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LANDMARKS COMMISSION OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
City Hall
414 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Voice: (816) 274-2555

Contact: Lisa Lassman Briscoe, Administrator

Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

Technical Service: No information provided.

Restrictions to use of collections: Materials cannot be checked out.

Scope of the Collection: Records of Landmark Commission and research materials pertaining to work of commission.

Description of Collection holdings: Building Permits 1908-1970, 36 linear feet of Historic Building Inventories, 18 linear feet of 1940 Assessment Photos, photograph files, slide files, 1886, 1891, 1907 atlases, The Western Architect 1916-1929, National Park Service: Preservation Briefs 1-21, Engineering and Economic Analysis - 29 buildings, Manual for State Historic Preservation Review Board, National Register of Historic Places Nominations - 95 buildings, National Register Bulletins: 16, 19, 24, and 32; 15 linear feet Preservation Library, Kansas City Register Historic Places - Cases 001-D - 0127-D, Builders and Architects files.

Collection affiliation: Municipal


LANE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Lecompton Historical Society
Lecompton, KS 66050
Voice: (785) 887-6148 or 6285
 E-mail: lanemuseum@aol.com

Contact: Tim Rues, Administrator

Hours: Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 11am to 4pm and Sunday, 1pm to 5 pm

Technical Service: Tours and exhibits are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: No information provided.

Description of Collection holdings: The Lane University Museum contains artifacts from the territorial period of Kansas through the Lane University era.

Collection affiliation: Education, Local


LEAVENWORTH COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 362
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Voice: (913) 727-6281

Contact: Betty J. Wasmer, President

Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm. Closed all major holidays. Special appointments can be arranged.

Technical Service: Publication program, photocopying, microfilm, volunteer programs, and audio-visual equipment are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: No information provided.

Description of Collection holdings: Materials are mainly genealogical.

Collection affiliation: History, Local


LEAVENWORTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
1128 5th Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Voice: (913) 682-7759

Contact: Robert Holt, Administrator

Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 1-4:30pm, closed from third Sunday in December until third week of February. Special appointments can be arranged.

Technical Service: Volunteer programs, tours, and exhibits are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Research material may be used and copied in office, but not removed.

Scope of the Collection: Leavenworth County History

Description of Collection holdings: The Leavenworth County Historical Society Museum is basically a Victorian home furnished with heirlooms of the period. We have a vertical file with data from Leavenworth history, old city directories, and etc. There is a small volunteer research committee available to answer research requests.

Collection affiliation: Local, Museum


LEAVENWORTH LIBRARY
417 Spruce
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Voice: (913) 682-5666
Fax: (913) 682-1248

Contact: Winnie Lichtenwalter, Library Director; Suzanne Mohrmann, Reference Librarian

Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm. Open Sundays only from September-May.

Technical Service: Photocopying, microfilm, volunteer programs, and audio-visual equipment is available.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: No information provided.

Description of Collection holdings: Local history collection that centers on an extensive photographic collection and a microfilm collection of the local newspaper, the Leavenworth Times, which is in the process of being indexed by volunteers.

Collection affiliation: History, Local


LEXINGTON [MISSOURI], BATTLE OF; STATE HISTORIC SITE
see Battle of Lexington State Historic Site


LIBERTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Voice: (816) 221-1918
Fax: (816) 221-8981
E-mail: info@libertymemorialmuseum.org

Contact: Jonathan R. Casey, Archivist

Hours: The Museum is temporarily closed for renovation. The Archives is open by appointment Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00-4pm, or by phone. A selection of archival materials may be seen on exhibit at the Town Pavilion, 12th and Main, Kansas City, Missouri, or at the Ward Parkway Shopping Center, 86th and Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.

Technical Service: Photocopying services are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: All collections are restricted and research Library is closed stack collections.

Scope of the Collection: The acquisitions program of the Museum and Archives ensures continued growth of collections of three-dimensional and archival materials through both purchase and donation. The collections are restricted to materials concerning World War I, including the war in Europe and conditions on the home front. The Museum and Archives are the only ones in this country devoted exclusively to World War I. We accept donations from anywhere in the United States and around the globe.

Description of Collection holdings: The Library and Archives of The Liberty Memorial contain written, printed, and pictorial materials relating to World War I, particularly the role of the United States, and to the history of the Memorial. Archival collections include: nearly one thousand World War I period posters produced in the United States, France, and Britain to promote the war; more than 10,000 photographs including panoramic unit portraits; photo and scrap albums; sheet music; diaries; manuscripts; camp newspapers; personal and official correspondence. The records of The Liberty Memorial Association dating from 1918 to the present include a complete construction history of the Memorial, minutes, financial records, and photographs. Other record collections include those of the Women's Overseas Service League, the 89th Division, and the 353rd Infantry Regiment. The Library is comprised of more that 1,800 volumes, including strong collections of American and British unit histories.

Collection affiliation: Local, Municipal, Museum


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Inman E. Page Library
Lincoln University
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Voice: 573-681-5501

Contact: Elizabeth Wilson, Director

Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm, Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 3-10pm.

Technical Service: Inter-library loan, photocopying, microfilm, tours, audio-visual equipment, and research consultant services are available.

Restrictions to use of collections: No information provided.

Scope of the Collection: No Information provided.

Description of Collection holdings: The Library's holdings include materials on Afro-American life and culture, and records relating to business, education, ethnic groups, and the University. The Library also serves as a partial depository for government records and official papers. One of Lincoln Library's best collections is on Afro-American History with a volume holding of 90,000. Guides and finding aids are also available.

Collection affiliation: Education


LINDA HALL LIBRARY
History of Science Collection
5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110-2498
Voice: (816) 363-5020
Fax: (816) 444-9076
E-mail: rogersc@lhl.lib.mo.us

Contact: Cynthia J. Rogers, (816) 926-8731; Reference Desk: (816) 363-4600

Hours: Open Monday 9am-8:30pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sunday.

Technical Service: Reference services, photocopying for a fee, exhibits and tours.

Restrictions to use of collections: The Linda Hall Library is a non-circulating library, open to the public. Recent monographs, selected current journals, and reference books are on open stacks; all other materials are in closed stacks.

Scope of the Collection: Includes all research materials within the pure and applied sciences, excluding clinical medicine.

Description of Collection holdings: Collections include over 250,00 monograph volumes, 33,00 serial titles, and 1,130,000 technical reports and government documents including 68,000 maps; engineering standards and specifications and scientific conference proceedings. The Library is also a depository for current United States patents, with historical files on U.S. patents dating from 1790. More than 5,000 rare volumes are included in the Library's History of Science Collection, the earliest dating from 1472. In 1947, the purchase of the entire library of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences provided the basis for a rare book collection and other supporting reference materials necessary for research in the history of science and technology. The Library's collections also include long runs of the earliest scientific journals dating from the seventeenth century, as well as extensive holdings of current journals and monographs on the history of science and technology. Original manuscript and archival materials are not collected. However, microfilm reprints and scholarly editions of the manuscripts and papers of scientists and engineers are collected. These include, for example, facsimiles of the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci, microfilms of the papers of Isaac Newton, and printed editions of the correspondence and notebooks of Charles Darwin.

Collection affiliation: History, Education,


LITTLE DIXIE REGIONAL LIBRARIES
111 North 4th Street
Moberly, MO 65270
Voice: (816) 263-4426

Contact: Patricia Gass, Director

Hours: Open Monday-Wednesday and Friday 9am-6pm, Thursday 6-8pm, Saturday 10am-3pm.

Technical Service: Photocopying and local newspapers on microfilm are available. (no index)

Restrictions to use of collections: No handicapped access, close proximity parking difficult, and all collections are restricted. Library staff does not do genealogical research for patrons.

Scope of the Collection: Collects materials that document the history of Randolph and Monroe Counties in Missouri. Interest in published and unpublished materials.

Description of Collection holdings: Library documents local history in Randolph and Monroe counties. Holdings include wills, marriage records, and cemetery records and obituaries since 1970's.

Collection affiliation: Local


LIVINGSTON COUNTY LIBRARY
450 Locust
Chillicothe, MO 64601-2597
Voice: (816) 646-0547
Fax: (816) 646-5504

Contact: Karen L. Hicklin

Hours: Summer hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday, Thursday, 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-4pm.

Technical Service: Photocopying is available.

Restrictions to use of collections: Some collections are restricted.

Scope of the Collection: No information provided.

Description of Collection holdings: Materials include school records from the Chillicothe Business College for years approximately 1930-1955. Some state and local history.

Collection affiliation: Local, State


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