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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
Traveling Postcard Salesman
Photographic postcard of M.S. Porter of Holden, Mo., early day post card salesman
Tragedy, Trauma in Liberty
May 10, 2005
Coverage of a May 9, 2005 school bus crash in Liberty, Missouri, which killed two adults and injured 23 children, two critically. The collision took place at about 8:20 a.m. at the intersection of Missouri...
Tom McNeal's Fables
Book of children's fables with numerous illustrations by Kansas artist Albert T. Reid.
To Be Young, Gifted and Black in the Days of Segregated Independence
January 30, 2009
Article tells the story of Alversia Brown Pettigrew who grew up in the African American neighborhood called "The Neck" in Independence. She was among the first children to attend integrated schoools in...
Class portrait identified as Tillery School, Oct. 18, 1904, Effie Nevitt, Teacher. Presumed to be a rural country school, location not given nor are the students identified.
Ticket Office at Union Station
Postcard of Union Station Lobby and Ticket Office
Through My Eyes: A Child's View of World War II
Booklet about World War II and the domestic war effort from a child's perspective, including war events overseas and rationing efforts here.
Three Men Eating at Desks
Three grown men seated at school desks eating and wearing children's bibs.
Threatt Is Proud of Work to Boost Kansas City
December 8, 1999
File containing a biographical article about James Threatt, "a former assistant city manager" and "the first director of the Model Cities program here form 1968 to 1972." Born in Virginia in 1923 and coming...
Thomas Hart Benton Biographical Sketch
Biographical sketch of Thomas Hart Benton, the Kansas City artist born in Neosho, Missouri, and educated in Chicago and Paris, etc.
This Train Is Almost Ready to Roll
October 24, 2005
Article describes the 2005 restoration of the miniature train that once entertained children at the Downtown location of the Jones Store. The train, a Jones Store Christmas tradition, was recently discovered...
This Fairy Princess Tells a Kline's Story
December 22, 2013
Interview with Carol Jean Barta, Kansas City's most senior Fairy Princess. Barta discusses Christmas displays in downtown department stores in the 1950s, her costume, and how she became a Fairy Princess...
This Alley Was Outta this World
January 8, 2014
Postcard image and short article on the former All Star Bowl at 6000 Independence Avenue. The former space-themed bowling venue featured "The Space Lounge," decorated with hanging planets, comets and rocket...
They Stand for Us: Missouri Symbols
The Missouri Secretary of State, Roy Blunt, and school children explore the symbols of Missouri, including the flag, flower, bird, seal, song, tree, mineral, rock, insect, instrument, fossil, and Capital...
There’s Something Fishy in Kansas City
Article on the new SeaLife Aquarium that opened in April at Kansas City’s Crown Center. “With more than 5,000 creatures in 30 exhibits, the Aquarium is all about educating children and adults on the...
Then and Now: The Fairy Princess
December 1, 2010
Historical overview of Kansas City's Fairy Princess tradition,which began in 1935 at Kline's Department Store. For a 25-cent fee, children could enjoy an in-store visit with the Fairy Princess. The annual...
Unidentified men, women and children in costumes onstage.
Unidentified men, women and children in formal dress standing before a stage.
Postcard of the Theatre Royal
The World Done Wrong
Describes the lives of homeless children and efforts to assist them.
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