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1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Thomas Swope Thomas Swope May 17, 1905 Biographical description of Thomas Swope, "a shy, wispy bachelor who built a fortune by his shrewd real estate investments." Description of his part in the city beautiful movement with the donation of...

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

6. Thomas Swope Thomas Swope June 21, 1905 Biography of Thomas Hunton Swope (1827-1909), "a real estate developer and philanthropist in Kansas City," nicknamed "colonel" for his position in early real estate wealth. Donator of Swope Park land in...

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. The Leafless American The Leafless American 1967 Chapter of the book about the author's reminiscences as a child living in Kansas City with his mother starting in 1906. Includes descriptions of the city's dual character as "a smutty and religious town,"...

10. Swope Park Swope Park 1995 Description of the 1,763-acre park acquired in 1896, between 63rd and 77th Streets, Swope Parkway, and the Kansas City Southern Railroad tracks, with photos, drawings, and history as "the second-largest...

11. Swope Park Swope Park May 15, 1905 Description with photos of the park and its unique features.

12. 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."

13. 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."

14. 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."

15. 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.

16. 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.

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

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

19. 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.

20. 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...