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Askren, Robert G
Air Age Mark in Jet Flight
August 3, 1959
First jet passenger plane out of Kansas City, leaving for Los Angeles, California.
Two photographs of planes over Kansas City Municipal Airport. One is Braniff airliner, the other TWA.
Airplanes before Terminal Building and Skyline
Terminal building with Kansas City skyline in background; also shows row of TWA DC-3s in front of terminal.
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.
Aviation Facilities Suffer Flood Damage
July 23, 1951
Summary of effects of the flood on the most severely hit airlines.
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...
Biography of Lou Holland (1878-1960), Advocate of Kansas City Aviation
Celebrating Preservation: 2007 HKCF Preservation Awards
Article on 2007 Preservation Awards includes information about the renovation of the following properties: Park Lane Apartments, Aladdin Hotel, Christian Church Hospital(Residences at West Paseo), Blossom...
Culture Economy: The Midwest's New Art City
A panel discussion about the relationship between art and economic development in Kansas City. Panel included Paul Tyler, David Ford, Porter Arneill, David Dowell, and Brad Nicholson. Article includes...
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...
From the Stacks: Western Historical Manuscript Collection - Kansas City, Missouri's Airline, TWA's "Around the World Service"
Article provides a concise history of TWA, founded July 13, 1925, as Western Air Express (WAE). Transcontinental and Western Air relocated its headquarters from New York to Kansas City in 1931. Western...
History of Trans World Airlines (TWA)
Photos and description of "the history of TWA [Trans World Airlines], beginning in 1929 when Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) decided to make their international headquarters at Municipal Airport in...
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...
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...
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