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Architecture Collection Descriptions


Drawing of a stock barn. From collection C0189 folder 5.

Drawing of a stock barn. From collection C0189
folder 5.

Records, including designs and plans, of architects and architectural firms, and records of construction companies. Records of engineers and engineering companies directly related to the construction of buildings. Records of architectural organizations and architectural preservation groups.


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49/63 Neighborhood Coalition Records, 1971-2001, (K0061)
20 cubic feet
Organization records of a neighborhood association in midtown Kansas City, MO.

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Abt, Ludwig, Collection, (WUNP5916)
INVENTORY. 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.

Alley, H.J., Short Horn Cattle Sale Catalog, 1902, (C0782)
1 folder(s)
Dispersal sale of Alley's herd at Princeton, MO.

American Fixture Company Records, 1921-1956, (K0872)
8 cubic feet
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

American Institute of Architects/ Kansas City Chapter (AIA/KC) Records, ca. 1917-1999, (K0636)
76 cubic feet
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.

American Public Works Association Records, ca. 1895-2006, (K0651)
756 cubic feet
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.

Anderson House, Lexington, Missouri, Architectural Drawings, n.d., (C0818)
1 folder
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.

Architecture Collection, 1928-1996, (S1051)
2 folders
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.

B

Barnes Jr., Alfred Edward (1892-1960) Architectural Collection, 1888-1959, (K0004)
150 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, specifications and correspondence of the architectural firm Hoit, Price and Barnes and its predecessors.

Batschelett, Anna and Dehn, House, La Due, Missouri, Architectural Drawings, 1976, (C0828)
1 folder
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.

Bell, Charles, C. (1848-1931), Residence, Architectural Drawings, n.d., (C2397)
1 folder
The papers contain plans, elevations, and sections of a Boonville, Missouri, residence. Architects are C.W. Keiser and Llew Epperson.

Bell, Morris Frederick (1849-1929), Architectural Drawings, 1883-1895, (C3632)
0.2 linear feet
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.

Benson Manufacturing Company Records, ca.1920-1970, (K0105)
27 cubic feet
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.

Blanchard, Richard Charles (1951-2013) Collection, ca. 1890-1940, (K0787)
35 cubic feet
Architectural and engineering drawings for various track and yard layouts for Kansas City area railroads.

Bloomgarten, Robert B. (1902-1987) Architectural Records, 1901-1981, (K0823)
47 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, photographs, project files, and other documents relating to Bloomgarten's career as an architect in Kansas City, MO.

Boedefeld, William Maria (1903-1991) Papers, ca. 1945-1965, (K1237)
0.25 cubic foot
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.

Boller Brothers Architectural Records, ca.1915-1953, (K0065)
9 cubic feet
Architectural drawings and other supporting documents for the Boller Brothers firm who specialized in theater design.

Bond, Christopher and Linda, Photograph Collection, (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.

Bradley, Lenore K. (1935-1998) Papers, 1966-1982, (K0309)
0.3 cubic foot
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.

Branton, Mary Shaw (Shawsie) (1920- ) Papers, 1975-1978, (K1095)
0.3 cubic foot
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.

Bray, Robert Taylor, Collection, (CA5284)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of a UMC anthropologist/archaeologist relating to a study of the Conley House in Columbia, MO. Includes blue-line drawings, project correspondence, photographs, published articles, and 1897 University Academy grade book found during the project.

Brooks Family, Papers, (CA5313)
0.1 linear feet
Addition to family papers which pertain to house construction and expenses in Monteverde, 1976-1977.

Brookside Business Association Records, 1938-2003, (K0902)
7 cubic feet
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.

Brown, Jacob (1910-2005) Papers, 1961-2002, (K0998)
2 folders
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.

Brown, Marshall Dwight (1903-1994) Papers, 1939-1992, (K1066)
7 cubic feet
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.

Brown, P.A., Stud Horse Advertisement, 1871, (C0720)
1 folder(s)
Poster advertising a thoroughbred stallion named Winfield as being available for stud service at the farm of P.A. Brown at Miami, Saline County, MO. Prices are listed for various types of service. Description of the horse and of its pedigree are also given.

Bruning, William L. (1945- ) Papers, ca. 1955-2003, (K0848)
6 cubic feet
Pamphlets, brochures, magazines, advertising for homes sales and developments in the Kansas City area.

Bryant Building Collection, 1917-1966, (K0903)
1 cubic foot
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.

Burnell, Donald, Photographs, (P0220)
28 slides
Slides by Burnell of Missouri historic sites, including one room school houses, covered bridges, and historic homes.

C

Cameron, John F. (1955- ) Papers, 1950s-2009, (K1013)
4 cubic feet
Cameron was an attorney and 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.

Cass County Democrat-Missourian, 1957, (C0827)
1 folder
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.

Cassidy, J. Don, Drawing, (P0376)
1 drawing
Architect's rendering of Ellis Library exterior, 1914

Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) Records, 1986-2003, (K0907)
0.5 cubic foot
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.

Central Industrial District Records, ca. 1920-2000, (K0671)
17 cubic feet
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.

Chinn, Eugene, Account Book, 1845-1882, (C0862)
1 folder
Scattered personal accounts, 1845-1847 and 1878-1882, probably kept by a Howard County, MO, farmer.

City of Kansas Journal of Public Works Accounts, 1872-1874, (K0369)
1 volume
Account book for Kansas City, MO Public Works including the Engineers, Public Repairs, Public Improvements and Sewer Departments.

Clark, Dave P., Architectural Records, (CA5560)
3.4 cubic feet, 1897 oversize sheets
Drawings, tracings, 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, 1920s-1980s.

Clark, Dave P., Architectural Records, (CA5565)
7 cubic feet, 75 oversize sheets
Addition to records of a Columbia, MO, architect. Includes office calendars and expense ledgers, reference files, architectural monographs and serial publications, photographs, drawings, sketches, specifications, correspondence, lists of contractors, resource catalogs, and miscellaneous papers.

Coates House Restoration Records, 1886-1982, (K0214)
0.3 cubic foot
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.

Cochran Construction Company, Boonville, Missouri, Records, (WUNP4344)
48 linear feet
12 volume(s)
Correspondence, project files, financial records and blueprints of construction firm.

Cochran Construction Company, Boonville, Missouri, Records, (WUNP5108)
2 volume(s)
An addition of oral histories by Jesse Cochran. Includes information about the company, Boonville, and various buildings. Addition of day book, 1870s-1880s, and financial notebook, 1880s-1890s.

Cohn, Leslie D. (1947- ) Collection, 1985-2005, (K1053)
3 folders
Newspaper clippings, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle commemorative issues, and a Jewish Community Campus program

Collins, Elsie Guignon (1895-1992) Collection, 1861-1986, (K0704)
0.3 cubic foot
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 Tribune, Photographs, (P0006)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
26 photographs
Includes various images from the 1950s of Columbia.

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

Construction and General Laborers Local Union No. 264 Photograph Collection, 1957-1958, (K0684)
13 folders
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.

Coombs, Kenneth E., Papers, (CA5865)
5 linear feet
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, 1960s-1970s.

Cowling, Robert A. (1924-1993) Architectural Records, ca. 1947- 1993, (K1153)
27 cubic feet
Architectural drawings of buildings designed by Cowling and his associates, locally in Kansas City and nationally. He specialized in industrial facilities, particularly transportation related industries: Beechcraft, BMW, Mack Truck, and U-Haul.

Cragin, William Joseph (1928-2008), Papers (CA6275)
19 cubic feet, oversize
Papers of a Columbia architect who worked in private practice and for the Farmers Home Administration, 1960s-2000s. Includes files of Dave P. Clark, c. 1930s-1960s. Job locations are in Missouri unless otherwise noted.

Cross, Asa Beebe (1826-1894) Papers, 1855-1940, (K0082)
5 cubic feet
Correspondence, diaries, photographs, financial and business records of Cross, an early Kansas City architect, and his immediate family.

Curtis, Conrad J. (1920-1977) Architectural Records Collection, 1950s-1992, (K0683)
34 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, job files, and business records for an architect who specialized in schools and small business buildings.

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Delich, John T. (1940- ) Collection, 1914-2001, (K0592)
4 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, maps, photographs and aerial photos, and job specifications, primarily concerned with the Muehlebach Hotel, the Empire Theater, Gayety Theater, and other buildings in Kansas City, MO area.

Delk, Edward Buehler (1885-1956) Collection, 1917-1962, (K0243)
1 cubic foot
Personal and professional photographs and some personal papers belonging to Delk, a prominent Kansas City architect, and his wife, Jane Willis Delk. They relate to the Delks' travels around the world; with a strong focus on the architecture; and photos of residences and buildings designed by Delk.

Dolsen, Frank B. (1867-1924) Scrapbook, 1905-1919, (K0146)
MICROFILM
1 volume
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and enclosed items relating to real estate and construction activities in Kansas City, MO: articles are from local Kansas City report real estate news, proposed building and residential projects, and completed construction.

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East Campus Neighborhood Survey, Columbia, Missouri, Records, (SUNP5868)
Correspondence, proposals and other grant application material, resident contact information and other background material, and oral history recordings, notes and logs related to a University of Missouri, Department of Art History and Archaeology sponsored architectural / historic survey, 1992-1993.

Eckel, Edmund Jacques (1845-1934) Papers, 1860-1952, (K0258)
4 cubic feet
Personal and professional paper, particularly relating to Eckel's architectural training at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (most in French), of a prominent St. Joseph, MO architect. Includes Sketches, photos, notes and other materials and also a few drawings of residences in St. Joseph.

Ehrlich, George (1925-2009) Papers, 1946-2002, (K0067)
65 cubic feet
Research and personal papers of Dr. George Ehrlich, professor of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and authority on Kansas City regional architecture.

Ehrlich, George and Sherry Piland, Photograph Collection, (P0664)
16 photographs
Images of Kansas City historic buildings, photographed ca. 1970s-1980s.

Everitt, Robert S. (1910-2001) Papers, 1915-1989, (K1155)
21 cubic feet
Everitt was an architect and his wife Paulina Everitt an artist. Includes architectural drawings, specifications and related documents for buildings Everitt designed. Also personal papers: correspondence, memberships, printed materials, photographs and school documents.

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Fertig, Charles W. (1945- ) Collection, 1977-2001, (K0674)
1 cubic feet
Fertig was actively involved in Historic Preservation projects in St. Joseph, MO. includes surveys, reports, applications, and other documentation for St. Joseph redevelopment projects.

Flanagan, James John (1920-2011) Papers, 1930s-1970s, (K0731)
4 cubic feet
Flanagan was a realtor and appraiser in Kansas City, MO for more than 60 years. Includes newspaper articles (Kansas City Star), appraisals, leases, photographs, and correspondence concerning real estate development, both commercial and residential, in Kansas City, MO.

Flynn, Jane Fifield (1924-2006) Papers, 1978-1986, (K0737)
5 folders, 1 volume
Flynn was director of the Kansas City, MO Landmarks Commission, a local historian and author. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and photographs relating to work in historic preservation, particularly her efforts to save the Brookside Fire and Police Station and the General Hospital.

Folger and Associates Architectural Records, 1969-1975, (K0709)
MICROFILM
20 cubic feet
Records of a Kansas City architectural firm specializing in institutional buildings. Includes architectural drawings, specifications and job files, renderings, microfilm, and aperture cards.

Forest Hill Photograph, (P0388)
1 photograph
Photograph of Forest Hill house in Columbia, built by Eli Bass.

Fort Osage Restoration Records, 1808-1979, (K0155)
MICROFILM
5 cubic feet
Correspondence relating to the reconstruction of Fort Osage by the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department in consultation with the Native Sons of Greater Kansas City. Also research on the history of the Fort; reconstruction techniques and materials; and authentic artifacts, furniture, costumes, and artillery.

Fuller, Albert Burr (1889-1964) Architectural Records, 1914-1963, (K0029)
25 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, specifications, photographs, and other material relating to Fuller's career as an architect in Kansas City, Missouri.

Fuller Jr., Edward Marshall (1897-1985) Architectural Records, ca. 1920-1975, (K0697)
160 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, renderings, specifications, correspondence, notes and other documents related to Fuller's career as an architect in the Kansas City, area specializing in schools and churches.

Fuhrmann, Richard, Lantern Slide Collection, (P0048)
702 lantern slides
Lantern slides of turn-of-the-twentieth century St. Louis by local physician Richard Fuhrmann. Includes the area later razed for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Medical lecture slides included.

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Gaddis, Merrill E. ( -1958), Collection, 1941-1955, (C3961)
1.8 linear feet
The Merrill E. Gaddis Collection consists of term papers about historical houses in Missouri, written by students of Gaddis for his course, History of the South, at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri.

Gambone, Philip Arthur (1948- ) Papers, ca. 1970, (K0422)
1 folder
Draft manuscript, Centropolis Revisited: A Personal Interpretation of Architecture in Kansas City During its First One Hundred Years, written by Gambone, an educator interested in local history.

Gammon, William J., Photographs, (P0039)
1 folder
Photos of Ralls County historic properties by Gammon, a resident of Perry, MO, and postcards of various Missouri views.

Gentry, Alonzo (1887-1967) Papers, ca. 1901-1967, (K0827)
0.3 cubic foot
Letters, articles, and photographs pertaining to Gentry's career as an architect in Kansas City, MO. Also newspaper articles, letters and sympathy cards regarding Gentry's death.

George A. Fuller Company Photograph Collection, 1911-1921, (K0080)
1 cubic foot
Construction site photographs for buildings which the George A. Fuller Company built in Kansas City. Included are the Union; the Railway Exchange Building; Children's Mercy Hospital; Temporary Barracks at Fort Riley, KS; the S.S. Kresge Building; the Federal Reserve Bank; and the Nelson Memorial Chapel.

George L. Brown and Son Collection, 1905-1912, (K0342)
6 volumes
Weekly time books for a major Kansas City contractor and builder, each for a separate construction project: First National Bank, C.A. Burton Building, Victor Building, New England National Bank, Loose-Wiles Building, and Rothenberg and Schloss Building. Includes the names of laborers, number of hours worked, pay rate, and weekly totals.

Goebel, K. Bruce, Papers, (CA6267)
43.3 cubic feet, oversize
Professional papers of a central Missouri architect, 1980s-2000s. Includes oversize drawings and corresponding job files.

Goldblatt, Lawrence A. (1949- ) Architectural Records, 1982, (K1043)
1 volumes
Study done by Lawrence Goldblatt Architecture Planning Development: "The Musicians Foundation Preservation, Perpetuation."

Graf, Hugo (1888-1953), Papers, 1924-1994, (S0776)
158 Folders, 8 Boxes
This collection contains papers, photographs, and images from the Architect Hugo K. Graf and the architectural firm "Kramer and Harms." The Hugo Graf photos are generally of completed businesses and residences. The images are generally drawings of buildings, residences, and one drawing of a streamlined automobile from Lawncraft Incorporated. Also included are a copy of the "Missouri Ordnance News" that includes information wartime activities in Louisiana Missouri and several issues of the "Architectural Concrete" journal. The earliest document in this collection is a Graf paper that dates from 1924.

Graham-Frost House ("Hazelwood"), Hazelwood, Missouri, Architectural Drawings, n.d., (C2702)
1 oversize folder
The collection contains elevations and floor plans of a nineteenth-century house in St. Louis County, MO. The main part of the house was constructed c. 1807.

Great Western Stage Equipment Company Records, 1925-1976, (K0717)
114 cubic feet
The Company was one of the leading designers and suppliers for theatrical stages and auditoriums in the Midwest. Includes job files containing work orders, design plans, invoices, correspondence, and occasionally fabric samples. Also some catalogs, financial records, photographs, and drawings.

Grimaldi, Frank (1924-2010) Architectural Records Collection, ca. 1920-2010, (K1252)
385 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, plans, renderings, construction documents, books and journals, records and work papers of Frank Grimaldi Architecture and its predecessor entities, including Bower and Grimaldi Architecture, and Shaughnessy, Bower and Grimaldi Architecture.

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Ha Ha Tonka Collection, 1905-1942, (K0310)
0.3 cubic foot
The estate was owned by Robert Snyder Sr. located near Camdenton, MO. Photographs of the mansion (interior and exterior) and the surrounding countryside, including the Niangua River, caves, and fish. Also correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, and notes for publishing.

Hall, Charles F. House, Benton County, Missouri, Architectural Drawings, 1977, (C2852)
1 folder
Measured drawings by the Historic American Buildings Survey including plans, profiles, details, elevations, and sections. House was probably built c. 1860 by Calloway G. Heath. OVERSIZE.

Halpin, James F. (1865-1943) Residence Architectural Records, 1912, (K0999)
1 folder
Architectural drawings of the home at 1226 W. 56th Street, Kansas City, MO.

Harding And Cogswell Limestone Company, Drawings, 1986-1995, (SA1117)
1 large box
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

Hare and Hare Company Records, ca. 1904-1979, (K0206)
670 cubic feet
Records of Kansas City's premiere landscape architecture and city planning firm who did designs throughout the Midwest and southwest. Includes drawings, photographs, correspondence and reports, publications and books, and personal papers.

Harris, Nancy Whitnell (1924- ) Papers, 1925-1988, (K0245)
7 folders
Newspaper clippings, research notes, and Harris's Master's Thesis, "The Development of Educational and Cultural Center in Kansas City's Brush Creek Valley".

Harry S Truman Reservoir Architectural Survey, Records, 1975-1976, (C3758)
4.4 linear feet
Maps, site survey sheets, and photographs of vernacular architecture in Benton, Henry, Hickory and St. Clair counties. The images include barns, bridges, cabins, chicken coops, churches, corncribs, garages, granaries, houses, outhouses, post offices, root cellars, schools, sheds, silos, stores, wells, and windmills.

Herbert E. Duncan Architects Inc. Architectural Records, 1929-1991, (K0722)
35 cubic feet
Architectural drawings of buildings designed by Herbert Duncan Sr. (1905-1972) and Herbert Jr. (1931- ).

Herbert V. Jones and Company/Jones and Company/Whitney E. Kerr and Company Records, 1861-2006, (K0623)
176 cubic feet
Administrative files of a major Kansas City real estate firm including leases, studies, sales records, property management records, aerial photographs, maps and drawings.

Heritage Trust Records, 1980s-1990s, (K0961)
14 folders
Photographs, clippings, correspondence, reports, survey, drawings, donor list, articles concerning early KC architectural treasures.

Hill, Henry Edward (1863-1927) Diary, 1922-1923, (K0298)
1 volumes
Diary detailing Kansas City architect Hill's work in China on the campus expansion of Beijing University. Includes details of his work, military conflicts, daily life, and descriptions of Peking and other, nearby locales.

Historic Inventory of Columbia, Missouri, 1978-1979, Photographs, (P0052)
0.33 linear feet
Survey of downtown Columbia architecture, conducted in the early 1970s. Includes negatives and listing of locations/businesses.

Historic Kansas City Foundation Records, 1974-1995, (K0207)
65 cubic feet
Operational records and programming and research materials for a historic preservation agency in Kansas City, MO.

Hook, Mary Rockwell (1877-1978) Papers, 1878-1994, (K0010)
3 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, photographs, news clippings, and autobiography of Mary Rockwell Hook., a Kansas City woman architect.

Howard, Needles, Tammen, and Bergendoff (HNTB) Records, ca. 1931-ca. 1985, (K0268)
55 cubic feet
Architectural records, both original and microfilm for Kivett and Myers, the premier post World War II architectural firm in Kansas City which merged with HNTB in 1975, and later drawings done by HNTB architects.

Huffman, John A. (1932-1994) Architectural Records, ca. 1960-1990s, (K0750)
107 cubic feet
Architectural drawings and supporting documents, research, catalogs, and books relating to architecture created and collected by Kansas City architect John A Huffman, who specialized in historical restoration and preservation.

Huselton, Howard E. (1871-1948) Papers , 1883-1924, (K0467)
2 cubic feet
Photographs, musical and stage performance programs, and materials for the Turkey Creek Tax Exhibit, by Huselton, music and drama critic of the Kansas City Star, and partner in Baird and Huselton, real estate business.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Association Records, 1973-2010, (K0983)
1 cubic foot
Includes homes tour files, newsletters, walking tours, an abstract of title, and homes tour posters.

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Inland Architect and News Record, 1883-1908, (K0987)
MICROFILM
6 Microfilm rolls
Published between 1883 and 1908 by the Chicago-based Inland Publishing Co., the magazine featured prime examples of structures from all over the United States, work in Missouri and by Missouri architects.

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J.C. Nichols Company Records, ca.1896-2007, (K0106)
325 cubic feet
Company records relating to the activities and history of the J.C. Nichols Company, the premier real estate company in the Kansas City area. Included are some personal papers of J.C. Nichols. Also architectural drawings for some Nichols development buildings and residences.

J.C. Nichols Company Scrapbooks, 1910-1997, (K0054)
60 volumes
Scrapbooks relating to the activities and history of the J.C. Nichols Company, the premier real estate company in the Kansas City area. They were compiled by employees of the Company for public relations and other uses.

Janssen Place Collection, 1912-1966, (K0739)
1 cubic feet
Abstracts, specifications, architectural drawings and other items relating to houses on Janssen Place in the Hyde Park historic area of Kansas City, MO.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association, Photograph Collection, (P0811)
4 photographs
Photos of Arch site prior to and cleared for construction. Also photo of site with model of Arch inserted.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Construction Photographs, (P0090)
43 photographs
Images related to the St. Louis riverfront and the Gateway Arch, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial construction. This collection also includes several souvenir booklets of the Kansas City area, postcards of St. Louis, and photos of Bagnell Dam and the Mark Twain Shrine.

Jewish Community Campus Oral History Collection, 1998-1999, (K0433)
1 cubic foot
Video and audio interviews with individuals in the Jewish community prominent in the development of the Campus.

John, Hurst (1911-1979), Papers, 1946-1979, (C3850)
16.8 linear feet and oversize
Papers of a Columbia, Missouri architect who established the architectural firm of Hurst John and Associates. The papers include client files, correspondence, architectural drawings, blueprints, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

John, Hurst, Papers, (WUNP5933)
Addition of documents concerning the referendum on construction of parking structures in downtown Columbia, Missouri in 1957.

Johnson, Clifford Harold (1889-1981) Architectural Records, 1917-1940, (K1257)
3 cubic feet
Architectural drawings for residences designed by architect Johnson of Sedalia, MO in Hughesville, Clinton, and Sedalia. Missouri. Also personal items, correspondence related to professional practice, and photographs

Johnson, Herman A. (1916-2004) Papers, 1971, (K0962)
1 folder
Architectural drawings of Johnson's residence at 2632 West Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO.

Jones, Paul C. (1901-1981), Papers, 1943-1969, (C3604)
60.6 linear feet
Constituent and legislative correspondence from Jones's terms as a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 10th district, 1948-1969. Jones's major committee assignments included the Agriculture and the House Administration Committees.

Jones, Robert Valentine (1872-1949) Architectural Records, 1908-1909, (K0416)
3 cubic feet
Architectural drawings of homes in the Squire Manor development in Kansas City, MO built for Jones, the developer.

K

Kansas City Architectural Foundation (KCAF) Records, 1954-1999, (K1025)
1 cubic foot
Organizational records including board minutes, reports, articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence and some records of early awards and events and. Also Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) related material.

Kansas City Museum Collection, 1906-1954, (K0336)
6 folders
History and description of the Kansas City Museum, including printed material, photographs, clippings and personal reminiscences.

Kansas City Ten-Year Plan Records, 1870-1938, (K0272)
2 cubic feet
Records relating to the depression era bond issue that resulted in the construction of a number of civic buildings and community improvement projects in Kansas City MO. Includes research, drafts, and photographs for the book, Where the Rocky Bluffs Meet: The Story of the Kansas City Ten-Year Plan.

Kansas City, Missouri, Department of Public Works Bid Books, 1888-1948, (K0514)
7 cubic feet
Formal bids for public works construction in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City, Missouri, Real Property Ownership Plat Book, ca. 1929-ca. 1932, (K0191)
1 cubic foot
Plat maps and other information detailing ownership of real estate properties in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas Town Company Records, 1831-1957, (K0352)
MICROFILM
11 folders
Original records of the Town Company which was the origin of Kansas City, MO. Includes minutes and financial accounts of the corporation: lists of lots sold, notes receivable, distribution of proceeds, holdings, and minutes of the proprietors' meetings. Also research on the town site, the Town Company, its Founders, and the Town of Kansas from its origin until 1850.

Keene, Simpson, & Murphy Architectural Records, ca. 1930-1980, (K0589)
56 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, office files including specifications, correspondence, financial records, photographs of a prominent Kansas City area architectural firm that designed such buildings as the Philtower Building in Tulsa, the Scottish Rite Temple and Jackson County Courthouses in Kansas City and Independence, MO.

Kemper, Jonathan Mubride (1953- ) Collection, 1989-2001, (K0752)
7 cubic feet
News clippings from area newspapers concerning Midwest banking and materials from the Kansas City Downtown Council of which Kemper, a banker and civic leader, was a member..

Kiene Jr., Ralph E. (1927-1992) Architectural Records, 1950-1992, (K1137)
21 cubic feet
Architectural drawings of buildings and houses in the greater Kansas City area designed by Kiene and his associates.

King, Roy, Photograph Collection, (P0099)
0.5 linear feet
Photographs of Columbia, primarily 1927-1941 and including the University of Missouri, fraternity and sorority houses, Broadway and downtown, Stephens College, homes, and aerial views. Additional images of Boone County, Rocheport, the Ozarks, and Cooper, Iron and Jackson County buildings, people and miscellaneous places. Many of the photographs in this collection are by Leon Waughtel.

Kivett and Myers Architectural Records, 1945-1984, (K0289)
10 cubic feet
Records and drawings by the premier Kansas City architectural firm of Kivett and Myers. Newspaper clippings, printed materials and photographs generated for promotional and informational purposes. Also clippings, articles, and personal correspondence about Kivett, his wife Margaret, and their activities in Kansas City's professional, civic, and Jewish communities.

Kivett, Paul S., Folly Theater Photograph, (P0597)
1 photograph
Photo of the restored Folly Theater, 12th and Central, Kansas City, MO

Klein, Philip C. (1958- ) Collection, 1995-1996, (K1128)
1 folder
Research material on the President Hotel at 14th and Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City, MO compiled by Klein, a real estate investor. Includes a feasibility study for additions and renovations to the hotel, a typewritten presentation by Klein concerning the Hotel, and a history of the hotel by Chris Wilborn.

Kraft, Roger Bennett (1947-2012) Architectural Records Collection, ca. 1980-ca. 2010, (K0813)
220 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, project files, photographs and supporting documents relating to new structures and renovations designed by Kraft, a Kansas City architect/artist known for his creative use of space and design.. Also drawings and files relating to furniture also designed by Kraft.

Kramer And Harms Architecture Firm, Records, 1949-1980, (S0781)
MICROFILM
31 Folders, 14 Microfilm Rolls
Gerhardt Kramer and Joe G. Harms formed the Kramer and Harms Architecture firm in St. Louis in 1956. Gerhardt Kramer was born in New Orleans on October 26, 1909. He received a Bachelors of Architecture from Tulane University in 1930 and his Masters of Architecture from Cornell University in 1932. He spent his early years working on several historical preservation projects in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He restored a number of historic homes and buildings before he joined the U.S. Navy in April 1942. He served in the Pacific during World War II and moved to St. Louis upon his return from active duty. He designed and built a home for him and his wife on 243 East Jefferson St. Upon moving to St. Louis, he joined the architecture firm of Hugo K. Graf, and took over the practice when Graf died in 1953. Kramer ran the firm for the next three years as Gerhardt Kramer Associates until incorporating with Joe Harms in 1956.

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Lauck, Jesse F. (1889-1969) Architectural Records, ca. 1921-ca. 1976, (K0730)
18 cubic feet
Architectural drawings by Lauck and his firm of buildings in the Kansas City area and in the Midwest.

Lee, Richard L., Courthouse Photographs, (P0003)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
210 photographs
The collection includes photographs of county courthouses for the state of Missouri, taken in the mid-twentieth century by Richard L. Lee.

Lester, Chris R. (1961- ) Papers, 1970-1999, (K0912)
15 cubic feet
Lester was an investigative reporter for the Kansas City Star. Includes Lester's research materials for his Star series on banker Frank Morgan, Kansas City sprawl, and other articles.

Liberty Memorial Association Records, 1917-1933, (K0022)
0.3 cubic foot (Microfilm)
Microfilmed copies of drawings for the construction of the Liberty Memorial. Also included are specifications for the project and a photocopy of H. Van Buren Magonigle's office procedures manual for 1917.

Library of Congress, Missouri Historic American Buildings Survey, Photograph Collection, (P0123)
0.834 linear feet
Photos of historic Missouri homes, mainly from the HABS/HAER project. This collection focuses geographically on mid-Missouri and St. Louis.

Liebstadter, Jasper B. (1905-1986) Family Papers, ca. 1890-ca. 1960, (K0755)
4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Liebstadter, a realtor and property manager in Kansas City, his father Bernard Liebstadter (1839-1911), head of a prominent milliner business, and his mother, Mary Edna (Mollie) Loffland Liebstadter (1866-1960) who was a genealogist. Includes correspondence, scrapbooks, genealogies, family memorabilia, and real estate business files.

Lighton, Alfred Hart (1917-1999) Collection, 1924-1992, (K0867)
5 cubic feet
Business and financial records of Woolford Farm and Stables, owned by Herbert M. Woolf; financial records of Woolford Realty Company; and materials concerning Woolf Brothers and members of the Woolf and Lighton families.

Linscott Haylett Wheat Architectural Records, ca. 1953-ca. 2009, (K0780)
91 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, job files, administrative records, and photographs created by the firm whose diversified practice included a broad spectrum of building types, both new construction and renovation work.

Lipsey, Adolph (1897-1984) Papers, ca. 1962, (K0481)
1 reel
Motion picture film of the groundbreaking for the synagogue for Congregation Beth Shalom at 95th Street and Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO.

Lowic, Lawrence, Papers, (SA0925)
9 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

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Mallin Family Papers, 1916-2009, (K1055)
0.25 cubic foot
Includes articles, photographs, newspaper clippings, interviews on DVDs, and correspondence relating to the family, with particular emphasis on Mel Mallen's business in loft conversion in Kansas City, MO.

Marra, James V. (1910-1993) Architectural Records, ca. 1920-1990, (K0735)
14 cubic feet
Architectural drawings and supporting documents including job files, specifications, financial records, and books, belonging to Marra, a Kansas City architect. Included are drawings from the firm of Wight and Wight.

Matthews, Mary Ann (1944- ) Collection, (K1071)
1 cubic foot
Matthews was an architectural historian involved with the research and restoration of a number of buildings in the Kansas City area. Includes remnants of wallpaper from the Lightner house, Lexington, MO; rendering of a State Office building in Topeka, KS; and architectural drawing of Newbern Hotel, addition, Kansas City, MO.

McBride, Stephen Collection, 1991, (K1205)
1 folder
Includes photographs, printed material concerning activism to save historic buildings.

McCallum, Angus (1911-1971) Architectural Records, 1960-1973, (K0879)
3 cubic feet
Architectural drawings of Kansas City area buildings designed by McCallum and firms with which he was associated.

McCue, George (1910-2003), Addenda, 1902-2002, (S0718)
583 Folders, 10,918 Photographs
The Addenda contains the research files compiled by George McCue over the years as well as manuscripts and related documents for the books and articles he authored. The Addenda also contains 10,918 photographs taken by McCue to document the buildings, people and art he was writing about. The addenda also contains an equal number of images of other cities which because of time will not be processed at this time.

McCue, George, Photographs, (SA1043)
2 boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

McCue, George, Addenda, (SA1116)
12 Boxes
This collection is unprocessed. Please view the inventory for more information on the collection contents.

McCormick, William Henry (1895-1964) Papers, ca. 1936-1964, (K0815)
2 folders
Files relating to the purchase of land and the building a house owned by McCormick, an accountant, at 441 E. 65th Street, Kansas City, MO. It includes the Abstract of Title, correspondence, Deed of Trust, and receipts.

McNabney, Elaine Hydeman (1943-2005) Papers, 1973-1991, (K0702)
1 cubic feet
Materials gathered by McNabney, a former nurse, concerning the old General Hospital of Kansas City. She was very involved with the "Save the General Hospital" campaign.

Menorah Medical Center Records, 1919-2004, (K1077)
43 cubic feet
Records relating to the Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary, to land transactions of the Medical Center, and to the history and public relation of Menorah Hospital, established by the Jewish community in in 1930.

Meyn and Fennel Architectural Records, ca.1954-1982, (K0366)
MICROFILM
1 cubic foot
Renderings and photographs of buildings designed by Meyn and Fennel in Kansas City MO and KS. Also includes microfilm of plans and specs.

Mexico-Audrain County Library, Photographs, (P0401)
1 folder
Photos of historic buildings associated with the 1990 move of the Mexico-Audrain County Library, including Carnegie Library building.

Mid-America Regional Council Records, 1958-1994, (K1079)
7 cubic feet
Reports by MARC and other planners relative to planning and planning issues in the Greater Kansas City area.

Miller Nichols (1911-2000) Papers, ca. 1958-1997, (K1081)
39 cubic feet
Personal and professional files of Nichols, president of the J.C. Nichols Company and active civic leader in Kansas City, MO. Also some personal correspondence of his wife Jeanette Nichols.

Miller, George (1894-1991) Papers, ca. 1910-ca. 1964, (K0715)
4 cubic feet
Miller was in real estate business and a builder in Kansas City, MO who with his partner, Guy McCanless, built a number of the prominent apartments in the County Club Plaza area. Includes photographs, ledgers, scrapbooks, notebooks, and architectural drawings connected with the Miller's career and real estate in Kansas City.

Millstein, Cydney (1950- ) Papers, ca. 1990-2010, (K0543)
27 cubic feet
Research and business records related to Ms. Millstein's work as an architectural historian. Includes notes, clippings, surveys, maps, architectural drawings, and photographs.

Minkin Real Estate Company Records, 1976-2006, (K0624)
101 cubic feet
Administrative records of a long standing real estate company in Kansas City area. Includes transaction files; surveys; floor plans; sketches; aerial photographs; correspondence; marketing materials, primarily printed advertising brochures of various properties offered by the Company; and real estate listings of various brokers.

Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, Records, (WUNP5973)
INVENTORY. Organizational records documenting efforts to preserve and restore historical buildings and sites throughout Missouri.

Missouri Association of Architects (MAA) Records, 1944-1984, (K0099)
0.5 cubic foot
Correspondence, meeting records, by-laws, and publications of the MAA, as well as those of the American Institute of Architects. Also included is a brief history of the Missouri Council of Architects and its predecessor organizations and the establishment of a registration law for the architectural professions in Missouri.

Missouri Division of Tourism, Photographs, (P0452)
0.08 linear feet
Photos of Thomas Hart Benton and Missouri Historic Sites, monuments, markers, and memorials.

Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., Sacred Stones & Stained Glass Windows, Project, (C3723)
7.1 linear feet
Statewide documentation of local churches by county. Includes cultural arts reports, church histories, floor plans, architectural details, clippings, slides, photographs, and miscellany.

Missouri Rural Area Development Committee, Records, 1957-1967, (C2583)
1.8 linear feet
The records of the Missouri Rural Area Development Committee are organized into four sections: organization, policy, projects, and progress reports. The Missouri Rural Area Development Committee, directed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was designed to coordinate efforts to revitalize agricultural and natural resources in the rural areas.

Missouri Valley Chapter-Society of Architectural Historians (MVC-SAH) Architectural Records, ca.1906-1970, (K0006)
1200 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, specifications, photographs and other documents related to buildings in Kansas City, MO constructed or modified between the years ca. 1906-1970.

Missouri Valley Chapter-Society of Architectural Historians (MVC-SAH) Records, 1966-1981, (K0005)
3 cubic feet
The organization records of the society, including minutes, financial records, newsletters, and correspondence concerning the establishment of the MVC Architectural Records Collection.

Missouri Valley Series Papers, 1962-1965, (K0241)
5 folders
Research papers on the history of the Greater Kansas City area written by graduate students and local historians in response to a prize offered by the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City.

Missouri, Boone County. Courthouse, Columbia, Architectural Drawings, 1962, (C2359)
1 oversize folder
The collection contains design plans for the 1962 expansion of the courthouse, drawn by Marshall and Brown of Kansas City.

Missouri, Clay County. Courthouse, Liberty, Architectural Drawings, 1983, (C0887)
1 folder
Floor plans for Clay County courthouse by Abend Singleton Associates, Kansas City, MO.

Missouri, Howard County. Courthouse Bandstand, Fayette, Architectural Drawings, 1969, (C3158)
1 folder
Plans, elevations, sections, details, and construction materials.

Missouri, Lincoln County. Courthouse, Troy, Architectural Drawings, 1974, (C0830)
1 folder
The collection contains a site plan, floor plans, and south, east, and west elevations of proposed addition to Lincoln County Courthouse. Drawings by Henze and Kuda Associates, architects.

Missouri, St. Joseph, Urban Renewal Project, (SUNP2624)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, maps, clippings, architectural drawings, and economic data concerning urban renewal in St. Joseph, MO.

Missouri. Capitol, Jefferson City, Architectural Drawings, n.d., (C0808)
1 folder
Plans for north and south elevations of the Capitol, by Tracy and Swartwout, Architects, New York City.

Missouri. Capitol, Photographs, 1913-1927, (C3757)
43 lantern slides
The lantern slides consist of images of elevations, plans, perspective drawings, and photographs of the new Capitol in Jefferson City, built to replace the one destroyed by fire in 1911. The slides also include images of the murals, tapestries, and sculpture commissioned to decorate the building.

Missouri. Capitol, St. Charles, Reconstruction Architectural Drawing, 1962, (C0798)
1 folder
The collection contains a floor plan for the second floor and roof plan of proposed reconstruction of first Missouri State Capitol in St. Charles. Drawing by Kenneth E. Coombs, Architect, Kansas City, for Missouri State Park Board.

Missouri. Training Center for Men, Moberly, Architectural Drawings, 1958, (C3180)
1 folder, oversize
Plans, elevations, and sections of the administration and education buildings, chapel, auditorium-gymnasium, dining hall, kitchen, warehouse, vocational training and industry buildings, fire house, garage, and maintenance shop.

Mitchell, Ansel Nichols (1903-1973) Family Papers, ca. 1890-1975, (K0548)
9 cubic feet
Personal and financial papers, correspondence, news clippings, and photographs of Mitchell, nephew of real estate developer J.C. Nichols, and onetime vice-president of the J.C. Nichols Company, and his wife and daughters. Also information on their parents, William Ansel and Maude Nichols Mitchell and Robert P. and Bertha Dicken Woods; and documents and photographs relating to J. C. Nichols and his family.

Mitchell, Arthur Giles Carroll (1906-1986) Papers, 1934-1982, (K0418)
0.3 cubic foot
Mitchell trained was an architect, an engineer and architect with the Federal Government and with the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was also author of the books There is no Limit: Architecture and Sculpture in Kansas City and Bell Systems: Restructured. Includes manuscripts of his books, correspondence, and certificates, drawings, and photographs.

Mitzel and Associates Architects, Incorporated, Columbia, Missouri, Records (SUNP6150)
150 linear feet
Business records of Mitzel and Associates, an architectural firm in Columbia, Missouri. Includes architectural drawings, blueprints, correspondence and other supporting materials.

Montague, Samuel A. (1912- ) Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 2000, (K0441)
25 cubic feet
Research, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes and other materials relating to the variety of public relations and fund raising campaigns as well as other organizations with which Montague was associated in Kansas City, MO. Also a complete set of KC Downtown magazine of which Montague was the publisher,

Muenks House, Loose Creek, Missouri, Architectural Drawings, 1961, (C2951)
1 folder(s)
Elevations and floor plans of a house built c. 1849, drawn by R. Elgin, 6 April 1961.

Myers Sr., Ralph Elbert (1917-2007) Papers, 1942-1993, (K0598)
1 cubic foot
One of the partners is the premier Kansas City architectural firm, Kivett and Myers. Includes scrapbook of Myers career, a CD history of Kivett and Myers, slides of buildings and places, and the slides and audio tape for the production of Architecture USA and DVD of the film produced by Myers.

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Nelson, Oscar David (1895-1981) Papers, 1914-1980, (K0069)
58 cubic feet
Personal, including his philanthropic work, his personal investments, travel and general correspondence, and professional papers of former chairman of the board of Butler Manufacturing Company.

New Santa Fe Historical Society Records, 1866-2009, (K0551)
15 cubic feet
Organizational records and research materials of a historical society in south Kansas City, MO. Also includes information on neighboring regions, and Watts Mill.

Nielsen, Martin C. (1875-196?) Architectural Collection, ca. 1940s-1950s, (K0415)
4 cubic feet
Architectural drawings of homes in the Kansas City area built by Nielson, a local builder. Plans drawn plans by various architects.

Nigro Corporation Records, 1941-1987, (K0597)
3 cubic feet
Business records including architectural drawings, property abstracts, surveys, correspondence, and photographs of properties in the Waldo area of Kansas City,

North Kansas City Development Company (NKCDC) Records, 1948-1990, (K1110)
31 cubic feet
Business records of the Company, which later became The Provo Group. Includes correspondence, legal and financial materials, reports and studies, leases and mortgages, and information about specific properties and developments in Kansas City and other states. Also records of the Jefferson City Rodeway Inn, which NKCDC owned and managed.

Northeast Community Center/Christ Presbyterian Church Records, 1940-1992, (K1112)
3 cubic feet
Architectural drawings for the church and center, also called the Italian Institute.

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O'Bannon Homestead Collection, 1892-2007, (K1114)
8 folders
Research and documentation of the restoration of the homestead located in in Garden City, Cass County, Missouri. Also photographs of the property, both exterior and interior; and of the photographs of the O'Bannon and Johnson families.

O'Dell, Charles, Collection, ca. 1850-1890, (SUNP2064)
3 folder(s)
Xerox copies of two St. Joseph, MO, items: specifications for construction of a residence on 6th and Faraon Streets for a Mr. Leonard; cash book for a general store.

O'Keefe, Robert S. (1914-2008) Papers, 1911-1987, (K0546)
0.5 cubic foot
Personal papers of former Senior Vice President of J.C. Nichols Company. Includes publications, photographs, slides, clippings, speeches.

Ohman, Marian, Papers, (CA5134)
RESTRICTED
5.85 linear feet, 1 reel of film, 1 video cassette
Researchfiles on Missouri courthouses and churches. Also contains information about the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year; the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney art collection; architects Morris Frederick Bell, Edmund J. Eckel, and Harvey Ellis; and African-American musician and composer, Major N. Clark Smith.

Olson, Philip G. (1934- ) Papers, 1919-2006, (K1126)
10 cubic feet
Olson is a retired University of Missouri-Kansas City professor in Sociology whose research focused on urban neighborhoods. Includes research materials, gathered by Olson, about neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO.

Ommerman, Maurice L. (1943- ) Papers, 1945, (K0851)
1 folder
Abstract of property, 4328 Virginia, Kansas City, MO.

Oshiver, Joseph J. (1922- ) Papers, 1927-2005, (K0596)
33 cubic feet
Architectural drawings and other records for Kansas City architect Oshiver, as well as research and other materials relating to Sacred Structures, the Jewish Community in the Kansas City area, and other personal and professional activities.

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Palmer & Kuehn and Associates Architectural Records, ca. 1960s-2002, (K1117)
40 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, specifications, photographs, and correspondence, of the firm who specialized in churches, schools, hospitals, and small business buildings primarily in the Kansas City area.

Parker, Lester, Photograph Collection, (P0022)
103 photographs
A series of photos by unknown photographers showing the Capitol building under construction with views of the artists working on the murals, decorations, etc. Lester Parker used these photographs as reference materials while creating his paintings of the capital building.

Parks, Pliny, Farm Account Book, 1800-1823, (C0867)
1 folder
The collection contains farm, purchase, milling and general household accounts kept by Pliny Parks. Early entries are listed in English pounds. The book was probably kept while the owner lived in New England.

Patrick, Bennett J., Papers, n.d., (C3746)
1 folder(s)
Oversize mechanical drawings and literature for the Patrick Four-Wheel-Drive Roadster, the Auto Farm Wagon, and the Patrick Truck, as well as architectural drawings for church, domestic, and other architecture.

Payne, Judith "History of Christian College 'Old Main' Building, 1851-1967," 1967, (C2527)
1 folder
The collection contains an architectural history of the original building of Christian Female College (later Christian College, then Columbia College), Columbia, MO.

Peltier, Eugene Joseph (1910-2004) Papers, 1934-1991, (K0417)
19 cubic feet
Rear Admiral Peltier Chief of Civil Engineers of the U.S. Navy and prominent Public Works civil engineer. Includes scrapbooks, photographs, personal and professional correspondence and related papers.

Peters, Nelle E. (1884-1974) Architectural Records, 1924-1930, (K0041)
3 cubic feet
Original linen and tracing paper drawings of fourteen apartments and hotels in Kansas City, Jefferson City, MO, and Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK designed by Nelle E. Peters, a Kansas City woman architect..

Photo & View Co., Photographs, (P0670)
7 photographs
Photos of Kansas City, MO, architecture, ca. 1902-1903 and 1934.

Pittel-Katz, Barbara Sandra (1937- ) Papers, 1917-2010, (K0661)
6 folders
A teacher and musician, Katz is an active member of Kansas City's Jewish Community. Includes sorority publicity, Heritage Center art, and the musical Letters to Russia composed by Pittel-Katz. Also certificates of scholarship for Bertha Glazer and David Pittell from Jefferson School and Woodland School in Kansas City, MO; correspondence; and materials related to the "Save Union Station" event.

Potter, Kay L. (1940- ) Papers, 1939-2000, (K0630)
0.5 cubic foot
Photographs and collected materials of former J.C. Nichols Company employee and amateur photographer.

Powers, Benjamin Mathew (1885-1981) Papers, 1916-1965, (K0894)
1 cubic foot
Powers was Assistant City Counselor and on several occasions served as acting City Manager of Kansas City, MO. Includes files relating to City legal actions. Also files from the Union Electric Land condemnations for Bagnall Dam and receivership files, including two circuit court cases for the Commercial Savings Co. & related entities.

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Raiche, Stephen J., Photograph Collection, (P0474)
0.21 linear feet
Photos of historic buildings in Missouri, primarily in the St. Louis area.

Remington, Eric Douglas Macwilliam (1893-1975) Papers , ca. 1920-ca. 1950, (K0101)
1 cubic foot
Exterior and interior photographs of residences designed by Remington, an architect in Kansas City associated with woman architect, Mary Rockwell Hook; notes and drawings done by Remington pertaining to the concert house in Stockholm, Sweden; and concept studies drawn by George Home MacKenzie, the brother of Mrs. Remington.

Rivard, Amanda Elizabeth Evans (1899-1988) Papers, 1918-1983, (K0149)
4 folders
Photocopied scrapbook, including photographs of homes Rivard designed and newspaper clippings related to her career as a woman architect in Kansas City, MO.

Robinson II, Marvin S. (1957- ) Papers, 1970s-1990s, (K1070)
30 cubic feet
Robinson is a community activist with interests in local government, politics, social, health and cultural issues, and the establishment of the Quindaro Ruins in Kansas City, KS as an historical site. Includes personal journals and writings, correspondence, newsletters, news articles, and reference files maintained by Robinson. Concerning his efforts to save Quindaro, and other activism in the African-American community

Roemer, Edward L. (1875-1961) Papers, ca. 1886-ca. 1938, (K0698)
2 cubic feet
Catalogs and records of Roemer, a fine cabinetmaker in Kansas City, MO. Includes drawings, sketches, and patterns for furniture

Ruskin Heights Presbyterian Church Records, 1954-2009, (K1169)
21 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Church including general office files, pastor's files including sermons and special services, newsletters, bulletins, photograph albums, publications, architectural drawings, and records of several women's organizations associated with the church.

Ryder, Elaine Baum (1925-2009) Papers, 1908-2006, (K0701)
1 cubic feet
National Register of Historic Places forms written by Ryder while a researcher for the Kansas City Landmarks Commission, booklets, books, newspaper clippings and magazines, and photographs.

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S. Patti Construction Company Records, 1916-1976, (K0021)
114 cubic feet
Progress photographs of construction jobs in Missouri, Kansas and Alaska done by S. Patti Construction Company and associates. Also included are architectural drawings of structures for which they were the contractor

Saint Mary's Hospital of Kansas City Photographic Documentation , 2004-2005, (K1202)
2 folders
Photographs documenting the Hospital prior to its demolition.

Samuel, John K. (1909-1995) Collection, 1839-1981, (K0081)
0.3 cubic foot
Photocopied scrapbooks of photographs, newspaper clippings, reminiscences and some copies of original material related to the history of Barry, Clay County, MO, the Chevis-Samuel Tavern, and Missouri Town-1855. Also material related to the Chevis and Samuel families of Barry, MO.

Sandy, Harold David "Hal" (1924- ) and Wilda Barmore (1927- ) Collection, 1974-1995, (K0718)
3 cubic feet
Research notes, photographs, draft manuscripts for various local history writings by the Sandys. Includes Articles, promotional materials, working drafts, photographs, slides and talks concerning their book, "Here Lies Kansas City," articles, correspondence, taskforce report, notes, and resolutions relating to various historic preservation projects.

Santa Fe Place Historic District Collection, 2004-2005, (K0456)
4 folders
The District National Register Nomination Update #2, 2005, including the Santa Fe Place Historic District Design Guidelines and the Memorandum of Agreements relating to the District. Also files on the Lovett Place Apartments Demolition Project.

Scarritt, Nathan (1821-1890) Family Papers, 1839-1962, (K0248)
1 cubic foot
Newspaper clippings, articles, announcements, correspondence, and publication relating to the Scarritt and Chick families, two early families in Kansas City. Deeds and leases concerning the property owned by Scarritt and his estate. Also are family histories and a diary and autobiography of Nathan Scarritt, Methodist minister and missionary and early city builder.

Schmelzer, Harvey J. (1891-1975)/Charles J. (1914-1988) Papers/Schmelzer Realty Co. Records, 1925-1987, (K0622)
36 cubic feet
Administrative files of the Realty Company and some personal files of Charles J. Schmelzer II. Includes appraisals and property management of specific buildings and general background information on buildings and streetscapes in Kansas City, MO. Some files contain photographs.

Schoenberg, Albert (1886-1965) Records, ca. 1915-1940, (K0793)
2 cubic feet
Schoenberg was owner of Schoenberg Realty and Investment Company active in the downtown real estate business. Includes architectural drawings and photographs of buildings in downtown Kansas City, MO as proposed or built.

Seligson, Theodore H. (1930- ) Architectural Collection, ca. 1950-1995, (K0545)
235 cubic feet
Administrative and financial records, correspondence, notes and other documents, and architectural drawings, by Seligson, and prominent Kansas City architect and educator, and his various firms.

Serda, Daniel (1969- ) Papers, 1989-2013, (K0687)
19 cubic feet
Research materials gathered by Serda, a local historian, city planner, and faculty in the Department of Urban Planning, University of Kansas. Includes Kansas City bibliographic research, the Kansas City Stock Yards, the 1951 Flood, and other topics of his research and writing.

Shaughnessy, Mary Rose (1931- ) Collection, ca. 1930, (K0845)
1 folder
Photocopy of a brochure of photographs of houses designed by Clarence E. Shepard, Kansas City architect. Includes house owners' names and addresses.

Shelley, Barbara Rosa Barnett (Mrs. William W.) (1889-1980) Family Papers, ca. 1850-1980, (K0049)
3 cubic feet
Personal, business, and legal documents pertaining to the Barnett, Williamson, and Shelley families.

Short, David W. (1954- ) Collection, ca. 1900-1975, (K0690)
4 cubic feet
Short is a collector of materials relating to interurban railroad and streetcar systems. Includes mechanical drawings, magazines, posters, maps, and photographs.

Shryock, Marjorie Clarice May (1898-1992) Collection, ca. 1905, (K1061)
1 folder
Includes portraits, photographs and postcards of early Kansas City buildings and parks.

SHSMO-KC Abstract Title Collection, (K0393)
An artificial collection of land title abstracts from various sources.

SHSMO-KC Miscellaneous Architectural Records, ca. 1905-ca. 2001, (K0009)
25 cubic feet
Architectural drawings and other items from various donors relating to buildings designed by Kansas City architects and/or in the Kansas City area.

Smith, Charles Ashley (1867-1948) Architectural Records Collection, ca. 1890s-1930s, (K0672)
7 cubic feet
Smith was one of the most active architects of buildings for institutions, particularly schools, in Kansas City. Included are architectural drawings, renderings, photographs and clippings relating to Kansas City area buildings.

Smithville and Longview Dam and Reservoir, Missouri, Projects Records, 1978-1979, (C2519)
0.4 linear feet
The records of the Smith and Longview Dam and Reservoir contain National Architectural and Engineering Record/Historic American Buildings Survey photographs, field records, historical and descriptive data, maps, and drawings of historic architectural structures at the Smithville and Longview Lakes, MO. Included are Longview Farm, Rockford School, James Poff and Sophia Rollins residences, Reuben Ross barn, and Waddell ""A"" truss bridge.

Soren, Noelle Louise (1944- ) Papers, ca. 1977-ca. 2000, (K0525)
4 cubic feet
Research notes, photographs, and other materials into the theaters and lives of Carl and Robert Boller—the Boller Brothers, architects. The result was her book, Windows to Wonderland: The Cinespace Creations of the Boller Brothers, Architects.

South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Records, 1931-2006, (K1198)
8 cubic feet
Organizational records including by-laws and articles of incorporation, minutes, membership/board reports, financial records, newsletters, anniversary booklets, video, CDs, membership directories, event files, scrapbooks, maps, and photographs.

Spaeth, John D. (1912-1989) Photograph Collection, 1936-1937, (K0747)
1 folder
Photographs of Kansas City, MO scenes and of city plans taken while Spaeth was an architecture student studying urban planning under Eliel Saarinen at Cranebrook in Bloomfield, IL.

Spring Valley Park Abstract, 1838-1893, (K0216)
1 folder
Abstract of land transactions for the tract located in the N1/2 SE1/4 NE1/4 sec. 16, T. 49N, R. 33W that became a park in Kansas City's park system. Does not deal with the condemnation actions undertaken by the city.

Statland, Suzanne (1931-1990) Papers, ca. 1950-1978, (K0841)
3 cubic feet
Statland was involved in several Kansas City area historical, social and educational groups in Kansas City. Includes organizational files for the UMKC Friends of the Library, Historic Kansas City Foundation, Landmarks Commission, and Future Alternatives. Also research and speeches relating to human resources and relations, as well as various issues, such as parking and the environment.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Audio Cassette Collection, 1976-2000, (C3963)
0.3 linear feet, 34 audio cassettes
The State Historical Society of Missouri Audio Cassette Collection is a collection of miscellaneous interviews, lectures, and speeches collected over the years.

Stenstrom, Carl Russell (1927-2008) Architectural Records, 1971-1992, (K1282)
12 cubic feet
Architectural drawings of Kansas City architect, a devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright, who specialized in residences and commercial projects.

Swekosky, Dr. William G., Photograph Collection, (P0806)
0.33 linear feet
Photos of St. Louis and notable St. Louisans. The bulk of images were photographed from 1940-1960 and show historic buildings and Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Swenson, Godfrey G. (1876-1946) Film Collection, 1930-1958, (K0315)
2 cubic feet
Motion picture film documenting building built by the Swenson Construction Company, who built such buildings at the Jackson County Courthouse and the Kansas City City Hall. Also home movies made by Swenson of family activities.

Symphony Designers' Show House XXXIV "Roselawn" The Historic Volker Estate Records, 2003, (K0436)
0.3 cubic foot
Research notes, planning, and public relations information for the annual show house funding raising event for the Kansas City Symphony.

T

Taille de Noyer (Mullanphy House), St. Louis County, Missouri, Architectural Drawings, 1961, (C3216)
1 folder
Measured drawings by the Historic American Buildings Survey including plans, elevations, and details. Original portion of house was built c. 1780. After 1790 the house was owned by John Mullanphy and his descendants. OVERSIZE.

Taylor, John C. (1883-1968) Papers, 1927-1928, (K0359)
10 folders
Personal and business correspondence, and financial records for Taylor, president and chairman of the board of the J.C. Nichols Company.

Thespian Hall, Boonville, Missouri, Blueprints, 1976, (C3683)
1 folder(s)
Blueprints done of Thespian Hall for the Historic American Buildings Survey by John A. Huffman, restoration architect. First floor, second floor and balcony plans and longitudinal sections are included.

Thias, Edward J. (1924- ) Papers, 1954-2002, (S0742)
11 Folders
The Thias Papers (1954-2002) contain books written and/or illustrated by Thias, including works about his participation is World War II, Missouri architecture, Thias family genealogy, and collected pencil sketches. In addition, this collection contains many unbound, original pencil sketches of various St. Louis and Missouri landmarks and attractions.

Trask, Frank E. (1882-1968) Architectural Records, 1907-1959, (K0711)
11 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, photographs, and other documents related to Trask's work as an architect in Kansas City, MO.

Trefts, Charles, Photographs, (P0034)
DIGITIZED MATERIALS
3126 photographs
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.

Trozzolo, Marion A. (1925-1992) Papers, 1951-ca. 1989, (K0835)
2 folders
Papers of Trozzolo, businessman, inventor, and leader in the e-development and revival of the River Quay District of Kansas City, MO. Includes clippings, photographs, correspondence, business records, abstracts, court transcripts, posters, and his book, "Tales of River Quay".

U

U.S. Commissioner of Patents, Papers, 1849-1858, (C0588)
5 folder(s)
The papers contain letters to the U.S. Commissioner of Patents about various agricultural subjects in Missouri. Most of the letters were written by Henry Ancrum in 1849. Also includes article on grape culture in Missouri by George C. Swallow, 1857.

Underhill, Lyle Welles (1890-1983) Architectural Records, ca. 1911-ca. 1959, (K0136)
5 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, specifications, contracts, photographs, correspondence, and related memorabilia of Underhill, a woman architect in Kansas City, MO who specialized in school buildings in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. However, other types of buildings are also included.

Unity Temple on the Plaza Architectural Records, 1945-1994, (K1227)
4 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, estimates, job specifications, notes and presentation pieces related to planning construction and renovation of the Church in Kansas City, MO.

University Club Inc., Columbia, Missouri, Architectural Drawings, (WUNP4896)
1 folder(s)
INVENTORY. Two sets of floor plans for proposed club house for University of Missouri-Columbia faculty.

Uri Seiden and Associates Records, 1950-1988, (K1228)
38 cubic feet
Drawings of an engineering/architecture firm in Kansas City, MO.

V

van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C3873)
RESTRICTED
21.8 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware.

W

Watkins Mill State Park, Clay County, Missouri, Architectural Drawings, n.d., (C3369)
1 folder(s)
Measured drawings (blueprints) by the Historic American Buildings Survey of Franklin School and Mount Vernon Church including plans, elevations, sections, and details.

Weeks, Raymond, Photograph Collection, (P0233)
1 folder
Photos of Columbia homes in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Weiner, Mary Beth (1941- ) Papers, 1991-1993, (K1072)
1 folder
Weiner was president of the Kansas City chapter of the Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Training (ORT), an organization which building technical schools for underprivileged areas in Israel and the United States. Includes ORT flyers and newspaper clippings on the biennial ORT convention representing their Kansas City chapter.

Welling, Larry W. (1940- ) Collection, 1928-1929, (K1042)
1 folder
Architectural drawing of the business building for Max Riedel at 5516-5518 Troost

West Kansas City Land Company Records, 1867-1894, (K0345)
1 volume
Minute books and documents relating to land development company for the West Bottoms area (now called the Central Industrial District) location below the west bluffs of Kansas City, MO.

Westport Citizens Action Coalition Records, 1984-2002, (K1058)
3 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Coalition of Westport areas neighborhood groups: Coleman Highlands, Roanoke, and Valentine. Includes minutes, studies, legal documents pertaining to activities, zoning, and political candidates.

Westport Tomorrow Records, 1907-1989, (K0831)
38 cubic feet
Organizational records of a business and neighborhood association coalition in Kansas City, MO. includes correspondence, business and financial papers and newsletters. also newspaper and historical articles concerning the Westport area as well as newsletters, correspondence and articles relating to other neighborhood associations.

Widder, David G. (1924-1996) Papers, ca. 1918-1996, (K0922)
1 cubic foot
A diary Widder kept as a boy, scrapbooks relating to Kansas City history and architecture, newspaper and magazine articles, books, photographs including a World War I era album.

Wight and Wight Architectural Records, 1904-1951, (K0825)
30 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, business papers, and photographs from the premier pre-World War II architects of Kansas City, MO. also of furnishings designed by W.D. Wight.

Wilborn and Associates Photograph Collection, 1930s-1971, (K0790)
3 cubic feet
Photographs of architectural and landscape drawing for buildings designed by Kansas City architects. Also photographs of organizations and activities within the Kansas City Jewish Community.

Wilkin, Rodger A. (1934-2007) Architectural Records, 1950-2007, (K1159)
12 cubic feet
Architectural drawings for building, primarily suburban residences in the Kansas City area, designed by Wilkin.

Y

Yoest, Donald, Postcard Collection, (P0120)
1 folder
Postcards of Missouri historic sites printed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Z

Zachry, James R. (1922-1992) Architectural Records, 1961-1988, (K0736)
36 cubic feet
Architectural drawings, job files, specifications, and other office files for Zachry, a Kansas City architect who specialized primarily in hospital and nursing home design.

Zelinsky, Christine I. (1940- ) Photograph Collection, 1967-1969, (K0678)
0.5 cubic foot
Zelinsky is an artist and freelance graphics designer who was hired by the City of Kansas City to establish a design program for the city. Includes slide transparencies depicting Kansas City architecture and the various activities at City Hall.

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