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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...
Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer: Chapter III.
March 1, 1904
A description of the journey of Peter H. Burnett and his wife and six children from Weston, Platte County, Missouri to Oregon. They left Weston on May 8, 1843 and followed a route passing through Fort...
On the Phone: Country Party Lines and One Woman Switchboards
Anecdote about an orphan train from New York bringing children to Lebanon, Missouri.
Safety Begins at Home
Article (condensed from the Kiwanis Magazine) about the domestic safety education program in Kansas City conducted by "Rosamond Losh, director of the local Children's Bureau." Description of the bureau's...
Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Article about child abuse and its prevention.
Colored Child Welfare Stations in Kansas City
Article about Child Welfare Stations and Well Baby Clinics utilized in the growth of care for black babies in Kansas City.
'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.
The Children Get a Chance
Article about Kansas City experiments in organizing its neighborhoods, bolstering of family life, and curbing of juvenile delinquency, through the Community Service Division of the Welfare Department.
Kansas City, Godfather
Article about Kansas City's Board of Public Welfare, started in 1909 as "a Board of Pardons and Paroles" and becoming a model representative of the "Godfather System" of city government departments "to...
Area Scientists & Researchers Drive the Life Sciences Movement
Article about plans for "transforming Kansas City into a national center for biomedical sciences" and research in the biological sciences, with photos and descriptions of leaders of local institutions...
Children's Rhymes from Missouri
Article about rhyming songs and chants collected from children in different parts of Missouri, dating back to at least 1890, with commentary.
Soccer. ..the Latest Kick
Article about rising popularity of both amateur soccer for kids and the professional Kansas City Comets team.
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....
Article about the arcade and its clientele at 12th and Grand Avenues.
Behavioral Objectives in an Open Classroom: Education for Competence
Article about the authors' study of differences and needs in public education for black and white elementary school children.
State Camping Services: Missouri Takes Care of Her Young Citizens
Article about the camping facilities and organizations furnished by the Missouri State Park Board for underprivileged children (Boy and Girl Scouts, etc.) and other groups at state parks, mentioning several...
The Children's Bureau of Kansas City
Article about the Children's Bureau of Kansas City, an organization performing functions for young children's health including education, yearly censuses, annual physical exams, records, etc.
The Laclede-Chouteau Puzzle: John Francis McDermott Supplies Some Missing Pieces
Article about the difficult genealogy of the Laclede and Chouteau family descendants of Pierre de Laclede Liguest, or Pierre Laclede, and Marie Therese Bourgeois Chouteau, or Marie Chouteau, of 18th century...
Health: How They Do It in Kansas City
Article about the efficiency of the Children's Bureau of Kansas City in providing "every" child in the city with a phycial examination, with a small staff of workers.
Mattie Rhodes Expands to Northeast
Article about the expansion into the Northeast residential district of the Mattie Rhodes Counseling and Art Center, "located in the West Side," with the additional office to be at Children's Memorial Lutheran...
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