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Photographs

Original photographs and postcards

1948 Presidential Campaign

1948 Presidential Campaign

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of 90 documents of President Truman's 1948 Presidential Campaign covering years 1946-1968.

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1951 Kansas City Flood

1951 Kansas City Flood

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

The 1951 flood was one of the most devastating natural events in the Kansas City area. The photographer of these 30 images is unknown.

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A. B. Nichols Panama Collection

A. B. Nichols Panama Collection

Contributed by: Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology

A. B. Nichols Panama Canal Materials were gathered and organized during Nichols' tenure as Office Engineer. Nichols was first employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1899 to survey the Nicaraguan route. In 1904, he was assigned to the Panama Canal. Most of the materials in these notebooks and albums dates from 1906 to 1917.

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Adair County Porter School House

Adair County Porter School House

Contributed by: Adair County Public Library

This collection depicts the architecture, school programs, and student lives at Porter school in the early days in Adair County, Missouri.

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African American Portrait Collection

African American Portrait Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of 129 photographic portraits of African Americans primarily from the Moberly area, but also from Hannibal, Louisiana, Macon, St. Joseph, Jefferson City, St. Louis, and Kansas City. The portraits date from approximately 1880 to 1920. Few are identified by name.

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African Americans in Northeast Missouri

African Americans in Northeast Missouri

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

Hannibal Free Public Library received a grant to preserve and document the history of the African American Community of Northeast Missouri. Collections shown here are held by the library and also by others in the community.

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Architectonic Fixations: Photographs from the Collection of Russell Sturgis

Architectonic Fixations: Photographs from the Collection of Russell Sturgis

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

This web site features approximately 320 digitally rendered images from a collection of over 15,000 photographic prints held by the University Archives of Washington University in St. Louis.

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Assorted Images of Kansas City

Assorted Images of Kansas City

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

This collection, drawn from many smaller collections, consists of images of people and Kansas City places including schools, houses, churches, hospitals, street scenes, historical monuments, etc.

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Autochromes

Autochromes

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

During the early 1930s Frank Lauder employed the autochrome process to photograph homes, gardens, and landmarks throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Many of the 1200 images are close-ups of individual plants and flowers, but also include many exterior views of residences.

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Bagnell Dam Construction Photographs

Bagnell Dam Construction Photographs

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This collection of 845 photographs documents all phases of the Bagnell Dam construction project, including the workers, the buildings erected for housing and other needs, and of areas around the dam site. The construction of Bagnell Dam led to the creation of the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States and a popular tourist destination.

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Baron Missakian Collection

Baron Missakian Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

The collection contains over 350 photographic portraits by Baron Missakian. Known as a "creative photographer," Missakian captured the images of Kansas City's resident and visiting performers during the Jazz Age.

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BEYOND TLC: Missouri Women in the Health Science Professions

BEYOND TLC: Missouri Women in the Health Science Professions

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

Pioneering and prominent Missouri women of the 20th century are featured in this collection about professions in the health sciences. The site both profiles individual women and explores women’s contributions to the development of health science professions.

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Big Fire

Big Fire

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections/Archives, Truman State University

An exhibit shows two "big fires" in the history of Truman State University which occurred in 1918 and 1924. A recorded narrative by Professor Emeritus Pauline Dingle Knobbs about her memories of the1924 fire for the Adair County Bicentennial Committee's oral history project is also included.

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Brush Creek Follies: Photographs, Sound, and Video from the Arthur B. Church - KMBC Radio Collection

Brush Creek Follies: Photographs, Sound, and Video from the Arthur B. Church - KMBC Radio Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Photos, sound & video from the Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection. For nearly 20 years in Kansas City and across the Midwest, Saturday nights meant a date with KMBC's "Brush Creek Follies." For 14 years the "Brush Creek Follies" held the number-two spot in the nation among rural music radio programs.

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Buck Clayton Collection

Buck Clayton Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

A collection of over 1500 photographs and some sound recordings documenting Buck Clayton's life and musical career from 1929-1991. In addition to portraits of Clayton and other musicians, the photos document musical performances, tours and venues, and Clayton's experience as a music educator.

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Camp Crowder Photograph Collection

Camp Crowder Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Established in 1941, Camp Crowder was a military installation near Neosho, Missouri named in honor of Major General Enoch H. Crowder. By 1942, the first soldiers arrived at the Signal Corps Replacement Training Center for training in forty different military communications specialties. The post also trained medical-corps soldiers and ground-force troops, established an Officer Candidate Preparatory School, and held a large prisoner of war camp.

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Camp Ozark – Powersite Dam Photograph Collection

Camp Ozark – Powersite Dam Photograph Collection

Contributed by: White River Valley Historical Society

101 photographs of the construction of the Powersite Dam, the first hydroelectric dam in the State of Missouri. During construction, most of the workers lived at the dam site; the settlement became known as Camp Ozark. Images include those of workers, machinery, barges, buildings, excavation work, railroads, and the spillway outlet and powerhouse.

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Capitol Construction Photographs

Capitol Construction Photographs

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

In 1913, workers broke ground for the construction of the current capitol in Jefferson City. Local photographer, Thomas Garfield Cooper photographed the construction process using a glass-plate camera. Cooper photographed the construction from the top of the Missouri Supreme Court building.

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Carthage Picture Booklet

Carthage Picture Booklet

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

Carthage, Missouri: The Most Beautiful City in the West is a promotional picture booklet created in 1906 by the Newell family to solicit investments in the family's various business enterprises including the Carthage Building Stone Co., Venango Royalty Co., Newell, Morse Royalty Co., and the Trinity Zinc, Lead and Smelting Company.

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Cass Gilbert's Palace of Fine Arts

Cass Gilbert's Palace of Fine Arts

Contributed by: St. Louis Art Museum

The only remaining display building from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as St. Louis World's Fair, the Palace of Fine Arts now houses the St. Louis Art Museum. This collection of 687 photographs documents the history of the Palace of Fine Arts.

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Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase: The 1904 World's Fair

Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase: The 1904 World's Fair

Contributed by: St. Louis Public Library

The 1904 World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition) marked the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. This collection features more than 1,200 images -- photographs, stereographs, lantern slides, and postcards.

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Charles Elliott Gill Photographs

Charles Elliott Gill Photographs

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Photographs documenting the Ozarks (especially Dent County) and the travels of Charles Elliott Gill.

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Claude N. Strauser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District

Claude N. Strauser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District

Contributed by: University of Missouri - St. Louis

Collection of 69 images documenting the flood of 1927, which started around the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and flooded the tributaries southward to the Gulf of Mexico. The flooded area covered the towns of Forrest City, Arkansas; Greenville, Mississippi; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Hamburg, Louisiana; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Cold War Confrontation: Truman, Stalin, and the Berlin Airlift, June 1948 - May 1949

Cold War Confrontation: Truman, Stalin, and the Berlin Airlift, June 1948 - May 1949

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

The collection focuses on the Berlin Airlift and includes 126 documents and some photographs covering the years 1948 through 1952.

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Come Home Tigers

Come Home Tigers

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

These photographs depict the homecoming traditions at the University of Missouri. The 1911 University of Missouri football game against the University of Kansas began an enduring Tiger tradition.

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Cook Bros. Carriage Co. (Jewish Federation-Women's Division), 1897-1904

Cook Bros. Carriage Co. (Jewish Federation-Women's Division), 1897-1904

Contributed by: St. Louis Jewish Community Archives

In 1897 two brothers from the Missouri bootheel who had found their way to St. Louis formed the Cook Bros. Carriage Co. The deeds, catalogs, biographical information and albumen photographs that illustrate their work crew and assembly line process, are part of this collection.

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Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra

Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon co-founded the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks orchestra that gained fame during the 1920s. This collection includes many photographs of the orchestra and other performers as well as photographs from Fred Edmiston, author of The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks.

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Cows on the Lawn

Cows on the Lawn

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

This collection depicts the beginnings of dairy husbandry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The program gained national recognition with its championship dairy cattle, notably world record holder Missouri Chief Josephine and her descendants.

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Dallas Bartley, Small Town Boy

Dallas Bartley, Small Town Boy

Contributed by: Missouri State University Special Collections and Archives Department

This exhibt presents life of Dallas Bartley. From his earliest days in Springfield through his years performing with some of the most notable jazz musicians of his time, Dallas Bartley was an accomplished performer and composer.

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Dave Dexter, Jr. Collection

Dave Dexter, Jr. Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

A variety of material including correspondence, writings and photographs from the noted music critic, writer, and record producer from Kansas City, Missouri. Over 2000 photographs contribute to the research of the early history of the record industry during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as the development of jazz and popular music.

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Deafness in Disguise

Deafness in Disguise

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

Deafness in Disguise presents images, illustrations, advertising pamphlets, trade catalogs, patents, rare books and other material pertaining to mechanical and electrical hearing devices from the 19th and 20th centuries. Of particular focus are hearing devices that were designed for concealment or camouflage within everyday items.

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Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

This collection focusing on Truman’s historic decision includes documents covering the years 1945-1964. Supporting materials include an online version of "Truman and the Bomb: A Documentary History," edited by Robert H. Ferrell.

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Diamond Vision, Missouri Tigers on the Field

Diamond Vision, Missouri Tigers on the Field

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

An exhibit depicting history of the baseball Tigers at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It includes photographs of Missouri Tiger coaches and Champions team photos, and lists of Missouri Tiger All-Americans, Professionals and Hall of Fame members.

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Domino Danzero Family Photograph Collection

Domino Danzero Family Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State University, Special Collections

This collection of 1056 images is part of a collaborative effort between the Missouri State Archives, which digitized the Missouri and Ozarks images, and the Missouri State University’s Special Collections and Archives Department, which houses the entire collection.

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Dramatic Images

Dramatic Images

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia University Archives

Exhibit drawn from a collection of action, still, and cast photograph negatives from plays performed by the UMC Missouri Workshop Theatre between 1927 and 1951.

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Edgar Gleim Maclay Glass Plate Negatives Collection

Edgar Gleim Maclay Glass Plate Negatives Collection

Contributed by: Maclay Home

The 243 photographs in this collection were taken largely by Edgar Gleim Maclay. Maclay's photographs document his family, and include portrait and candid images of the Maclay Home, camping trips, and ferry rides.

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Establishing the Marshall Plan

Establishing the Marshall Plan

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

A collection about the Marshall Plan, or European Recovery Program, as it was officially known, which provided aid to war-torn Europe. This collection includes 69 documents, 9 photographs, an exhibit titled George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace, and a teaching activity based on the exhibit.

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Fragments From the Botanical Frontier

Fragments From the Botanical Frontier

Contributed by: Missouri Botanical Garden

Information on three areas of the North American botanical frontier. Botanical exploration generally followed lines of transportation and military campaigns, as such there were unexplored pockets. These unexplored areas were finally closed as botanical "frontiers" in the twentieth century.

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Frenchtown Postcards

Frenchtown Postcards

Contributed by: St. Charles City-County Library District, Kathryn Linnemann Branch

Collection of postcard views of buildings at 2nd, 3rd, 5th streets of Frenchtown, Missouri.

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Frisco: A Look Back at the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway

Frisco: A Look Back at the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

The collection includes postcards, Frisco employee magazines, employee information cards, and photographs to tell the story of the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway known as the Frisco, a dominant railroad throughout south central United States.

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Fruitful Heritage

Fruitful Heritage

Contributed by: Paul Evans Library of Fruit Science, Missouri State University

The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station was established in 1899. Station directors and staff documented their work on 873 glass photographic plates. The collection displays the unique heritage of Ozark pomology (fruit culture). The collection documents fruit varieties, disease, insects, orchard equipment, and harvesting methods from the first half of the twentieth century.

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Getting Physical: Women's Athletics at MU

Getting Physical: Women's Athletics at MU

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

An exhibit showing history of women's sports and women's athletics at University of Missouri.

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Greene County Aerial Photography

Greene County Aerial Photography

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Aerial photography for Greene County, Missouri, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture taken in 1936, 1938, and 1953.

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Guerrillas and Outlaws

Guerrillas and Outlaws

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

These 53 drawings feature members of William Quantrill's Guerrillas, the James-Younger gang, and others associated with these men, like Brigadier General Joseph O. Shelby. All but one of the drawings are done in charcoal by two artists, A. L. Dillenbeck and Elmer Stewart.

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Historic "Blue Book" Photograph Collection

Historic "Blue Book" Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

The Secretary of State Publications Photographs Collection is primarily a compilation of images considered for, or published in, the Official Manual of the State of Missouri. The images in this collection cover a wide range of subjects, including historic buildings and sites, college and university buildings, parks, bridges, and state government buildings.

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Historical Images of St. Charles Postcards

Historical Images of St. Charles Postcards

Contributed by: St. Charles City-County Library District, Kathryn Linnemann Branch

Postcards documenting St. Charles County, Missouri. The images document bridges, transportation, buildings, and industry in the area.

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Historical Postcards of Jefferson City

Historical Postcards of Jefferson City

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

298 postcards of Jefferson City, Missouri that date from 1898-1960. Images include government buildings, street scenes, stores, banks, courthouses, schools and colleges, and residences.

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Historical Postcards of Springfield, Missouri

Historical Postcards of Springfield, Missouri

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

A collection of 113 postcards displaying a variety of themes and periods in Springfield, Missouri.

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Illustrated History of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1800-1920)

Illustrated History of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1800-1920)

Contributed by: Missouri Botanical Garden

Brief history of the Missouri Botanical Garden, illustrated with historic photos from its archive ranging in date from 1850 through the present. They include modern and historic gardens, architecture, scientific explorations and variety of other subjects.

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Immigrant Community of Ilasco, Missouri: Cement Company Town 1901-1965

Immigrant Community of Ilasco, Missouri: Cement Company Town 1901-1965

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

Photographs depicting history of the immigrant Community that resulted from the opening of the Atlas Portland Cement Company in 1901

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Jesse James Brings Hollywood to the Ozarks

Jesse James Brings Hollywood to the Ozarks

Contributed by: McDonald County Library

Collection of photographs and memorabilia from the 1938 shooting of the film Jesse James. These items document the arrival of Hollywood stars and production teams, the filming of the movie in Pineville Missouri and elsewhere in McDonald County, and involvement of locals. Included are candid shots of movie stars, including Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda.

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Joplin 1902 Picture Booklet

Joplin 1902 Picture Booklet

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

This book is one of the most complete photographic records of Joplin, Missouri at the turn of the 20th century. By 1900, Joplin had become a city of both millionaires and miners and one of the most important cities in Missouri. The 125 photographs include more than three dozen pictures of the private homes of these self-made men, as well as photographs of the businesses and industries that sprung up to support the mining industry.

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Joplin 1913 Picture Booklet

Joplin 1913 Picture Booklet

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

This 1913 booklet of Joplin devotes the majority of its 44 photographs to businesses, manufacturing facilities, and other commercial enterprise in Joplin.

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Joplin Historical Postcards

Joplin Historical Postcards

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

These postcards show the development of Joplin from rough mining camps into the mid-1900s. Pictured are mines and miners, extravagantly landscaped parks and public recreation areas as well as souvenir postcards of the little motels and motor courts that sprang up along the path of America's most famous highway, Route 66.

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Joplin Tornado of 1971

Joplin Tornado of 1971

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

On May 5, 1971, a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri. It was near dusk. The tornado stayed on the ground for almost 40 blocks through the center of town, killing one man and injuring almost 50 people.

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Journal-Post Photographs

Journal-Post Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Journal and the Kansas City Post merged in 1928 to form the Kansas City Journal-Post. The paper ceased publication in the 1940s. In 1998 Richard Zeldin donated about 400 glass negatives that his grandmother had purchased from the sale of the newspaper’s assets. This digital collection of some of the prints showcases sports figures, numerous celebrities, aerial views, aviation, and the Bennett bridge game murder trial.

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Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection

Judge Elmo M. Hargrave Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

These images, taken circa 1920s-1940s, were used to document accident sites in Kansas City. They provide a unique perspective on the traditional views of streetscapes, businesses, residences, parks, and other locales.

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Kansas City 1940 Tax Assessment Photographs

Kansas City 1940 Tax Assessment Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Over 40,000 images of 1940 tax assessment of Kansas City residences and buildings by Jackson County Tax Assessor's office. Each photographic print is approximately 1"x1.5", mounted on 12"x18" cards, and organized by block. The collection does not include all photographs of the 1940 tax assessment project. Several hundred block cards are missing from the original survey.

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Kansas City Churches

Kansas City Churches

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Comprised primarily of photographs from Olive Hoggins' Centenary History of the Churches and the Westminster Congregational Church Records, this group highlights many of Kansas City's churches and their pastors.

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Kansas City Education

Kansas City Education

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Kansas City schools and school children comprise the bulk of this grouping of over 470 images. Photographs come from multiple collections including the Kansas City School District archives.

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Kansas City Photographs

Kansas City Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Brookings Montgomery was a local Kansas City photographer who owned and operated Montgomery Foto Service for over 50 years during the twentieth century. Photographs are continually added to this collection that features people and places in Kansas City.

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Kansas City Postcards

Kansas City Postcards

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

For some years, Mrs. Ray wrote a weekly column based on the some 16,000 postcards she owned for The Kansas City Star and The Kansas City Times called "Postcards from Old Kansas City." About 700 of these cards with their accompanying historical articles have been digitized here.

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Kansas City: Paris of the Plains, the Jazz Age in Kansas City, 1920-1940

Kansas City: Paris of the Plains, the Jazz Age in Kansas City, 1920-1940

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Photographs examining the social, cultural, literary, and political heritage of Jazz Age Kansas City and highlighting personalities of the era.

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Kirksville Cyclone

Kirksville Cyclone

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

Centennial photo exhibit of the destruction wrought by Kirksville's April 1899 tornado.

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Kirksville Photos by Drake

Kirksville Photos by Drake

Contributed by: Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections, Truman State University

An album of 35 photos of Kirksville buildings, businesses and people created by “Drake, Fotografer” in Jan-April 1893 and originally owned by Clifford Elmore Henry.

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Korean War: The US Response to North Korea's Invasion of South Korea

Korean War: The US Response to North Korea's Invasion of South Korea

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

An online exhibit of documents, photographs, sound clips of individual participants in policy development, battlefield combatants, and observers affected by the human tragedy of the Korean War.

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Lasting Impressions: German-Americans in St. Louis

Lasting Impressions: German-Americans in St. Louis

Contributed by: St. Louis Public Library

An ongoing exhibit of pictures, family histories, recommended websites, suggested readings, and other resources highlighting German-Americans' contributions to life in the St. Louis area.

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Little River Drainage District

Little River Drainage District

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of over 3000 photographs documenting the construction of the Little River Drainage District in Southeast Missouri, including the Headwater Diversion Channel and levee. The District was built to create usable land from Mississippi River floodplains.

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Louise and Omar Putman Collection

Louise and Omar Putman Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Amateur photographers Louise and Omar Putman spent their married life traveling primarily through Kansas and Missouri capturing images of the people they encountered and the places they loved.

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Main Street

Main Street

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

These photographs show main streets in Calhoun, Henry County; Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County; De Soto, Jefferson County; Fulton, Callaway County; Greencastle, Sullivan County; Irondale, Washington County; Knox City, Knox County; Poplar Bluff, Butler County; Savannah, Andrew County; and Weston, Platte County.

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Mark Twain Zephyr Image Collection

Mark Twain Zephyr Image Collection

Contributed by: Hannibal Free Public Library

The christening of the Mark Twain Zephyr railroad train collection contains copies of the newspaper, as well as additional information, photos, and memorabilia contributed by the community.

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Mary Alice Hansen Postcard Collection

Mary Alice Hansen Postcard Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of 200 postcards from the early 20th century featuring Missouri buildings, industry, and culture.

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Medical Journeys

Medical Journeys

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

This collection contains items from several of the archival collections of the Washington University School of Medicine pertaining to physicians and medical scientists who immigrated to Missouri from foreign countries in the 19th and 20th centuries and to Missouri physicians and medical scientists who traveled abroad to research, teach and share their expertise.

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Medicine in Times of Need: 21st General Hospital/Base Hospital 21

Medicine in Times of Need: 21st General Hospital/Base Hospital 21

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

The 21st General Hospital and Base Hospital 21 Collections consist of 617 items relating to the service of these Army hospital units in the First and Second World Wars. The items include photographic prints, negatives, lantern slides, sketches, documents, and memorabilia from several collections donated by members (or relatives of members) of these medical units.

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Meet Me at the Union

Meet Me at the Union

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

Images of the University of Missouri Memorial Union from its planning and construction to its completion.

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Mineral Area Historic Building Landscape through an Architect's Eyes

Mineral Area Historic Building Landscape through an Architect's Eyes

Contributed by: Missouri Humanities Council KRJ Architects

This study examines the Mineral Area historic building landscape, and how it was influenced by the availability of materials, labor, and cultural background of the builders.

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Missouri Division of Tourism Photograph Collection

Missouri Division of Tourism Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of over 10,000 photographic slides that document Missouri's tourism industry from 1967-1999.

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Missouri Memories: A History in Photographs

Missouri Memories: A History in Photographs

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Exhibit of 63 images from the Missouri State Archives on the broad themes of transportation, the Lake of the Ozarks, and rural Missouri, along with highlights from the Louise and Omar Putman Collection.

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Missouri State Archives Photograph Collections (1850-present)

Missouri State Archives Photograph Collections (1850-present)

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Guide to photograph collections compiled by state agencies, local government and private citizens, which are available at the Missouri State Archives.

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Missouri-Kansas Conflict: Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865

Missouri-Kansas Conflict: Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Documents related to the hostilities that shook the Missouri-Kansas border region before and during the American Civil War. The collection includes photographs, letters, diaries, maps, and military records from over 25 contributing institutions.

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Mizzou from the Air

Mizzou from the Air

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

Images from a scrapbook compiled by 1920 MU Civil Engineering graduate, Warren G. Fowler. Fowler's text describes the photographs as "Airplane views of the University of Missouri and Columbia. Taken Sept. 1919 from Fred Neidermeyer's airplane."

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Mizzou in 1900

Mizzou in 1900

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

Materials from the University Archives at the University of Missouri in Columbia that examine the decade prior to and after 1900. The materials highlight significant changes and innovative measures in the history of the University of Missouri, which at the time was called Missouri State University.

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Mizzourah! MU Football: The Early Years

Mizzourah! MU Football: The Early Years

Contributed by: University Archives, University of Missouri-Columbia

History of University of Missouri football from 1890 to mid-twentieth century.

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MSU Theatre and Dance Collection

MSU Theatre and Dance Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State University

Select items from the archival holdings of the university's Theatre and Dance Department, including programs, fliers, photographs, correspondence, and clippings. The digitized materials focus on the United Service Organizations (USO) performances and represent a small sampling of the collection.

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National World War I Museum Online Collection Database

National World War I Museum Online Collection Database

Contributed by: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

The National World War I Museum’s online collections database allows you to search digital records of the Museum’s global collection that began in 1920. With such a long history, please note that the material available here is only a fraction of the Museum’s diverse holdings and is in an ongoing process with new digital records added monthly.

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Native American & Western Photograph Collection

Native American & Western Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

This collection of 146 photographic images includes scenes of Native American peoples in Indian Territory, Oklahoma, "Boomer" settlers and settlements, and scenes from the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre. The principal tribes represented are the Ponca, Kiowa, Comanche, Pawnee, Apache, Cherokee, Sac and Fox, Otoe, and Sioux.

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Nelly Don Collection

Nelly Don Collection

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Nell Donnelly built a multi-million dollar business - the Donnelly Garment Company and the Nelly Don clothing label, "a stylish, feminine frock" at a reasonable price. Many women of the 1930s and '40s owned a Nelly Don dress. These few photos are mostly group employee shots.

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Nineteenth Century Kansas City

Nineteenth Century Kansas City

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

These late nineteenth-century images of early Kansas City provide views of the Board of Trade building under construction, exterior and interior views of the glass Exposition Building, unusual weather events, hotels, and businesses. Early transportation is depicted by bridges, street cars, trains, railroad stations, etc.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of 112 documents of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) covering the years 1949-1952

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Old Stagecoach Stop

Old Stagecoach Stop

Contributed by: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation

Images of Pulaski County and the historic structure in Waynesville, Missouri known as the "Old Stage Coach Stop"

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O'Reilly General Hospital of Springfield, Missouri

O'Reilly General Hospital of Springfield, Missouri

Contributed by: Evangel University; Springfield Greene County Library

Collection of 194 photographs, a map, and history of this wartime facility at Springfield, Missouri.

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Pegram Ozark Life Collection, Ozark Folklife Project

Pegram Ozark Life Collection, Ozark Folklife Project

Contributed by: F. W. Olin Library, Drury University

Collection of 308 photographs depicting life in Ozark.

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Photographs from the Joseph K. Redmond Jr. Collection

Photographs from the Joseph K. Redmond Jr. Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Collection of 148 black & white and color images collected by Joseph K. Redmond about theaters, both movie and stage, primarily in Kansas City from 1900 to 1982, with the majority dating from 1930 to 1945.

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Postcards from the St. Louis World's Fair & Exposition

Postcards from the St. Louis World's Fair & Exposition

Contributed by: Boone County Historical Society

The 1904 World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition) marked the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, a monumental event in U.S. history. The collection features more than 1,200 images -- photographs, stereographs, lantern slides, and postcards.

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Preserve Louisiana's Images

Preserve Louisiana's Images

Contributed by: Preserve Louisiana’s Images Organization

The collection focuses on Louisiana (Missouri) downtown buildings, street scenes and businesses, local businesses outside the downtown business district, historic homes, river scenes, and key citizens.

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Progressive St. Charles 1916

Progressive St. Charles 1916

Contributed by: St. Charles City-County Library District, Kathryn Linnemann Branch

Digital copy of the book containing historical images of St. Charles County.

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R.A. Longs City and Country Homes Photograph Album

R.A. Longs City and Country Homes Photograph Album

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

An album of 72 photographs of the city and country homes of Kansas City lumber baron and philanthropist, R.A. Long (1850-1934).

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Richard W. Bolling Photograph Collection

Richard W. Bolling Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Richard W. Bolling (1916-1991) served with eight different presidents and through several crucial events in U.S. history as a Missouri Democratic Representative to Congress from 1949 to 1983. This collection has over 2000 photographs documenting Bolling's life and career in the U.S. Congress from 1949-1983.

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Riches From the Earth

Riches From the Earth

Contributed by: Powers Museum; Joplin Museum Complex; Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Library Archives and Special Collections; State Historical Society of Missouri

A basic introduction to the geological and industrial heritage of the Tri-State Mineral District. This district encompasses southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma and was one of the United States' richest mineral districts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Robert Askren Photograph Collection

Robert Askren Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Photographer Robert G. Askren purchased the Harkin Commercial Photography Company. Images include the company’s as well as ones he took. They depict Kansas City buildings, parks, streets, important events, local personalities, and aerial views of Kansas City. The bulk of the collection dates from 1950s-1980s, although there are some early aviation photos.

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South Central Business Association

South Central Business Association

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

The South Central Business Association, organized in 1919, was a business group located in the area of 31st and Troost in Kansas City. This digital collection of 900 photographs includes portraits of local business, civic, educational, and church leaders as well as famous entertainers.

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Springfield Transportation Photos

Springfield Transportation Photos

Contributed by: Missouri State University; The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County

Selection of digitized images, dated 1910-1952, from black and white negatives held by The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County. The images document public transportation in Springfield from streetcars to city buses and show progress and changes within the Springfield community.

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Springfield, Missouri, and Surroundings 1889

Springfield, Missouri, and Surroundings 1889

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District

35-page illustrated booklet containing numerous engraved prints of Springfield scenes and notable individuals as they appeared at the time of publication.

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St. Charles Car Company

St. Charles Car Company

Contributed by: St. Charles City-County Library District, Kathryn Linnemann Branch

Layouts, interior views, and exterior views of railway cars. The railway cars include baggage, passenger, and mail cars.

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St. Charles County Historical Society Archives and Photo Gallery

St. Charles County Historical Society Archives and Photo Gallery

Contributed by: St. Charles County Historical Society

Photographs, objects and archives documenting people, wars, African-American culture, agriculture and many other subjects from St. Charles County history. Also includes genealogical indexes.

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St. Joseph City Hall, The Edmund Eckel/Otto Brunner Architectural Collection

St. Joseph City Hall, The Edmund Eckel/Otto Brunner Architectural Collection

Contributed by: St. Joseph Museums, Inc.

Sixty photographs and architectural drawings illustrating the construction of St. Joseph City Hall. The project was completed by the Eckel and Aldrich architectural firm in 1927. The photographs illustrate each step in the construction process as well as interior and exterior details and decoration.

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St. Louis Globe Democrat Images

St. Louis Globe Democrat Images

Contributed by: St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri - St. Louis

This vast collection covers the history, culture and life of the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri. The newspapers which eventually merged to form the St. Louis Globe-Democrat were staunch advocates of freedom and anti-slavery in Missouri. The Globe-Democrat eventually became the most widely-read morning paper in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Mayors

St. Louis Mayors

Contributed by: St. Louis Public Library

Between 1823 and the present, citizens of the City of St. Louis have elected 45 men to serve as mayor. The "St. Louis Mayors" exhibit provides a brief biography and photograph of these men highlighting the contributions they made to the City's growth and development.

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St. Louis Views

St. Louis Views

Contributed by: St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri - St. Louis

The history of St. Louis though various printed media--photographs, lithographs, engravings, maps, postcards, advertisements, broadsides, and posters, as well as some original drawings. The materials are from the 1760s to the 1970s, with the bulk from the nineteenth century.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame

St. Louis Walk of Fame

Contributed by: St. Louis Walk of Fame

A website to provide a showcase for the cultural heritage of St. Louis and to advance the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of great St. Louisans and their accomplishments. Each star features the name of an honoree; an accompanying plaque contains a brief biographical summary.

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State Historical Society of Missouri Images of Missouri Collection

State Historical Society of Missouri Images of Missouri Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Photograph Collection consists of thousands of images of Missouri's people, urban and rural communities, transportation, and industry digitized from collections of print, negative, and glass plates.

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Swekosky-Notre Dame College Collection

Swekosky-Notre Dame College Collection

Contributed by: Missouri History Museum Department of Photographs and Prints

Collection of photographs documenting some of the changes the automobile made in the nineteenth century St. Louis city infrastructure and the way people moved about.

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Ticket to the Past:  The First 25 Years of the Missouri State Fair

Ticket to the Past: The First 25 Years of the Missouri State Fair

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Exhibit highlights several aspects of the State Fair, begun in 1901.

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Tigers Through the Hoop

Tigers Through the Hoop

Contributed by: University of Missouri - Columbia

Materials shown here document basketball at the University of Missouri, courtesy of the University Archives at the Columbia campus.

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Trans-Mississippi Theater Photo Archive

Trans-Mississippi Theater Photo Archive

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District; Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Hundreds of photographs from the Civil War.

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Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum

Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District; Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Civil War-era artifacts including letters, maps, diaries, weapons, flags, uniforms and photographs.

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Transportation Photographs from the Kansas City Public Library

Transportation Photographs from the Kansas City Public Library

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

This collection shows modes of transportation used around 1910: railroads, the newly evolving automobile, streetcars, interurban to Excelsior Springs, riverboats, and an early airplane. Few photos of rolling stock and engines appear, but views of railroad track and bridges are numerous as well as railroad employees.

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Truman Administration's Civil Rights Program: The Desegregation of the Armed Forces

Truman Administration's Civil Rights Program: The Desegregation of the Armed Forces

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection documents President Truman's decision to desegregate the U.S. Armed Forces. It covers the years 1938-1953.

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Truman Doctrine and the Beginning of the Cold War

Truman Doctrine and the Beginning of the Cold War

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of documents, photographs and interview transcripts about Truman doctrine.

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Truman Library Photograph Collection

Truman Library Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

These images document the political career and life of Harry S Truman, as well as world events during his presidency.

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Type Specimens from the Missouri Botanical Garden Herbarium

Type Specimens from the Missouri Botanical Garden Herbarium

Contributed by: Missouri Botanical Garden

Access to the Missouri Botanical Garden's VAST (VAScular Tropicos) nomenclatural database and associated authority files.

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United Nations 1945-53: The Development of a World Organization

United Nations 1945-53: The Development of a World Organization

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of 127 documents about President Truman and the United Nations, covering the years 1945-1953.

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United States' Recognition of Israel

United States' Recognition of Israel

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of 87 documents about the recognition of the State of Israel with a chronology of events spanning 1939-1949.

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University City Delmar Loop Photograph Collection

University City Delmar Loop Photograph Collection

Contributed by: University City Public Library; Historical Society of University City

A collection of photographs documenting the history of the Delmar Loop, a neighborhood in University City near St. Louis. The collection includes images of Delmar Loop events, buildings, and street scenes from throughout the 20th century.

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University City Image Collection

University City Image Collection

Contributed by: University City Public Library

Photographs from newspapers, magazines and promotional materials published by Edward Gardner Lewis including the Winner (1899, renamed the Woman's Magazine in 1902), the Woman's Farm Journal (1901), the Woman's National Daily (1906), Beautiful Homes (1909), the St. Louis Star (1909), and the Woman's National Weekly (1911).

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Upset! Truman's Whistle Stop Campaign Remembered

Upset! Truman's Whistle Stop Campaign Remembered

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of memorabilia and records recounting Truman's nomination, the Whistle Stop campaign, election, and inauguration in 1948-1949.

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Urban League of Kansas City Photograph Collection

Urban League of Kansas City Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of 91 photographs documenting the early years of the Urban League of Kansas City, a community-based organization promoting civil rights and educational, personal and economic development for African Americans.

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Victorian Studio Portrait Photograph Collection

Victorian Studio Portrait Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, Department of Special Collections, University of Missouri - Kansas City

A collection of 229 Victorian and vintage original photographic prints dating from the mid 19th Century to the early 20th Century.

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Walter C. Richards Photography Collection

Walter C. Richards Photography Collection

Contributed by: Webster Groves Historical Society

Collection of 80 images captured by an amateur photographer Walter C. Richards at 1904 St. Louis Fair throughout its seven months duration.

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Ward Parkway "A Grand American Avenue"

Ward Parkway "A Grand American Avenue"

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

History of the Ward Parkway in Kansas City including its land donors, development process participants, and landmarks and nearby houses, businesses and churches.

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Welcome to 1890s Kirksville

Welcome to 1890s Kirksville

Contributed by: Truman State University, Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections/Archives

Photographs of Kirksville in 1890s including Adair County's New Court House and other buildings, city map and street guide, 1899 Cyclone and portraits of Kirksville residents.

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Westhoff Photo Collection

Westhoff Photo Collection

Contributed by: Boone County Historical Society

A collection of over 700 photographs from glass plate negatives taken from before 1910 to 1936 by Joe Douglass, Henry Holborn, and Wesley Blackmore. These photographs provide a unique glimpse into the people and culture of Columbia, Boone County and Missouri in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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WEW Radio: We Enlighten the World - Saint Louis University and the early days of radio

WEW Radio: We Enlighten the World - Saint Louis University and the early days of radio

Contributed by: Pius XII Memorial Library, St. Louis University

In 1921 Radio Station WEW, the original radio station of Saint Louis University, became only the second radio station in the U.S. and the first station west of the Mississippi River, and in 1947 became the first FM radio station in St. Louis. This collection consists of 66 images, articles, and yearbook pages.

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Willis Castle Memorial Photographs

Willis Castle Memorial Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Primarily from the 1940s-1950s, these 340 photographs contain shots of the Kansas City market, municipal auditorium, street scenes, city officials, aerial views, and parks.

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Y1.9K: Mizzou in 1900

Y1.9K: Mizzou in 1900

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia, University Archives

A glance at the year 1900 highlights significant changes and innovative measures in the history of the University of Missouri.

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Zinc and Lead Mining District

Zinc and Lead Mining District

Contributed by: Joplin Public Library

A concise history of mining in the Missouri-Kansa-Oklahoma-Arkansas district. The booklet contains more than 100 scenes of mills, methods and machinery employed in zinc and lead mining, as well as street scenes, public buildings, manufacturing plants and residences of some of the leading cities and towns.

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