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Nettie Thompson Grove
Stephen C Ragan
Walter Wayne Smith
Historical Overview of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
Article describes the history of the Kansas City, Kansas School District from its inception. Author notes that the first school opened in Wyandotte County was built in July, 1844, provided and maintained...
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 Development of Public Education in Kansas City, Missouri
Thesis from the University of Wisconsin on the history of the Kansas City public school system from 1867 to 1925.
Homer Wadsworth Gets Out His Crystal Ball. ..and Talks about the Future of the Schools
Suggestions for improvement in an interview with a former school district administrator, on a wide range of issues.
House Hunting: Brookside Pride
Photo and article about the Brookside residential and business district located roughly "from 50th Street to 75th Street and Rock Hill to State Line" and containing "a wide variety of home styles and sizes...
Housing Public Library Branches in the Public Schools: How It Has Worked in Kansas City, Missouri
Article about the housing of branches of the Kansas City Public Library in public schools of the Kansas City School District.
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...
Humbolt School Building, Kansas City
Short advertisement for the Kansas City Hydraulic Press Brick Company that features a photograph of the Humbolt School, designed by Charles A. Smith.
Historical overview of the churches, schools, businesses, and other important sites within the boundaries of the old Huron Place cemetery in Wyandotte County. The orginal cemetery boundaries were located...
Ike Davis--A Man and His City
Photo and interview of Ilus Davis at the age of 62, "mayor of Kansas City from 1963-71, during a time when mayors considered wearing bullet-proof vests to work," recently (1979) becoming the "first vice-president...
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...
Obituary for Howard Monnett, "68, educator and Civil War historian" and author of the "book, 'Action before Westport'" in 1964. Description of his life and career as a native Kansas Citian starting out...
Industrial Arts and Vocational Education in the Convention City
Article about the matching of job types in Kansas City with the education to prepare students for them.
Industry Focus: Building a Better Work Force
Photos and article about the cooperation among "[s]chools, universities and businesses" in the Kansas City area with the purpose "to educate young people about careers and the real world and to keep business...
Industry Outlook: Higher Education
This issues contains V.2, #9, of the magazine's "Industry Outlook". The theme of this issue is higher education and contains articles dealing with recent cuts in education, etc. On August 14, 2002, nearly...
Interview--John A. Minor: The New Head of Kansas City's Schools Thinks the Road Ahead Is Tough, but Passable
Photos, interview, and biographical article about John Minor, the 54-year-old black superintendent of the Kansas City School District.
Is Racial Separation Inevitable and Legal?
Essay or article about the legality and possible inevitability of racial segregation in public schools, as studied in the case of the Kansas City, Missouri School District.
J. M. Greenwood
Photo and comprehensive, biographical article about former superintendent of schools in Kansas City, James Michaelborough Greenwood, or James Greenwood (1837-1914), with numerous details about his life...
Jackson County Home for Negro Boys
Short article gives history of the Jackson County Home for Negro Boys located east of the Little Blue River between Independence and Lee's Summit. The Home, erected in 1925, is on farm land owned by Jackson...
JCHS Notebook: The Society's One-Room School of the 1870s
History of the one-room school, built in the 1870s by William and Mary Howard in Lee's Summit and restored at "the courtyard of the 1859 Jail Museum in Independence, Missouri."
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