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HALLMARK CARDS, INC.
Collections and Archives
P.O. Box 419580
Kansas City, MO 64141
Voice: (816) 274-3534

Contact: Kim Rich, Curator of Hallmark Design Collection; Sharman Robertson, Archivist

Hours: Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Other times by appointment only. Closed all standard holidays.

Technical Service: Exhibits, photograph services, photocopying, microfilm and microfilm on loan, and audio-visual equipment are available. A special brochure is offered on the history of greeting cards and a bibliography of books on the subject.

Restrictions to use of collections: Some collections are restricted.

Scope of the Collection: Hallmarks' holdings illustrate the history of greeting cards and provide a commentary on daily life and social customs in the United States.

Description of Collection holdings: Hallmark has two separate archives, the corporate Archives and the Hallmark Design Collection. The corporate archives contains information on the company's history, from 1910, including, but not limited to the following: Artifacts, business files, greeting cards, photographs, products, and publications. Access to these materials is restricted. The Design Collection is comprised of articles, books, calendars, correspondence, chromolithographs, over 40,000 antique greeting cards dating from the late 1700's up to the present, Christmas ornaments, playing cards, postcards, and scrapbooks. Notable collections include the Louis Prang Collection, and Jonathan King scrapbooks

Collection affiliation: Business, History


HARRY M. TROWBRIDGE RESEARCH LIBRARY
see Wyandotte County Museum


HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY
U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware
Independence, MO 64050
Voice: (816) 268-8200
Fax: (816) 268-8295

Contact: Michael Devine, Director

Research Room Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8:45am-4:45pm, Saturday by appointment 8:45am-12:45pm, closed Sundays and Federal legal holidays.

Technical Service: Limited inter-library loan, photograph services, publication programs, photocopying, microfilm, tours, exhibits, audio-visual equipment, consultant services both preservation and research are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Some collections are restricted.

Scope of the Collection: As a presidential Library, its primary purpose is to collect material documenting the life and presidency of Harry S. Truman.

Description of Collection holdings: The Harry S. Truman Library was established on July 6, 1957, under the provisions of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955. As an agency of the National Archives and Records Administration, it is responsible for preserving, describing, and providing reference service on the papers of Harry S. Truman and other manuscripts in its custody; acquiring related historical materials; conducting an oral history program; preparing documentary and descriptive publications; and conducting an informative museum exhibit program. In addition to the Truman papers, which include the White House Files for the Truman administration, the Library has more than 400 other manuscript collections in its custody representing the papers of individuals who were officials in the Truman administration or who were acquainted with Truman at some point during his life. The Library also has records of Presidential commissions and committees appointed by Truman. The Library's archival holdings as of January, 2007 numbered approximately 16,000,000 pages of manuscripts; over 110,000 still pictures; 330,000 linear feet of motion pictures; and just over 500 oral history interviews. As a supplement to the archival materials, the Library has a collection of printed material including approximately 30,000 books and 50,000 serials.

Collection affiliation: Federal, Museum


HARRY S TRUMAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
223 North Main Street
Independence, MO 64050
Voice: (816) 254-2720
Fax: (816) 254-4491

Contact: Carol J. Dage, Museum Curator

Hours: 8:30am-5pm daily; closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are no tours on Monday between Labor Day and Memorial Day.

Technical Service: The ticket and Information Center (Truman Road and Main Street) issues tickets for the Truman home tours on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors should arrive early in the day to avoid long waits for tours. The Visitor Center also has an audio-visual program about the home. Research information is available upon request.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: No information provided.

Description of Collection holdings: The Truman home is a 14-room Victorian style home with complete furnishings and collections reflecting occupation of the structure from 1867 to 1982. The home reveals the changing tastes in furnishings and home living of four generations of occupants.

Collection affiliation: Museum, History, Local


HARVEY J. HIGGINS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1600 Main
Higginsville, MO 64037
Voice: (816) 584-3842

Contact: Don Smith, President

Hours: Open by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 1pm-4:30pm.

Technical Service: No information provided.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: Material concerning Harvey J. Higgins, founder of Higginsville, and the community, also railroad memorabilia.

Description of Collection holdings: This organization has been in existence since 1986. The amount of material available is limited to personal papers and collections. Our prime purpose in organizing was to work toward a memorial parkway marking the place of the original depot which resulted in the growth of this town of about 5,000. In April, 1991 we purchased the old Chicago & Alton depot which is located on Main Street in Higginsville. It is the only remaining depot in Lafayette County. We are working to maintain the building and to establish a museum.

Collection affiliation: Local


HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
123 East Franklin
Clinton, MO 64735-2199
Voice: (816) 885-2612

Contact: Liz Cashell, Director

Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm.

Technical Service: Inter-library loan, photocopying, microfilm, and tours are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Close proximity parking difficult.

Scope of the Collection: Collect materials concerning Henry County.

Description of Collection holdings: Information not provided describing current holdings.

Collection affiliation: Local, Museum


HISTORICAL MUSEUM & GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY OF DEKALB COUNTY
see DeKalb County Historical Society


HOLDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 West Third Street
Holden, MO 64040
Voice: (816) 732-4545

Contact: Vivian Ensley, Librarian

Hours: Open Tuesday-Friday 12:30-5pm, Saturday 9am-noon.

Technical Service: No information provided.

Restrictions to use of collections: none

Scope of the Collection: General purpose library with a small collection on local genealogical material.

Description of Collection holdings: Books and magazines, mostly fiction (adult and juvenile). A good selection of non-fiction general subjects and some books on genealogy.

Collection affiliation: Local


HUNTSVILLE, MISSOURI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.
205 East Mulberry
Huntsville, MO 65259
Voice: (816) 277-3639

Contact: Myrtle Cairns, President

Hours: Does not have regular open hours, special appointments can be arranged.

Technical Service: Tours are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Not heated in winter and no handicapped access is available.

Scope of the Collection: Historical Society and Museum which collects materials relating to business, civic affairs and leaders, family and personal history, local history and pioneer and frontier life.

Description of Collection holdings: Materials available include some cemetery records, genealogy, numerous photographs, tools, 2 ton ball of string, and furniture.

Collection affiliation: History, Local, Museum


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