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Local History

Collected by: Kansas City Public Library

Archived since: Oct, 2017

Description:

Local historical resources, including digitized artifacts, scholarship and thematic historical organizations.

Subject:   Society & Culture

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Title: Black Archives of Mid-America - Kansas City

URL: http://blackarchives.org/

Description: The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Our collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history.

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Title: Jackson County Historical Society

URL: http://jchs.org

Description: The Jackson County Historical Society supports the wide-ranging efforts of individuals, groups and others who are interested in sharing the rich history of Jackson County.

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Title: Kansas City Museum

URL: http://kansascitymuseum.org/

Description: The Kansas City Museum preserves, interprets, and celebrates Kansas City through collections, exhibitions, and bold programs that reflect the City’s evolution and spirit, and engage visitors in unfolding stories about Kansas City’s vibrant history, cultural heritage, and pride.

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Title: Paris of the Plains

URL: http://paris-of-the-plains.blogspot.com/

Description: Local history blog

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Subject:   Local history

Title: Waldo Tower Historic Society

URL: http://waldotower.org/

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URL: http://www.civilwaronthewesternborder.org/

Description: This website engages Civil War buffs, scholars, students, and local residents in research and discussion on the Missouri-Kansas Border War that shook the region from 1854 to 1865. Through a collaborative effort among libraries, museums, and historical societies across the greater Kansas City region, the project provides free access to selected primary source materials and adds unique interactive features and a thematic layer of original scholarly essays and topical encyclopedia entries.

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Subject:   Civil War Bleeding Kansas Missouri Kansas

Title: Recent Obituaries | Duane Harvey Funeral Directors

URL: http://www.duaneharveyfuneraldirectors.com/obits

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Title: Recent Obituaries | E.S. Eley & Sons Funeral Chapel, Inc.

URL: http://www.eleyfuneralhome.com/obits

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Title: The Kansas Collection

URL: http://www.kancoll.org/

Description: The voices of the past are heard again in KanColl, through nearly-lost books, letters, diaries, photographs, and other materials.

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Title: KC HISTORY | Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library

URL: http://www.kchistory.org/

Description: This site features images of material from the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The Local History Index contains over 40,000 entries which provide information and references to articles in magazines, newspapers, and books on topics of interest from the Missouri Valley area.

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Subject:   History Kansas City Biographies

Title: M.A.G.I.C. - Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition

URL: http://www.magickc.org/

Description: The purpose of the Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.) is to promote genealogy and family history through the presentation of classes, exhibition of genealogies, guest lectures, and tours of Kansas City-regional agencies considered sources of genealogical interest.​

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Title: Recent Obituaries | Muehlebach Funeral Care

URL: http://www.muehlebachchapel.com/obits

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Title: Recent Obituaries | Passantino Bros. Funeral Home

URL: http://www.passantinobros.com/obits/

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Title: Recent Obituaries | Serenity Funeral Home LLC

URL: http://www.serenitymemorialkc.com/obits

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Title: Obituaries Archives - Signature Funerals

URL: http://www.signaturefunerals.com/category/obituaries/

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Title: Union Cemetery Historical Society - Kansas City, Missouri

URL: http://www.uchskc.org/

Description: The Union Cemetery Historical Society (UCHS) was founded in 1984 as a 501c3 organization to restore, maintain and preserve the history of the land and those who will eternally rest here.

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Title: Wornall Majors House Museums

URL: http://www.wornallmajors.org/

Description: The Wornall/Majors House Museums manages two of Kansas City’s most significant and dynamic historic structures: the John Wornall House and Alexander Majors House.

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Title: FOSS | Supporting Vital Neighborhood Needs

URL: https://fosskc.wordpress.com/

Description: FOSS is dedicated to the preservation and renovation of religious structures that support vital neighborhood needs.

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URL: https://jocohistory.wordpress.com/

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Title: UMKC Libraries | The Pitch: Celebrating 30 Years

URL: https://library.umkc.edu/exhibits/pitch

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Title: Walt Bodine: Kansas City's Master Broadcaster

URL: https://library2.umkc.edu/marr-collections/archival/bodine/audio

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Subject:   Broadcasters Radio hosts Walt Bodine

Title: The Pitch: Celebrating 30 Years

URL: https://library2.umkc.edu/spec-col-collections/books/periodicals/pitch

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Subject:   Alternative newspapers

Title: Arthur B. Church KMBC Radio Collection

URL: https://library2.umkc.edu/spec-col/KMBC/index.html

Description: KMBC joined CBS in 1928 as the network's 16th affiliated station. The station moved to the eleventh floor of the Pickwick Hotel in 1930. In 1941, the radio towers were destroyed by a 73-mile windstorm. KMBC became "team-mate" with Kansas City station KFRM in 1947. In 1951, the KMBC building opened at 11th and Central in Kansas City, Missouri. The building housed a 2600-seat TV playhouse where programs such as the Brush Creek Follies could be viewed by the public.

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Title: Brush Creek Follies

URL: https://library2.umkc.edu/spec-col/follies/main.htm

Description: For nearly 20 years in Kansas City and across the Midwest, Saturday nights meant a date with KMBC's "Brush Creek Follies." Whether in the audience or in the living room, fans made the weekly broadcasts an area favorite.

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Title: MUSICIANS LOCAL 627 AND THE MUTUAL MUSICIANS FOUNDATION: THE CRADLE OF KANSAS CITY JAZZ

URL: https://library2.umkc.edu/spec-col/local627/index.htm

Description: Kansas City, one of the principal cradles of jazz along with New York, New Orleans and Chicago, bred a number of nationally significant big bands and a legion of talented soloists, who revolutionized jazz in America. These musicians belonged to Local No. 627, one of a handful of African-American musicians unions affiliated with the American Federation of Musicians.

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Subject:   Jazz Music

Title: NEKCHS

URL: https://nekchs.net/

Description: Our mission is dedicated to actively promoting a geographic area with a heightened sense of awareness in the community located within the incorporated Kansas City, Missouri. We collect, research and preserve Northeast Kansas City community history while pro-actively fostering appreciation of its historical significance and focus on its unique history.

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Title: The New Santa Fe Trailer

URL: https://newsantafetrailer.blogspot.com/

Description: Local history blog

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Subject:   Local history

Title: Park Lawn Funeral Home | Obituaries

URL: https://parklawnfunerals.com/upcoming-services/

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Title: The Pendergast Years | Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

URL: https://pendergastkc.org

Description: For nearly a decade and a half between 1925-1939, political boss Thomas J. Pendergast (or simply "Boss Tom"), an unelected dealmaker and leader of the "goat" Democratic faction that had long rivaled Shannon's "rabbits," consolidated control of Kansas City's machine politics and ruled Kansas City's government and criminal underworld with impunity. Boss Tom, the namesake of this website, overshadowed Kansas City and exerted influence on many of the best and worst aspects of its history throughout his reign.

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Subject:   Political corruption Machine politics Jazz

Title: Kansas City Research Center - The State Historical Society of Missouri

URL: https://shsmo.org/about/kansascity/

Description: The Kansas City Research Center, located on the campus of the University of Missouri–Kansas City, collects, preserves, and makes available for study many unique materials related to the history and culture of the Kansas City metropolitan area, western Missouri, and the Midwest.

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Title: National Archives at Kansas City, Missouri

URL: https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city

Description: We hold permanent records created by Federal agencies and courts in the following states: Iowa Kansas Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota South Dakota

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Title: Obituaries - Assurance Cremation Society

URL: https://www.assurancecremations.com/listings

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Title: Charter Funerals - Obituaries

URL: https://www.charterfunerals.com/All_Obits.php?command=reset_by_name#main

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Title: Wheatley-Provident Hospital: Kansas City’s Own Ruin

URL: https://www.failedarchitecture.com/wheatley-provident-hospital-kansas-citys-own-ruin/

Description: Benjamin Busch in conversation with economist and amateur historian Michael Adams about the legacy of now-ruined Wheatley Provident Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Subject:   Wheatley-Provident Hospital

Title: Historic Kansas City

URL: https://www.historickansascity.org/

Description: ince its founding in 1974, Historic Kansas City (HKC) has been the only greater Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the area’s heritage, neighborhoods and historic built environment.

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Title: Obituaries - Golden Gate Funeral and Cremation Services

URL: https://www.kcgoldengate.com/obituaries/

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Title: Obituaries - Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels

URL: https://www.lawrenceajones.com/notices/

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Title: Kansas City Star Obituaries - Kansas City, MO | Kansas City Star

URL: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/

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Title: Obituaries - Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery

URL: https://www.longviewfuneralhome.com/listings

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Title: Obituaries - Louis Memorial Chapel

URL: https://www.louismemorialchapel.com/obituaries/

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Title: Obituaries - Porter Funeral Home

URL: https://www.porterfuneralhome.com/FamiliesInOurCare.aspx

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Title: Obituaries - Reflections Memorial Services

URL: https://www.reflectionsmemorialservices.com/obituaries/

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Title: Obituaries - Royal Funeral & Cremation of KC

URL: https://www.royalofkc.com/listings

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Title: Obituaries - Souder Family Funeral Home

URL: https://www.souderfamilyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/obituary-listings

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Title: Obituaries - Terrace Park Funeral Home

URL: https://www.terraceparkfuneralhome.com/listings/

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Title: National WWI Museum and Memorial

URL: https://www.theworldwar.org/

Description: The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.

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Title: Obituaries - Watkins Heritage Chapel

URL: https://www.watkinsheritage.com/listings

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Title: Westport Historical Society

URL: https://www.westporthistorical.com/

Description: The Westport Historical Society (WHS) was established in 1950 to promote and foster public interest in and preserve the significant history of Westport, Missouri and Town of Kansas, Missouri and their founders. The Westport Historical Society was incorporated in 1964 as a tax exempt, non-profit organization.

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