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What other kinds of libraries, besides public are there?

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Besides public and school libraries, there are a number of various specialty libraries. These include, medical, art, historical, legal, and even a presidential library, among others. Here are the special libraries, or special collections around town:


American Truck Historical Society
10380 Ambassador Dr., Ste 101 Kansas City, MO 64153
816-891-9900
Special Collections: Ernie Sternberg - Sterling Truck, White Motor Company Archives


Black & Veatch, Central Library
11401 Lamar Overland Park, KS 66211
913-458-7884
Subject interest: Engineering


Blue Springs Historical Society
101 SW 15th St. Blue Springs, MO 64015
816-224-8979
Special Collections: Oral history


Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co
9400 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64114
816-82-3550

Burroughs Audubon Library
21509 SW Wood Chapel Rd. Blue Springs, MO 64015
816-795-8177
Special interests: Natural history, ornithology

Church of the Nazarene, Intern'l Headquarters Resource Center - Sunday School Ministries Library
6401 THe Paseo Kansas City, MO 64131
816-333-7000

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
925 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64198
816-881-2970

Hallmark Cards, Inc., Creative Resources Library
2501 McGee, No 146 Kansas City, MO 64108
816-274-7470

Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum & Library
500 W US Highway 24 Independence, MO 64050
816-268-8200
Special Collections: Papers of Harry S Truman & other individuals
Restrictions: closed stack, non-circulating, Photo ID required for access


Irish Genealogical Foundation Library
PO Box 7575 Kansas City, MO 64116
816-454-2410
Special Collections: Journal of the American Irish Historical Society 1898- various by county in Ireland

Jackson County Historical Society
Independence Square Courthouse, 112 W Lexington, Rm 103 Independence, MO 64050
816-252-7454
Special interests: Jackson County, MO history and Missouri history

Johnson County Law Library
100 N. Kansas Ave., 1st Floor, Olathe, KS 66061
913-715-4154


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry St., Kansas city, MO 64110
816-363-4600
Special Collections: History of science; NASA & DOE reports; sci-tech conference proceedings; Soviet & European Sci-Tech publications; Standards & Specifications; US Patent & Trademark Specifications


Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66209
913-498-6000


Midwest Center for Holocaust Education Resource Center
5801 West 115th Street, Suite 106 Overland Park, KS 66211-1800
913-327-8190


National Archives at Kansas City
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-268-8000


National Association of Parliamentarians
213 S Main St. Independence, MO 64050
816-833-3892


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Art Refernece Library
4525 Oak St. Kansas city, MO 64111
816-751-1216
Special Collections: Auction catalogs; decorative arts; Oriental art; prints & drawings
Restrictions: non-circulating


University of Kansas, Clendening History of Medicine
1000 Robinson, 3901 Rainbow Blvd. Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-7244
Special Collections: Anesthesia, roentgenology, hemotology & microscopy collections; Florence Nightengale & Joseph Lister Letters; Rudolf Virchow Manuscripts; Samuel Crumbine Papers.


University of Kansas Life Span Institute, Research & Training Center on Independent Living Library
1000 Sunnyside Dr. Rm 4089, Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-4095


US Bureau of the Census, Kansas City Regional Office Census Data Center
1211 N Eight St. Kansas City, KS 66101
913-551-6711
Special Collections: US Census Data printed reports 1910-2000


Western Historical Manuscript Collection
302 Newcomb Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
816-235-1543
Special interests: history and culture of Kansas City and Western Missouri


Wyandotte County Museum, Trowbridge Research Library
631 N 126th St. Bonner Springs, KS 66012
913-721-1078
Special Collections: Census Records, Early Family Records, Photographic File, Wyandotte County Genealogical Materials

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