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HISTORICAL ARCHIVES



BLACK ARCHIVES OF MID-AMERICA    40         
2033 Vine
Kansas City, MO
816-483-1300
ADMISSION: Adults $2
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm under 12 .50¢

Displays of art, crafts, sculptures and an authentic slave cabin . Dedicated to preserve the life-style and culture of blacks in mid-America.

BRUCE WATKINS CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTER    41         
3700 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO
816-784-4444
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

The center was constructed as a tribute to a Kansas City African-American city councilman. The first level includes the Bruce R. Watkins permanent exhibit space, a children's work space, a resource library, an auditorium, a small gallery, and a glass-encased exhibit area for small pieces and artifacts.

CLAY COUNTY ARCHIVES & HISTORICAL LIBRARY    42         
210 East Franklin
Liberty, MO
816-781-3611
HOURS: Monday-Wednesday, 9am-4pm
First Wednesday of each month 6:30pm-9pm

The repository contains early Clay County records, probate from 1822, abstracts, family histories, censuses, vital records and area histories.

JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES    43         
129 W. Lexington   (Courthouse Independence Square)
Independence, MO
ADMISSION: Free
816-252-7454
HOURS: Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm;
Saturday,10am-1pm: Closed
Sunday and Monday

The Library contains manuscripts of early business records and personal papers dating back to 1840. The archives are focused on local history, Harry Truman, pioneer trails, frontier outlaws and the Civil War.

JOHNSON COUNTY KANSAS ARCHIVES, THE    44      
11 South Cherry
Olathe, KS
913-715-0400
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9am-4:30pm

The Johnson County, Kansas Archives preserve the documents of an eventful past.

MARR SOUND ARCHIVES    45         
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO
816-235-2798
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

The Marr Sound Archives is located in the Miller Nichols Library on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The Archives, founded in 1986, comprises 100,000 sound recordings including: cylinders, transcription discs, instantaneous cut discs, open-reel tapes. 78s, 45s, LPs, and compact discs. The focus of the collection is the American experience, as reflected in popular music. The Archives' holdings also include jazz, opera, classical and spoken word recordings, as well as recordings of historical events.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES CENTER    46         
2312 E. Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO
816-926-6272
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Mon and Thur, 8am-4pm
Tues and Wed 7:30pm-5:30pm
3rd Saturday of each month 9am-4pm
Closed Federal Holidays

Kansas City has one of the 11 branches of the National Archives. The facility preserves and maintains historical, diplomatic, genealogy, military and other documents.




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