Literature

, 1862 (K0215)
0.01 c.f.

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Holograph letter, dated written to the publishers of Fremont's book, The Story of the Guard: A Chronicle of the War (1863). In the note Mrs. Fremont, daughter of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton and wife of John Charles Fremont asked for several advanced copies of the book and complains about the use of some maps and illustrations.

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"Adventures in Silence," Howard Leslie Terry, 1932 (C1271)
0.08 cubic feet (1 volume)

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A novel about a deaf man.

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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Ione Alexander Papers, 1925-1982 (K0726)
8 c.f.

Idea notes and working drafts, published manuscripts of autobiographical stories, novels, plays, short stories, and poetry written by Alexander, an accomplished and published author. Also correspondence with friends, family, and other writers and are minutes and other documents relating to various organizations to which she belonged, such as the Quill Club.

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Hermann B. Almstedt Papers, 1887-1954 (C2408)
1.5 cubic feet

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Correspondence with colleagues and students, articles, speeches, poems, programs, report cards and diplomas of Hermann B. Almstedt, professor of Germanic Languages at the University of Missouri.

Bower Aly Address, 1974 (C3581)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Address on the poetry of John G. Neihardt, dedicating ground for the Neihardt building in Bancroft, NE, August 4, 1974.

"America," Samuel Francis Smith, 1892 (C0409)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Autographed copy of poem.

American Audio Prose Library, 1981-1993 (C3851)
578 audio cassettes, 88 audio tapes

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Interviews of and readings by American prose writers. These recordings document the authors' renditions and interpretations of their works. The American Audio Prose Library of Columbia, Missouri; a grant-funded library; organized and produced the recordings for public radio stations and individual purchase.

Vaun Arnold Papers, 1920-1958 (K1229)
1 c.f.

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Poetry, writings, correspondence and music of a Kansas City poet.

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Athenaean Literary Society Records, 1842-1925 (C0447)
1 cubic foot, 3 volumes

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Minutes and records of the organization, constitutions, membership lists, censors' reports, a history, and scrapbook.

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Clara Baldwin Papers, 1947-1993 (C3953)
0.2 cubic feet

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Papers of trade reporter, children's book author and published poet. Includes detailed letter describing travels through South America, 1947-1948; published trade articles and poetry; photographs; and family information.

Walter L. Bargen Papers, 1972-2010 (CA6250)
7 cubic feet, 2 oversize items

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Manuscripts, publications, and personal papers of an author and first Poet Laureate of Missouri (2008-2010).

J. Christian Bay Book Review, 1908 (C2783)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Review of IN THE FURROW, volume of poems by Lewis Worthington Smith. Review is written in Danish but quotes parts of poems in English.

J. Christian Bay Collection, 1922-1959 (CA6295)
0.8 cubic feet

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Correspondence, photographs, and books written or owned by Jens Christian Bay, a Danish-American writer and librarian. Many were sent as gifts.

Al Beck Papers, 1930s-2018 (CA6497)
4.15 cubic feet, 3 computer discs, 10 DVDs, 8.87 GB of digital files

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The papers of a visual artist and poet who taught art at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, contain photographs, artwork, publications, business records, and miscellaneous material.

Berenice B. Beggs Scrapbook, 1935 (C3557)
1 volume

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The collection contains newspaper clippings and photographs, feature stories and magazine articles on Mark Twain, compiled by a teacher in the English Department at Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville.

Bell Family Papers, 1875-1969 (C3045)
1 roll of microfilm

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Papers of a Boonville, MO, family containing genealogical material, correspondence, memoirs, clippings, photographs, and Marie Bell McCoy's manuscripts.

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Beth Shalom Nursery Cookbook, 1999 (K1021)
0.1 c.f.

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Beth Shalom Nursery School Cookbook: A collection of recipes by Congregation Beth Shalom (1999).

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Betz Family Collection, 1981 (K0838)
0.1 c.f.

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This collection contains a small booklet written by Annette Betz entitled "The Home of Carl Betz and Louise Wittig Betz." The booklet is a retelling of her family history, focusing on Annette's childhood, and her memories of her father, Carl, and her mother, Louis.

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Marie Daerr Boehringer, 1930-1997 (C1221)
4.0 cubic feet

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Diaries; correspondence; newspaper clippings; article; poem and story manuscripts; publications; and miscellaneous papers of a Cleveland, OH, journalist and poet.

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Atwell Loomis Bohling, Jr. Papers, 1939-1997 (K0654)
49 c.f.

Professional materials used or produced by Bohling, an editorial writer for the Kansas City Star. Includes articles, clippings, correspondence, research materials, reporters' notebooks and diaries, travel brochures, receipts, menus, publications, and photographs. Personal papers include class notebooks from Yale and Northwestern University, theatre and opera programs, and ephemera.

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George Melville Bolling Papers, 1925-1970 (C1330)
1.4 cubic feet

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Papers of George Melville Bolling, professor emeritus of Greek and Sanskrit at Ohio State University. The papers include correspondence with colleagues and family, manuscript drafts, and miscellaneous material.

Angelo Louis Bongino Collection, 1934-1997 (K0878)
1 c.f.

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Research and personal papers of Bongino relating to the Italian community in the Northeast Kansas City, particularly Holy Rosary Church. Includes Bongino's published articles, photographs, and video.

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Book Lovers' Club Records, 1915-2011 (K0901)
2.25 c.f.

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Organizational records of the oldest African American women's club in Kansas City. Includes minutes, yearbooks, meeting programs, photographs, financial records, and other related materials.

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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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Earl Lockridge Bradsher Papers, 1945-1954 (C3345)
0.9 cubic feet

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Correspondence, manuscript poetry, and miscellaneous material of Earl L. Bradsher, professor of English and American literature at Louisiana State University. Among topics treated are nature, philosophy, literature and geographical areas. Poetry includes traditional verse, dialectal poetry, limericks and riddles.

William C. Braislin Letters, 1934-1935 (C2757)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains originals and typed copies of two letters to J.C. Bay discussing early American fiction collections.

Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Greater Kansas City Chapter Records, 1962-2014 (K0620)
5.95 c.f.

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Organizational records of the chapter dedicated to fundraising and support of the Brandeis University libraries. Includes flyers, invites, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and directories.

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Margaret M. Brashear Papers, 1868-1962 (C3393)
6.3 cubic feet, 1 volume

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Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, clippings, student papers, and articles of a professor of English at the University of Missouri. She taught classes on Mark Twain and Missouri literature and wrote several books and articles.

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William Clark Breckenridge Papers, 1752-1927 (C1036)
4.75 cubic feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm

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Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of W.C. Breckenridge, St. Louis businessman, writer and historian. Two copies of EARLY PRINTING IN MISSOURI, 1808-1849. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and illustrations, engravings, letters, and miscellaneous printed materials.

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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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Kenneth L. Browne Collection, no date (K0534)
0.01 c.f.

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Humorous letter concerning events in Kansas City, including a dance.

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Browning Society of Kansas City Records, 1927-1980 (K0003)
2 c.f.

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Correspondence, bylaws, minutes, ledgers, yearbooks, programs and other materials relating to the Brownings and poetry.

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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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Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City Records, 1905-1991 (K0665)
18 c.f.

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Organizational records including by-laws, minutes, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, pamphlets, rosters, field notes and bird censuses, photographs, and glass lantern slides. Also research materials, slides, and papers belonging to A.E. Shirling (1875-1947), noted Kansas City naturalist and author.

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William S. Burroughs Newspaper Clippings, 1936-1951 (S0575)
0.01 cubic foot

This collection contains newspaper accounts of incidents in the life of Beat novelist William S. Burroughs, a St. Louis native. Subjects of interest includes reports on his receiving a degree from Harvard in 1936; the 1944 murder of Washington University teacher David Kammerer, a case in which Burroughs was a material witness; Burroughs's divorce from first wife in 1946; and the 1951 incident in which Burroughs shot and killed his second wife, Joan Vollmer.

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C.M. Burton Letter, 1913 (C2772)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Theodore W. Koch, from Detroit, MI, Feb. 14, 1913. Letter regarding C.M. Kirkland, school teacher and author of books about life on the frontier. "Mrs. Mary Clavers" was a pseudonym for Caroline Matilda Stansbury (Mrs. William C.) Kirkland.

Mattie P. Burton Papers, 1958 (K0144)
0.01 c.f.

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A letter, undated and unsigned, presumably by Miss Burton's mother describing her experiences as a pioneer in Indiana and Nebraska; a biographical statement on Mattie Burton, owner of the Burton Publishing Company in Kansas City; and drafts by Mattie Burton of Westport Branch of the National League of American Pen Women activities.

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Howard V. Canan Papers, 1970-1971 (C3288)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of Howard V. Canan contain research notes on James Craig.

Avis Dungan Carlson Papers, 1940-1976 (S0463)
0.8 cubic foot, 32 folders

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Avis Dungan Carlosn was a community leader, an author of book on aging, and a columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was also president of the League fo Women Voters (1953-1955), served on the Citizens Committee on Public Housing, the Adult Education Council of Greater St. Louis, and the St. Louis Human Rights Commission. The collection includes manuscripts, articles, genealogy, appointment book, and newspaper clippings.

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Lenore Bea French Carroll Papers, 1975-2005 (K0446)
21 c.f.

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Drafts and completed manuscripts of published and unpublished articles and books written by Carroll, and correspondence, notes and extensive research related to the 19th century American Midwest and West.

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Mary Hartwell Catherwood Poem, no date (C2760)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a farewell poem addressed to Roswell Field by M.C.H. Typewritten copy included.

Corinne Gould Chamberlain Poems, no date (C3178)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Poems written by Corinne Gould Chamberlain.

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Children's Literature Scrapbook, 1870s (K0402)
0.1 c.f.

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The Scrapbook of Children’s Literature consists of a single scrapbook containing newspaper clippings of children’s stories, poems, and pictures that appeared in The Youth’s Companion, an American Children’s magazine. The clippings are undated and were pasted over a business ledger from Cleveland, Ohio. The Youth’s Companion, later known as The Companion-For All the Family, was an American children’s magazine, which began publication in 1827 and ran until its merger with The American Boy in 1929. The magazine was published in Boston, Massachusetts, by the Perry Mason Company.

CHOUTEAU REVIEW Records, 1975-1981 (CA4416)
0.4 cubic feet

Issues of the magazine, 1975-1981.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens Papers, 1895-1901 (C2007)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Poem entitled "Contract with Mrs. T.K. Beecher, Quarry Farm," by Mark Twain, 2 July 1895.

Mark Twain circular letter to W.L. Howard from New York, 2 May 1901, regretting he could not accept lecture engagement. Added personal note stating he would have made trip but was permanently tired of travel and hoped he had made his last journey.

Alta Simpson Coggins Manuscripts, no date (C2226)
0.9 cubic feet (45 folders)

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Three manuscripts by Alta S. Coggins, pen name Carolyn Coggins. CAROLYN COGGINS' COMPANY COOKBOOK, SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINING AT HOME, LANCE AND HIS FIRST HORSE.

Tom Collins Papers, 1908-1985 (K0830)
0.5 c.f.

Collins was a noted humorist and author. Includes newspaper clippings, brochures, magazines, photographs and a phonograph record relating to Collins career.

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Community Children's Theatre Records, 1947-1999 (K1255)
19 c.f.

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Organizational records of Kansas City area Children's Theatre group made up of a number of local theater companies: presidents files, committee notebooks, minutes, rosters, financial records, programs, publications, newsletters, and photographs. Also plays/scripts and performance photographs. scrapbooks, various books, catalogues, and professional publications.

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