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City Union Mission and Camp CUMCITO
April 12, 2008
Brief description of the City Union Mission Camp In The Ozarks which was started in 1933 by David Bulkley. Located near Warsaw, Missouri, the camp was organized for poverty-stricken children, ages five...
Interior view of a radio and other paper items on top of a wooden table. Sign on top of radio reads: "Class Room Radio Gift of Faxon PTA - One in Each Room-." Photograph was sent to Anne Hayes of the Radio...
Unidentified girl greeting African American man at door of unidentified residence.
Downtown Kansas City Putting Icing on Its Cake
Overview of the major changes and developments in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, over the past five years such as the $276 million Spring Center arena, Kansas City Convention Center, NAIA headquarters...
Florence Crittenton Home
African American child being bathed by a girl at the Florence Crittenton Home.
Floyd Edwin Wilhelm
Portrait of Captain Floyd Edwin Wilhelm who was born October 7, 1922 in Jonesboro, Illinois, son of William and Alice Wilhelm. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II for more than four years...
From Days Gone By, a Tradition Worth Keeping
December 26, 2007
Article recalls the Christmas parties given for their employees by Virginia and Jud Putsch, owners of several Putschs' restaurants in the area during the 1940s to early 1970s. "Foremost, there was the...
George Bent accounts are included in this book which contains eyewitness views of Custer's attack at Washita. Included is a biography of Bent and four letters (1905-1912) that he wrote later concerning...
George Laurence Mailliard, Sr. Obituary
December 10, 2008
George L. Mailliard, Sr., known as Mr. M., died on December 9, 2008. He owned Mailliard's Incorporated, a men and boys clothing store which began in the Prairie Village Shopping Center in 1954. Eventually...
Grimy Hands Learn to Love Needlework
December 3, 1916
Article profiling the work of Mrs. J. M. Curtice teaching children of immigrants to sew at the Swope Settlement House, located at 16th and Campbell. Curtice is described by the author as one of the pioneers...
Health Care Institutions
Portion of chapter, "School, Church, and Health", describes the development of health care institutions for African Americans. Old City Hospital or General Hospital #2 was "a point of pride for many African...
Historic Building Named After Community Leader
September 24, 2008
In August 2008 the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) named its historic administration building in honor of civic leader and president, Karen Pletz. The building, located at Woodland...
History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois
Biographical sketch of Joseph McCoy (1837-1915), a native of Illinois living in Kansas City in 1874. Mention also of John B. McCoy as a relative of Joseph also living in Kansas City.
Holmes Park, Shelter House
Postcard of Shelter House at Holmes Park
Hospital Looks to East
October 12, 2007
Children's Mercy Hospital has purchased nine acres for $2.9 million to build a new facility to serve eastern Jackson County. It's located near the southeast corner of Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway....
Interior view showing James Hazlett, Superintendent of the Kansas City School District, speaking at the Radio and Television Council dinner meeting held September 27, 1955 at the Wishbone Restaurant located...
Kansas City Cradle
Child in basket with nurse and another woman looking on. Sign over porch reads "Harry M. Evans Children's Home," located at 520 Woodland (1930 Kansas City city directory) which changed to the Kansas City...
Kansas City Giving Guide: Pillars of Philanthropy
November 7, 2008
Special section on philanthropy provides extensive information on the following charitable institutions: American Heart Association, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Brain Injury Association, Children's...
Kansas City Public Library
Interior view of children looking at a picture book in an unidentified room located in the Main branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 9th and Locust in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Children are...
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