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Elaine Aber Papers, 1964-1984 (C4119)
1 cubic foot

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The papers of Elaine Aber contain documents relating to the Equal Rights Amendment and the women's equality movement.

American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Missouri Papers, 1976 (C4259)
0.4 cubic feet (19 folders)

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Letters, notes, scrapbooks, programs, events and photographs which focused on the American Bicentennial celebrated by a number of Missouri counties in 1976.

Arthur E. Asel Papers, 1971-1992 (K0885)
1 c.f.

Asel was a Kansas City, MO Councilman for the Sixth District and chaired several committees. Includes his district news releases, news articles and letters to the Kansas City Star, and other organizational materials.

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Lawrence Dudley Bailey Collection, 1855-1881 (K0125)
1 MR

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Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, correspondence and some personal manuscripts of Lawrence D. Bailey, a Kansas Politian active in Kansas agricultural circles and served as president of the State Agricultural Society. The majority of the clippings relate to the monetary questions of the 1870's.

Eliot S. Berkley Papers, 1935-2007 (K0103)
12 c.f.

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Personal papers and family of Eliot Berkley, PhD, who founded the International Relations Council (IRC).

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Walter J. Berkowitz Papers, 1924-1965 (K0104)
3 c.f.

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Personal papers and materials collection and generated by Berkowitz, a prominent businessman and civic leader in Kansas City.

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Beta Phi Mu, Librarian Oral History Project, 1980-1985 (C4071)
0.4 cubic feet, 25 audio cassettes, 6 video tapes

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The Beta Phi Mu Librarian Oral History Project collection contains the audio, video, and transcripts of interviews with Missouri librarians and members of Beta Phi Mu. Also included are an interview guide, correspondence, the interviewers' notes, and background materials on the librarians.

Black Jack Project Records, 1968-1976 (S1206)
0.5 cubic feet

This collection contains a timeline and news articles of the Parkview Heights Corporation, a group formed to prevent integration in the city of Black Jack, Missouri, in the 1970s.

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James Sherman Botsford Memorial Booklet, 1915 (K1001)
0.02 c.f. (1 folder)

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Memorial booklet for Botsford, prominent lawyer and civic leader, and former district attorney for Western Missouri.

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Doris Crump Bradshaw Papers, 1930-1962 (C3303)
3 cubic feet

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The civic, professional, and social organization papers of Doris Crump Bradshaw include: League of Women Voters, Missouri Library Association, Fortnightly Club, Columbia Garden Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Active in American Association of University Women, Mrs. Bradshaw served as state legislative chairman, 1945-1949, and state social studies chairman, 1950-1951.

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Hyman Brand Papers, 1891-1965 (K0480)
0.01 c.f.

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Digital photographs relating to Brand, co-owner of Brand and Puritz Coat and Suit company, civic and philanthropic leader, and his family.

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William Coleman Branton Papers, 1943-1985 (K0828)
10 c.f.

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Personal papers of Branton, prominent attorney and civic leader in Kansas City, MO. Includes Photographs, correspondence, records and other papers relating to Branton's military duty, legal practice, banking career, civic activities, and personal life

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Dutton Brookfield Papers, 1844-1979 (C2732)
72.4 cubic feet, 5 audio cassettes

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The papers of Dutton Brookfield contain the business, political and personal papers and photographs of a Kansas City, MO, community leader. Brookfield was President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), a mayoral candidate (1963, 1971), and on boards of numerous corporations and educational and civic organizations. Family papers include letters from the Civil War, World War I and II, and Vietnam.

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Bernard Harley Brown Papers, 1978-2003 (K0629)
0.5 c.f.

Papers of civic leader and former President of Menorah Health Center Foundation. Includes publications, photographs, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook concerning Brown's activities with the Medical Center.

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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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Girard Thompson Bryant Papers, 1954-1980 (K0036)
0.03 c.f.

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Two scrapbooks which include a series of book reviews and letters to the editor which Bryant, and African-American educator and civic leader, wrote and published in Kansas City newspapers. Also included are materials related to Dr. Bryant's year in Thailand and his travels in Europe

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Thomas Brockway Bullene Papers, 1874-1894 (K0288)
0.3 c.f.

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Diaries of a prominent business and civic leader and mayor of Kansas City, MO. Contain personal notes and writings, poetry, family history, some clippings, a few photographs, and financial records.

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Business Men's Portraits of 1897, 1937, 1897, 1937 (K0542)
0.26 c.f.

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Photograph portraits of prominent Kansas City, MO businessmen removed from the first Convention Hall Cornerstone (1897).

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Theodore Spencer Case Papers, 1880-1940 (K0295)
0.57 c.f.

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A handwritten manuscript of an early reminiscence of Kansas City. Scrapbook by Case, a doctor/lawyer, local historian, civic leader, that contains travel photographs, and family material, diplomas and certificates awarded to Case and his son, Ermine C. Case.

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Terence W. Cassidy Collection, 1879-1991 (K0302)
95 c.f.

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Collected materials of Cassidy, librarian and historian, concerning the history of street railway systems, interurbans, and buses in the Midwest, particularly the Kansas City area. Includes Cassidy's personal and research files: printed materials, publications, articles, and photographs. Also administrative records of the Kansas City Street Railway Company, the Kansas City Public Service Company, and the Kansas City Area Transit Authority.

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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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Children's Grove (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 2016 (CA6447)
1 folder

Records of a organization dedicated to fostering mental health in youth include meeting minutes and a proclamation for Kindness Week, 2016.

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Clearinghouse for Midcontinent Foundations (CMF) Records, 1973-1993 (K0680)
30 c.f.

The Clearinghouse was established for use by foundations and other funding institutions to exchange information and research requests for money. Includes correspondence and other planning materials for CMF conferences and meetings, publications and printed materials used by attendees, and photographs.

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Edwin McKaig Clendening Papers, 1887-1929 (K0262)
8 c.f.

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Correspondence, speeches, programs and brochures, meeting minutes, clippings, and photographs, of Edwin Clendening, businessman and Secretary of the Commercial Club, forerunner of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Correspondence deals with a wide range of topics, both personal and relating to the work of the Chamber.

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Jerome S. Cohen Papers, 1953-1996 (K0741)
20 c.f.

Personal and professional papers of the civic and business leader, including materials related to the American Humanics Foundation; H. Roe Bartle; the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund; and the Kansas City Zoo. Also includes Ray Morgan's notes and drafts for Cohen's biography.

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Columbia Council on Religion and Race (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1963-1970 (C3841)
0.4 cubic feet

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Minutes, committee reports, correspondence, conference materials and housing surveys. The major emphasis of the records is racial discrimination in housing in Columbia, but also includes information on the entire state.

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Columbia League of Women Voters Records, c. 1934-1996 (CA5508)
7 cubic feet, 11 video cassettes

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Addition of records of the organization. Includes minutes, publications, correspondence, committee files, scrapbooks containing photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material. Includes interviews with various candidates in 1994.

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Columbia League of Women Voters Records, 1923-1974 (C3450)
1.2 cubic feet, 14 oversize volumes

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Chapter minutes and local newspaper clippings are bulk of collection. Includes material from national organization and other chapters. Earlier records may be found under Columbia Equal Suffrage Association and League of Women Voters Records, 1912-1923.

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Columbia (Mo.) Safety Council Records, 1977-1983 (CA2489)
0.2 cubic feet

Newsletters, minutes, programs, and correspondence of a local affiliate of the National Safety Council.

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Columbians Against Throwaways (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1977-1988 (CA5788)
8.5 cubic feet, 7 audio cassettes

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Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, promotional and research material, photographs, and other records of a citizens group supporting a beverage container deposit ordinance.

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Commercial Club of Kansas City Scrapbooks, 1886-1913 (K0264)
0.2 c.f.

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Scrapbooks of media coverage for the activities of the Club (forerunner of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce), as well as many of Kansas City's civic events.

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Community Development Society Records, 1964-2019 (CA5728)
19.3 cubic feet, 13 rolls of microfilm, 14 computer discs, 2 flash drives

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Addition of publications, correspondence, financial records, board meeting minutes, committee materials, annual meeting materials, handbooks, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

Community Development Society Records, 1969-1995 (C3880)
15 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes

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Records of a professional association of academics and practitioners of community development in the United States and Canada. The records consist of correspondence of officers; board meeting minutes; society publications, annual meeting materials, and other assorted records.

Convention Halls and Municipal Auditorium Scrapbook, 1899-1954 (K0938)
0.25 cf

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The collection consists of a scrapbook of documents and photographs related to the Kansas City Convention Hall and Municipal Auditorium from 1899-1954.

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Arnold Lester Coppaken and Helen Glass Coppaken Papers, 1943-1975 (K0884)
0.04 c.f.

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The Arnold Lester and Helen Glass Coppaken collection contains graduation programs, a certificate of Mr. Coppaken's, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Mrs. Coppaken and friends.

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Raymond E. Corey Photograph Collection, 1965-1995 (K1311)
8.45 c.f.

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Photograph collection of former staff photographer for the Kansas City Star, ca 1965-1979. Corey photographed events and news of the day, fashion, political and notable figures, social unrest and feature stories.

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Donna Cowan Scrapbooks, 1957 (C4277)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)

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The Donna Cowan collection includes two scrapbooks - one on conservation in Missouri, and one on Missouri Girls State, 1957. The Missouri Girls State was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Missouri, which provided Missouri girls citizenship training in order for them to better understand and participate in the functioning of the government. 1957.

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Lester E. Cox Papers, 1917-1968 (C3596)
7 rolls of microfilm

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Personal and business papers of a Springfield, MO, businessman. Most of the collection deals with Cox's philanthropic activities, particularly his role as president of the Board of Trustees of Burge-Protestant Hospital.

Cox's considerable business interests are less well represented, most of these records dating from 1968.

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Crestwood, Missouri, Invitation, 1966 (C3151)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains an invitation to ceremonies marking the dedication of the Thomas Sappington house as an historic landmark.

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Cuba Community Fair Collection, 1948 (R0895)
(1 folder)

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This is a program booklet for the second annual Cuba Community Fair, held at Cuba in Crawford county, Missouri, on September 8-11, 1948. The fair was sponsored by the Cuba Civic Club and its Auxiliary.

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Louis Ardie Cumonow Papers, 1961-2005 (K1054)
1 c.f.

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Photographs, clippings, certificates, awards and albums of Cumonow, founder of Gateway Sporting Goods Company.

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Donald Dwight Davis Papers, 1912-1997 (K0934)
14 c.f.

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Personal and business papers of Davis who was president of WHB radio and KMBC-TV. Also included are some papers of his wife, Harriet Treash Davis (1909-1997).

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Russell L. Dearmont Papers, 1929-1965 (C2665)
72 cubic feet

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Personal, business, and family correspondence of a St. Louis lawyer and Democratic politician who was counsel and later president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was active in civic affairs.

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Dexter Cemetery Association Records, 1885 (R1048)
(1 folder)

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These are articles of association and order of incorporation for the Dexter Cemetery Assocation, a benevolent association formed to establish and maintain a public cemetery at Dexter in Stoddard County, Missouri. George N. Boughton was president.

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Carl J. DiCapo Papers, 1971-2002 (K0666)
29 c.f.

Dicapo is a prominent businessman and civic leader in Kansas City. Included are personal files concerning his civic, cultural, and community activities such as his service on the Board of Parks and Recreation and Desegregation Monitoring Committee for Kansas City public schools. Business records deal with his Italian Gardens Restaurant. Also are photographs, audio and video tapes, certificates and plaques presented to DiCapo.

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Saul Dubinsky Papers, 1959-1978 (S0457)
0.01 cubic foot, 2 folders

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Saul Dubinsky was a real estate developer and civic activist. He served as chairman of the City Plan Commission and was instrumental in establishing the Planning Committee of Downtown St. Louis, Inc. Dubinsky's papers chronicle his involvement with Downtown St. Louis Inc., and the City Plan Commission. Other subjects of interest include the Daniel Boone, Mark Twain and Ozark Expressways, Highway 50, and the Lindell-Kingshighway area.

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Daniel Burns Dyer Papers, 1866-1941 (K0168)
0.75 c.f.

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Civil War veteran, Indian Agent, first mayor of Guthrie, OK, real estate investor, owner/president of the Augusta, GA Street Railway Company, publisher, Dyer was a nationally known collection of Native-American artifacts. Included are newspaper clippings, pamphlets, some correspondence and memorabilia, and three scrapbooks of similar materials dealing primarily with Dyer's life and interest in primitive cultures.

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John Bailey Gage Papers, 1943-1964 (K0254)
0.60 c.f.

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Correspondence of Gage, a prominent attorney and mayor of Kansas City, MO, relating to the Midwest Research Institution (MRI) and other organizations and issues in which he was involved. Many letters have attachments, most of which are the agendas and the minutes of the meetings of the MRI's Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, income and expenses, and a variety of reports. Also awards and certificates received by Gage.

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Shirley Stolowy Goller Papers, 1924-1992 (K1189)
2 c.f.

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Goller was an prominent Jewish civic leader in Kansas City, MO photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and other documents related to Goller's life and many community activities.

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