Missouri Valley Special Collections
Launched 2007. Over 20,000 images of archival material such as letters, photographs, postcards, and maps from the holdings of Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.
Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression, 1918-1941
Launched 2017. Explore dozens of original articles, a timeline, maps, and thousands of digitized historical objects related to Kansas City's supposed "golden age," when Boss Tom ruled the city.
The Missouri-Kansas Conflict, 1854-1865
Launched 2013. A collaborative effort among libraries, museums, and historical societies. Access primary source materials, unique interactive features, original scholarly essays, and topical encyclopedia entries.
Celebrating African American History in Our Community
Launched 2021. Serving as an educational resource for learning about Kansas City’s African American community. Highlights contributions of those who left an indelible mark shaping our city and nation.
Explore the places where "Bird" lived, worked and played.
Launched 2021. This site represents a partnership between cultural institutions and aims to provide a geographical representation of the places that Charlie Parker frequented during his time in Kansas City. Locations will present associated images and documents from local collections in an effort to enhance appreciation and understanding.