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Nettie Thompson Grove
Stephen C Ragan
Walter Wayne Smith
Photo and bio of Mabelle Glenn, "nationally known for her work as Director of Music in the Public Schools of Kansas City and for her outstanding service for two years as President of the Music Supervisors'...
File contains a paper about the history of the Madison School, starting as Mount Auburn School (or Mt. Auburn School) in 1886 "in a one room frame building on the west side of Wyandotte Street between...
Marked For Life By Quantrill
June 1, 2005
Short story about the bullet to the forehead that Abraham Ellis took from William Quantrill. It occurred in March, 1862, at an inn in Aubry, Kansas. The bullet went through the window and his hat before...
Mary Paxton Keeley Recalls Her School Days
Reminiscences by Mary Paxton Keeley, about her school days as a child in 1870s Independence, Missouri.
May We Present Mabelle Glenn
Photo and biographical article about Mabelle Glenn, "director of music for the public schools" of Kansas City since about 1921 and a native of Illinois, "elected national president of the Music Supervisors'...
McCune Home School
March 1, 1930
Article about the McCune Home School located in conjunction with the McCune Home for Boys. School is listed with article as located seven miles northeast of Independence on Highway 24. The county court...
Measuring Citizen Opinion on Local Civic Problems
Article relating the results of public opinion surveys on the satisfaction ratings for the city and county government and public schools, performed by the Civic Research Institute.
Mexico, Missouri: Your Kind of Town!
Extensive special section with photographs, map, and information about Mexico, Missouri, in Audrain County and hometown of Senator Christopher S "Kit" Bond. Includes an article about Tom Bass (p. 9) and...
Miss Ethel Noland, Often Journal Contributor, Was Cousin of Former President Truman
Photo and biographical article about Miss Mary Ethel Noland, "87, a fourth generation Jackson Countian and often a contributor to the [Jackson County Historical Society] Journal," dying in 1971. A "first...
Miss Nettie M. Huff: President Kansas City Soroptimists, Huff School of Commerce
Photo and bio of Nettie Huff, "[o]rganizer of the Big Sister Association of Kansas City," and a "[t]eacher by profession, owning and operating two private schools," including the Huff School of Commerce....
Missouri's Proposed New Constitution
Article outlining the proposed new Missouri State Constitution and its changes from the existing one, especially regarding government organization, schools, and taxes.
Missouri: A State Asunder
Detailed article about the Civil War in Missouri, with most battles in 1861 and 1864, and its disastrous impact on the state's economy, schools, and crime in the years immediately following, due to lingering...
My First School but Not a Pupil
Short story concerning an early school in Kansas City observed by Catherine Stambaugh McKee, or Catherine McKee (1858-1940), "the daughter of George Washington and Jennie Huff Stambaugh," moving to Cass...
My Personal Finances: This Job Is Less Taxing
Photo and biographical article about Tom Bloch, "42, former president and chief executive officer of H & R Block, the tax preparation firm" co-founded by his father Henry Bloch in Kansas City. Description...
Nathaniel C. Bruce, Black Education and the "Tuskegee of the Midwest"
History of the Bartlett Agricultural and Industrial School, founded by Nathaniel C. Bruce (1858-1942), and other schools for the education of blacks in the early 1900s modeled after the Tuskegee Institute...
National Report: Kansas City Rights Leaders Praise Court's Decision
Article about "Civil Rights leaders voic[ing] satisfaction recently over a Supreme Court ruling upholding the right of Federal judges to make local officials raise taxes to remedy racial segregation problems...
Necrology: Leslie B. Simpson
Photos and obituary for Leslie Butler Simpson, or Leslie Simpson, "an architect in Kansas City for more than 50 years" dying in 1961. Designer of the Jackson County Courthouse (1933 renovations at Independence),...
Negro Public Colleges in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri
History of Missouri public colleges open to black people, in "a state professing to offer separate but equal schools."
No Problem: School Overcomes Lack of Students, Other Problems
Photo of Phyllis Bowie, principal of the DeLaSalle Middle School, and description of the school at 3711 Jackson Avenue. History of the DeLaSalle Education Center (or the De La Salle Education Center),...
Notes on the Pioneer School of Kansas City, Part One
Quotes and other recollections from Nellie McCoy Harris, or Nellie Harris, regarding early Jackson County schools, including the J. O. Buchanan School, the Parrish Farm School, the Cave Spring School,...
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