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Biography of Harry Wiggins (1932-2004), Lawyer and Legislator
KC's Grandest Openings
June 1, 2001
Article describes the openings of some of the Kansas City area's major facilities. Included are Kemper Arena, Arrowhead Stadium and Royals Stadium. A chart, "Opening Days," provides debut date, cost, and...
Highlights of the sports career of Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a star player for the Kansas City Chiefs football team dying soon after a car accident.
Highlights of the sports career of Frank White, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Highlights of the sports career of George Brett, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Last Word: Life at Chappell's
Photo and article about "the grandfather of all sports bars, Chappell's in friendly Northtown." Founded and operated by Jim Chappell (a local native) in North Kansas City, Missouri and decorated with numerous...
Marketing and Advertising: Over the Airwaves
Photo and article about David Baerg, "general manager and president of Prizm Productions Inc., the corporate subsidiary of Day Dreamer Productions," an advertising agency winning an award for "the KC 150...
Major League City: Can the Wizards Ever Get Their Due Respect?
Photo and article about the lack of celebration and attention for the Kansas City Wizards soccer team following their "Major League Soccer championship trophy" in 2000.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Man
Photo and biographical article about George Toma, 66-year-old "[m]aster groundskeeper" of Kansas City for 38 years back to the days of Municipal Stadium. "[P]laying field consultant for the Kansas City...
Chiefs Start Anew: Vermeil Likes What He Sees
Photo and description of Dick Vermeil, the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs football team in 2001 and former co-worker of Carl Peterson, the team's general manager.
Photo and highlights of the sports career of Buck O'Neil, a former coach and player for the Kansas City Monarchs and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Hall of Famer Boudreau Dies: Star Shortstop Was A's First Manager in KC
Photo and obituary for Lou Boudreau, "a Hall of Fame shortstop and first manager of the Kansas City Athletics" baseball team from 1955 to 1957, dying at the age of 84 in 2001.
International Hockey League Folds: The Puck Stops Here
Photos and article about the end of the Kansas City Blades ice hockey team in 2001, reviewing their history in Kansas City since 1990 as part of the newly defunct International Hockey League.
Game On: Greater Kansas City Sports Businesses Spend Their Time Juggling Competition, Revenue and Costs
Photos and article about the history of professional sports teams and their business aspects in Greater Kansas City from the 1960s to the present-day's "fledgling Kansas City Knights of the American Basketball...
Photos and highlights of the sports career of Tom Watson, a an internationally prominent golf player born in Kansas City in 1949 and raised here.
WHB Radio Station
Photos, illustrations, and information on the history and operations of WHB-AM radio station (AM 810 in the 2001s), first airing in April 1922 in Kansas City and by 2000 airing only sports under owner...
NAIA Draws Play to Move Downtown
December 15-21, 2006
The National Association of Intercollegiate Sports after moving to Olathe, Kansas, in 2001 may now be considering a move back to Kansas City. The organization moved here from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has seen...
South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid
ca1930 - 1960
The South Central Business Association began in the 1920s. It was a business group for the Linwood and Troost area of Kansas City, Missouri, and considered by some to be the first shopping district or...
SC64 Kansas City Convention Programs Collection Finding Aid
This artificial collection contains approximately 100 programs of primarily national conventions of associations from throughout the United States held in Kansas City, Missouri, between the years 1903-1961....
SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid
This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...
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