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36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Records, 1974-1993 (K0818)
1.3 c.f.

The Squadron was based at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri providing specialized medical attendants and equipment for in-flight care of patients. Includes annual reports and unit histories, photographs, training manuals, and magazines and publications for Air Force personnel.

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Fields Trammel Bledsoe Letter, 1851 (K0229)
0.01 c.f.

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Letter from Bledsoe to his brother-in-law William C. Rhodes of Harrisonville, MO. Written on letterhead with a woodcut entitled "View of Coloma, the place where the first Gold was discovered", Bledsoe mentions his gold claim in California, his concerns for the welfare of his wife and children in Harrisonville, and acquaintances they have in common.

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John F. Cameron Papers, 1950-2014 (K1013)
10.25 c.f.

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Cameron was an owner of a real estate company in Kansas City. Includes newsletters, sermons, and materials pertaining to the Catholic and Redeemer Presbyterian Churches. Also maps, plans, brochures, and books relating to his real estate activities.

CASS COUNTY DEMOCRAT-MISSOURIAN, 1957 (C0827)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains articles on the old Civil War mansion of John R. William and a detailed statement of receipts and disbursements of Cass County, Missouri, 1957.

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Cass County, Missouri, Bond, 1872 (C1723)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a Photostat of funding bond no. 1 for $1000 issued by Cass County, MO, February 22, 1872, to Francis Marion Cummings, Harrisonville mayor.

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Cass County, Missouri, Documents, 1836-1884 (C0936)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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Bills of sale for property, cattle and slaves, tax receipts, court proceedings, bonds, and court testimony.

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Cass County, Missouri, Enrollment Notice, 1866 (C2876)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Notice of enrollment by Rush G. Leaming, lieutenant and enrolling officer of Cass County, Missouri, of all able-bodied male inhabitants between the ages of 18 and 45. OVERSIZE.

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Cass County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1865-1976 (P1107)

An artificial collection of photographs of Cass County, Missouri.

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Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet

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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.

Cooperation of Christian Churches of Boone County, Missouri, Records, 1908-1966 (C4273)
0.4 cubic feet (17 folders)

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The records contain minutes, programs, church reports and some histories of individual churches, correspondence, financial records, resolutions, and newsletters.

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Phyllis Miller Copus Collection, 1950s-1970s (CA6286)
4 cubic feet

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Genealogy and other family history materials, both printed and video, from the Howell, Holden, Shutt, and Sandifer families, of Dallas, Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette Counties, 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.

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Henry Clay Daniel Papers, 1853-1932 (C0301)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Biographical material, speech, notes, letters, scrapbook, and photograph. Daniel, born in Kentucky, was a lawyer and spent much of his life in Cass County, MO.

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John Davis and William O. Colburn Papers, 1838-1890 (C0091)
0.18 cubic feet (9 folders)

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Accounts, legal papers, promissory notes, and receipts, of John Davis of Pleasant Hill and Warrensburg, MO, and William O. Colburn of Miller County and California, MO.

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Herbert E. Duncan Architectural Records, 1929-1992 (K0722)
32.11 c.f.

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Architectural drawings of buildings designed by Herbert Duncan Sr. (1905-1972) and Herbert Jr. (1931- ).

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Florence Catlin Photograph Collection, 1949, 1957 (P0482)
33 photographs

Photos of Air Force Appreciation Night for personnel of Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Memorial Park, Belton, Missouri. August 22, 1957.

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Friends of Sacred Structures Records, 1991-2015 (K1370)
5 c.f.

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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.

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Addie Aldridge Gordon Papers, 1855-1943 (K0068)
1 c.f.

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The memoirs of Addie Aldridge Gordon concern both her own childhood in Cass County, Missouri and the stories handed down by her parents and other family members.

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H.C. Casselman Investment Company Records, 1910 (R1483)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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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.

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Thomas Jefferson Jennings Diary, 1843-1922 (K0285)
0.1 c.f.

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Photocopied typed transcript of Jennings diary, a farmer near Greenwood, Cass County, MO. Brief monthly and daily entries mostly about farm operations: crops, livestock, going to market, weather, hunting, etc. Also his life: attending church, traveling, and family news. Occasionally on larger events, i.e. presidential elections, San Francisco earthquake, and World War I.

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Joe S. Hoover Photograph Collection, 1911-1913 (P0488)
6 photographs

Photo postcards of Garden City and Urich.

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King-Bowin Family Photographs, 1940, no date (P0572)
1 folder

Photos of the King and Bowin families. The Bowin family lived in Greenwood, MO.

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John Miller Leach Diary, 1861-1863 (R1147)
0.25 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The John Miller Leach Diary contains a typescript copy of the diary written by John Miller Leach, a member of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, 8th Division, Missouri State Guard, and the 6th Missouri Infantry (CS). The diary begins on September 2, 1861 and continues through July 29, 1863. It describes operations around Pea Ridge, Arkansas; Corinth Mississippi; and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Lexington, Lake and Gulf Rail Road Company Bond, 1871 (C1992)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a $1000 bond issued in Cass County, MO.

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William C. Long Papers, 1859-1891 (C2624)
0.17 cubic feet (8 folders)

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Nineteen Civil War letters; letters to and from Irwin Walley, Long's son-in-law; miscellaneous family papers; and photographs of the opening of the Oklahoma Territory, 1891.

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Loughlin Studios Architectural Records, 1976-2019 (K1398)
4.09 c.f.

Loughlin Studios paper drawings and AutoCAD files dated 1976 to 2019.

Duane Evans Lyon Scrapbooks, 1913-1958 (C4319)
3 oversize volumes

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The papers 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.

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Missouri Architectural Collection, 1903-2003 (K0009)
48.53 c.f.

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Architectural drawings and other items from various donors relating to buildings designed by Kansas City architects and/or in the Kansas City area.

Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers Records, 1970-1985 (C4324)
0.4 cubic feet (8 folders)

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The papers of the Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers contain printed material which include the origins of the Congress, bylaws of the organization, study programs, subjects of interest for parents and teachers, and planning of programs.

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Mary Brown Moore Letter, 1936 (C0619)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Ida C. Bates, Columbia, Missouri, from Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 26, 1936.

Description of the experiences of her mother, Elizabeth Brown Daniel (Mrs. H. Clay) (1847- ), at Christian College, Columbia, Missouri, in 1863 and 1864. She also attended Independence Female College and Howard Female College.

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William Muldrow Papers, 1848-1869 (C1902)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Deeds, copies of deeds, and other legal papers pertaining to a suit of Muldrow against John A. Sutter.

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O'Bannon Homestead Collection, 1892-2007 (K1114)
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Research and documentation of the restoration of the homestead located in in Garden City, Cass County, Missouri. Also photographs of the property, both exterior and interior; and of the photographs of the O'Bannon and Johnson families.

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Pleasant Hill Academy (Cass County, Mo.) Papers, 1883 (C0519)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Petition for incorporation and constitution.

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John Poyntz Order, 1863 (C1955)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Headquarters of District of the Border, Kansas City, MO, orders John Poyntz out of the state for the duration of the war, 19 September 1863.

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Mildred Kittell Ray Collection, 1857-1973 (K0024)
0.19 c.f. (10 folders)

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Letters written by John Taylor, Mrs. Ray's great grandfather, and his brother, James Taylor, to their parents in Oldham, England, about their experiences in Kansas City, 1857-1863, as well as letters from Mrs. Ray's mother and grandmother. It also includes research notes and writings by Mrs. Ray concerning the Taylor and Fisher families, including notes on diaries kept by Abel Fisher concerning his trip to California and his early days in Kansas City, 1855-1858

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Robert C. Brown Photograph Collection, 1900-1971 (P0004)
51 photographs

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Photographs of Missouri railroad depots, primarily for the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad. Photographs relating to A.F. Schliecker of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Saunders Family Papers, 1877-1973 (C4248)
0.1 cubic feet (13 folders)

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The Saunders family papers contains family photographs, correspondence to and from Eva Pearl and Ed Saunders and other documents related to the Saunders, Danner, and Barker, families of Cass County, Missouri.

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David W. Short Collection, 1902-1975 (K0690)
0.98 c.f.

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Short is a collector of materials relating to interurban railroad and streetcar systems. Includes mechanical drawings, magazines, posters, maps, and photographs.

"A Soil Improvement Program for Cass County, Missouri," O.E. Allen, 1928 (C2676)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a paper submitted to the contest of the Soil Improvement Committee of the National Fertilizer Association.

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Lyle Welles Underhill Architectural Records, 1909-1939 (K0136)
3.12 c.f.

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Architectural drawings, specifications, contracts, photographs, correspondence, and related memorabilia of Underhill, a woman architect in Kansas City, MO who specialized in school buildings in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. However, other types of buildings are also included.

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Veterans History Project (Cass County, Mo.) Collection, no date (CA5974)
1.2 cubic feet, 42 audio cassettes, 7 CDs, 1 video cassette

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Oral history interviews and transcripts of Missouri veterans conducted as part of the Veterans History Project in Cass County, Missouri. Collection also includes some photographs.

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Wight and Wight Architectural Records, 1904-1952 (K0825)
40.04 c.f.

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Architectural drawings, business papers, and photographs from the premier pre-World War II architects of Kansas City, MO. also of furnishings designed by W.D. Wight.