Description: The Kansas City Stockyards operated in the West Bottoms of Kansas City from 1871 to 1991. It was the second largest stockyards in the nation and one of Kansas City's most important industries. This collection documents the natural and built environment of the Kansas City Stockyards and West Bottoms from 1828-1983. It is a mostly oversized collection of blueprints, maps, architectural drawings, land abstracts, photos, and correspondence. Some items from this collection have been digitized and are available to view in the "Stockyards" Digital Collection, http://www.kchistory.org/digital-collections.
Creator: Kansas City Stockyards
Subject: Livestock; Cowboys; Stockyards; Flood control; Floods; Levees; Animal shows; Railroad bridges; Railroad stations; Railroads; West Bottoms; Morse, C. F.; Collett, George R.; C. E. Smith Consulting Engineers; American Royal; Livestock Exchange Building; Livestock Industry; Livestock Pens; Central Industrial District; Turkey Creek; Dillingham, Jay B.
Date: 1828-1983 and n.d.
Item Type: Finding Aid