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Milk Campaign Starts
Article about the "campaign intended to encourage the wider use of milk as a health food" promoted by Mary Harmon Weeks, or Mary Weeks ("president of the Children's Bureau") "under sponsorship of the Kansas...
Portrait and biographical article about General Thomas Ewing (~1829-1894), a Union general during the Civil War and first chief justice of the Kansas State Supreme Court. He was in 1863 the commanding...
Missouri Heritage: Early Bishop of St. Louis Did Much for Catholicism
Biographical article about Bishop Louis Guillaume Valentin Du Bourg (1766-1833), the first bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, builder of the Saint Louis cathedral, began construction of what became Saint...
Mrs. Maybelle Henderson, Foster Mother, Named Woman of the Week
March 11, 1949
Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about Maybelle Henderson, a foster mother with "the Family Service organization of Kansas City," named Woman of the Week by the Kansas City Call....
Mrs. McKinley Sheneman Obituary
November 16, 1969
Obituary for Mrs. McKinley Sheneman, executive director of the Spofford Home for Children, dying on November 14, 1969.
Muralist Comes in From the Street
August 27, 2006
Artist Donald Ross, nicknamed "Scribe" is featured in this short article. He has numerous spray painted murals in Kansas City, especially in the Westport area. Ross attended the Kansas City Art Institute...
Museum Mural Plan Approved
March 7, 2007
The Shawnee Planning Commission has approved a plan for a mural and other art to be placed at the Wonderscope Children's Museum. "The mural, created by artist Jana Soper, depicts a streetscape and will...
Negro Librarian at Lincoln High
January 3, 1941
Vertical file containing a biographical article about Miss Mildred Kimbrough, newly appointed head librarian at the "Lincoln high school branch library," succeeding Miss Priscilla Burd, "white, who for...
Nelson Gallery Official to Head Kentucky Center
Photo and biographical article about James Seidelman, former director of education at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, "appointed the director of a new cultural center to be built in Lexington, Kentucky."...
Nelson-Atkins Museum Celebrates 70th Birthday
December 10, 2003
Free docent-led tours, children's activities, and a reception with birthday cake comprise the celebrating activities on December 12, 2003 for the 70th birthday of the museum that opened on December 11,...
New Americans Find Help at Thatcher School
Article explains how the Kansas City School District turned the old Thatcher School building into an intake center for immigrants and refugees. The focus of the center is children and learning English...
New Head Start Director Begins Job
April 19, 2006
Evelyn L. Givens, a Kansas City resident, will be director of the Mid-America Head Start which is now under the wing of the Mid-America Regional Council. The program serves about 2,700 low-income children...
New KC Park Honors Early Community Leader
June 18, 2005
Boone-Hays Park, containing 15 acres and located on the north side of 63rd Street between Euclid and Brooklyn Avenues, was dedicated on June 17, 2005. Included in the park is the grave of frontiersman...
New Ways of Learning
October 5, 2010
Five Kansas City district schools are “pioneering a revolutionary standards-based system,” that puts children in classes not based on age-level but on what they have learned. “Leveled” classes...
Next Week to P.-T. A. [sic]
Notice for the upcoming inaugural "Parent-Teacher week" in Missouri promoted by Mary Weeks with activities "in the rooms of the children's bureau, in the Y. W. C. A. building" in Kansas City.
Not Child's Play
June 26, 2005
Article profiles five Kansas City area children's literature writers and illustrators. They are: Lisa Campbell Ernst, Christine Taylor-Butler, Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson, Roderick Townley, and Cheryl...
Obituary for Notzie Rotolo, "78, of Kansas City, Mo.," a restaurant owner and operator dying on June 5, 2001. Born in 1922 and serving in World War II before establishing "Joe's Standard Bar, a Kansas...
O'Donnell Doesn't Kid About Children's Care
August 3-9, 2007
Article profiles Randall O'Donnell, CEO of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.
Obituary for Charles Lee Adams
May 16, 1956
Obituary for Charles Lee Adams, or Charles Adams, a host for a children's radio show for 10 years in Kansas City, dying in 1956.
Obituary for Mary Harris Guinotte Francis
May 29, 2005
Co-founder of the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, Marry Harris passed away on May 26, 2005. She served many years on the Francis Family Foundation board of directors. The Francis Family Foundation...
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