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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
A Sketch of My Life Written for My Children and a Buffalo Hunt in Nebraska in 1871
Autobiographical booklet by Charles Fessenden Morse, or Charles Morse, a real estate and railroad businessman in Kansas City in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Photos and description of his life and career,...
A Study of Malnutrition of Schoolchildren
July 3, 1920
Report detailing a 1919 health study on malnutrition involving Kansas City, Missouri students in 55 grade schools and the local anti-tuberculosis society. The study found that the Lowell School had the...
A Summer Roundup Session
Notice for the "annual meeting and tea of the summer roundup chairmen of the Kansas City Council of Parents and Teachers" at the YWCA, involving Mrs. Mary Weeks, "president of the children's bureau and...
A Title I Tale: High Reading/Math Gains at Low Cost in Kansas City, Kansas
Illustrations and article about the program in Kansas City, Kansas schools "demonstrat[ing] a consistently effective way of teaching large numbers of children to read and compute without breaking the bank"...
A Treasure Hunt Full of Thrills
Article about the Kansas City Museum's educational program.
A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards
July 29, 1890
The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...
A. W. Alger
Advertising card for A. W. Alger with two images of women in a kitchen called "The Old Way" and the "The New Way." The old way shows a stove falling apart, a broken dish, a spilling pot, a broken window,...
A Water Experience. ..
Combination fountain and pool designed for children.
About Town: Man Ready to Fly Again to Make Santa Real
File containing a photo and biographical article about James Walker, a retired 80-year-old pilot (in 1975) preparing "to duplicate an airplane flight of 50 years ago [Christmas Eve of 1925) which would...
Abraham Lincoln Bust At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
June 7, 1976
In 1946, the school children of Kansas City, Missouri, through the Patriots and Pioneers Memorial Foundation, donated a bust of Abraham Lincoln to the Nelson Gallery of Art. The bust portrays Lincoln at...
AC12 BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project Collection Finding Aid
The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community and provides insight into the...
AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection contains items related to the professional and community activities and achievements of Dr. Julia H. Hill, former president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the...
AC19 George W. Mayfield Collection Finding Aid
The George W. Mayfield Collection contains materials related to the life and career of Pullman porter and barber George W. Mayfield.
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC27 Williams Photo Studio Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1920-ca. 1959
The Williams Photo Studio Collection contains images of African American civic and health institutions, organizations, and schools as well as individuals and residences in the Kansas City metropolitan...
AC34 Crosthwaite Family Collection Finding Aid
The Crosthwaite Family Collection contains documents, photographs, artifacts, and textiles related to the lives and careers of Dr. David N. and Minnie L. Crosthwaite and their children.
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
AC53 Watkins Family Collection Finding Aid
The Watkins Family Collection includes documents, photographs, and artifacts related to Theron B. Watkins, Olivia Watkins Shaw, Bruce R. Watkins, and Watkins Bros. Funeral Home.
ACE Backers Stage Protest
April 14, 2012
On Friday, April 13, 2012, “the founders of Kansas City’s African-centered education program summoned all the campus’s children, staff and its drum corps to rally against the school district’s...
Articles and information about adoption and adoption searches and records in Missouri.
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