Architecture-Related Special Collections

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Architecture-Related Special Collections in the Missouri Valley Room

Abstracts Collection SC9 and SC9-1
A wide variety of abstracts for various local properties.

Drawings of the West Bottoms District SC60
Charcoal and colored pencil drawings of buildings in the West Bottoms from 1934.

Ford, James Mitchell Papers SC10
Early Kansas City real estate developer.

Kansas City, Missouri. City Architect. City Hall Building Collection SC87
Small collection of material pertaining to the City Hall building located at 12th and Oak in downtown Kansas City.

Kessler, George Collection SC32
Correspondence and drawing reproductions from the noted landscape architect. The Missouri Valley Room also has 36 rolls of microfilm of the extensive collection of George Kessler Papers owned by the Missouri Historical Society.

Lauder, Frank Autochrome Collection P22
During the early 1930s Frank Lauder employed the autochrome process to photograph homes, gardens, and landmarks throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Includes views of many Kansas City residences.

Nichols, J. C. Nichols SC48
Miscellaneous materials related to the prominent Kansas City real estate developer.

Postcard Collection SC13-1
Includes images of Kansas City structures.

Ray, Mrs. Sam Postcard Collection SC58
Includes cards of local structures. Many available online.

Relishing Our Roots Neighborhood Project - Roanoke Neighborhood Association SC83
Collection with home information on Kansas City neighborhoods including Coleman Highlands, Roanoke, Volker, etc.

Siegrist Engraving Company Etchings Collection SC57
Collection of engravings by local company, many of area buildings, that have not been digitized.

Van Brunt, Henry Diary SC31-1
Notes from a European trip taken in 1901 by the local architect.