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Glass Negative, Color
Charles E Hanson jr
ca 1953-ca. 1964 [bulk...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Witness to Union Station's Transformation
October 5, 2014
Brief article with accompanying collection of photographs of Union Station by Roy Inman. Inman's photographs document the 1994-1999 restoration of Union Station.
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
American Royal Section: 75th Year--Diamond Jubilee
Schedule of events for the anniversary year celebrations.
An Interview With Agustin Rocha
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded August 14, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Includes a typed list...
Campaigns of the Civil War: Centennial Edition
Colored map of the southeastern United States shows campaigns, battles, prisons, and other important sites associated with the Civil War. Insets show Battle of Gettysburg and Virginia Campaigns, and portraits...
Article profiles the holiday activities of prominent Kansas Citians.
Holiday Issue 2005
Six brief profiles of Kansas City celebrities and their family activities during the winter holidays. The celebrities profiled are William Whitener of the Kansas City Ballet; baseball legend Buck O'Neil;...
Holiday Issue 2003
Article profiles the holiday activities of several prominent Kansas Citians, including weatherman Brian Busby, Mayor Kay Barnes, Chief's long snapper Kendall Gammon, television personality Cynthia Smith,...
Centennial Planning Committee
July 6, 1949
Committee of civic leaders meeting at the Hotel Muehlebach to plan for the centennial celebrations of Kansas City, Missouri in 1950. From left to right (clockwise around table) are pictured Mayor William...
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Turns 50 Years Old
February 21, 2004
Short article about the 50th anniversary yearlong celebrations planned by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Events started with a dinner program that was a tribute to Dal Shealy, the organization's...
View of fiesta flags with people on Country Club Plaza. Villa Serena Apartments are in background.
View of fiesta flags on Country Club Plaza. Villa Serena Apartments in background.
Fourth of July
Photos, illustrations, and information on the Fourth of July or Independence Day celebrations in Kansas City history, with hot-air balloons, parades, and fireworks, etc.
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Material about the national heritage area encompassing 41 counties along the Kansas-Missouri border. The area was established in anticipation of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War to promote education...
Postcard of the Hannibal Bridge
December 27, 2011
Photograph of Brian Lessen of Zimbabwe lighting the seven candles of Hanukkah on an ice menorah at the Country Club Plaza. This is the second year of the ice menorah, which is sponsored by Chabad on the...
Photos, illustrations, and information on the centennial celebrations of Kansas statehood in 1961 and Kansas territoryhood in 1954.
Kansas City Chiefs
Several articles about the Chiefs' first Super Bowl victory and second Super Bowl appearance, with photos and text about the celebrations with over 100,000 at Liberty Memorial and ticker tape parade Downtown....
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