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18th and Vine District
$1 Million Makes a Big Difference
August 15, 2007
The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...
1833 Lawsuit Gets Mormons' Notice
January 4, 2006
As part of a joint local records preservation project between Jackson County and the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, legal documents concerning acts of violence against Mormon settlers have...
A Bit of the Real Cowtown
April 30, 2014
Article spotlights a large of collection of documents, blueprints, and other materials pertaining to the old Kansas City Stockyards that is currently being processed by the Missouri Valley Special Collections...
A Collection on the Move
February 9, 2014
Article summarizes the movement of materials belonging to the Marr Sound Archives from their current location to the automated storage and retrieval system added to the Miller Nichols Library in 2011....
A Courthouse Revival
January 2, 2008
The historic Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, on the National Register of Historic Places and originally constructed in 1836, is slated for major renovations. Currently "senior citizens...
A New Heritage of Frustrations
November 24, 2013
Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...
A New Home for Black Archives
January 3, 2011
The newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives...
Archives Show Migration, Growth of KC Jewish Community
May 2, 2008
The Jewish Community Archives of Greater Kansas City will display a special exhibit starting May 11, 2008, at the Jewish Community Campus. "The archives will present two cases showing Jewish history in...
Avid Collector Donated His Archives
June 15, 2006
Obituary or death tribute for Gaylord V. Marr, former UMKC professor who donated his sound recordings to what became the Marr Sound Archives located on the UMKC campus. He died June 13, 2006 and was 82...
Black Archives Seeks to Continue Momentum of Jazz District with Revival of Boone Theater
August 30-September 5, 2013
Article summarizes plans to restore the Boone Theater, a historic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located at the corner of 18th & Vine Streets. Dr. Doretha K....
Center Cornerstone Reveals Nothing But Memories
May 28, 2010
The Jewish Community Archives of Kansas City recently held an event to remove the cornerstone from the old Jewish Community Center (JCC) building at 8201 Holmes Street. JCC occupied the building from 1961-1986....
Community Archives Wants Your Stuff
August 13, 2010
The Jewish Community Archives of Greater Kansas City is housed at The Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City. Its new executive director, Judy Parelman, has put out a call for contributions...
EPA Grant Gives Boost to Museum
October 6, 2005
The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Brownfields grant for $165,047 to help clean up the Paseo YMCA near 18th and the Paseo so it can be turned into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research...
January 12, 2014
Collection of photographs published throughout the history of the Kansas City Star newspaper. Many are street scenes, special events, notable structures, and prominent individuals. Each photo is accompanied...
Gallery has a Hot New Location
November 1, 2012
Article announces that Pat Jordan, a Kansas City art dealer, has moved her gallery into the former Station 11 firehouse located at 2033 Vine Street. Jordan is interviewed and explains her decision to relocate...
Grand Opening for Black Archives
June 12, 2012
The Black Archives of Mid-America reopened on June 16, 2012 at it's new location at 1722 E. 17th Terrace, in the 18th and Vine District. "The archives shut down in 2006, effectively sealing its collections...
Ground Broken for Black Archives
December 5, 2007
Ground was broken on December 4, 2007, for the new home of the Black Archives of Mid-America. "About $4.6 million in city funds is being used to renovate a former park maintenance building at Parade Park...
His Passion is Sound Business
January 27, 2013
Interview with Chuck Haddix, Director of the Marr Sound Archives on the UMKC campus. Haddix describes the institution's history and collections as well as his career in broadcasting.
Hispanic History Finds a Place at KC Museum
September 14, 2011
The billingual newspaper "Dos Mundos" announced that it will donate its entire 30-year archives to the Kansas City Museum. This is the first step in an initiative by the museum to document the Hispanic...
History Lives On for Author
File containing a biographical article about Pearl Wilcox, a 92-year-old writer of history and genealogy books about Independence, Missouri such as "Jackson County Pioneers." Also a collector of Jackson...
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