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Children's Mercy Hospi...
Nettie Thompson Grove
'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.
30 Sunny Summers
Short article with several photos about the recreational activities and camps provided for children by the Rotary Club in Kansas City, beginning in 1924.
A Citation for Mrs. Snyder: French Government Acknowledges Aid Given to Children
Photo and biographical articles (including a reprint of a Kansas City Times article from December 25, 1920) about Mrs. Lillian Ethel Snyder, or Lillian Snyder (pictured as the wife of LeRoy Snyder), "cited...
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...
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....
A Newer, Better Arrowhead
Description of the changes being made by HOK Sport to improve Arrowhead stadium. The $300 million renovation is designed to create "provisions for fans and premium seating so that it brings the stadium...
A Plea for Negro Children in Kansas City
Discussion of inequalities in hospital service.
A Sculptor Builds a Playground
Photos and article about "the new playground park at 27th and Madison" Streets in Kansas City, designed by local sculptor Dale Eldred in 1962 (interviewed by fellow sculptor Richard Hollander) after resignation...
A Study of Malnutrition of Schoolchildren
July 3, 1920
Report detailing a 1919 health study on malnutrition involving Kansas City, Missouri students in 55 grade schools and the local anti-tuberculosis society. The study found that the Lowell School had the...
A Title I Tale: High Reading/Math Gains at Low Cost in Kansas City, Kansas
Illustrations and article about the program in Kansas City, Kansas schools "demonstrat[ing] a consistently effective way of teaching large numbers of children to read and compute without breaking the bank"...
A Treasure Hunt Full of Thrills
Article about the Kansas City Museum's educational program.
A Water Experience. ..
Combination fountain and pool designed for children.
Adoption in Kansas City
Two dramatic factors: increase in abortions and single mothers.
An Unusual Service in Kansas City, Mo., Provides. ..Birthday Parties at the Zoo
Photos and article (written by a former zoo employee) about the "revolutionary Birthday House at the Swope Park Zoological Gardens in Kansas City, Mo.," proving "immensely popular" as "the newest addition...
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...
Bedtime Stories from Missouri
Collection of nine Missouri folktales, compiled from 1925 to 1940 but current in the 1880s and 1890s.
Begging for Mercy
Photos and biographical article about Rand O'Donnell, "the 43-year-old CEO of Children's Mercy Hospital" since about 1993.
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.
Big Sisters of Kansas City
Description of the "Big Sisters" organization for socially and financially disadvantaged young women.
Bookin' West: Tall Tales and "Books of Every Sort and Size From Fanny Hill to The Bible" on The Journey West
This bibliographic essay examines the books widely read in the nineteenth century that had an influence on pioneers. It includes extracts from various journals and letters of pioneers that mention the...
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