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49/63 Neighborhood Coalition Records, 1971-2001 (K0061)
20 c.f.

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Organization records of a neighborhood association in midtown Kansas City, MO.

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Ludwig Abt Collection, 1910-1974 (CA5916)
87.5 cubic feet

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Architectural drawings, blue prints, sketches, surveys and site plans and related material of Moberly, Missouri, architect Ludwig Abt and successor firms Abt & Cleavinger, and J. Kay Cleavinger & Associates. Includes plans for schools, post offices, and other public buildings, churches, businesses, and residences in mid-Missouri counties.

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American Fixture Company Records, 1921-1956 (K0872)
8 c.f.

Full size shop drawings and other supporting drawings for a variety of building details designed and constructed by the American Fixture Company of Kansas City, MO

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American Institute of Architects/Kansas City Chapter (AIA/KC) Records, 1917-1999 (K0636)
76.6 c.f.

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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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American Public Works Association Records, 1895-2006 (K0651)
756 c.f.

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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.

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Anderson House (Lexington, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, no date (C0818)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Map showing location, plot plan, and portion of Civil War Battle of Lexington State Park; basement and floor plans; interior and exterior details; north, south, east, and west elevations; sections; and profiles. Documentation was undertaken as part of Historic American Buildings Survey under direction of U.S. National Park Service, Branch of Plans and Design, with Kenneth E. Coombs, architect.

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Architecture Collection, 1928-1989 (S1051)
0 .2 cubic feet

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The Architecture collection contains three booklets published in 1928 written about the use of marble in various types of buildings found within the urban landscape. The supplemental materials include an architectural bibliography, photographs of various buildings, and a portrait of an unidentified woman.

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Zetta Bankert Collection, 1945-1976 (C4060)
0.75 cubic feet

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The Zetta E. Bankert collection consists of photographs and her manuscript about vacant houses in Missouri entitled, "This, My House." The collection also contains research material, letters to publishers, personal photographs, negatives, maps of Missouri counties, and miscellaneous material.

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.

Anna and Dehn Batschelett House (La Due, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, 1976 (C0828)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains the line drawings for the Batschelett House in La Due, Missouri, including: Location map; partial site plan; foundation and floor plans; a general section; north, south, east, and west elevations; door and window elevations; and profiles of details. Documentation was undertaken as part of Historic American Buildings Survey through the U.S. National Park Service Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, John A. Huffman, architect. Drawings by Tony Apostolaros.

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Linda F. Becker Papers, 1983-1992 (K1324)
2.5 c.f.

Personal research files of architectural historian, Linda F. Becker. The collection includes National Historic Register Nominations for properties in Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas City, Kansas; and Harrisonville, Missouri.

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William C.E. Becker Structural Drawings, 1913, 1930s-1960s (CA6429)
3 cubic feet

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Structural drawings of a St. Louis structural engineer who worked with Frederick C. Taxis includes drawings mostly of Mid-Missouri buildings, including buildings at Stephens College and the University of Missouri. Also included are drawings done by Morris F. Marks. Many of the buildings were designed by the architects Jamieson and Spearl of St. Louis.

Charles C. Bell Residence (Boonville, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, no date (C2397)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Plans, elevations, and sections. Architects: C.W. Keiser and Llew Epperson.

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Morris Frederick Bell Architectural Drawings, 1883-1895 (C3632)
0.2 cubic feet, 201 oversize items

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Elevations, plans, and details for the buildings of the University of Missouri Francis Quadrangle, the Missouri Industrial Home for Girls at Chillicothe, churches, private and public schools, and domestic architecture in Missouri.

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Benson Manufacturing Company Records, 1920-1970 (K0105)
30 c.f.

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Research notes and reference materials, color sketches and drawings and catalogs relating to lighting equipment and architectural details designed, manufactured and distributed by the Benson Manufacturing Company, a brass, metal, and plastics fabrication company in Kansas City.

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Richard Charles Blanchard Collection, 1890-1940 (K0787)
35 c.f.

Architectural and engineering drawings for various track and yard layouts for Kansas City area railroads.

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Robert B. Bloomgarten Architectural Records, 1950-1994 (K0823)
47 c.f.

Architectural drawings, photographs, project files, and other documents relating to Bloomgarten's career as an architect in Kansas City, MO.

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William Maria Boedefeld Papers, 1945-1965 (K1237)
0.25 c.f.

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Boedefeld was a noted architectural delineator hired by a number of Kansas City architects to draw produce architectural renderings of their designs. Includes photographs of his watercolor renderings of commercial buildings, educational facilities, municipal, residential and some recreational structures.

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Boller Brothers Architectural Records, 1910-1982 (K0065)
9.31 c.f.

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Architectural drawings and other supporting documents for the Boller Brothers firm who specialized in theater design

Boone County, Missouri, Courthouse Architectural Drawings, 1962 (C2359)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains design plans for the 1962 expansion of the courthouse, drawn by Marshall and Brown of Kansas City.

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Lenore K. Bradley Papers, 1966-1982 (K0309)
0.3 c.f.

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Local author and historian Bradley's collected notes, drawings, pamphlets, maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs which she intended for a book on the life and work of Louis Curtiss, noted Kansas City architect.

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Mary Shaw (Shawsie) Branton Papers, 1975-1978 (K1095)
0.3 c.f.

Wife of successful lawyer and banker William Coleman Branton (1914-1985), Branton was active in the arts and historical societies and other civic activities. Includes newspaper magazines articles, programs, flyers, brochures, and administrative materials pertaining to Missouri Mansion Preservation and Sacred Circles, a Native American art exhibit mounted by the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

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Robert Taylor Bray Collection, 1897, 1974-1989 (C4397)
0.2 cubic feet (7 folders, 5 oversize items)

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Architectural elevation drawings of the Sanford F. Conley house; photographs, negatives, and correspondence relating to the house area excavations and lab work; and University Academy grade book, owned by M.R. Conley.

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Brookside Business Association Records, 1938-2003 (K0902)
7 c.f.

Organizations records including minutes; financial records; correspondence; magazines, newspapers, and newspaper clippings; newsletters, flyers, and programs; event planning for the St. Patrick's Day parade, Halloween, and the Brookside Art Fair; photographs and audiovisuals.

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Jacob Brown Papers, 1961-2002 (K0998)
0.12 c.f. (6 folders)

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Brown was a prominent attorney and civil leader in Kansas City Jewish community. Includes material related to the sale of property by Congregation Beth Shalom to Kroh Brothers Development Company & Allen & Company, Inc. Also biographical material on Brown.

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Marshall Dwight Brown Papers, 1917-1992 (K1066)
5 c.f.

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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.

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William L. Bruning Papers, 1955-2003 (K0848)
5 c.f.

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Pamphlets, brochures, magazines, advertising for homes sales and developments in the Kansas City area.

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Brush Creek Community Partners Records, 1995-2014 (K1323)
20 c.f.

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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.

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Bryant Building Collection, 1917-1966 (K0903)
1 c.f.

Business records including leases, insurance policies, and various contracts related to the building in downtown Kansas City, MO. Also documents concerning the last will and testament of Harriet M. Bryant (1849-1920), owner of the Harriet M. Bryant Realty and Improvement Company.

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Eugene Buchanan Architectural Records, 1911-1998 (K1373)
14.17 c.f.

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Drawings from Eugene Buchanan Architects.

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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.

William Carmer Post Card Collection, 1900-1920 (S0990)
0.01 cubic foot

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This collection contains postcards depicting the Majestic Hotel; the Cheshire Inn; the Sheraton Jefferson; the Jewel Box in Forest Park; Korean War Memorial in Forest Park; and the Streckfus Steamer "President."

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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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Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) Records, 1986-1998 (K0907)
0.11 c.f.

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Organization records for the Center to engage children and families in understanding and appreciating architecture and the built environment. Includes by-laws, newsletters, curriculum, and articles about CUBE.

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Central Industrial District Records, 1920-2000 (K0671)
17 c.f.

Organizational records of the business association for Kansas City's industrial district in the West Bottoms. Includes minutes, membership information, studies, reports, and research data relating to the District and Kansas City generally. Also included are documents relating to historic preservation.

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Charles Trefts Photographs, 1903-1963 (P0034)
3690 photographs

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This collection contains images from 1900 to 1963 depicting St. Louis City and County people, public buildings, riverfront scenes, bridges, churches, catastrophes, houses and parks. Trefts photographed many historic events such as the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition; the 1934 World Series; and aviation in St. Louis including the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field in 1908 and Charles Lindbergh's return from Paris in 1927. A number of images focus on Crawford and Iron Counties and the Lake of the Ozarks region in the early 1930s.

Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune Photographs, 1843-1937 (P0084)
0.75 linear feet

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Photographs of Chillicothe, MO, and Livingston County, including area businesses, farming activity, schools, clubs, homes, and churches.

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Christopher and Linda Bond Photograph Collection, 1870-1917 (P0091)
18 photographs

10 b/w photos of the Capitol (completed in 1917) while under construction; 6 views of previous Capitol (completed in 1840) and 1 photo of Missouri River bluff; photographic copy of litho of Jefferson City in mid-1850s and 1 photo of temporary Capitol building.

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City of Kansas Public Works Account Journal, 1872-1874 (K0369)
0.1 c.f.

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Account book for Kansas City, MO Public Works including the Engineers, Public Repairs, Public Improvements and Sewer Departments.

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Dave P. Clark Architectural Records, 1920s-1980s (CA5560)
10.4 cubic feet, 1972 oversize sheets

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Drawings, tracings, sketches, blueprints, and artwork of Columbia, MO, architect, Dave P. Clark. Includes materials of architects and architectural firms Berry McAlester, Harry Satterlee Bill, and [Robert B.] Deering and Clark. Primarily records of Columbia residences and buildings, and fraternity/sorority chapter houses in many states. Includes office calendars and expense ledgers, reference files, architectural monographs and serial publications, photographs, correspondence, lists of contractors, resource catalogs, and miscellaneous papers.

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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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Coates House Restoration Records, 1886-1982 (K0214)
0.3 c.f.

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Relate to the purchase and subsequent resale of the Coates House, a historic hotel in Kansas City, MO by The Historic Kansas City Foundation. includes correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, Coates House Task Force minutes, contracts, fundraising efforts, and handwritten notes.

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Cochran Construction Company (Boonville, Mo.) Records, 1870s-1981 (CA4344)
49 cubic feet, 1 folder, 7 audio cassettes, 12 oversize volumes, 37 oversize folders

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Correspondence, project files, financial records, oral histories, and blueprints of a construction firm.

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Leslie D. Cohn Collection, 1985-2005 (K1053)
0.2 c.f.

Newspaper clippings, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle commemorative issues, and a Jewish Community Campus program

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Elise Guignon Collins Collection, 1861-1986 (K0704)
0.25 cf

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Clippings, correspondence, photographs, and papers concerning the history of Kansas City, the area around Visitation Church at 52nd and Main, researched by Collins; and pamphlets, newspaper clippings, regarding the Guignon and Boussier families.

Columbia Daily Tribune Photographs, 1940-1952 (P0006)
26 photographs

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Twenty-six photographs of Columbia, Missouri in the 1950s.

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Community Builder: The Life & Legacy of J.C. Nichols Collection, 2005-2007 (K0915)
3 c.f.

Audiovisual materials gathered while researching a documentary film on Nichols, footage from the film, and copies of the finished film. Includes video tapes, CD's, DVD's, and a production binder.

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Construction and General Laborers Local Union No. 264 Photograph Collection, 1957-1958 (K0684)
0.25 c.f.

Photographs of construction and demolition activities, both residential and commercial, presumably by union members of Local #264. Includes Longview Farm, Municipal Auditorium, and other buildings and grain elevators in the general Kansas City area. Also a small amount of correspondence from Theodore L. Irving, President of the Local.

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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.