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1. '81 Club '81 Club

2. 1840 Kansas City Map 1840 Kansas City Map Reprint of Father Nicolas Point's 1840 map, from a Kansas City Times article entitled "Earliest Map of Kansas City," depicting the locations of the homes of his parishioners, in the area of the West Bottoms,...

3. 1880 Census Population Schedules: Missouri 1880 Census Population Schedules: Missouri //1880 Listing of the address of Annie Chambers in the 1880 Census as a "boarding house," in Ward 5, Super District 6, Enumeration District 15.

4. 19th Century Playbill 19th Century Playbill 1852 Framed (9.5 in. x 17.5 in.) playbill printed on what appears to be cloth. "Broadway Theatre. E. A. Marshall, sole Lessee, Also of the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Thomas Barry, Stage Manager."...

5. A Guide to Negro Periodical Literature (Subject and Author) A Guide to Negro Periodical Literature (Subject and Author) February-September//1941-1946

6. A History of Kansas City: 1820-1869--"Connoisseur of Prophets" A History of Kansas City: 1820-1869--"Connoisseur of Prophets" 1957, ca. Excerpt containing the first three chapters of the uncompleted book by University of Chicago history professor R. Richard Wohl, covering the history of Kansas City to 1853. Portion of the book completed...

7. A Pioneer of 1842 A Pioneer of 1842 //18?? Autobiographical letter by William Gilpin about his background leading up to his being the first territorial governor of Colorado, written some time after the Civil War, and describing his ties to the...

8. A Study of Cartridges for Military Shoulder Weapons A Study of Cartridges for Military Shoulder Weapons 1976 Two copies of a large table of military weapon ammunition information, with various types of cartridges from around the world. 24 x 37 in. Donated to the Missouri Valley Room of the Kansas City Public...

9. Abernathy Furniture Company Abernathy Furniture Company Bill to Thomas Sweeney from the Abernathy Furniture Company, from November 13, 1889.

10. Abraham Fonda Abraham Fonda Bio of Abraham Fonda, the son of a New York Dutch settler who attempted to name the Kansas City settlement after himself (proposed as "Port Fonda") but was turned down because of his unpopularity.

11. Abstract for Shawnee Lands in Wyandotte County Abstract for Shawnee Lands in Wyandotte County Abstract for Shawnee Indian lands in Wyandotte County, Kansas, involving the Bluejacket family.

12. Achelous and Hercules Achelous and Hercules n.d. Unframed color print reproduction (44 in. x 14 in.) of Thomas Hart Benton's "Achelous and Hercules" mural. The original 24-foot mural was done in tempura and oil on canvas in 1947. It was purchased in...

13. Advertising Club Advertising Club

14. Aero Club of Greater Kansas City Aero Club of Greater Kansas City

15. African American School African American School The first public school for black people in the city, located in Westport, is mentioned in the abstract under SEMINARY LANDS: 2.71 acres between colored schoolhouse and Main Cross Street in Westport (SW...

16. Airports Airports 1927 List of airports, loosely defined by standards in 1927. Report on inadequacies of Richards Field.

17. Alexander Majors Alexander Majors Photos and information on Alexander Majors (1814-1900), a native of Kentucky becoming a prominent western freighter in the 1850s and head of the Pony Express in 1860-1861, with residence in Kansas City...

18. Alexander Majors House Alexander Majors House n.d. Framed (11.5 in. x 13 in.) and matted color print which gives a full view of the front of the Alexander Majors house located at 8145 State Line Road. Captioned: "1856, Alexander Majors Historical House,...

19. Alfred Jacob Miller Alfred Jacob Miller Illustrations and information on Alfred Jacob Miller, or Alfred Miller (1810-1874), a native of Baltimore and a painter and explorer of western scenes on the Overland Trail (or Oregon Trail) leaving out...

20. Allegro Music Club Allegro Music Club