Organizational records of the Kansas City chapter of the national professional organization for architects. Includes correspondence;, officer and committee files; financial records; meeting minutes; printed and promotional materials; clippings; membership records; files for the yearly awards for achievement in local design, allied arts, and craftsmanship containing planning materials for the awards programs, slides, and photos of entries and winners; and slides and photos of local architecture and design (including early Kansas City), international sites, and AIA functions; and audio and videotapes of oral histories, guest speakers, lectures, journal reviews, and business self-improvement, as well as recordings of a community television program on architecture AIA/KC produced. Also the business and social records of the KC/AIA Women's League.
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