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50 Largest Area Employers. ..
Table listing the top 50 largest Kansas City area employers in 1984, with the following top notables: (1) federal government, (2) General Motors Corporation, (3) Bendix Corporation, (4) Missouri state...
Air Age Mark in Jet Flight
August 3, 1959
First jet passenger plane out of Kansas City, leaving for Los Angeles, California.
At First, They were 'Sky Girls'
May 22, 2005
History of the first airlline flight attendants contains a section on Kansas Citian, Ona Gieschen, who worked for TWA starting in 1948.
Barkley Ad Agency Shortens Its Name, Gets a New Logo
October 10, 2006
Article reports the shortening of the name of Barkley Evergreen and Partners advertising agency to "Barkley," along with the unveiling of a new, rocket-shaped logo. The agency moved into the refurbished...
Barkley Evergreen Takes Wing
November 12, 2005
Local ad agency, Barkley Evergreen & Partners, is planning on moving into the long vacant TWA Building in the Crossroads District. The building is at 18th and Baltimore and is presently owned by Bradley...
Deaths: Mrs. Paul S. May
Obituary for Mrs. Gladys May, "48, of 120 [West 61st Terrace], a founder of the H. E. E. D. (Help Educate Emotionally Disturbed) School," later "known as the Children's Special Education Center, 400 [West...
Deaths: Robert E. Whitmer
Photo and obituary for Robert Whitmer, "67, of Aberdeen Road, Fairway, a former director of the J. C. Nichols Company and an officer for Trans World Airlines." Native of Wichita, Kansas coming to Kansas...
Developers Buy TWA Building
September 16, 2003
Lou Trigg and Roger Buford purchased the old 8-story TWA building at the southeast corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue. They formed a partnership called TB Squared to redevelop it. TWA owned the...
Former Center for Pilot Training Soon to Be Gone
January 1, 2006
Article reports the beginning of demolition on the TWA Flight Training Center Building, located in the southwest quadrant of Interstate 29 and Cookingham Drive near the Kansas City International Airport....
Former TWA Building Acquired
July 16, 2009
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation purchased the mortgage on the old Trans World Airlines administrative building near Kansas City International Airport. The building is listed on the National Register of...
Four Generations, All Fit to Fly
January 27, 2013
Article announces that the TWA Museum has begun an oral history project aimed at documenting the experiences of former Trans World Airlines employees. Jim Stanton, a former pilot, is interviewed and describes...
Her First Book
File containing a photo and caption about Willa Wightman, a "teletype operator for Trans World Airlines," "author of 'My Heart Sings,' a collection of devotional lyrics," and resident of 4025 Walnut Street....
History on the Fly
July 19, 2009
Photographs and article about the Airline History Museum, 201 N. W. Lou Holland Drive (Wheeler Airport). The main attractions of the museum are the restored planes: the Lockheed Super-G Constellation (commonly...
Hughes Kept Them Guessing Here, Too
Photos and obituary article about Howard Hughes (1905-1976), controlling owner of TWA or Trans World Airlines in Kansas City from the 1930s to the 1960s. Stories about his eccentric and unpredictable appearances...
In Search of Mr. Hughes
January 23, 2005
Article explores the connection of Howard Hughes to Kansas City through his involvement with TWA Airlines. The recollections of Hughes by TWA employees are included as well as his contacts with engineer...
August 17-23, 2006
Article describes the 2006 replacement of the TWA Moonliner II, a 35-foot replica of a hypothetical TWA passenger rocket to the Moon, on the roof of the TWA Building at 18th and Baltimore. The rocket,...
Is Modern Worth Saving?
August 13, 2006
The TWA rehab project represents a significant architectural issue: What makes a modern building worth saving? Historic preservation of the TWA building at 18th and Baltimore Avenue will be complete in...
KC Themes Enliven Hotel
May 16, 2014
Article announces that the former Holiday Inn hotel located at 801 Westport Road will officially become the 816 Hotel as of May 22, 2014. Details of the nearly $500,000 renovation of the building are provided....
Largest Kansas City Area Employers
November 15, 1982
Largest 27 employers in the Kansas City area in 1982: (1) federal government, 22,000, (2) Trans World Airlines, 7,600, (3) General Motors Corporation, 7,500, (4) Bendix Corporation, 7,183, (5) Hallmark...
June 29, 2014
Several residents of Kansas City whose lives were impacted by the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act are interviewed. The interviewees discuss how the law affected access to jobs, access to housing,...
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