The Museum’s “Vertical Files” is a collection of newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, advertisements and other papers items. The items are stored in manila folders in the Museum’s Bank vault. This is the current index of the growing collection.


Amusements

  • Adam at Six A. M.
  • Airdome
  • Antique Cars
  • Antique Show
  • Art Gallery
  • Auditorium
  • BBQ & Fly
  • Beyer Theatre
  • Camp Doniphan
  • Chamber/Kiwanis Club Celebrity Roast
  • Chautauqua Association
  • Cinema 21 Theatre
  • Clay County Pageant
  • Community Theatre
  • Dance Studios: Dance & Dazzle
  • Dance Studios: Fine Hammond
  • Dance Studios: Lois Duncan
  • Dance Studios: Susan’s School of Dance
  • Dancing (pictures)
  • Diversified Decorating Techniques
  • Dorothy Mullikin & students of piano
  • Excelsior Amusement Co
  • Excelsior Springs Midwest Cultural Center (Art Council)
  • Fashion Show
  • Fireworks Display
  • Fishing River Festival
  • Gatsby Days Festival
  • Golf Course
  • Green Hawk Driving Range
  • Lake Maurer Recreational Area
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mulesta
  • Parades
  • Paradise Dinner Theater
  • Performing Arts Theatre
  • Poetry
  • Progress
  • Quilts
  • Race Track
  • Siloam Theatre
  • Square Dance
  • Waterfest
  • White City
  • Wyman Theatre

Banks

  • Bank Midwest
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Excelsior Springs
  • Clay County State Bank
  • Commerce Bank
  • Community Bank
  • Excelsior Springs Savings & Loan Association
  • Excelsior Trust Company
  • First National Bank
  • Hardin Savings & Loan
  • Lawson Bank

Bath Houses

  • Battle Creek Bath House
  • Carlsbad Bath House
  • Doxey Bath House
  • Elms Hotel Bath House
  • Excelsior Springs Bath House
  • Harris Bath House
  • Kansas City Bath House
  • Karlsbad Bath House
  • Kihlberg’s Karlsbad Bath House
  • Montezuma Bath House
  • Moore’s Bath House
  • Music Hall Bath House
  • Petersen’s Bath House
  • Powell Bath House
  • Salt Sulphur Bath House
  • Siloam Bath House
  • Star Bath House
  • Sulpho Saline Bath House

Business & Buildings

  • Adams Liquors & Sundries
  • Aluminum Awning Company
  • AmerenUE
  • American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC)
  • Ampride Convenience Store
  • Arbor, The
  • ASAP Store
  • Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co
  • Atlas Cafe
  • Auto Plus
  • Avsco, Inc.
  • Bailey & Mortimer Bookkeeping & Tax Service
  • Bates Grocery
  • Beacon Tire Service
  • Ben Franklin
  • Best Kept Secrets
  • Best Mortgages, Inc.
  • Bird Feeder
  • Blockbuster Video
  • Blue Arrow Tours & Transportation Company
  • Blue J Garage
  • Blue Ribbon Grooming
  • Bohannan Cigar Company
  • Bollinger & Riggs Dry Goods Company
  • Bond Cleaners
  • Bonnie’s Inn & Out Restaurant
  • Boston Store
  • Boulevard Florist
  • Branleys
  • Breadeaux Pizza
  • Broadway Market
  • Broadway Mercantile
  • Brown Prescription Drug
  • Brunke Supply
  • Business Firms circa 1940
  • C & R Cafe
  • P. Products Company
  • Calico Corners
  • Campbell’s Locker
  • Cannon Chrysler/Plymouth
  • Carters Dry Goods
  • Chevrolet Garage
  • Christian Union Herald
  • Chuck Anderson Ford
  • Clark’s Market
  • Clean Air Connection
  • Coast to Coast (Radleys)
  • Coffee Cup Cafe (Deweys Cafe)
  • Coldwell Banker (Graham & Associates)
  • Confectionery Shop
  • Cook’s Paints & Varnish
  • Country Lane Carpets
  • Country Travel
  • Cox Tool Company, Inc.
  • Crossroads Cafe
  • Crowley Furniture
  • Curves for Women
  • D & S Videos & More
  • Davidson Plumbing
  • Debra Jean’s Bakery
  • Deli
  • Don’s Pharmacy
  • Douglas & Lomason
  • Downtowner
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • El Lazaros
  • Electronic Publisher, Inc.
  • Enchanted Frog Antiques
  • Enduring Time Floral
  • ERA Excel
  • Esson’s Plumbing Shop
  • Excel Computers
  • Excelsior Econ
  • Excelsior Hardware
  • Excelsior Jewelry & Loan
  • Excelsior Natural Food
  • Excelsior Printing & Stationery
  • Excelsior Springs Laundry Company
  • Excelsior Springs Realty Company
  • Excelsior Title & Abstract
  • Excelsior Trading Card Company
  • Excelsior Trading Company
  • EZ Laundrymat
  • Family Dollar Store
  • Family Shoe Store
  • Family Video
  • Fancy Cleaners
  • Flanders Dry Goods Company
  • Flanigan Shoe & Harness Shop
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Foster’s Cinema
  • Gaylord Donuts
  • Gazebo Brown Floral Shop
  • Gem Drug Store
  • General Realty & Mineral Water Company
  • Gift Gallery
  • Gilmour Group
  • Globe Trading Company
  • Good Times Restaurant & Lounge
  • Gowing Funeral Home
  • Green Quarries, Inc.
  • Harrison Lumber Company
  • Hart, Bob CPA
  • Hope Funeral Home
  • Howard (A.M.) Drug Store
  • Hugel’s Gift Shop
  • Hyder Drug Store
  • Hyder Theatre
  • IGA (Bob’s) Grocery
  • Imco Container Products
  • Interim Personnel
  • International Tours
  • Jenni’s Hallmark
  • Jesse James Auto
  • Joe Jones Shelter Insurance
  • Jones Printing
  • Judd’s Country Supers
  • Kasson Photographers
  • KEXS Radio Station
  • Kiddie Cottage Daycare
  • Kids Unlimited
  • Kimber Jewelry
  • King’s (Ruth) Ladies Fashions
  • Kramer Hardware
  • L & M Antique Shop
  • Lee (J.R.) Drug Store
  • Lee’s Gallery & Custom Frame Shop
  • Lee
  • Lewis Clothing Store
  • Linda Lane Garment Factory
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
  • Loehr’s Town & Country
  • Logue & Short Drug Store
  • Lonnie’s (formerly The Downtowner)
  • Louise & Phil’s Youngster Shop
  • M & L Body Shop
  • Magna Seating Systems
  • Maid Rite
  • Malt Village
  • Marietta Drug Store
  • Market Ability
  • Mary’s ‘Tiques & Treasures
  • McCord’s Woodworking
  • McDavid Brothers Livery
  • McDonald’s Restaurant
  • McFrugal’s Mattresses
  • McKown’s Klatt Real Estate
  • Mediacom
  • Memories Yours & Mine
  • Mercury Dealership
  • Mid
  • Midwest Collection Company
  • Miller Custom Cabinet
  • Mind Body & Soap
  • Mini
  • Miscellaneous Buildings (pictures)
  • Monestead Mobile Home Sales
  • Montgomery Ward
  • Moore Monument
  • Morrison Jeweler
  • Music Hall
  • My Fair Lady Beauty Shop
  • Myers Buick & Chevrolet Dealer
  • Nancy’s Memory Makers
  • Neatline DataGraphics, Inc.
  • Nesco Resource
  • Newberry’s
  • Nichols (J.C.) Realty
  • Nifty Nut Novelty Shop
  • Olde English Garden Shoppe
  • Olde Towne Mall
  • O’Reilly Automotive
  • Owen Lumber Company
  • Ozark Inn
  • Paradise Doughnut Shop
  • Penny (J. C.) Company
  • Pepsi Cola Plant
  • Pet Hut
  • Phyllis’ Restaurant
  • Pizza Hut
  • Platte
  • Polland & Brown Greenhouse
  • Polley Funeral Home
  • Price Chopper
  • Prichard’s Funeral Home
  • Quality Dairy
  • Quick Run Conoco
  • Ram Exteriors
  • Ray’s Lunch
  • Re/Max Area Real Estate
  • Redmond’s
  • Reece & Nichols
  • Revolution Helicopter
  • Reynolds News Stand
  • Riley Pharmacy
  • Rite
  • Rocky Hollow Gun Range
  • Roselle’s Lithia Bottling Works
  • Rowell’s Drug Store
  • Rudd Shoe Repair
  • S & N Super
  • Safeway Store
  • Saidy’s Novelty Shop
  • Salsa’s
  • Saratoga Grocery
  • Scandinavian Country
  • Sears Roebuck
  • Seybold Tavern
  • Shaw Junk & Auto Salvage Co
  • Shelton’s Floor & Wall Covering
  • Shoe Shop
  • Siloam Stables
  • Snappy Store
  • Sonic Drive
  • Southwestern Bell
  • Spherion Employment
  • Springtown Mall
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Stoney’s
  • Stretch
  • Style Shoppe
  • Subway
  • Suddarth Cleaners & Tailors
  • Sunny Side Cottage
  • Taylor Lawn Service
  • Tom’s Pool Hall
  • Tower Loan Company
  • Tri Sports Bicycle Shop
  • Tyra’s Barber & Styling Salon
  • United Telephone Company
  • Ventana Gourmet Grill
  • Viginiti’s
  • Vintage Development
  • Volume Mart
  • Wabash BBQ
  • Waller Truck Company
  • Walmart
  • Wear’s Food Store
  • Wenzel & Duvall
  • Western Auto
  • Westfall
  • Whitaker Cable
  • White & Company
  • Wicker’s Furniture
  • Williams Shoe Store
  • Wilson’s Paint & Wallpaper
  • Wollard
  • Y Barber Shop
  • Y Bowl
  • Y Standard

Cemeteries

  • Baldwin Cemetery
  • Buxton Cemetery
  • Cameron Cemetery
  • Clevenger (John) Cemetery
  • Clevenger (Samuel) Cemetery
  • Cox Cemetery
  • Crowley (John) Cemetery
  • Crowley (Marion) Cemetery
  • Crown Hill Cemetery
  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Enon Cemetery
  • George Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Hollingsworth Family Cemetery
  • Majors Family Cemetery
  • Masonic Cemetery
  • Means Cemetery
  • Moore Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
  • Munkirs Cemetery
  • North New Garden Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Old New Garden Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Page (Hiram) Headstone
  • Pisgah Cemetery
  • Polley Cemetery
  • Salem Christian Union Church Cemetery
  • Scott Cemetery
  • Siegel Cemetery
  • Watkins Cemetery
  • Welton Cemetery
  • Woodland Cemetery

City Government

  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Public Works

Civic Organizations & Clubs

  • Alpha Zeta Epsilon
  • ALS
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Field Service (AFS)
  • American Legion
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • American Legion Voiture Locale
  • American Legion, Sons of
  • Bill Club
  • Boy Scouts
  • Business & Professional Women
  • Camp Quality
  • Cancer Crusade
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Commercial Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Knights Templar
  • Salon 709, 8 and 40
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Clinics & Hospitals

  • Anthropological Sanitarium
  • Ball Clinic
  • Ball Clinic Annex No. 2
  • Bauserman Cancer Cure Sanitarium
  • Excelsior Institute
  • Excelsior Springs Hospital
  • Excelsior Springs Sanitarium
  • Keith Sanitarium
  • McCleary Sanitarium
  • Midwest Clinic
  • Relief House Sanitarium
  • Spa View Nursing Home

Family Files

  • Albertson
  • Albright
  • Anita
  • Bailey
  • Baird
  • Barber
  • Bardwell
  • Bates
  • Bill
  • Bogart
  • Bolding
  • Branson
  • Brink
  • Brown
  • Caldwell
  • Callerman
  • Casto
  • Cavender
  • Cazzell
  • Clevenger
  • Clond
  • Cox
  • Cravens
  • Cummins
  • Cunningham
  • Delano
  • Devine
  • Dildine
  • Dixon
  • Dowell
  • Duncan
  • Ellett
  • Elmore
  • Farabee
  • Fellhauer
  • Fifty
  • Flack
  • Flanders
  • Fowler
  • Frank
  • Frieling
  • George
  • Grace
  • Griffith
  • Hacker
  • Hall
  • Hanson
  • Harry
  • Hilton
  • Hinn
  • Hinnah
  • Jarman
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Joyce
  • King
  • Lamb
  • Larson
  • Lightfoot
  • Lindsey
  • Lingenfelter
  • Maurer
  • McAfee
  • McCannon
  • McCarron
  • McCaslin
  • McDavid
  • McGiffin
  • McGinness
  • McGuire
  • McLain
  • Merservey
  • Michalucine
  • Miller
  • Mitchell
  • Moore
  • Morgan
  • Morris
  • Musgrave
  • Nance
  • Nelson
  • O’Dell
  • O’Kell
  • Osterberg
  • Overman
  • Payne
  • Pence
  • Pfeiffer
  • Polk
  • Redman
  • Risley
  • Robichaux
  • Saidy
  • Satterlee
  • Scott
  • Seay
  • Sharp
  • Siegel
  • Sisk
  • Sparks
  • Speer
  • Stevenson
  • Stewart
  • Strathman
  • Swafford
  • Teale
  • Teed
  • Templeton
  • Thomason
  • Thompson
  • Titus
  • Turner
  • Udell
  • Ulmer
  • Unger
  • Utt
  • Vanderpool
  • VanLandingham
  • Ware
  • Wenzel
  • White
  • Wicker
  • Widmer
  • Williams
  • Woods
  • Wyman

Hotels & Apartments

  • Albany Hotel
  • Alnutt, The
  • Alton, The
  • Anderson Flats & Cottage
  • Antlers, The
  • Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast
  • Arcadia Hotel
  • Arlington Hotel
  • Ashley Rooms
  • Atwell, The
  • Augusta Rooms
  • Avalon Apartments
  • Ball Bath House Hotel
  • Baltimore, The
  • Belmont Apartments
  • Benton Hotel
  • Bluebird Rooms
  • Bonaventure Apartments
  • Boulevard Rooms
  • Bowman Rooms
  • Boyd House
  • Brentwood, The
  • Broadway Hotel
  • Buckley, The
  • Caldwell Hotel
  • Campbell, The
  • Castle Rock Hotel
  • Cecil, The
  • Central Hotel
  • Chadwick Hotel
  • Challen Apartments
  • Chinn Apartments
  • City Hotel
  • Clare House
  • Clay Hotel
  • Clinton, The
  • Cody Hotel
  • Cole Rooms
  • Colonial Hotel
  • Colony Plaza
  • Colorado House
  • Concourse, The
  • Cook Apartments
  • Cottage, The
  • Cozy Rooms
  • Crawford Apartments
  • Crescent Hotel
  • Crescent Lake Inn
  • Crescent Lake Manor
  • Crowley Apartment Hotel
  • Davenport Apartments
  • DelMonte Rooms
  • Deli
  • Dewey House
  • Ecton Rooms
  • El Capitan Apartments
  • Elk Hotel
  • Elms Hotel
  • Elms Hotel (Pictures)
  • Elms Hotel (Xerox Pictures, brochures, etc)
  • Estes Rooms
  • European & American Hotel Arcadia
  • Excelsior Hotel
  • Filley Place Apartments
  • First Elms Hotel
  • Florence Hotel
  • Foley Cottage
  • Fowler Inn
  • Francis Hotel
  • Frederick Hotel
  • Gardner Apartments
  • German House
  • Gillen House
  • Goff House
  • Grant Hotel
  • Gray Gables
  • Hamilton Apartments
  • Harr Cottage
  • Haynes Apartments
  • Hiawatha House
  • Hillside Apartments
  • Hinchey Rooms
  • Hobson Cottage
  • Hudgens Rooms
  • Ideal Hotel
  • Inn, The
  • Iowa House
  • Iris Apartments
  • Jerome Rooms
  • Johnson Rooms
  • Jones Apartments
  • Kansas City House
  • Keith Apartments
  • Kelmel Apartments
  • Kenmore, The
  • Lakeview Country Bed & Breakfast
  • Lane Rooms
  • Liberty House
  • Ligon Apartments
  • Long’s Inn Hotel
  • Lorraine, The
  • Lucerne Hotel
  • Lyndhurst Annex Apartments
  • Lyndhurst Hotel
  • Lyndon Apartments
  • Magnolia Hotel
  • Manor Apartments
  • Maplehurst Apartments
  • Maples Hotel
  • McLain Apartments
  • Melrose Apartments
  • Midland Rooms
  • Miscellaneous
  • Monfort House
  • Montclare Apartments
  • Monte Cristo
  • Monterey Motel
  • Morrison Hotel
  • Natrona, The
  • Navajo Rooms
  • Nebraska Hotel
  • New McKenzie, The
  • Newbern Hotel
  • Newton Hotel
  • Niles Rooms
  • Noonon, The
  • Northwind Apartments
  • Oak Crest Rooms
  • Oaks Hotel
  • Orient, The
  • Oswalt Rooms
  • Palace, The
  • Parkside Hotel
  • Parkview Apartments
  • Phillips Tourist Tavern
  • Pickwick Apartments
  • Planter Hotel
  • Plaza Hotel
  • Preston Rooms
  • Princeton Apartments
  • Randall, The
  • Ranger Court Motel
  • Redman House
  • Regent Apartments
  • Relief Hotel
  • Resthaven Cottage Court
  • Revere Rooms
  • Robacker Cottage
  • Roslyn Rooms
  • Royal Hotel
  • Ruey
  • Sagerser House
  • Sanford Hotel
  • Saratoga Hotel
  • Savoy Hotel
  • Seybold Tavern
  • Sharp’s Rest Home
  • Shelton Apartments
  • Siloam Apartments
  • Snapp Hotel
  • Snapp Tavern
  • Springdale Apartments
  • Anthony, The
  • Joseph Hotel
  • Sterling Rooms
  • Sunflower Rooms
  • Taggart Rooms
  • Teel Apartments
  • Templeton Rooms
  • Thomas Apartments
  • Tom & Rose Lee Motel
  • Topeka Hotel
  • Udell Apartments
  • Uptown Apartment House
  • Victoria, The
  • Villa Rosa
  • Wales House (1917)
  • Wallis Apartments
  • Washington Hotel
  • Westwood Hills Apartments
  • White House
  • Windsor Apartments
  • Woodbine Hotel
  • Wyman Heights

Military/Wars

  • Civil War
  • Quantrell
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam
  • Iraq War

Mineral Water

  • (also see Bath Houses)
  • Central Park Lithia Water Company
  • Crystal Lithium Spring
  • Excelsior Saline Spring
  • Excelsior Soda Spring
  • Excelsior Spring
  • Excelsior Springs Bottling Company
  • Excelsior Springs Lithia Spring
  • Ferro Manganese Spring
  • Fowlers Magniferro Spring
  • Grant Spring
  • Hall of Waters
  • Harr’s Salt Sulphur Spring
  • Imperial Lithia
  • Jones Soda Well
  • Link’s Soda & Sulpho Salt Spring
  • Lithia & Soda Saline
  • Lithia Manganese
  • Lithia No. 1
  • Lithiated Soda Spring
  • Mee Soda Well
  • Mineral Water & Bottling Company
  • Mineral Water System
  • Natrona Soda Spring
  • Park Spring
  • Peerless Lithia Springs
  • Regent Spring
  • Relief Spring
  • Salax Spring
  • Salax Water Company
  • Salt Sea Spring
  • Salt Sulphur Spring
  • Salt Sulphur Spring at Music Hall
  • Saratoga Spring
  • Siloam Spring
  • Smith Spring
  • Soda Saline Spring
  • Sulpho Saline Spring
  • Sulpho Saline Spring (Elms Park)
  • Sulphur Salt Soda Spring
  • Sunnyside Spring
  • Superior Spring
  • Twin Soda Pagoda
  • Verdom, Inc.
  • Waters of America
  • White Sulphur Spring
  • Willow Park Lithia Spring

Miscellaneous

  • Birthday’s File
  • Fishing River
  • Lovers Leap
  • Pride

Parks

  • Central Park
  • Century Park
  • City Park
  • East Valley Park
  • Elms Park
  • Fishing River Linear Park
  • Forest Park
  • Isley Park Woods
  • James Farm
  • Jim E. Piburn Ballfield
  • Kent and Outlook Park
  • Kibler Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • Miscellaneous
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Paul Craig Park
  • Piburn Ballfield (formerly Siloam Ballfield)
  • Pratt Memorial Park
  • Raper Park
  • Regent Park
  • Siloam Ballfield (now Piburn)
  • Siloam Mountain Park
  • Sunnyside Park
  • Walking Trail
  • West Complex

Railroads

  • Dummy Line
  • K. C. Excelsior Springs & St. Joseph Interurban
  • Milwaukee Railroad
  • Rock Island Railroad
  • Wabash Depot

Religion

  • Assembly of God Church
  • Bethel Church
  • Christian Union Church
  • Church of Christ in Christian Union
  • Churches (Miscellaneous)
  • Enon Church
  • First Baptist Church #1
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Flack Memorial Christian Union Church
  • Grace Family Worship Center
  • Landmark Baptist Church
  • Pisgah Church

Schools

  • Crescent Lake Christian Academy
  • Excelsior Springs High School
  • Haynes Academy
  • Isley School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Wyman School

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Mineral Water Bowl
  • Wrestling

Streets

  • Aerial View
  • Broadway Street
  • Caldwell Street
  • Dunbar Street
  • Elizabeth Street
  • Excelsior Street
  • Garland Avenue
  • Henrie Street
  • Highland Street
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Jesse James Road
  • Linden Street
  • McGlothlin Addition

Surrounding Towns

  • Lawson
  • Mosby
  • Prathersville
  • Rayville
  • Vibbard