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1. A Higher Standard of Maintenance A Higher Standard of Maintenance February//1967 Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...

2. A New Boat-House for Kansas City A New Boat-House for Kansas City November//1949 Article about the new boat-house in Swope Park for the lake there, with photos.

3. Alfred Benjamin Memorial Alfred Benjamin Memorial 1934-07-01 View of Alfred Benjamin Memorial in Swope Park.

4. America's Most Beautiful City America's Most Beautiful City July/15/1915 Description with photos of the notable park system: "Tying them all together is the longest system of municipal boulevards in the world."

5. Amusement Parks Amusement Parks A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks

6. 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.

7. Appreciation of Swope Park Appreciation of Swope Park April/23/1918 Explanation of a proposal by the Chamber of Commerce to "give expression" of thanks "in a more substantial way than merely through resolution of thanks."

8. Biography of Delbert J. Haff (1859-1943), Early Parks and Boulevards Legal Counsel Biography of Delbert J. Haff (1859-1943), Early Parks and Boulevards Legal Counsel 1999

9. Electric Park (2nd), Streetcar Entrance Electric Park (2nd), Streetcar Entrance Postcard of the street car entrance to Electric Park (2nd)

10. Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City's Park System December//1952 Article about the "updating" of the park system's facilities and roads, with new pavement, additional parking, new buildings, etc.

11. Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid Kansas City Art Commission Award Photographs-Landmarks Commission Finding Aid 1964-1988 Collection of 122 8' x 10' color photographs documenting the winners of biannual architecture and urban design awards granted by the Kansas City Art Commission from 1964 through 1988. Subjects include...

12. Kansas City Park Department Kansas City Park Department 1922-1946 Folder contains two brochures connected with the Park Department. One concerns a music in the parks series held in 1946 and the other concerns the "Park and Plan Week Celebration" which includes among...

13. Kansas City Zoo Kansas City Zoo Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the Kansas City Zoological Gardens, or Kansas City Zoo at Swope Park, with description of its various exotic animals and other attractions.

14. Kansas City's Fairmount Park: Carnival, Electric 1 & 2, Fairyland, Forest, Swope, Troost, Winnwood, & Kansas City's Fairmount Park: Carnival, Electric 1 & 2, Fairyland, Forest, Swope, Troost, Winnwood, & Washington Parks: 1892-1936 2012 Compiled history of Kansas City's amusement parks from 1892-1936.

15. Kansas City's Neglected Zoo Kansas City's Neglected Zoo July//1970 Article about the deplorable condition of the city zoo due to a construction strike and lack of funds.

16. 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...

17. KC Park Board to Study Service KC Park Board to Study Service August 4, 2008 Members of the city's Park Board plan to take a closer look at the city's 10 community centers. The main concern is that the centers are well maintained and that they meet the needs of the community. About...

18. Main Shelter House at Swope Park Main Shelter House at Swope Park ca1920 Full, exterior view of the main Shelter House located at the entrance to Swope Park.

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

20. Map of Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri Map of Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri April 1911 Map of Swope Park showing wooded areas, golf course, rifle range, nurseries, zoo, etc. "Area: 1332 Acres."