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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
William A. Kimsey
Photo and obituary for William Kimsey, a former slave dying at the age of 110 on October 2, 1969. Description of his life and career, "[b]orn into slavery March 20, 1859, in Louisville, Ky.," and brought...
Wild West Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The majority of photographs in this collection came from the Brookings Montgomery photograph collection purchased by the library in the 1960s. Images are of outlaws, cowboys, Indians, lawmen, judges, western...
Wilcox & White Organ Co.
Advertising card for Wilcox & White Organ Co. showing a boy pushing a large egg along the ground and a bird flying in front of it. Front of card says: "Wilcox & White Organs. Few Equals--No Superiors..."...
Widows' and Orphans' Home Society
Information about the society established on August 11, 1866 and incorporated in 1867 under the name The Widows' and Orphans' Home Society of Missouri.
Whyte Brothers Grocery
Postcard of the interior of the E. Whyte Grocery, Fruit & Wine Company
Why Kansas Is Loved of Her Children
Photo of F. D. Coburn in an article about Kansas by him.
Whizzo's Wonderland: Capers Rewarded by Adoring Children
Photo and biographical article about Frank Wiziarde, "a hot commodity here in the '50s and '60s" as Whizzo the Clown, a character "created in 1952 when the Cook Paint and Varnish Company bought KMBC-TV,"...
Whizzo the Clown
July 27, 2005
In the "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column the featured postcard is of Whizzo the Clown and titled "Whizzo on TV 9". According to information supplied with this card, Frank Oliver Wiziarde was a Westmoreland,...
Interior view of African American children in cribs and attendants at Wheatley Hospital. Wheatley Provident Hospital is listed in the 1930 Kansas City city directory at 1826 Forest.
Whatsoever Community House
Interior view of girls working on Indian costumes at the Whatsoever Community House in Kansas City, Missouri. According to the 1930 Kansas City city directory, it is located at 6801 Independence Avenue....
Whatsoever Community Center
Interior view of children working on projects at tables.
What's a Child Worth?
Photos and biographical article about Don Wilson, manager of "the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Project Essential" for school children since 1993. Native of Iola, Kansas previously engaged as "interim...
What Would the Neighbors Think? A Look at the Old-Fashioned Moral Codes
Mention of orphan trains from New York to the Ozarks before the Depression.
What the School May Properly Demand of the Library
Article about the relationship between librarians and teachers in educating children and adolescents, mainly with regard to reading and math.
What Makes a Good Junior High Art Program?
Illustrations (paintings by junior high school children here) and article about "the junior high [school] art program in Kansas City, Missouri" and its strengths in instruction and service to underprivileged...
Westside Health Center
Interior view of dental office at Westside Health Center. Dentist and children in view. Located at 721 W. 18th according to the 1930 Kansas City city directory.
Westport Public Schools
Schedules for openings of Westport public schools, including the Penn School for "colored" or black children.
Westport Main School
Postcard of the Westport Main School
February 27, 1916
Interior view with children at tables.
Westport Battle Reunion
October 23, 1925
Unframed reprint of a black and white photograph (10 x 24 in.) of the reunion at the 61st anniversary of the Battle of Westport. Unidentified men, women and children are posed standing in front of the...
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