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Children's Mercy Hospi...
Nettie Thompson Grove
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
First White Children Born in Kansas
Chronology of the first white children born in Kansas, starting in 1828 and including the first white child born at the Methodist Shawnee Indian mission in 1830, "Susanna Adams Dillon," or Susannah Yoacham...
Freedman University (Later Western University)
Article detailing the history of Freedman University, founded around 1862 in Quindaro, Kansas for the education of African American children by Presbyterian minister Eben Blatchley. In 1881, the school...
Experiences of Lewis Bissell Dougherty On the Oregon Trail
April 1, 1930
Lewis Dougherty, one of four children of John Dougherty, at age 78 recounts his mid 19th century adventures going west along the trail to Oregon. He recounts the wagon trains, Indian encounters, buffalo...
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...
The KCPL 100 Years Young Contest
Description of the festivities in the children's library for the library's centennial celebration.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star! Talented Tots Will Go Far
Article about the violin school for children, taught in "the Suzuki method" by Beth Titterington at her home at 4708 Jarboe Street.
For the Children's Sake: Compensation for Caregivers Key to Future Success
Photos and biographical article about four area child-care professionals, with discussion on "the state of child care in Greater Kansas City." Description of the following professionals: (1) Kyle Matchell,...
Mrs. Lois Black Hunt
Photo and bio of Lois Hunt, a prominent piano teacher and musical performer, "specializ[ing] in children's work" and coming to Kansas City from Chicago, "engaged in the [Musical] Club's greatest project--the...
A New Era for Missouri Children
Article about the "Education Article" of Missouri's new state constitution of 1945, replacing the 1875 version, describing its design for more fairness in politics in general and in education for all children....
Senior Focus: Making Music Kid-Style
Profile of the Gant Sisters Studio and their careers of teaching and entertaining young children with music, headquartered at the Ranch Mart Shopping Center.
Mother's Refuge: Hope for Homeless Mothers
August 1, 2004
Mother's Refuge, founded in 1987, is one of the few Missouri residential programs licensed to care for homeless pregnant or parenting teenagers. Located in Independence, Mother's Refuge has given more...
In Honor of a Pioneering Woman
History of Children's Mercy Hospital, founded by Dr. Alice Berry Graham, or Alice Graham, and her sister Katherine Berry Richardson, or Katherine Richardson, and the hospital's medical library at 24th...
Historic Westport: Westport's First Negro School
Description of the Penn School for black children in Westport, at 42nd and Pennsylvania Avenues, built after the Civil War.
Community Care: 100 Years of Compassion
Photo and article about the "Jewish Family & Children Services of Greater Kansas City, the oldest formal, Jewish, social-service agency in the metropolitan area, celebrat[ing] its 100th anniversary this...
KC's Top 10 Companies
Photos and short profiles of 10 companies selected as KC's top 10 companies. They include: University of Missouri-Kansas City ( community award); B.B.'s Lawnside Bar-B-Q (lifestyle award); HMS Beagle (cool...
Spotlight on Kansas City's Top 10 companies for 2009: Children's Mercy Hospital, Colormark Printing, Cafe Trio, Teva Neuroscience, DLR Group, H.M.S. Beagle, Highland Outdoor, Lockton, University of Kansas...
How Children Learn about Trade Books in Kansas City
August 26, 1939
Map, photos, and article about the "[l]ocation of the principal bookshops and branch libraries in Kansas City," with special reference to books and their promotion for children and juveniles. Description...
Students Collect One Million Pennies for Banneker School Restoration
Photo and article about the restoration of the Benjamin Banneker School (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), "the first Parkville school for blank [sic] children" built in 1885 and restored...
'Kids and Coppers'--Not in Headlines
Article about community policing with respect to young people in bad neighborhoods such as the East Bottoms, employing activity groups like the Boy Scouts.
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