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Mary B. Aker Papers, 1872-1968 (C3424)
0.5 cubic feet

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Feature articles and news stories, many written by Mrs. Aker, which appeared in newspapers in the area near Parkville, Platte County, MO. Deed of land to Female Orphan School in Camden Point. History of the telephone company in Parkville.

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Mary Bullock Aker Papers, 1930-1984 (K0115)
29 f and 2 vol.

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Photocopies of short stories and newspaper/magazine articles written by Aker, both rough and final drafts. They cover a variety of topics from the Revolutionary War to household hints. Also an autobiographical story which Mrs. Aker wrote in her 91st year of memories of her childhood in and around Parkville, Missouri

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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.

David Rice Atchison Papers, 1837-1953 (C0071)
0.4 cubic feet, 5 oversize volumes, 1 roll of microfilm

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Correspondence and diaries of U.S. Senator David Rice Atchison. Correspondents include A.E. Hannegan, C.F. Jackson, James H. Birch, Jefferson Davis, Stephen W. Kearney, and J.W. Denver. Politics, including the slavery issue and Thomas Hart Benton; personal and family correspondence. Diaries concerning weather and farming are on microfilm.

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Belwood-Ezell Family Papers, 1850-1935 (C0073)
0.6 cubic feet

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Correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous items of families living in Saline and Pettis Counties, MO. Much of the correspondence pertains to news of family members and friends. Most of the letters are to and from family members, including children, of Mary Belwood Ezell and Francisco Ezell.

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J. Calvin Berry Letter, 1842 (C1461)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Berry, immigrant to Missouri from Illinois, wrote his brother about a tour of Missouri and compared opportunities in Missouri and Illinois. Countryside, markets, Southern market route to Europe, fertility of soil, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, administration of land in Missouri, and business affairs in Illinois.

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Harold F. Blackburn Papers, 1942-1946 (K0952)
0.1 c.f.

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Blackburn was veteran Trans World Airline (TWA) pilot. During the World War II, he was superintendent of TWA's Intercontinental Division., which was part of the Air Transport Command. Includes the Intercontinental Division, Washington D.C., statistical handbook.

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Bertha Bless Papers, 1894-1985 (C1740)
4.3 cubic feet

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Papers of Bertha Bless, publisher of the Weston Chronicle, Weston, Missouri, and member of the National Federation of Press Women and Missouri Press Women. Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, convention materials, and miscellaneous materials related to the various press organizations in which Bless was involved.

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Lilburn W. Boggs Papers, 1838-1839 (C1753)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Acts of the General Assembly during the administration of Governor Boggs, concerning organization and boundaries of Clark, Buchanan, Grundy, and Platte Counties; declaration of Ni-chi-ne-ba-to-na River as a navigable stream; and payment for services of grand jurors.

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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.

E.A. Christy Letter, 1863 (C1834)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To J.H. Marmon, Liberty, MO, from Platte City, MO, Feb. 24, 1863. Written to her father, the letter discusses the Civil War, particularly jayhawkers and marauding bands. Mentions conscription and health of various family members.

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A. Loyd Collins Scrapbook, 1938 (C1392)
0.35 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Newspaper and magazine articles on the history of Missouri: Champ Clark, Kansas City in 1830, Westport in 1855, John J. Pershing, Platte City, Santa Fe Trail, John Mason Peck, Civil War Battle of Westport, land grant to Evan B. Blair in 1844.

Colman-Hayter Family Papers, 1839-1900 (C0084)
0.2 cubic feet

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Correspondence and miscellaneous material of a northwest Missouri family. Includes letters from family members while in the Mexican War, in Oregon, traveling down the Mississippi River, and serving in the Confederate Army.

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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.

Jerry Weddell Cosley Papers, 1930-2012 (K1279)
8 c.f.

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Personal papers of Cosley, corporate Vice-President of Trans World Airlines. Cosley worked in public relations for Trans World Airlines (TWA) for over 25 years, as well as other airlines and communications companies. Includes correspondence, research files on airlines and planes, publications and photographs.

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Wesley S. Davidson Papers, 1858-1984 (K0167)
0.08 c.f. (6 folders)

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Photocopied genealogical research concerning Wesley S. Davidson and his family. It includes Davidson's civil war documents, some correspondence, records pertaining to family members and research correspondence.

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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.

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John N. Fellows Reports, 1890-1893 (C0318)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Reports on academic performance at the University of Missouri. Also Bingham Grammar School report for Charles Hays, Jr.

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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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George I. Gird Photographs, 1938-1952 (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.

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.

Hugh Gene Graff Papers, 1939-2007 (K0969)
4 c.f.

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Graff was general manager of flying for Trans World Airlines (TWA) in Kansas City. Includes pilot training manuals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, aeronautical maps, and ephemera.

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William R. Hull Jr. Papers, 1954-1972 (C3348)
157 rolls of microfilm

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Personal and political papers of a Democratic congressman from the 6th District of Missouri, who served in the 84th through 92nd Congresses.

Originals of scrapbooks were returned to Hull after filming. Originals of other papers are in possession of William Jewell and Park Colleges.

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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Air Transport Local 1650 Records, 1970-1999 (K0990)
2 c.f.

Organizational records include printed and published materials, bylaws, agreements, awards, plaques, signs, flags, and photographs.

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J.N. Rupe and Sons (Edgerton, Mo.) Account Book, 1887-1903 (C2474)
0.15 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Rupe was a general store owner and physician; both types of accounts are entered in the book.

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Kansas City Area Promotional Materials, 1991-1995 (K1369)
0.5 c.f.

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This collection consists of business association publications promoting Platte Count, the Northland Chamber of Commerce, and the Missouri Western State College. In addition, there is a large collection of numbered promotional negatives all related to the greater Kansas City Area.

Neal F. Kurz Papers, 1963-1994 (K1102)
0.2 c.f.

The Neal F. Kurz Papers contains materials related to Kurz's career as a customer service representative with Trans World Airlines. The collection primarily consists of shift change reports compiled by Kurz.

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Jesse F. Lauck Architectural Records, 1919-1971 (K0730)
18.37 c.f.

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Architectural drawings by Lauck and his firm of buildings in the Kansas City area and in the Midwest.

Leonard Haslag Photographs, 1959-1961 (P0775)
11 photographs

Photos of historic sites in Osage and Platte Counties, ca. 1959-1961.

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Leslie Dyers Photographs, no date (P0786)
3 photographs

Photos of Platte County historic homes, ca. 1958-1960.

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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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MidAmerica Pastel Society, Inc. Records, 1998-2013 (KA2397)
1 c.f.

Records of MidAmerica Pastel Society, Inc., including origin documents, newsletters, financial records, and minutes.

Hester Burgess Miller Papers, 1936-1938 (C0134)
0.15 cubic feet (7 folders)

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Correspondence of a Platte County woman with the Work Projects Administration concerning work.

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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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Missouri Lives Oral History Project Records, 2014-2018 (C4249)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 19 CDs, 1 DVD

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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 Sesquicentennial Celebration, Platte County Collection, c. 1890-1970 (C4218)
0.4 cubic feet (18 folders)

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Materials concerning Platte County, Missouri, history, compiled for the Missouri Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee.

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Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers Papers, 1861-1969 (C4255)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)

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The papers contain copies of pension records, military records, and memoirs of members of the Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, and other material pertaining to Civil War soldiers.

Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
23 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize folders)

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.

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Park College Alumni Office Photographs, 1894-1900 (P0785)
6 photographs

Photos of Park College, Parkville, MO.

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Guy Brasfield Park Papers, 1932-1937 (C0008)
24.2 cubic feet (2,256 folders)

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Official and personal correspondence and papers of Guy B. Park, Democratic governor of Missouri from 1933 to 1937.

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Guy Brasfield Park Papers, 1922-c. 1946 (CA4727)
4.2 cubic feet

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Addition to papers of a lawyer and Democratic Missouri governor.

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Parkville Presbyterian Church Records, 1845-1981 (K0134)
4 MR

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Organizational records of the Church in Parkville, MO, one of the oldest congregations in the Greater Kansas City area. Consists of Session Minutes as well as scattered reports of committees, financial material and documents for the Church; Church Rolls; Correspondence; and Scrapbooks.

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Parkville (Mo.) Ordinance Book, 1888-1921 (CA6472)
1 folder

Handwritten ledger of city ordinances passed by the Board of Alderman of Parkville, Missouri, also includes notices published in newspapers.

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William McClung Paxton Papers, 1839-1892 (C2584)
0.4 cubic feet

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The papers of William McClung Paxton contain letters concerning the Paxton and Marshall families, including letters to George Forman of New Orleans, Paxton's brother-in-law, and to Paxton from members of the Marshall family containing genealogical information for his book, THE MARSHALL FAMILY (1885).

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