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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
Wonderscope, Children's Place Set Sights On a 'Wow" For Kids
February 19, 2008
Two local children's museums want to merge and build "a world-class destination museum." The governing boards of both the Children's Museum of Kansas City and of Wonderscope have now signed a letter of...
Article about the arcade and its clientele at 12th and Grand Avenues.
Wonderful Wyandotte County
Photos and article about tourist and historic sites in Wyandotte County, Kansas (including Kansas City, Kansas) such as the Grinter Place State Historic Site, the Renaissance Festival, Huron Cemetery,...
Women Sorting Clothing
Interior view of unidentified women and children sorting through boxes of clothing during 1951 flood.
Women and Children near Shelter House
June 13, 1932
Group portrait of unidentified women and children seated on rock wall near Shelter House Number 7.
Woman's City Club moves to Harris-Kearney House
June 1, 2004
Article describes the origins and history of the Kansas City Woman's City Club. Founded in 1917 by Mrs. James Coburn, the Club engages in civic, charitable and educational activities, focusing particularly...
Woman of 80 on TV Show Is a Former Kansas Citian
May 3, 1953
Article profiles actress Gertrude Hoffman (80), who lived in Kansas City with her family from 1919 to 1917 before beginning an acting career in film and television at the age of 60. Hoffman reflects back...
Woman Holding Small Child
Woman holding up a small child with one hand. Other women and children are visible in the background.
Woman Holding Child
Woman identified as Mrs. Aleck Douglas holding her daughter.
Woman and Boy in Woods
Unidentified woman and boy chopping down small tree in wooded area.
Wm. W. Kendall Boot and Shoe Co.
Advertising card for Wm. W. Kendall Boot and Shoe Co. showing a child at the beach carrying a net and looking into a basket for catching seafood. Front of card has a crest that says: "K. B & S Co, Established...
Winter Street Scene
Two children in street at unidentified residential area.
Children atop sleds in street near 68th and Paseo.
Winnwood Beach, the Atlantic City of the Midwest
July 31, 1996
Discussion of the history and development of Winnwood Beach by Frank Winn approximately in 1912. The resort included three lakes, a water slide, picnic area, children's beach, roller coasters, and 300...
Winners of the West newspaper
Entire run of the "Winners of the West" newspaper published in Saint Joseph, Missouri from December 1923 to January 1939 with the exception of some issues in the first six volumes. Called "[t]he only paper...
Willis Wood Theater
Unidentified men, women and children in costumes onstage at Willis Wood Theater.
Willis Castle Memorial Photograph Collection Finding Aid
ca1920-1950 (bulk 1940s-1950s)
This collection contains 340 black and white, 8" x 10" photographs. Many of them were a part of the Department of Welfare, Kansas City, Missouri. The focus of this collection is on people and activities,...
William Peery's Wife and Family
Family portrait identified as William Peery's wife Lucy Ann Forkner Peery with children and grandchildren. Sitting left to right: Woodson Peery - lawyer with Louise on his lap; Nannie Peery - unmarried;...
William C. Connett, Jr. Papers Finding Aid
The Connett family is noted in the history of the St. Joseph and Sparta, Missouri, area. They had connections at one time with the meat-packing industry in St. Joseph, Missouri. Leonard L. Solomon was...
William Allen White Book Award
Photos, illustrations, and information on the William Allen White Children's Book Award established in 1952 at the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas for children's books authors.
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