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Sister Cities Collection

Identifier: MS-0140

Scope and Contents

The Sister Cities Collection contains photographs and ephemera from various events and activities conducted during the visit of a delegation from Seville, Spain – Kansas City’s first sister city.

The collection is contained in one manuscript box and divided into 14 folders. The material has been sorted into three categories: miscellaneous, photographs and news clippings. The miscellaneous includes invitations, souvenir booklets, programs and postcards. The photographs are mostly 8x10, except for one smaller postcard size picture. The news clippings are actually photocopies of original clippings from the Kansas City Star. Unfortunately the photo illustrations in the clippings are almost invisible to the eye.

One downside to this collection is the people in the photographs have not been identified. Notables include Miller Nichols of J.C. Nichols Company; Ilus Davis, then Mayor of Kansas City; and Felix de la Cova, Mayor of Seville. Other than the Mayor of Seville, none of the some forty-plus persons in the Spain delegation is identified. An attempt has been made to identify the particular events and their locations and the photographs are organized to reflect those events.


  • October 1967

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown


1 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 1 Manuscript Box.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Teresa L. Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: December 2008.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository