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1993 Flood Photographs, 1993 (K1376)
.03 c.f.

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The 1993 Flood Photographs contain two photographs of the Missouri River during the Great Flood of 1993 taken by Lightfoot Photography of North Kansas City, Missouri.

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Ann Rogers Photograph Collection, 1860-1914 (P0086)
2 folders

Assortment of postcards, snapshots and prints from across Missouri, including Excelsior Springs, the University of Missouri, and Kansas City.

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Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records, 1997 (R1406)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Records contain the book Win-Win: A Information History of Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., written by Russ Holt and published in 1997.

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Suzan Houston Baker Papers, 1965-2000 (K0576)
0.75 c.f.

Papers of former Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Hostess, line and new hire instructor. Includes instructional materials, manuals, brochures, and flight information.

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Alfred Edward Barnes Jr. Architectural Collection, 1888-1959 (K0004)
150 c.f.

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Architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, specifications and correspondence of the architectural firm Hoit, Price and Barnes and its predecessors.

Beauchamp Family Letters, 1832-1894 (C3128)
0.12 cubic feet (6 folders)

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Letters received by the John A. Beauchamp family of Liberty, MO, from relatives in Tennessee, Louisiana, and southeastern Texas discussing family news, prices, business prospects and post-Civil War conditions.

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Bentley Family Collection, 1818-1980 (C3042)
5 rolls of microfilm

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Correspondence of Nancy V. Bentley, Jordan R. Bentley, and J. Marshall Bentley. Reminiscences of Jordan R. Bentley and material pertaining to Bentley and other allied families. Material on the Civil War in Chariton, Howard, and Cooper Counties, family and social life in the 1880s and 1890s and Chariton County history.

Thomas Hart Benton Papers, 1850-1852 (C1466)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers contain Benton's certified statements in the slander suit against him by James H. Birch, in the Clay County Circuit Court, Liberty, Missouri.

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Bill Allen Chevrolet Photograph Collection, 1927-1965 (K0614)
0.25 cf

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Photographs of people, cars, showrooms, shops, and events relating to Bill Allen Chevrolet in North Kansas City, and Chevy dealerships in the Kansas City area.

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Greenup Bird Statement, 1866 (C1957)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Bank robbery committed in Liberty, MO, February 13, 1866, and statement of the bank's financial condition after the robbery.

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Robert H. Blackburn Papers, 1976-2008 (K1367)
0.1 c.f.

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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.

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Boothe Coal Company Records, 1936-1953 (K0098)
0.3 c.f.

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Operating records including for sales, pay, and calculations used to determine royalties to be paid to concerned property owners. Also maps of the mine located near Mosby, Clay County, MO

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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.

Christopher Jackson Clark Papers, 1941-2014 (K0555)
11 cubic feet (333 folders, 1 CD, 1 DVD, 142 photographs, 67 slides, 17 items)

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The Christopher Jackson Clark Papers consist of correspondence, training and operation materials, publications, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to his career with Trans World Airlines, his contribution redefining retirement within the organization, and his involvement with Save-A-Connie.

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Clay County Courthouse (Liberty, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, 1983 (C0887)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Floor plans for Clay County courthouse by Abend Singleton Associates, Kansas City, MO.

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Clay County Rural School Records, 1915-1946 (K0479)
0.2 c.f.

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Class and pupil grade reports.

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Clay County Savings Association Robbery Description, 1866 (C0693)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Description of robbery, supposedly committed by Jesse James, February 13, 1866, including amounts stolen.

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Clay County, Missouri History Papers, 1850-1896 (K0445)
0.18 c.f.

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Letters and oaths relating to disenfranchisement under the "Drake Constitution"; autobiographical statements on early Clay County settlers; miscellaneous items including obituaries, sale and other announcements, and letters to the editor. Presumably all of these holograph documents were in some form published in the Liberty Tribune.

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Clay County, Missouri, Assessor's Notice, 1868 (C2836)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Notice by C.J.J. Leopold, assessor, of the locations designated by the county court for filing lists of taxable property and census information.

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Clay County, Missouri, Freed Negroes Register, 1836-1856 (C1079)
0.03 cubic feet (1 volume)

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List of Clay County, MO, Negroes freed during the period 8 February 1836 to 7 January 1856.

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Clay County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1830-1980 (P1112)

An artificial collection of photographs of Clay County, Missouri, including photographs of the James Farm, Excelsior Springs, Liberty, Watkins Mill, and other settlements and features in the county.

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Clay Seminary (Liberty, Mo.) Papers, 1855-1864 (C0599)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers contain materials of a young ladies school, including, fifth annual catalogue, 1860; commencement exercises, 1861-1864; exhibitions of Eunomian Literary Society, 1860-1864; and advertising circulars.

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Earl Thomas Coleman Papers, 1975-1992 (K0699)
65 c.f.

Coleman, a Republican was a U.S. Congressman representing Missouri's 6th Congressional District. Includes his congressional files: correspondence, research materials, press releases, newsletters, Member's Individual Voting Records, weekly files, subject files, planning calendars, speeches, foreign policy binders with information on specific issues/bills, photographs, videotapes.

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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.

Ovid H. Corbin Papers, 1848-1863 (K0129)
0.12 c.f. (4 folders)

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Account book of the wagonmaker and wheelwright business, Stone and Umbarger, and its descendent companies which operated in Liberty, Missouri. Also included are personal financial records of Ovid H. Corbin, one of the owners of the company.

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Almont Burton Cotton Papers, 1917-1918 (K1381)
.1 c.f.

The Almont Burton Cotton Papers contain materials related to Cotton's WWI military service with the Army's 10th Engineers.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Missouri Assembly Records, 1932-1990 (R0616)
(8 rolls of microfilm)

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These are printed minutes of the annual meetings of the Rebekah Assembly of Missouri. The minutes include lists of state officials, delegates, and alternates, financial information and committee reports, matters concerning the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Missouri, and a listing of the names and local addresses of all Rebekah lodges in Missouri.

Ernest Evans Davidson Photograph Album, 1925-1940 (R1320)
0.2 cubic foot(8 folders, 92 photographs)

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The Ernest Evans Davidson Photograph Collection contains the personal and family photographs of Ernest Davidson of Clay County, Missouri. Images include family photographs, scenes of family vacations in Althea, Missouri, and on the North Fork of the White River.

Davis-Vandiver Family Letters, 1864-1872 (C0299)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Typed copies of letters from Clay and Ray Counties, MO, discussing family affairs, trouble with bushwhackers, and politics in 1872.

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Alexander W. Doniphan Letter, 1856 (C1942)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To "John," from Liberty, MO, Dec. 15, 1856. To his nephew concerning business and banking opportunities in Liberty, Weston, and St. Joseph.

Alexander W. Doniphan Letters, 1859 (C3520)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letters introducing Robert G. Gilmer to Sam Houston and Asbell Smith of Galveston, TX.

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Doniphan-Moss Family Papers, 1840s-1880s (CA6478)
0.2 cubic feet

Correspondence and land records concerning a familiy largely from the St. Joseph and Clay County, MO, areas. Includes letters from Alexander W. Doniphan, as well as land records of the Thornton family.

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John Dougherty Letter Book, 1826-1829 (C2292)
1 volume, 1 roll of microfilm

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Letters from Dougherty, fur trader, interpreter, and Upper Missouri Indian agent, to William Clark, superintendent of Indian affairs at St. Louis, various U.S. Army officers, Indian agents, interpreters and fur traders, U.S. War and Treasury Department officials, Missouri politicians, and private citizens.

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Russell Vincent Dye Family Papers, 1850-1980 (K0225)
2 c.f.

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Correspondence, photographs, business records and other material of the Dye family of Liberty, MO including Alexander V. Dye, U.S. diplomat in Europe and Mexico during and following World War I; his wife Ida Miller; daughter, Margaret Louise (Luisita); but mostly son Russell, a would-be inventor, entrepreneur.

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"Early Post Roads and Post Offices in Ray and Clay Counties," E.L. Pigg, 1942 (C0704)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Early routes, methods of travel, location of post offices, and postmasters in Ray and Clay Counties, with connecting towns on these postal routes, 1800-1857.

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Ehrlich, Nancy, Collection, 1892-1932 (P0013)
0.63 linear feet

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Original photos taken from "Frank James Photo Album", and photos of Marmaduke Military Academy buildings and students.

Vera Haworth Eldridge Collection, 1825-1920 (K0053)
.05 c.f.

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Photocopies of materials collected and loaned by local historians Mr. and Mrs. William Eldridge relating to Clay County, Missouri, historical research. Included are documents on Calvin Smith, Dan Carpenter, and Mrs. O.P. Moss, the former Caroline Marjory Thornton. Also "Colored Marriages [Clay County], 1861-1891".

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"Fifty Years at William Jewell College, 1903-1953," John E. Davis, no date (C2708)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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An informal history of the growth and changes at William Jewell College, Liberty, MO.

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Leone Ford Collection, no date (P0498)
6 photographs

Photos of Seybold Tavern and Excelsior Springs Golf Club, Excelsior Springs, MO

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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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Larry Evert Gardner Collection, 1995 (K0568)
0.2 c.f.

Lithographs of TWA airplanes collected by 40 year employee of Trans World Airlines (TWA).

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Gash Family Papers, 1971, 1982 (K0137)
0.24 c.f. (6 folders)

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Genealogical research and document relating to the family who settled in Clay County, MO. Includes letters, diaries, photographs, land transfer documents, and related family papers.

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Gordon-Cox Family Papers, 1784-1980 (K0156)
0.07 c.f.

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Genealogical research, correspondence, and copies of the documents to prove the lineage, anecdotes and reminiscences about family members in the form of short stories, and clippings; death, birth, and marriage certificates; and photographs relating to family history in Clay County, MO.

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Hardin College Photograph Collection, 1900-1911 (P0677)

Photographs ca. 1900-1911 of Hardin College, a women's college and conservatory in Mexico, MO.

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James Harris Papers, 1806-1918 (C2669)
0.2 cubic feet

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Papers of James Harris, farmer and justice of the peace, Clay County, MO, and family. Contains personal correspondence from friends and family and miscellaneous financial and legal documents such as receipts, contracts, court orders, inventories, land deeds, and wills.

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Herb Waeckerle Photograph Collection, 1875-1902 (P0110)
8 photographs

8 glossy prints of sites related to Jesse James and family, including the James Farm, graves, and historic markers.

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W.A. Hopkins Papers, 1897-1944 (C2369)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Miscellaneous papers of a Wabash Railroad official, including reference book of Tobotacahi Mining Company, Kansas City, KS; receipts for contributions made to Toledo Monroe Highway, 1915; certificate of membership in the Mystic Shrine, St. Louis; and certificate of honorary membership, Masonic Temple Association of St. Louis.

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