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1. Kansas City Open Golf Tournament Kansas City Open Golf Tournament Souvenir booklet from the Kansas City Open Golf Tournament for the following: 1st, Swope Park Golf Course, 1949; 6th , Blue Hills Country Club, 1954; 7th, Hillcrest Country Club, 1955; 8th, Milburn Golf...

2. Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City //1911, ca. Photo and bio of C. C. Craver, conductor of "a general real estate business" in Kansas City starting in about 1900, including the opening of "Beaufort, Swope Park Heights and East Swope Highlands."

3. The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri--Souvenir The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri--Souvenir //1920 Picture of the gathering at Swope Park on August 28, 1918.

4. Souvenir Presented by the Board of Park Commissioners of Kansas City, Mo.: The Park and Boulevard System Souvenir Presented by the Board of Park Commissioners of Kansas City, Mo.: The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri //1920 Photo of "Swope Park, Aviation Day, Aug. 28, 1918."

5. Souvenir Presented by the Board of Park Commissioners of Kansas City, Mo.: The Park and Boulevard System Souvenir Presented by the Board of Park Commissioners of Kansas City, Mo.: The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri //1920 Description and photos of the "proposed parkway along and including the Blue River from 15th to Swope Park."

6. The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri--Souvenir The Park and Boulevard System of Kansas City, Missouri--Souvenir //1920 Proposed parkway along and including the Blue River.

7. Maps of Swope Park Maps of Swope Park //1934-1935 Maps of Swope Park.

8. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Wilbur Dunn, "superintendent of the parks of Kansas City." He was born in Baldwin, Kansas, in 1864 and came to Kansas City in 1884 as a civil engineer, becoming connected with "the...

9. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of John Halcro, "a stone contractor and builder," born in Scotland in 1859 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1880 and "erect[ing] many of the finest stone residences of the city, including...

10. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Louis Root, "superintendent of Mount Washington cemetery of Kansas City." Born in New York in 1853 and coming here in 1887 as a civil engineer "associated with George E. Kessler,...

11. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of Thomas Swope, a prominent real estate investor and developer of Kansas City. Born in Kentucky in 1827 and coming here in 1857 as a realtor, donating the large tract of land southeast of...

12. Kansas City, Missouri: Pictorial and Biographical Kansas City, Missouri: Pictorial and Biographical 1908 Photo and bio of Thomas Swope, a real estate investor and donor of Swope Park. Born in Kentucky in 1827 and coming to Kansas City in 1857 before retiring to Independence, Missouri.

13. Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908 Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908 1908 Map, description, and area (for each park) and distance (for boulevards) charts about the Kansas City park and boulevard system with an inset of Swope Park.

14. Missouri's Contribution to American Architecture Missouri's Contribution to American Architecture 1928 Photo of the Thomas H. Swope Memorial in Swope Park, erected in Kansas City in 1917 from designs by architects Wight & Wight.

15. Thomas Swope Thomas Swope 1934 Biography of Swope and description of the memorial.

16. Where These Rocky Bluffs Meet, Including the Story of the Kansas City Ten-Year Plan Where These Rocky Bluffs Meet, Including the Story of the Kansas City Ten-Year Plan 1938

17. Map of Swope Park Map of Swope Park 1941 Map of Swope Park in 1941 with descriptive information about the zoo, etc.

18. Missouri, Heart of the Nation Missouri, Heart of the Nation 1947 Paintings and drawings of Country Club Plaza, Swope Park Zoo, Washington Square, Penn Valley Park, Stock Yards, Twilight on Quality Hill, etc., by local artists.

19. Well Tended Parks and Boulevards Enrich Kansas City's Beauty Well Tended Parks and Boulevards Enrich Kansas City's Beauty 1950 Description of the system in general and how it developed.

20. Thrills of a Century: Starlight Theatre, Swope Park Thrills of a Century: Starlight Theatre, Swope Park 1950 Photos and text about "the Centennial spectacle, 'Thrills of a Century,'" a costume drama about the history of Kansas City.