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1. Biography of Earl Thomas (1897-1985), Educator and Civic Leader Biography of Earl Thomas (1897-1985), Educator and Civic Leader 2009

2. Biography of James Francis Pendergast (1856-1911), Kansas City Alderman Biography of James Francis Pendergast (1856-1911), Kansas City Alderman 1999

3. Biography of L. P. Cookingham (1896-1992), Kansas City's First City Manager Biography of L. P. Cookingham (1896-1992), Kansas City's First City Manager 1999

4. Council-Manager Government in Kansas City Council-Manager Government in Kansas City 1934 Thesis about the structure and effects of the council-manager form of city government adopted in 1926.

5. Councilwoman Beth Gottstein Councilwoman Beth Gottstein Fall 2010 Profile of Beth Gottstein who served on the Kansas City City Council from 2007 to 2011. As well as her personal goals and accomplishments, Gottstein comments on city government and Kansas Citians.

6. Digital Transformation: Changing How KC Does Business Digital Transformation: Changing How KC Does Business July 21, 2011 The Kansas City Municipal Court will be "the first munipcal court to go end-to-end paperless." This digital transformation will result in less paper ticket messes and shorter lines and waits. The change...

7. Frances I. Gaw Frances I. Gaw File includes a May 30, 1985, resolution honoring Dr. Frances I. Gaw, "former senior research analyst with the City Planning Commission," issued by Mayor Charles Wheeler upon the occasion of Gaw's death....

8. KC Auditor to Retire from Post This Month KC Auditor to Retire from Post This Month November 7, 2006 Article reporting the November 17, 2006 retirement of Mark Funkhouser, after 18 years in the position of auditor of Kansas City, Missouri. Funkhouser, who received national recognition for his work, was...

9. Opposition to the Pendergast Machine, 1925-1934 Opposition to the Pendergast Machine, 1925-1934 1955 Thesis about the Tom Pendergast machine, starting with 1925 and including a large section on Rabbi Mayerberg's "crusade" against the machine.

10. People Respond to Award-Winning MPR in Beverly Hills and Kansas City People Respond to Award-Winning MPR in Beverly Hills and Kansas City February//1957 Article concerning "Profile," a weekly television program on KCMO-TV about municipal government.

11. Political Wards Map City Directory Entry Political Wards Map City Directory Entry 1887 Map of the political wards in 1887, with the city limits between the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and 31st and Cleveland Avenue.

12. Schulte's Job Title No Longer 'Acting' Schulte's Job Title No Longer 'Acting' May 20, 2011 The City Council unanimously voted to authorize a two-year contract with Troy Schulte as the City Manager. Schulte has served for the past 18 months as acting City Manager and the move will allow him to...

13. Surprise Move Ousts Cauthen as Manager Surprise Move Ousts Cauthen as Manager November 20, 2009 On Thursday, November 20, 2009, city manager Wayne Cauthen was removed from office in a move initiated by Mayor Mark Funkhouser "that passed the City Council by just one vote and that took City Hall completely...

14. The Cities of America: Kansas City The Cities of America: Kansas City August 25, 1945 First article in a series entitled "Cities of America," providing a general history of Kansas City, highlighting its evolution from a wild "Old West" town and corrupt crime-ridden city of the Depression...

15. The City Manager Plan in Kansas City The City Manager Plan in Kansas City January 1940 Article about the history of the city manager plan in Kansas City since its beginning in 1925 and the city's earlier systems of municipal government back to 1853.

16. The Man in the Middle The Man in the Middle September 13, 2009 Article examines the six-year tenure of Wayne Cauthen as city manager. His accomplishments and challenges are discussed and what his supporters and detractors say. Hired by Mayor Kay Barnes, he is seen...

17. The Missouri Municipal League, Seventy Five Years of Service The Missouri Municipal League, Seventy Five Years of Service January 2010 The year 2009 marked the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Missouri Municipal League. Article details first efforts and reviews major milestones.

18. The Politics of Reform: Kansas City's Municipal Government, 1925-1950 The Politics of Reform: Kansas City's Municipal Government, 1925-1950 1956 Dissertation toward a doctorate degree from the University of Chicago about the city government of Kansas City during the "council-manager" period, the first half of which served as "a symbol of municipal...