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Children's Mercy Hospi...
Nettie Thompson Grove
Health Program in the Kansas City Schools, 1919-21
Article describing the new health program for Kansas City public schools devised and carried out from 1919 to 1921, including new methods of organization among children, teachers, nurses, etc.
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.
Health: Teamwork for a City's Health
Article about the teamwork of the city's various public health organizations.
Helping the Helpless
Description of the hospital's services with several photos of invalid children.
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.
History in the Mending
Article describes the evolution of health care in the Kansas City region, from the earliest hospitals to the establishment of large medical schools and research institutions. A decade-by-decade description...
History of the [Old Folks and Orphans'] Home
Photocopy of a magazine article with photos and history of the Old Folks and Orphans' Home "established in December 1889, in a rented building for the purpose of providing food and shelter for aged and...
Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Article about child abuse and its prevention.
Home Sweet Home
History of the charitable organization nationally and in Kansas City, the only city with more than one such house--the State Line and Cherry Houses.
Hospitals and Medical Staffs
Histories of various Kansas City area hospitals and hospital associations on both sides of the state line with photos and medical staff listings from 1956. Information about the following hospitals and...
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...
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...
In Kansas City
Photo, caption, and article about the teaching of industrial arts in Kansas City public schools to "help children relate in a practical and concrete way to the information they learn in nearly all their...
Industry Outlook: The Faces of Philanthropy
Photos and article about various philanthropic or charitable organizations in Greater Kansas City, including those dealing with children, employment training, and health care, etc.
It Comes from the Heart
Illustration and article about "Kansas City's new Rehabilitation Institute," an institution for the aid of disabled or handicapped people, opened in 1947 as a charitable organization to supplement the...
James Bridger as Westport Knew Him
Article collecting "a few local stories not usually found in print" about Jim Bridger, known of or living in the Kansas City area from the 1850s to the early 1880s, telling briefly of his various wives,...
Jean A. Merrill: Children's Libraries
Article about the Kansas City Public Library Children's Department's involvement with school book fairs for children in the Kansas City area, starting with the "Carnival of Books" in 1955, etc.
Jeffrey W. Comment: In Memory of One of KC's Finest
December 1, 2004
Brief article about Jeffrey W. Comment who was chief executive officer of Helzberg Diamonds upon his death on October 30, 2004. He made philanthropy a large part of his life and played Santa Claus to children...
Brief article about "reviewing and recommending books for children" at "the Children's Department of the Library, under the direction of Miss Vera J. Prout" of the Kansas City Public Library.
Kansas City Crossroads: The Magical Fairy Princess
Photos (of wrapped presents) and article about the Christmas tradition of the Fairy Princess (with a similar role to Santa Claus for children) at "Kline's department store at 11th and Main" Streets Downtown...
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