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Aerial Views (Curtiss Flying Service)
Business Buildings (Henry Green)
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra
Eldridge Slides of Kansas City
Guadalupe Center Photographs
Guerrillas and Outlaws
Hargrave Photograph Collection
Journal-Post Photographs (Zeldin)
Photographs (General Collection)
Postcards (Mrs. Sam Ray's)
Music - Dance - Theater
Native American & Western Photograph Collection
Nelly Don Photographs
1951 Kansas City Flood
Nineteenth-Century Kansas City
South Central Business Association
Willis Castle Memorial Photographs
Story about the kidnaping and murder of Bobby Greenlease, Jr., son of wealthy Kansas Citian Robert Greenlease, Sr., with religious overtones.
A New Home: Veterans Group Renovates Former Church on Union Hill
Color photos and text showing the renovation of the former Presbyterian church at 3027 Walnut St. for use by the Vietnam War Veterans. Owned by the Vietnam Veterans Support Foundation and called Union...
A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships
Section of the article about the first churches and schools in Jackson County, Missouri, including the following: the Bethlehem Christian Church, founded in 1845; an 1848 school in present-day Grandview,...
A Panoramic View of the "Lost Townships," Part II
Description of the "Palestine Cemetery, located on the east side of Santa Fe Trail north of 94th Street," in the former township of Holmes Park, on the site of the burned-down church built in 1881.
Farms Owned by Isaac McCoy
Mention of James Porter as purchaser of a farm from Isaac McCoy on land between "about 33rd street, on the south, extending north almost to the Union Cemetery; and from Main on the west, to about Locust...
Favorite Father Figure Finds 'Show-Me' Healthy
Biographical article about Walter Cronkite, anchor of the national CBS Nightly News television show, born in Saint Joseph and raised in Kansas City, describing his career and opinions on local journalism,...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City, Mo.
Photo and bio of Ancel Collins, "numbered among the progressive real-estate dealers of Kansas City," residing at 4800 Independence Avenue and born in Kentucky in 1926, the son of Michael Collins. Description...
A Missouri River Journey Source of Inspiration: Author Seeks Waters of Renewal in Remote Canyon
Photos, maps, and article about the exploration for the headwaters of the Missouri River (in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone Park) by "Kansas City-born author William Least Heat-Moon," or William...
Father, Son, and Country on the Eve of War: William Allen White, William Lindsay White, and American Isolationism, 1940-1941
William Allen White, Kansas journalist and newspaper owner, and his son William Lindsay White are featured in this article. The article presents a comparison between the elder White, who opposed U.S. involvment...
Fashion's Famous: Nelly Don (Mrs. James A. Reed)
Photo and biographical article about Nell Donnelly Reed, or Nell Reed, wife of senator James A. Reed and founder of a clothing store and women's clothing line named after her own nickname, Nelly Don.
A Prominent Contractor and Builder of Kansas City
Short article about local builder Wallace Love. He came to Kansas City in 1879 and was at one time Superintendent of Buildings of Kansas City. Buildings he has erected include: Fairfax Arms Apartments,...
'Loggers' Converge at City Park
Photo and article about the high demand for dead trees from Kansas City parks as wood-burning fuel during the energy crisis.
A Post Card from Old Kansas City
Photo of 1937 Plaza Christmas lights, used as a post card.
A Portfolio of New Deal Reconstruction
Photos, maps, and description of the river control and navigation improvements on the Missouri River part of the federal government's New Deal. Description of the "six-foot channel between St. Louis and...
A Pioneer Remembers
Autobiographical article about Edmund Lee, a western freighter born about 1841 in West Virginia as "a cousin of General Robert E. Lee" and moving to Sibley, Missouri, in 1853.
Father Donnelly's Buried Treasure
Article about the possibility of hidden treasure buried by Father Bernard Donnelly in 1864 at 416 West 12th Street, across from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, with illustrations and a fictionalized...
A Place of Beauty
History of Tower Grove Park in Saint Louis, given to the city as a garden park by Englishman Henry Shaw in 1868, with photos and description of its planning and horticulture.
A Place with Soul
Review of Soulfish Seafood Grill.
A Pennsylvania Family Brings Its Barn to Kansas
Article about the "cultural transplantation" of Pennsylvania barn styles to Kansas, through such families as the Henrys, with several photos and illustrations.
A Page of War History: Hot and Bloody Skirmishes Near Kansas City
Review of the battle scenes and burial sites of Civil War fighting.
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