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1. Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 26 with Athletes Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 26 with Athletes ca. 1887 Scrapbook page containing 19 advertising cards arranged in four rows of five (card in upper right corner is missing). Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a portrait of and identifies an athlete and, usually,...

2. African Americans in Sports African Americans in Sports ca1950 File contains two copies of a booklet entitled The Negro in Sports, highlighting the accomplishments of black athletes such as Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. The author, Nat Low, was a sports...

3. Casey Stengel Casey Stengel Photos, illustrations, and information on Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a local high school baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Northeast Kansas City as Charles Dillon...

4. Chief Weapon Chief Weapon December-January/27-3/1999-2000 Photos and biographical article about Tony Gonzalez, 23-year-old star tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs football team.

5. Erle Shepherd Obituary Erle Shepherd Obituary March/17/1970 Obituary for Erle Shepherd, the nation's leading bowler and charter member of the Kansas City Bowling Hall of Fame, dying at the age of 81 on March 16, 1970.

6. Fellowship of Christian Athletes Turns 50 Years Old Fellowship of Christian Athletes Turns 50 Years Old February 21, 2004 Short article about the 50th anniversary yearlong celebrations planned by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Events started with a dinner program that was a tribute to Dal Shealy, the organization's...

7. Hang Time: Marcus Allen Hang Time: Marcus Allen February//1997 Photos, interview, and biographical article about Marcus Allen, the 36-year-old star running back and future Hall of Famer for the Kansas City Chiefs.

8. He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes May/6/1932 Article about the "coming of the United States Davis Cup tennis team to Kansas City" in 1932 including American player Ellsworth Vines, compared to Bill Tilden and considered one of the best tennis players...

9. Lamonica's Moveable Feast: He Was the Main Dish Lamonica's Moveable Feast: He Was the Main Dish January/12/1970 Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs' "last American Football League championship, the swan song before merger with the NFL," leading up to their appearance in the 1970 Super Bowl.

10. Liberty Loses a Stalwart Liberty Loses a Stalwart January 18, 2013 Obituary for Jack Smith, who worked with Liberty High School athletes for over forty years. Smith's work as manager for both the basketball and football programs is summarized and his promotion to assistant...

11. Lincoln High School Sports Lincoln High School Sports File contains programs from Lincoln High School annual athletic/sports Banquets of 1954 and 1961 and a group portrait of the Lincoln High School Basketball Team of 1951.

12. Muna Gets Her Day Muna Gets Her Day September 17, 2008 Olympic sprinter Muna Lee was once a student at Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She recently returned to visit the school. Mayor Mark Funkhouser proclaimed Sept. 16 as "Muna Lee Day" in the...

13. Pro Football: Catching Fire Pro Football: Catching Fire December/8/1997 Photos and article about the prime-time television defeat by the Kansas City Chiefs of the front-running San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.

14. Rockhurst College Campus Rockhurst College Campus circa 1940s Interior view of basketball game in progress in the Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse located on the campus of what is now Rockhurst University located at 1100 Rockhurst Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

15. SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection Finding Aid SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection Finding Aid 1944-1999 and n.d. The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...

16. SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection 1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...

17. Sharing the Victory: The Twenty-five Years of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sharing the Victory: The Twenty-five Years of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes //1980 It was local sportswriter Ernie Mehl who convinced the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1956 that they should move their headquarters to a city with a major league team. Kansas City had such a team...

18. Southtown's Super Jocks Southtown's Super Jocks August//1985 South Kansas City home to many amateur athletes playing for fun rather than glory, including Jay Reardon, Carol Mendenhall, and Frank Kennedy.

19. Still Stormin' Still Stormin' November 29, 1992 File containing photos and biographical article about Norman Stewart, or Norm Stewart, prominent and award-winning basketball coach (and former player) of the University of Missouri-Columbia since 1967,...

20. The Lives and History of Black Athletes In Kansas City: Trials & Triumphs The Lives and History of Black Athletes In Kansas City: Trials & Triumphs February/23/2003 Article identified as part of Black History Month and traces the history of African American sports figures in Kansas City. It tells of the racial tensions faced by early athletes, the determination to...