The State Historical Society of Missouri
Research Center-Kansas City
[Formerly Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City]
The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-Kansas City contains primary source materials for research and welcomes use by scholars, students, and the public. Our network allows for the holdings of all four centers in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis to be available to researchers throughout the state of Missouri.
The Kansas City office opened on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus in 1980 with a mission to collect, preserve, and make available for research, documents relating to the history and culture of Kansas City, western Missouri, and the Midwest. Housed with the University of Missouri-Kansas City's University Archives, the Kansas City center has acquired more than 13,000 cubic feet of documents. These include a wide variety of subjects and formats.
In addition to collecting and making available manuscripts of Missouri and the Midwest, the staff of State Historical Society Research Center-Kansas City engages in other activities to promote history and the care of the historical record. The Center also sponsors and otherwise supports educational and outreach projects including exhibits, publications, symposia, and workshops.
The Collections (Listed by category) Search the Research Center-KC WebPages Using the Collection Location and hours Forms James C. Olson Research Grants to assist individuals using Research Center-KC for publications, documentaries, and other scholarly work. Publications and exhibits
Cher Oncle, Cher Papa: The Letters of Francois and Berenice Chouteau. The Legacy of Design: an Historical Survey of the Kansas City Parks and Boulevards System The Christmas Adventures of Cuddles and Tuckie Charles N. Kimball Lectures
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Charles N. Kimball Lecture to be announced.
Mr. Robert A. Kipp, Crown Center: An Emerging Vision for Urban Development
Mr. Albert P. Mauro, The Realization of a Dream: The Development of Hospital Hill
Dr. Robert H. Freilich, To Sprawl or Not to Sprawl: A National Perspective for Kansas City
Mr. James M. Kemper, Community Banks and Their Role in Civic Planning
Mr. Donald H. Chisholm, The Philanthropic Philosophy of Arthur Mag
Ms. Vicki Noteis, Visions of a City: Kansas City's Planning Legacy
Mr. John A. Dillingham, It's All About Eating: Kansas City's History and Opportunity
Mr. Gerald W. Gorman, Ilus Davis: Exemplar of "The Greatest Generation"
Rabbi Michael Zedek, One Man Views the Heartland: A Critical Study of Character and Community
Dr. Kala Stroup, Kansas City and Higher Education: A Partnership for Prosperous Citizens and Cities
Mr. Robert R. Wheeler, A Review of Education in 2001: And a Look Forward
Dr. Charles J. Carlsen and Dr. Wayne E. Giles, The People’s College - Community Colleges in Kansas City
Dr. Carol A. Mickett, The History Speaks Project: Visions and Voices of Kansas City’s Past
Mr. Andres M. Dominguez, A Latino Presence in the Heartland: Challenges and Opportunities
Mr. Landon H. Rowland, Arthur E. Stilwell: the Legacy of an Entrepreneur
Mr. Carl J. Schramm, Kansas City: Its Past and Future as a Cradle for Entrepreneurs
Mr. John Madgett, "Old Miserable:" A History of the Missouri River in Kansas City
Dr. Elson S. Floyd , UMKC: A Great University for a Great City
Ms. Carol Marinovich, Consolidation: A Green Flag, Not a Checkered Flag
Mr. Jeffrey C. Borchardt, Kansas City Board of Trade: 150 Years of Commodity Markets Evolution
Dr. Richard Coleman, The Establishment in Kansas City: A Historical View
Mr. Sidney L. Willens, Hell-raising with Humor: Lorraine, Mayo, and Me
Dr. Felicia Hardison Londré, The Kansas City Stage: A Personal View of Our Theatre
Mr. Harry Haskell, City of the Future: Kansas City's Progressive Utopia
Mr. Pete K. Rahn, Where Do We Fit In A Global\National Transportation Network?
Mr. Bob Berkebile, What Future Do We Choose For Kansas City? How Does Our Past And Present Inform Our Choice?
Mr. Alvin Brooks, Kansas City's Racial Climate: Past, Present, and Future
Mr. Landon H. Rowland, Charles N. Kimball: A Mentor to the Community
Hon. Duane Benton, Show Me Impeachment: Does Missouri have a better way?
Mr. Hanan A. Kivett, Streetcars in our Future to Reenergize the Urban Core: Pragmatism/Politics/Potential
Ward Parkway: a Grand American Avenue Midcontinent Perspectives Lectures 1974-1993 Planning for Permanence: the Speeches of J.C. Nichols TWA Skyliner Magazine, 1940-2002 Programs and projects
History Day in Kansas City The History Speaks Project: Visions and Voices of Kansas City’s Past Hare and Hare Records Project National Historical Publication and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant Kansas City History Listserv Jewish Community Archives Native Sons of Greater Kansas City Archives Garment Industry History Project News about the Collection Staff Links to other archival and historical resources A "Virtual Scrapbook" of Kansas City regional history
Thursday, February 28, 2013
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302 Newcomb Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City
5123 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
(816) 235-1543 WHMCKC@umkc.edu
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