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Askren, Robert G
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
50 Years of Goodwill. ..and Four of the Many Lives It Has Brightened
History of the organization and brief profiles of some workers.
A Citation for Mrs. Snyder: French Government Acknowledges Aid Given to Children
Photo and biographical articles (including a reprint of a Kansas City Times article from December 25, 1920) about Mrs. Lillian Ethel Snyder, or Lillian Snyder (pictured as the wife of LeRoy Snyder), "cited...
A City Welfare Board
Article about the novelty of the first city welfare system, describing its activities of collecting private charities and applying them to problems of housing and unemployment.
A Helping Hand Annex
Addition of new facility to previously existing building for use by the Helping Hand Institute.
A New Home to Grow
Photo and article about the relocation of the Esplanade Senior Center from "the basement of Unico Hall on Van Brunt" Boulevard to the Holy Cross Church planned for February 2001. History of the center,...
A Public Welfare Agency and a Planning Council Working Together
Article describing the cooperation between the Jackson County Public Welfare Office and the Council of Social Agencies, "a voluntary association of one hundred agencies," together working on programs for...
A Rough Start on New Life
May 18, 2009
Article describes the difficulties encountered by Sudanese, Iraqis, and other refugees coming to Kansas City. Jewish Vocational Services and Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas City have seen a drop...
AC49 Health and Welfare Archival Vertical Files Finding Aid
The Health and Welfare Archival Vertical Files contain documents, photographs, ephemera, and other materials concerning African American health and social welfare institutions and organizations, doctors...
Alfred Benjamin Dispensary
Interior view, showing staff and patients in waiting room; located at 1000 Admiral.
Alfred Benjamin Dispensary and Jewish Educational Building
Exterior street level view of buildings identified as the Alfred Benjamin Dispensary and Jewish Educational Building located at 1000-1010 Admiral Boulevard according to the 1930 Kansas City city directory....
Alfred Benjamin Memorial
Postcard of Alfred Benjamin Memorial
An Interview With Esther Rocha
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 26, 1978. 2 sound cassettes (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. Has typed list of contents....
Angels: The $400 Was Found Money, but a Homeless Mom Returned It and Won More than Dollars Could Buy
Photos and biographical article about the Kansas City homeless family of Rosemary Pritchett and their help received in renovating an abandoned home in return for a found bank check.
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of the general charity industry in Kansas City and various charitable institutions such as Associated Charities (at 1115 Charlotte Street), the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society (in the...
Armour-Gillis Orphan Home
Exterior view of children on a slide at the Armour-Gillis Orphan Home.
As a Good Samaritan
Photo and biographical article about Edwin Terry Brigham, or Terry Brigham, co-founder of the Helping Hand Institute at 408 Main Street (a former saloon) in Kansas City in 1894, later moved into its own...
Article describes the history of The Roasterie, a Kansas City coffee company owned and operated by Danny O'Neill. The Roasterie's first location was at 1519 Cherry and eventually moved to 1204 W. 27th...
Bennett D. Levy
October 20, 2005
Obituary for Bennett D. "Bud" Levy who died October 19, 2005, at Menorah Medical Center. He was born January 30, 1922 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He moved to Kansas City in 1945 and was co-founder of...
Big Sisters of Kansas City
Description of the "Big Sisters" organization for socially and financially disadvantaged young women.
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