadership Award, named after one of the hospital’s earliest directors.

Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary Directory, (K1391)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary Directory contains a 1994-1996 membership directory book for the Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary.

Metzner, Alice Pearl, Scrapbook, (K0198)
0.22 cubic feet (15 folders)
The Alice Pearl Metzner Scrapbook contains photographs, programs, postcards, correspondence, and other memorabilia documenting Alice and her father Karl Theodore Metzner’s excursion from Kansas City to Europe. The scrapbook also contains unidentified photographs of family and friends, as well as pictures noted as taken in Colorado of trains and mining operations.

Meyers, Jack F. (1916-1988) Family Collection, 1948-ca. 1960s, (K1163)
0.02 cubic feet
The collection contains photographs of the Meyers owned Midtown Snack Shop and Artic Ice Cream in Kansas City, Missouri, and members of the Meyers and Stolov families.

Milgram Food Stores, Inc. Collection, (K0325)
4.5 cubic feet (264 folders)
The collection contains papers and photographs related to the Milgram family and Milgram Food Stores, Inc. The personal papers primarily focus on the personal interests of Nat, the founder of Milgram Food Stores, and Lester, his son. The materials consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The materials related to the Milgram Food Stores contains correspondence, newsletters, reports, and information regarding the company. The bulk of the business materials pertains to photographs of individual Milgram stores and Milgram sponsored events.

Miller, Eddie, Photograph Collection, (P0608)
0.23 linear feet
Photographs of the Truman Presidential Library, ca. 1974. Copy photos, the bulk of which depict DeSoto, Jefferson County, MO. Also images of Washington County and Old Mines, MO.

Minkin Family History Collection, 1991-2010, (K0775)
2 cubic feet
The Minkin Family History Collection (1920-2010), contains 13 typed manuscripts broken down into 12 parts. Rodney Minkin began writing the history in 1991 and finished in 2010. The Minkin family was a prominent Jewish family in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and were active within that community. The history looks at the Minkin family, the Kansas City Jewish community, and historically significant events that happened throughout the twentieth century.

Missouri, 76th General Assembly, House Resolution no. 51, (C3280)
1 folder
The records contain a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of Independence, Missouri.

Missouri Association of Architects (MAA) Records, 1944-1954, (K0099)
0.24 cubic feet
The collection consists of materials related to the Missouri Association of Architects and the American Institute of Architects.

Miller, Mrs. Frank B., Photograph Collection, (P0668)
3 photographs
Photos of Hyde Park School staff and students and Miller residence, both in Kansas City, MO, ca. 1900.

Missouri Division of Tourism, Photographs, (P0452)
0.08 linear feet
Photos of Thomas Hart Benton and Missouri Historic Sites, monuments, markers, and memorials.

Missouri Educational Exhibit Scrapbook, 1893, (C2664)
1 volume
Student essays in German, French, and English from Central High School, Kansas City.

Missouri Ex-POWs Oral History Project, Records, 2000-, (C3975)
Interviews with ex-prisoners of war (POWs). The records include audio cassettes, compact discs, and transcripts.

Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., "Sacred Stones and Stained Glass Windows," Project, 1977-1980, (C3723)
7.1 cubic feet
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.

Missouri Lives, Oral History Project, Records, 2014-, (C4249)
0.1 cubic feet, 13 CDs, 1 DVD
The collection consists of interviews with a wide array of Missourians who have had an interesting personal history and life. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts, and ephemera.

Missouri Railroad Collection, (R1457)
0.5 cubic foot (19 folders)
The Missouri Railroad Collection is an ephemeral collection of records dealing with the railroad industry in Missouri. Included are records of railroad investments made by the J. & W. Seligman and Company and members of the Perkins, Livingston, Post Company of New York in railroad companies in Missouri and Kansas. These materials contain records for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company; Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroad Company; the Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad Company; the Missouri and Western Railway Company; the Oswego and State Line Railroad Company; Pierce City and Kanas Railroad Company; the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company; and the St. Louis, Wichita and Western Railway Company.

Missouri River Navigation Association Records, (K0354)
0.34 cubic foot (19 folders, 204 photographs, 1 oversize photograph, 24 negatives)
The Missouri River Navigation Association Records contains photographs and negatives depicting different aspects of engineering and activities along the Missouri River.

Missouri State Museum, Interpretation Program, Oral History Recordings, 1980-2009, (CA6218)
1.2 cubic feet, 410 audio cassettes, 78 video cassettes, 205 DVDs, 3 CDs
Oral history interviews with Missourians regarding historical events on audio cassettes, video cassettes, and DVDs. Also includes transcripts and related material such as photographs, negatives, news clippings, obituaries, correspondence, personal accounts, and ephemera.

Missouri Valley Series Papers, 1962-1965, (K0241)
0.05 cubic feet
The collection contains research papers on the history of the Greater Kansas City area written by graduate students and local historians in response to a prize offered by the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City.

Missouri, Independence, Notebook, 1961, (C2192)
1 volume
The collection contains a notebook compiled by the citizenship classes of Mrs. Ruby Akers Gerrard and William Chrisman, Division II, Independence, MO, on Civil War history of Independence and Jackson County, MO.

Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949 (C1041)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a Springfield, Missouri, lawyer active in Democratic Party politics, who served as assistant secretary of commerce in Franklin Roosevelt's first administration. Material concerns family affairs, law practice with emphasis on county indebtedness, Ozark land speculation, and Democratic politics on the state and national levels.

Mokofsky, Moey, Photographs, (K1088)
0.01 cubic foot (2 folders)
Collection consists of three photographs of members from the Irari Club and one photograph of members from the Ohava Torah Ansky Polin Congregation.

Moment Musical Club Records, 1974-2003, (K1091)
0.25 cubic feet
The records contain meeting minutes, event programs, yearbooks, and miscellaneous documents.

Montgomery, George Sneed (1870-1950) Papers, ca. 1860s-1947 (K0716)
0.75 cubic foot
Genealogy, correspondence, memos, speeches, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs concerning Montgomery's activities as Presiding Jackson County Judge during the early years of Kansas City's Reform Era.

Moody, Frederick W. (1838-1937) Collection, n.d., (K0347)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains the memoir of Frederick W. Moody. The memoir contains stories regarding his immigration to the United States from England in 1857, his travels to New Mexico, Colorado, and early life in Kansas City.

Moore Family Photographs, (P0857)
21 photographs
Copy photos of Moore family members, an African-American family from Kansas City, 1880-1920.

Morrow, Lynn, Papers, (R1000)
21 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize)
The papers of Lynn Morrow contain correspondence and research papers, with an additional significant collection of late twentieth-century promotional and advertising items. The papers reflect major areas of Morrow’s research on the southwest Missouri region; Iron, Shannon, and Washington counties; Theodore Pease Russell and his writings; and the writings of Silas C. Turnbo. The collection also includes a large selection of promotional publications and ephemera associated with late 20th century tourism in Missouri and Arkansas.

Municipal Photograph Collection, 1930s-1960s, (K0116)
1 cubic foot
The collection contains photographic prints and negatives depicting activities of Kansas City, Missouri, municipal departments, mayors and councilmembers, city events, city buildings and parks, and other sites in the Kansas City metropolitan area.


National League of American Pen Women, Kansas City-Westport Branch Records, 1931-2011, (K0437)
7 cubic feet
This collection consists of organization minutes, a secretary's book, president's records, achievement reports, miscellaneous yearbooks, histories, and nine oversize scrapbooks, as well as organizational newsletters.

National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Missouri, Papers, 1968-1974, (C3584)
15 folders
The papers of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Missouri contain a working copy of EARLY PORTRAITS IN MISSOURI, PAINTED BEFORE 1860, which provides a detailed description of portraits existing in Missouri, arranged alphabetically by location of the work. There is an index by artist, but none by portrait subject. The manuscript includes many works by George Caleb Bingham.

Naysmith, Clifford, "Quality Hill: The History of a Neighborhood," 1962, (C3518)
1 folder
Award-winning essay on a residential neighborhood inhabited by Kansas City's wealthiest families in the 1880s. The author describes its decline and rebirth.

Neighborhood News Collection, (K0635)
3 cubic feet (117 folders, 96 reels)
The Neighborhood News Collection contains open reels of audio recordings conducted by Allen Simon for the Kansas City Neighborhood News radio show.  The reels contain segments of news and updates regarding many Kansas City metropolitan neighborhoods from 1982 to 1992.

Neurological Hospital Association of Kansas City Records, 1935-1973, (K0800)
8 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Neurological Hospital, formally known as the Robinson Sanitarium or Clinic. Included in this collection are materials concerning correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, public relations, the Robinson Memorial Fund, personnel papers, legal documents, and other various administrative records, chiefly from the 1960s.

New Life Evangelistic Center Records (S1236)
20 cubic feet
The New Life Evangelistic Center (NLEC) Records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting NLEC’s mission to provide Christian hospitality to the poor through social service programs and spiritual care.

Newco Manufacturing Company Collection, (K1387)
0.03 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Newco Manufacturing Company Collection contains marketing materials related to the company including product advertisements for hand and bench swaging tools as well as catalogs for wire rope fittings dated 1965 and 1968.

Nigro, Dominic M. (1893-1975) Papers, 1953-1982, (K0693)
0.5 cubic feet
The collection of Dominic M. Nigro contains photographs of family, friends, and various activities created by or related to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. In addition, the collection contains items related to Nigro’s involvement with athletics and the Boys’ Town of Italy.

North Kansas City Levee District v. Forever Green of Missouri, LLC Papers, (K1111)
80 cubic feet
Research files including legal documents, government records, corporate records, correspondence, minutes, photographs, maps, and plans.

Northeast Community Center and Christ Presbyterian Church Records, (K1112)
0.73 cubic foot (3 rolled items)
The records consist of three sets of architectural drawings for the Northeast Community Center and Christ Presbyterian Church.

Northeast High School Photographs, (K1380)
0.4 cubic foot (2 folders, 6 oversize photographs)
The Northeast High School Photographs contains four portraits and two composite photographs depicting school administrators and athletic teams at Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

Northrup Family Papers, (R1489)
4 cubic feet (67 folders)
The Northrop Family Papers contain correspondence between members of the Northrop family, family genealogy, and personal papers related to the family farm near Simcoe, Missouri.


O. H. Cogswell and Company Records, 1855-1857 (K0317)
0.4 cubic feet
The records contain a ledger that documents financial transactions for O. H. Cogswell and Company in Independence, Missouri.

Office of Civilian Defense Records, 1942-1944, (K0343)
0.01 cubic feet
The records of the Office of Civilian Defense contain a daily log, general orders, events calendar, organizational plan, and personnel directory for the World War II era Office of Civilian Defense.

Old Plainsmen Association Records, 1909-1917 (K0531)
0.08 cubic feet
The collection contains documents and meeting minutes pertaining to the Old Plainsmen Association in Independence, Missouri.

Overland Mail Centennial Scrapbook, 1958, (C3457)
1 volume
Clippings, photographs, brochures, and miscellaneous records which marked the hundredth anniversary of the first overland stage route in the U.S.


P.E.O. Reciprocity Group of Greater Kansas City Records, 1916-2013, (K0604)
3.5 cubic feet
The collection consists chiefly of the minutes and reports of the Kansas City PEO. Also included is a history of PEO, lists of presidents and officers, membership directories, state convention programs, and slides and program notes of Cottey College.

Packing House sterling silver souvenir spoon, ca. 1903 (K1348)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection consists of a sterling silver souvenir spoon commemorating Kansas City packing houses.

Paradis, Fred and Ora Pearl,  Collection, (K1388)
0.05 cubic feet (4 folders, 23 photographs)
The Fred and Ora Pearl Paradis Collection contains materials related to Fred and Ora Pearl Paradis, their family, and their friends, which includes a ledger, postcard, certificate, and photographs.

Parker, Della Fleming (1910-1998) Papers, 1905-1965, (K0929)
0.2 cubic foot (3 folders, 1 oversize folder)
Collection consists of theater programs from various Kansas City, Missouri, venues, along with some from around the country. In addition are newspaper articles regarding the plays and performances that Parker went to see, ticket stubs, playbills, and autographs from some of the actors.

Patricia Youmans Wagner (1925- ) Papers, 1959-1962, (K0037)
.25 cubic feet
The papers contain a series of working papers that Patricia Wagner prepared from 1959-1962 regarding voluntary associations in Kansas City, Missouri, from the 1870s through the early twentieth century.

Patrick, John Douglas Collection, (K0843)
0.2 cubic feet
The collection contains articles, press releases, and photographs regarding the exhibition of John Douglas Patrick’s most famous painting Brutality, at the BroadwayValentine Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Patton, Dale Thomas, Papers, (K1309)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains the personal papers of Dale Thomas Patton, former Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for the U.S. Department of Labor in Kansas City, Missouri. Included in this collection are letters of recommendation on behalf of Mr. Patton for the position of Deputy Director, correspondence, certificates, a military photograph of Dale Thomas Patton, travel expenses, employee records, pamphlets, a memoir of a World War II combat diver written by William J. Donath, and a 1944 U.S. Naval Aviation yearbook.

Paxton , Frank, Jr. (1918-1997 ) Papers, 1960-1997, (K0558)
38 cubic feet, oversize
Personal and business papers of Frank Paxton, Jr., former president of Paxton Lumber Company and civic leader in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes material on the lumber business, and his interest in education and the Guadalupe Center and extensive genealogical research on the Paxton family.

Pendergast, Jr., Thomas J. (1912-1990) Papers, 1902-1978, (K0316)
0.33 cubic feet
The papers contain correspondence, event programs, newspaper clippings, legal and financial documents, and home movies.

Peters, Nelle E., Architectural Records, (K0041)
0.31 cubic foot (2 folders, 14 rolled items)
The architectural records of Nelle E. Peters includes architectural drawings, postcards of buildings, and photographs of sketches designed by Peters, as well as two photographs of Peters. The bulk of the collection consists of fifteen sets of architectural drawings, drafted between 1924 and 1930, of buildings primarily built in Kansas City, Missouri.

Pfefferkorn, Michael Gene, Papers, (S1219)
9.25 cubic feet
The papers of Michael Gene Pfefferkorn contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, and speeches concerning the historic preservation of St. Louis landmarks and neighborhoods, including the Major John Stevens Bowen House; the integration of St. Louis City Schools during the 1970s; and the establishment of the American Tax Token Society in 1971. Other topics of interest include the publication of the Missouri Journal of Numismatics, which Pfefferkorn edited from 1976 to 2001. The papers date from 1964 to 1993.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity-Epsilon Mu Chapter Records, (K1125)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 oversize folder)
The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity-Epsilon Mu Chapter Records contains Musician of the Year and Man of the Year awards dating from 1962 to 1976.

Phillips, Edward D., Papers, 1865-1938, (C3091)
2 folders
The papers contain teaching certificates, grade reports, and Civil War reminiscences of a prominent Kansas City educator. Newspaper clippings about Phillips, including his obituary. Also a diary.

Phillips, Perry C. (1862-1923) Papers, 1882-1909, (K0085)
0.23 cubic foot
The papers of Perry C. Phillips contain photographs, a diary, and an autograph book in addition to materials related to Phillips professional life as an attorney and president of Inola Oil and Gas Company.

Photo & View Co., Photographs, (P0670)
7 photographs
Photos of Kansas City, MO, architecture, ca. 1902-1903 and 1934.

Photo View Company Photographs, Kansas City, ca 1932, (P0366)
8 photographs
8 photographs depicting Kansas City and its environs in the early 1930s

Pittell-Katz, Barbara, Papers, (K0661)
0.6 cubic foot (12 folders, 21 photographs)
This collection consists of papers related to the musical Letters to Russia, which Pittell-Katz composed, and the event "Save Union Station," for which Pittell-Katz wrote a song. In addition, there is some correspondence and school awards for members of her family, and the program for a senior art show in which she participated. However, the majority of the collection consists of "The Torch Magazine," a publication produced by Sigma Delta Tau, a sorority that Pittell-Katz was a member of in college. There are also photographs for the specific chapter that Pittell-Katz was a member.

Pleasant Grove Grange Records, 1873-1893 (K0303)
0.08 cubic feet
The records contain correspondence, membership records, brief minutes, voting results, financial reports and receipts, store inventories, and a book of rituals related to the Pleasant Grove Grange Patrons of Husbandry in southern Jackson County, Missouri.

Politics in Missouri Oral History Project, Records, 1996-, (C3929)
2.2 linear feet
Interviews with Missouri legislators, politicians, aides, and other participants in Missouri politics. The records include audio cassettes, compact discs, and transcripts of the interviews.

Powell, Elmer N., "Kansas City in the 1890s," 1932, (C2102)
1 folder
Unpublished manuscript submitted to the MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW about Kansas City, MO, and the city's young leaders in the 1890s.

Presbytery of Missouri, Minutes, 1920-1943, (C1353)
0.2 linear feet
The records contain official copies of minutes of the Presbytery of Missouri. Minutes for 1920-1939 are bound; others are in pamphlet form.

Presbytery of Missouri Records, 1817-1920, (C1354)
1.4 linear feet, 6 oversize volumes
The records of the Presbytery of Missouri contain minutes, reports, and other records of an organization composed of ministers and representative elders of Presbyterian churches in Missouri. Volumes 1-6 have been microfilmed. Volume 7 is available onsite. See also collection C1353.

President Hotel Renovation Research Papers, (K1128)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This collection consists of research material related to the renovation of the President Hotel on Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. It includes a feasibility study for additions and renovations to the hotel, a typewritten presentation by Philip Klein concerning the hotel, and a history of the hotel.

Proctor, R.L. (Lewis), Papers (K0570)
0.3 cubic foot (9 folders, 1 photograph)
The R.L. (Lewis) Proctor Papers outline the career of the Trans World Airlines (TWA) flight engineer. The papers include biographical information as well as training manuals for flight engineers. Additionally, the collection includes materials related to TWA operations and international flights during the 1950s and 1960s.

Prudhomme, Gabriel (1789-1831) Estate Abstract, 1831-1858 (K0209)
0.04 cubic feet
The collection contains an abstract documenting transactions related to the disposition of the estate of Gabriel Prudhomme, one of Kansas City's founders.


Radford, E.K., Receipts, 1904, (C3184)
1 folder
The collection contains receipts for coffee and tea shipped from New York to Kansas City by the Commercial Fast Transportation Company.

Ramsay Place Names File 1928-1945, (C2366)
12 cubic feet
Card file of origins of Missouri place names, compiled by students of Robert L. Ramsay, University of Missouri professor of English.

Ramsay, Robert L. (1880-1953), Papers, 1918-1953, (C3230)
2.5 linear feet
The Robert Ramsay Papers includes correspondence, 1918-1953; notes, rough drafts, revisions, and proof sheets for the Place Name series, with emphasis upon the Missouri Place Names; newspaper clippings about Ramsay and newspaper clippings of the Place Name articles. Small volumes of notes and a variety of prints pertaining to his academic classes are included as well as sample themes and bibliographies submitted by his students.

Red Bridge Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Congregation Records, 1879-2016, 1879-2016, (K1361)
2 cubic feet
The records contain materials documenting the history of this Kansas City, Missouri-based congregation from its early beginnings in the 1910s as Agnes Avenue Mission, to its establishment as Oak Park Christian Church in 1914, to its move and renaming as the Red Bridge Christian Church in 1960-61, and its eventual dissolution in 2015.

Reed, Ellen "Nell" Quinlan Donnelly Papers, (K0444)
4 cubic feet (165 folders, 4 oversize folders, 55 photographs)
The Ellen “Nell” Quinlan Donnelly Reed Papers contain correspondence, printed and published advertisements, and photographs related to the life of Nell Donnelly Reed, prominent Kansas City businesswoman and cofounder of the Donnelly Garment Company. The papers also cover topics including politics and travel.

Reed, James Alexander (1861-1944) Papers, 1903-1950, (K0443)
59 cubic feet, 45 phonograph recordings
Personal and professional correspondence, speeches, case files, legal documents, scrapbooks, and subject files of Kansas City Mayor and United States Senator James A. Reed.

Reeder, Douglas Lee (1909-1988), Papers, 1931-1941, (C2536)
23.3 linear feet
Papers of a Kansas City attorney. Records of action relating to the trucking industry, labor disputes, bill collection and bankruptcy, damage suits, divorce cases, patent cases, and estates. Some papers pertaining to local Democratic politics, Boy Scouts, and Country Club Congregational Church.

Relaford, Ruth Olive (Dean) Papers, 1927-1933, (K1351)
0.06 cubic feet
The papers contain items related to Ruth Olive (Dean) Relaford's activities with the Methodist Episcopal Church and her schooling.

Rice, Herbert Francis (1901-1963), Papers, 1944-1963, (C2903)
5 folders
The papers of Herbert Francis Rice contain personal correspondence with friends and business associates, largely concerning the Civil War in Missouri; manuscripts of articles by Rice on various Missouri history subjects; newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Times; Rice's obituary; and miscellaneous handbills and programs.

Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Harry, Postcard Collection, (P0497)
18 postcards
Postcards of Missouri scenes: St. Joseph, Gallatin, Lebanon, Slater, Maryville, Branson, Jefferson City, Sedalia, St. Louis, and Kansas City.

Rine, Russell Robert (1903-1978) Papers, 1974, (K0348)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers consist of a manuscript entitled, "The Snow Fox." The manuscript tells the fictionalized history of the Rine family before and during the American Revolutionary War.

Rivard, Amanda Elizabeth Evans (1899-1988) Papers, 1918-1983, (K0149)
0.08 cubic feet
The papers of A. Elizabeth Evans Rivard contain photocopied scrapbook pages of newspaper clippings and articles highlighting her architectural career. Also included are letters of recommendation and photographs of homes she designed. Many of these photographs are identified with addresses and resident names.

Robert H. Blackburn Papers, (K1367)
0.1 cubic foot (5 folders, 18 photographs, oversize)
The Robert H. Blackburn Papers contain materials related to Southwest High School in Kansas City, Missouri, materials about Hallmark Cards, and photographs of Kansas City Royals baseball players.

Robert M. Snyder, Jr. (1876-1937) Collection, 1701-1981, (K0025)
5.0 cubic feet
The collection contains papers related to Robert M. Snyder, Jr. and his interests. Snyder’s personal papers include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles written by Snyder, and scrapbooks related to Snyder’s work with Kansas Natural Gas Company and his preservation work in the Ozarks. The other materials in the collection consists of items Snyder collected over the course of his life. The materials generally relate to important people of history, early American history, and pioneer families.

Robidoux, Orral Messmore, (1859- ), Memoir, 1918, (C2626)
1 folder
History of the Robidoux and Messmore families, childhood memories of farm life in nineteenth-century Middle West, and comments on contemporary Kansas City.

Robinson Family Papers/Kansas City Social Register Records, 1880-1998, (K0774)
19 cubic feet
Papers of a prominent Kansas City, Missouri, family who were also the publishers of the Kansas City Social Register. Included in this collection are genealogical materials, correspondence, a reference notecard index, biographical data, printed and published materials, clippings, audio records, film, photographs, and ephemera.

Rogers, Ann, Photograph Collection, (P0086)
2 folders
Assortment of postcards, snapshots and prints from across Missouri, including Excelsior Springs, the University of Missouri, and Kansas City.

Rosen, Golda Svea, Biography (K0505)
0.08 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a book detailing the life of Golda Svea Rosen. The book is a compilation of family pictures, documents, and information pertaining to Golda’s life as she raised a family, worked as a social worker, and became a leading figure in various social work and Jewish community groups in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ross, David Reid Manuscript, (K0925)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The David Reid Ross Manuscript contains a draft manuscript entitled Kansas Abolitionist Fight Confederates in Missouri, written by David Ross. The manuscript contains biographical information on Ross’ ancestor, Jared P. Barnes (1834-1916) who, was an abolitionist from New York and fought at the Battle of Westport in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ruben, Jack and Sarah Harris, Papers, (K1093)
0.04 cubic foot (6 folders)
The Jack and Sarah Harris Ruben Papers consists of certificates, programs, newsletters, clippings, and scrapbook pages related to the Kehilath Israel Synagogue and the B'nai B'rith Auxiliary No. 158 of which the Ruben's were members.

Rupe, James F., Collection, 1885-1943, (C3463)
0.8 cubic feet
Records of Dr. James F. Rupe of Clay County, Missouri, including ledgers; account books, Paradise, Missouri, Christian Church treasurer's books; two warranty deeds; and four diplomas, including his diploma from medical college in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1886, and photographs.

Ryan, William James (1940- ) Papers, 1914-1996 (K0457)
10 cubic feet
The paper contain research material, draft manuscripts, and oral history interviews and transcripts related to Ryan's book and other writings on the history of radio and television broadcasting in the Kansas City region.


Sachs, Howard, "Rabbi Epstein's Kansas City Diary, 1880-1883.", (C2526)
1 folder
Article based on Rabbi Eppstein's diary.

Sachs, Oscar, Papers, (CA5355)
0.5 linear feet
Scrapbooks about Oscar Sachs, a German-American of Kansas City; photocopies of the scrapbooks; and an historical sketch of the German Hospital in Kansas City.

Saint Mary's Hospital of Kansas City Photographic Documentation , 2004 (K1202)
0.12 cubic feet
The collection contains black and white and color photographs and negatives of the hospital buildings and grounds prior to their demolition in 2004.

Salasche-Kaseff, Rhea, Papers, (K1144)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Rhea Salasche-Kaseff Papers contain a May 1952 edition of the Beth Shalom Sunday School newsletter, “The Comet.”

Santa Fe Place Historic District Collection, (K0456)
0.3 cubic foot
This collection contains the National Register for Historic Places Nomination forms and update forms spanning from 1986 to 2005, for the Santa Fe Place Historic District in Kansas City, Missouri. The packets include lists of structures included in the nomination, photographs of structures, historical information regarding the district, and the architectural style of the district known as Kansas City Shirtwaist Style. In addition, there is a packet of information regarding the apartment complex of Lovett Place, which was part of the Santa Fe Place Historic District, prior to its demolition. This packet includes floor plan layouts and photographs of the structure.

Saunders Family, Papers, 1877-1973, (C4248)
0.1 cubic feet (13 folders)
The Saunders family papers contain family photographs, correspondence to and from Eva Pearl and Ed Saunders and other documents related to the Saunders and Danner, families of Cass County, Missouri.

Schmelzer, Harvey J./Charles J. Schmelzer II Papers/Schmelzer Realty Co. Records, (K0622)
36 cubic feet
Administrative files of the Realty Company and some personal files of Charles J. Schmelzer II. Includes appraisals and property management of specific buildings and general background information on buildings and streetscapes in Kansas City, MO. Some files contain photographs.

Schwake, Sara Gibson, Postcard Collection, (P0040)
46 postcards
Missouri postcards, including views of Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis, Independence, ice flows on the Mississippi River, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

Scotford Stereographs, Kansas City, (P0671)
6 photographs
Stereographs of Kansas City, MO, ca. 1878-1881.

Seevers, Fred Lee, Papers, (K0714)
0.19 cubic foot (4 folders, 5 oversize photographs, 3 oversize items)
The Fred Lee Seevers Papers includes photographs, diplomas, directories, programs, membership cards, and constitution and by-laws relating to the Kansas City College of Veterinary Medicine and veterinary associations in the area.

Sherman, Sophie Beatrice “Bee” Kurs, Papers, (K0893)
0.07 cubic foot (7 folders, 1 photograph)
The Sophie Beatrice “Bee” Kurs Sherman Papers contain columns, scripts, and song lyrics written by Bee Sherman, a member of Kehilath Israel Synagogue, as well as a certified copy of Sherman’s birth record, a photograph, and two newspaper clippings.

Sherry, Steven George and Judith Lyons Papers, 2011-2012 (K1020)
0.02 cubic feet
The papers contain lists of those involved in the Kansas City area garment industry and an autobiography by Steven G. Sherry.

Shield America, 1941, (C2548)
1 folder
Six issues of paper of the America First Committee, Kansas City, MO, August-November 1941.

Shopmaker, Sylvia Minkin, Oral History Transcription, (K1213)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
This collection includes a transcription of an oral history interview conducted by Lililan Kranitz with Sylvia Minkin Shopmaker, focusing on her life, her family history, and the Jewish community of Kansas City.

Short, David W. Collection, (K0690)
0.98 cubic foot (20 folders, 20 glass plate negatives, 3 oversize folders, 4 rolled items)
The David W. Short Collection includes correspondence, memorial cards, family and military photographs, scrapbooks, two magazine issues, glass plate negatives, a marriage certificate for Moses Wood and Rossie Bellis, election poster of Moses Wood for County Court Judge, a photograph depicting the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star, and architectural drawings of streetcar plans, railway terminals, and rail lines.

Silverman, Milton, Collection, (K1083)
0.09 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Milton Silverman Collection contains a memory book covering Milton Silverman’s 1952-1953 term as president of the Beth Shalom Congregation. Additionally, this collection includes a 1924-1925 enrollment and record book from the Beth Shalom School as well as an invitation to the 1939 Kansas City B’nai B’rith Women’s Auxiliary birthday meeting.

Simon, Aletha Schultz (1941- ) Papers, 1942-2007, (K0865)
3 cubic feet
Personal papers of a Kansas City native active in many civic and Jewish communal organizations. Includes board and committee minutes, lesson plans, exhibit notes, forms, programs, flyers, stationary, a calendar, a directory, handbooks, articles, brochures, and newspaper clippings of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, the Museum Without Walls, Beth Shalom, National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Community Center, American Jewish Historical Society, Midwest Center For Holocaust Education, and the Eureka Fishing Club.

Slaughter, Elijah Franklin (1825-1902), Journals, 1875-1904, (C3055)
7 volumes on 1 roll of microfilm
The papers of Elijah Slaughter, a Jackson County, Missouri, farmer, include accounts of daily life, notes on bartering of farm goods, and a book of dates.

Slavic Folk Music Collection, (K1194)
0.20 cubic foot (8 folders)
The Slavic Folk Music Collection consists of a summary of an oral history project, a newsletter, and programs for various Slavic folk music events and festivals. Additional materials for this collection include five publications concerning the history and folk arts of Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.

Smith, Gene (1918-1995) Papers, 1941-1995 (K1347)
0.25 cubic feet
The papers primarily consist of a collection of Hallmark Military News employee newsletters from 1941-1946. Also included are brief correspondence, an issue of The Noon News Hallmark newsletter, and a remembrance of Smith.

Smith, Jabez, Papers, 1847-1855, (C2729)
6 folders
The papers of Jabez Smith contain letters to Smith, Independence, MO, from various people acting as his agents in California and Virginia. Also included are miscellaneous items and photographs.

Smith, Nancy K., Postcard Collection, (P0029)
268 postcards
Postcards, all views of hospitals and clinics and some sanitariums across Missouri.

Smither, Helen F., Collection, (P0466)
0.125 linear feet
Postcards, mainly of Kansas City area, and photos of the University of Missouri ca. 1890. Cabinet cards; portraits of University of Missouri students.

Smithville and Longview Dam and Reservoir, Missouri, Projects Records, 1978-1979, (C2519)
0.4 linear feet
The records of the Smith and Longview Dam and Reservoir contain National Architectural and Engineering Record/Historic American Buildings Survey photographs, field records, historical and descriptive data, maps, and drawings of historic architectural structures at the Smithville and Longview Lakes, MO. Included are Longview Farm, Rockford School, James Poff and Sophia Rollins residences, Reuben Ross barn, and Waddell ""A"" truss bridge.

Snyder, Robert McClure, Jr. (1876-1937), Papers, 1890-1937, (C3524)
3.6 cubic feet
Correspondence, historical notes, book lists, and photographs of Snyder, joint heir of the Ozark Hahatonka estate, collector of rare books, and writer on many phases of western history, especially Kansas City, MO, and vicinity.

Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America Records, (K1195)
0.04 cubic foot (6 folders, 1 oversize folder)
The records of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.) predominately consists of educational materials concerning the organization. Additional materials include two oversize photographs.

Soren, Noelle Louise, Papers, (K0525)
3.84 cubic feet (260 folders, 4 rolled items)
The papers contain research notes, photographs, correspondence, architectural drawings, and other materials related to Noelle Soren's research into the theater building careers of Carl and Robert Boller, known as the Boller Brothers. The results of her research culminated into her two-volume book, Windows to Wonderland: The Cinespace Creations of the Boller Brothers, Architects.

Souper, Thomas E., Letter, 1865 (K0535)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains an 1865 letter from Thomas E. Souper, treasurer of the Missouri State Board of Immigration, to William Getty of the insurance firm Getty and Liebing.

Soward, James L. (1932-2005) Papers, (K0610)
9 cubic feet
The papers of James L. Soward includes notes, photographs, oral interviews, and other related research materials for the book, Hospital Hill: An Illustrated Account of Public Healthcare Institutions in Kansas City, Missouri, published by the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation in 1995.

Spencer, George A. (1906-1997), Papers, 1931-1963, (C2466)
4.6 cubic feet
Correspondence, publicity, and legislative papers of a Boone County, MO, Democrat. Spencer's election campaigns and positions as city attorney, prosecuting attorney, and state representative and senator, and candidacy for Democratic nomination for attorney general. Activities of the Columbia, MO, Chamber of Commerce.

Spring Valley Park Abstract, 1893, (K0216)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection consists of an 1893 abstract of title for a tract of land in Spring Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Collection, (R1491)
0.5 cubic foot (19 folders, 1 photograph)
The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company Collection contains a sales kit, business records, and photographs for the St. Louis-San Francisco “Frisco” Railway Company. The collection includes train and freight schedules, specifications for rail cars and lines, promotional materials, maps, sales manuals, and images of railcars and stations.

Staples Family Papers, (K0227)
.03 cubic feet
The papers of the Staples family consist primarily of correspondence to and from the family, as well as legal documents relating to the purchase of land.

Starr, Raymond H. Papers, (K1138)
0.3 cubic foot (9 folders, 1 CD)
This collection contains Captain Raymond Starr’s correspondences with his wife, Hortense Davidson Starr, while he was serving during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. Also included are a few letters to his children and friends.

State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City Postcard Collection, (K1345)
0.14 cubic foot (14 folders)
The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City Postcard Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous postcard acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events. The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City Postcard Collection continues to have material added to it. New acquisitions are added at the end of the collection.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Typescript Collection, (C0995)
774 items on 14 rolls of microfilm
The State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection consists of typescripts of articles and manuscripts donated over the years to the Historical Society.

State of Missouri Collection, (P0018)
486 photographs
Over 400 original photos created for the 1904 publication on Missouri at the time of the World's Fair by Walter Williams; shows all aspects and counties in Missouri.

State of Missouri vs. B. Clark Hyde Transcript, (K1204)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The State of Missouri vs. B. Clark Hyde Transcript contains a photocopied transcript of R.R. Brewster’s closing argument while acting as defense lawyer in the case of the State of Missouri vs. B. Clark Hyde.

Stella-Vega, Terri, Postcard Collection, (P0275)
19 postcards
19 color postcards of Kansas City and Excelsior Springs, MO.

Stewart, Edward L., Papers, (K0113)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection contains a selection of published and unpublished poems written by Edward L. Stewart, a physician from Kansas City, Missouri.

Stornello, Joseph A. Oral History Collection, (K0426)
0.11 cubic foot (3 folders, 4 cassette tapes)
The Joseph A. Stornello Oral Histories Collection consists of materials from four interviews of Italian-Americans in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The interviewees broadly discuss assimilation, acculturation, and education as it pertained to the Italian-American community in Kansas City. The interviews were conducted as part of a class assignment for Oral History and Practice, taught at the University of Missouri-Kanas City campus, which Stornello took during the summer of 1995.

Summerfest Concerts and/or Recordings, Inc. Records, (K1372)
5 cubic feet
The collection is comprised of various documents pertaining to Summerfest Concerts from 1990 to 2016. Included in the collection are programs and brochures for concert events, forms related to publicity and marketing, and ticketing and customer information. Also included are records of donations made by individuals and local foundations, as well as invoices and information about grants and funds for the Summerfest Concerts.

Summers and Company Records, 1852-1860 (K0362)
0.24 cubic feet
The records contain a ledger book kept by the Summers and Company dry goods and grocery of Parkville and Kansas City, Missouri.

Sumner, Patrick Walker (1966- ) and Mott-Ly (1962-2007) Punk Rock and Underground Zine Collection, 1981-1995 (K0466)
0.5 cubic feet
The collection primarily contains single issue zines assembled by Mott-Ly and Patrick Sumner. The zines showcase primitive collage and provide information regarding the local 1980s youth scene.

Sumner, Patrick Walker (1966- ) Papers, 1979-2013, (K1120)
1.1 cubic foot, oversize
The papers of Patrick Walker Sumner contain topical files, speeches, correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephmera and photographs from this social and political activist in Metropolitan Kansas City.

Surface, David (1827-1900) Letter, 1869 (K0539)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a letter to attorney John Cage and Kansas City mayor Robert T. Van Horn from David Surface regarding restitution for damaged property during the Civil War.

Survey of Christian Glanz Estate by A. M. Allen, c. 1852, (K0351)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a survey for a sub-division of six acres of land in Westport, Missouri, belonging to the estate of Christian Glanz. The Survey was hand-drawn by A. M. Allen.


Television Preview Magazine Collection, (K0394)
1 microfilm roll
The Television Preview Magazine Collection is comprised of bound magazines from November 1951 to August 1952 and from August 1953 to April 1954 that have been microfilmed on one reel.

Terte, Benjamin (1891-1964) Papers , 1891-1964, (K0758)
1.91 cubic feet (20 folders, 14 oversize)
The Benjamin Terte Papers contains correspondence, publications, scrapbooks, and a published biography by Benjamin Terte’s daughter, Carol Terte Gill.

The Missouri Collection (C3982)
17.9 cubic feet, 9 audio cassettes, 3 audio discs, 9 CDs, 1 computer disc, 1 film, 6 film strips, 3 DVDs, 2 video cassettes (791 folders, 21 oversize ite
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.

Theatrical Mutual Association (TMA) Lodge 13 Records, (K1217)
0.31 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 volume)
The Theatrical Mutual Association (TMA) Lodge 13 Records contains a published history of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) Local No. 31 by Ray Maier and a ledger containing the meeting minutes for the Theatrical Mutual Association (TMA) Lodge No. 13.

Thomas, Helen Seibert Dance School Records, (K0960)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folders)
The Helen Seibert Thomes Dance School Records consist of sixty undated, hand-written choreographies for dances utilized by the school.

Tierney, Louise Wilder Smith, Papers, (K0032)
0.08 cubic foot (4 folders)
The Louise Wilder Smith Tierney Papers consist of a newspaper clipping, press release, scripts, and a program for the pageant “Fort Osage-Mother of the West,” written by Louise Smith and performed at Fort Osage in Sibley, Missouri, on June 22 through June 27, 1953.

Toll-German-Kemper Family, Papers, c.1850-1973, (C4244)
3.0 cubic feet (95 folders), 1 oversize folder
The papers of the Toll, German, Kemper and related families, of the Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri, area contain correspondence, genealogical material, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and extensive photographs.

Tolson, Fannie Marie (1911-2005), Papers, 1890s-2005, (C1704)
2.3 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 1 dvd
Fannie Marie Tolson was the first African-American educator to teach in the desegregated schools of Fayette, Missouri. Her papers include family correspondence and photographs, memorabilia from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, teaching aids, documents concerning St. Paul's Methodist Church in Fayette, and recordings of two interviews conducted with Tolson.

Trans World Airlines (TWA) Records, (K0453)
280 cubic feet
Records and publications of the Airline including information about flight incidents, personnel, and aircraft.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri, Cornerstone, Records, 1883-1887, (C4288)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders), one oversize folder
The records of the Trinity Episcopal Church contain artifacts recovered from the Kansas City church’s cornerstone. These include architectural sketches and timelines of the church’s construction as well as Kansas City newspapers from the day the cornerstone was laid.

Troost Avenue Development Company Records, 1961-1986, (K1314)
0.23 cubic feet
The records contain bound volumes of organizational records for the Troost Avenue Development Company, including the certificate of incorporation, by-laws, minutes, and stock certificates.


U.S. Work Projects Administration, "Church Bibliography, Baptist Bodies of Missouri, Associational Minutes," 1941, (C1312)
1 volume
The collection contains a list of the various Baptist associations in Missouri and the dates for which their records are in existence.

U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1935-1942, (C3551)
302 linear feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.

Underhill, Lyle Welles (1890-1983) Architectural Records, 1909-1939, (K0136)
3.12 cubic feet
The records contain architectural drawings, specifications, contracts, photographs, sketches, correspondence, and memorabilia related to Lyle Welles Underhill, a female architect in Kansas City, Missouri, who specialized in designing school buildings in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri between 1915 and 1922. Other proposed and contracted buildings done by Lyle Underhill and her husband Harold W. Underhill are also included in this collection.

Union Cemetery Association Records, (K0385)
1 cubic foot (29 folders, 1 oversize map, 36 photographs)
The records of Union Cemetery Association contain minutes, financial and legal documents, correspondence, lists of plot owners, a scrapbook of clippings, a stock book, and photographs concerning the cemetery shared by the towns of Kansas City and Westport, Missouri, dated 1857-1954.

University Medical College of Kansas City Records (K0185)
0.12 cubic foot (11 folders, four oversize photographs)
The University Medical College of Kansas City Records contain directories, annual announcements, attendance records, programs, publications, and photographs.

University of Missouri, Agricultural Extension Service, Records, 1908-1963, (C2513)
1.5 linear feet
The records of the University of Missouri Agricultural Extension Service contain histories, letters, reports, memoranda, speeches, maps, publications, newspaper articles, and pictures concerning Missouri Agricultural Extension Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture policies; agricultural, home economics, and 4-H extension work; and the College of Agriculture.


van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C3873)
21.8 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware.

Village Shalom Collection, 1900-2005, (K1315)
14 cubic feet
The collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, minutes of various committees, membership account books, photos, slides, and architectural drawings of the buildings of Village Shalom.

Volker Remembrance Album, 2003, (K0436)
0.3 cubic foot
The Volker Remembrance Album contains research notes, planning, and public relations information for an annual fundraising event for the Kansas City Symphony.


Wally, Jr., Joseph H. "Jack" Collection, (K0329)
30 cubic feet
Wally was a professional photographer with the Kansas City Journal, a businessman, and an inventor. Photographs of famous local and national individuals. Places and events. Motion picture film of family activates and Wally's interests in trains and aviation. Also materials relating to his interests and the production and promotion of his businesses and inventions.

Walton, Viriginia, Postcard Collection, (P0142)
1 folder
A collection of Missouri postcards, including many from the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.

Warder, George Woodward, Papers, (K0131)
0.08 cubic foot (2 folders)
The George Woodward Warder Papers contain a photocopied scrapbook of prose and poetry written by Warder. Additional materials include photocopied clippings from various newspapers.

Warfield, Alfred Perry (1827-1896) Papers, 1853-1896 (K0538)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a check payable to Alfred P. Warfield and an obituary.

Warten, Henry, Photograph Collection, (P0111)
5 folders
Collection of approx 90 b/w and color photos snapshots, polaroid prints and photographs chiefly of Thomas Hart Benton's artworks with a scattering of views of Benton's Kansas City home and studio, Benton 's Cape Cod home and surrounding area.

Webb Funeral Homes Records, 1913-1978, (K1355)
1.17 cubic feet
The records contain biographical information about decedents and document funerals arranged by Webb Funeral Homes of Blues Springs and Oak Grove, Missouri.

Weinstein, Judith E., Papers, (K1019)
0.21 cubic foot (6 folders)
The Judith E. Weinstein Papers contain board meeting minutes, financial records, and related material from the B’nai B’rith Women of Greater Kansas City between 1979 and 1992.

West Kansas City Land Company Records, 1867-1894, (K0345)
0.01 cubic feet
The records consist of a meeting record book that was used to give a synopsis of the director's meetings and stakeholder's meetings. There is also a folder of miscellaneous papers associated with the West Kansas City Land Company. These papers were found within the record book.

Weston, William (1832-1906) Papers, 1871-1873 (K0540)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains financial correspondence and documents concerning the city's floating debt account during the tenure of William Weston as Treasurer of Kansas City

Westport Scrapbook, 1889-1961, (K0244)
0.06 cubic feet
The collection contains photocopies of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, booklets, research papers, and other items compiled by Adrian Christopher, a local historian, concerning the history of Westport, Missouri.

Wheeler Jr., Charles Bertan Papers, (K0028)
132 cubic feet
The collection consists of Charles Wheeler’s personal papers for his period of public service. A small portion of the collection is from his days as Western Judge of the Jackson County Court and his service as Jackson County Coroner. The bulk of the papers, however, relate to his time spent as Mayor of Kansas City. The scrapbook volumes have been microfilmed.

Whittier, H.J., Record Book, 1921-1929, (C3416)
1 volume
The collection contains a cash book of a Kansas City doctor.

William Chrisman High School, Independence, Missouri, Class of 1951, Papers, 1940-2001, (C3979)
0.6 linear feet
This collection contains records pertaining to the class of 1951 from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri. The bulk of the records come from the 1948-1951 time period and include such items as yearbooks, photographs, playbills, graduation announcements and commencement programs.

William Chrisman High School (Independence, Mo.) Class of 1951 Collection, (CA6155)
0.7 cubic feet
Addition of brochures, newspaper clippings, reunion materials, newsletters, yearbooks, and miscellaneous material.

Withers, Ethel Massie, Scrapbook, ca. 1916, (C1440)
0.3 linear feet
The Ethel Massie Withers Scrapbook is an album of photographic copies of lantern slides used to illustrate the Missouri Daughters of the American Revolution lecture, Pioneering in Missouri, 1916. The scrapbook also includes a copy of the lecture, written by Ethel Massie Withers, with explanations of the photographs. The lantern slides are located in the Editorial Department of the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Woodson, Chrisman and Comingo Records, 1817-1889, (K1244)
0.4 cubic feet
The records contain numerous estate appraisal documents by the Woodson, Chrisman, and Comingo law firm for households in the Kansas City area.

World War I Collection, 1917-1921, (C3223)
1.4 cubic feet
Clippings largely from Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, newspapers regarding World War I soldiers from Missouri; the 35th, 89th, and Rainbow Divisions; and the Red Cross and hospital work. Also includes political cartoons, war statistics, and county casualty lists.

"Wornall, John Bristow (1822-1892) Papers", 1837-1889 (K0474)
0.04 cubic feet
The papers contain documents related to the Big Blue River Baptist Church and miscellaneous legal documents.

Wight and Wight Architectural Records, 1904-1952, (K0825)
40.04 cubic feet
The collection contains materials related to the Kansas City, Missouri architectural firm of Wight and Wight (1916-1952) and its predecessor Wilder and Wight (1904-1916). The firm was known for its Neo-Classical design style, its exceptional command of mass and proportion, as well as its exquisite attention to details.

Wright, Edward C., Jr., Photographs, (P0674)
0.15 linear feet
Photos of Independence area historic sites and buildings, 1961.


Zander, Glenn R., Papers (K1384)
0.4 cubic foot (11 folders, 9 photographs, 4 oversize items)
The Glenn R. Zander Papers contain information related to the CFO/Co-chairman of Trans World Airlines (TWA) from 1990 to 1994. Materials in the collection relate to the monetary hardships encountered by TWA, including filing for bankruptcy in 1992.