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Lindbergh, Charles A
Trans World Airlines (...
George R Bauer
100 Years of Aviation
Entire issue of Gateway Heritage devoted to flight. Includes primary sources such as letters by the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh. Chapters are: How We Made The First Flight; To Octave Chanute,...
Airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis
View of the Charles Lindbergh plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, on the ground at Kansas City's Municipal Airport.
Biography of Lou Holland (1878-1960), Advocate of Kansas City Aviation
Charles A. Lindbergh
Photos and information on the visit of famous airplane pilot Charles Lindbergh to Kansas City's Municipal Airport in 1927.
Charles and Anne Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow standing near plane.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh surrounded by a crowd of people.
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...
Leaders in Our Town
Photo and bio of John Collings, executive vice-president of Trans World Airlines, or TWA. Description of his life and career, starting as a news reporter in Texas after moving from his native Virginia...
Photos and newspaper clippings about men connected with local aviation, including Lou Holland, Octave Chanute, Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, et al.
Folder includes copies of the Lindbergh Day Program for the dedication of the airport as well as a Kansas City Public Affairs publication entitled "The Air Port".
March 22, 2006
The "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column features the Municipal Airport in this issue. Picture includes the airport and a TWA DC-2 airplane. An account of the dedication of the airport and the visit...
Kansas City's Municipal Airport opened in 1927. Two planes landed on August 17, 1927. The first one marked the first official landing of a passenger plane. It arrived from Richards Field carrying Chamber...
Municipal Airport, Passenger Station
Postcard of Municipal Airport with accompanying text.
Photos and history of Kansas City's second principal airport established in 1927 known under various names until settling on "Municipal Airport" and "renamed Kansas City Downtown Airport" in 1972 with...
Parade Honoring Charles Lindbergh
Distant view of cars in parade honoring Charles A. Lindbergh, near intersection of Linwood and Gillham. Lindbergh not visible.
Brief history of the Richards Flying Field, estabished in 1922 in Raytown, Missouri, used for military pilot training and regular airmail service and visited by Charles Lindbergh at the height of his popularity...
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
The News That Shocked a Nation
Article about the kidnaping and murder of Bobby Greenlease, a 6-year-old son of "Robert C. Greenlease, a 71-year-old millionaire" of Kansas City, with many photos and description of the crime by Carl Hall...
Wheeler Downtown Airport
August 17, 2007
"The Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, which helped Kansas City become a major player of the early aviation era, observes its 80th birthday today. Charles Lindbergh dedicated the Kansas City Municipal...
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid
ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938)
The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...
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