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Bertine E Weston
9,000 Hear Evans on Protestantism: Hollywood Pastor Addresses Kansas city Reformation Day Rally--Sponsor Downtown Noonday Services
November 22, 1950
Religious and church-related news about the Kansas City and surrounding areas, including the following items: (1) a crowd of 9,000 attending a speech by a Protestant Hollywood preacher in Municipal Auditorium;...
A New Sound for Downtown
Article about the restoration of three local live-entertainment theaters, the Music Hall (in Municipal Auditorium), Folly Theater (Downtown), and Midland Theater (at the Crown Center shopping mall), partly...
A Young City Will Greet You
Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas City for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Description and history of...
Bible College Aids Country Parishes
October 10, 1956
Various news about religious matters in the Kansas City area, including the new Bible College rural seminary and a speech at Municipal Auditorium by "Albert Whitehouse, director of the A. F. L.-C. I. O....
Cooperatives: A Mighty Army
Photo and biographical article about Howard Cowden, president of the Consumers Cooperative Association, "the largest co-op of its kind in the U. S.," and his leadership at the organization's convention...
Downtown Parking Plaza
Illustration and article about a proposed "beautiful downtown park and parking facilities planned for the two-block area, 13th to 11th streets, Wyandotte to Central," for nearly 2,000 cars underground...
Editorial Forum: The Kansas City Meeting
Article describing Kansas City's tourist attractions and general features (climate, history, etc.) for "the Kansas City meeting, the sixtieth annual conference of the American Library Association." Places...
Editorial: Kansas City, June 21 to 24 [and] Kansas City Itself
Accompanying articles about "the 30th annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association" in June 1937 at Kansas City, with a general description of the city and its geography, climate, and landmarks,...
Elizabeth Wilkinson Vaughan
August 20, 2005
Obituary notice for Elizabeth Vaughan who died May 14, 2005, at the age of 97. She was a professional concert soprano for five decades. "Her voice often could be heard on the radio on KCKN-AM. Elizabeth...
Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Maintaining Auditorium Plaza Park
Reprints of newspaper clippings from 1960 with illustrations and information about "the chronology of the latest attempt to sell the Auditorium Plaza garage [underground parking lots next to Municipal...
First Ward to Ward Parkway
Photo and description of the new Jackson County Courthouse and plans for two more "Pendergast Pyramids"--a municipal auditorium and city hall, all constructed with Tom Pendergast's Ready Mixed Concrete...
Forward Steps: Kansas City's New Municipal Auditorium
Photo and description of the new Municipal Auditorium.
Photos and biographical article about President Harry Truman visiting returning to Kansas City from World War II overseas with speeches and appearances in Independence, Municipal Auditorium, and the University...
Hotel President: Good Food, Walnut Room, Coffee Shop, Rounup Cocktail Bar
Illustration and ad for the "Hotel President" or President Hotel (shown next to the Kansas City Power & Light Building and Municipal Auditorium) at 14th and Baltimore Avenues with its own restaurant, the...
Industry Focus: Designs on Greater Kansas City
Photos and article about local architects' views on Kansas City's best examples of structural architecture. Discussion of the area's borrowing and combination of several styles and corresponding issues...
John W. Reid, the Forgotten Hero
Second of a two-part series of biographical articles about Colonel John Reid (1820-1881), with illustration, photo (of Reid), and description of his later life and career, returning to Jackson County after...
Jubilesta: Kansas City's Formula for Luring Out-of-Towners Makes the Visitors Pay the Bill
Article about the "jubilesta" held in the fall, meant to attract out-of-towners to the city, featured in 1937 entertainment and exhibits held at Municipal Auditorium.
Kansas City--College Basketball Capital of America
Article celebrates 75 years of Kansas City collegiate basketball (1936-2011) including memorable players, coaches, and tournaments. Kansas City has hosted more NCAA games (122) and more championship games...
Kansas City Auditorium
Extensive article about the "second largest, and most completely equipped auditorium in the country," with views, plans, and construction outlines, including a photo of the building under construction...
Kansas City's Municipal Show
Description of the "Know Your City Show" at Municipal Auditorium, with displays on city government departments and finances, part of the continuing efforts to regain public trust.
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