Jackson County Historical Society – Wilborn Collection Digitization Project
In March 2017, the Jackson County Historical Society received a significant gift in the form of the Wilborn Collection, a unique photograph archives. The Wilborn Photographic Collection easily is the largest and most significant collection of historic photographs of the Kansas City region, including commercial entities, events, built environment, streetscapes and people.
JCHS is currently deeply involved in organizing staff, volunteers and equipment to digitize the entire collection at processing location in midtown Kansas City. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to the JCHS for use in the Wilborn Collection Digitization Project.
UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design
The UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUP+D) provides a pathway to degrees in multiple design professions. Students are able to pursue nationally accredited professional degrees in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, interior architecture / product design, and historic preservation. Students work on real-world projects with the city as their laboratory. Our goal is to produce design professionals who will bring fresh approaches to the spatial problems of the 21st century. The department partners with communities to preserve the past, shape the present and envision the future. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will help fund scholarships for UMKC AUPD students.
Historic Kansas City
Since its founding in 1974, Historic Kansas City (HKC) has been the only greater Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the area’s heritage, neighborhoods and historic built environment. Through advocacy, public policy, outreach and educational programming, HKC is an advocate for, and participant in, the thoughtful and meaningful preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods. The organization is financed through memberships, corporate and foundation gifts and public grants. HKC maintains a professional staff guided by a Board of Directors.