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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
Chapter discusses the history of the university. Founded by Presbyterian minister Reverend Eben Blachly (1800-1877) for refugee children from Missouri in the late 1850s to 1860s, the school began as "the...
West Side Baptist Day Nursery
Interior view of children seated at a table eating at the West Side Baptist Day Nursery.
Welfare Is Swell Fare for Kansas Citians!. ..And for the People!
Illustration and article about the history of the Kansas City Welfare Department, established in 1906 as the Board of Public Welfare, the "oldest, and the only one of its kind in this country." Description...
Washington Square Park
Unidentified men, women, and children in the wading pool at Washington Square Park; located on the southeast corner of Holmes and Missouri Avenue.
Washington Library Branch
Interior view with children at tables and unidentified female staff members at desk.
Warrensburg and Johnson County's Cena Christopher Draper
First of a two part story on children's author Cena Christopher Draper from Warrensburg, Missouri. Noted for children's stories that paralleled her own childhood. Her first published book was a novel for...
Waldo Residents Plant Seeds to Reopen Elementary School
July 24, 2012
A group of Waldo residents have formed the Friends of Hale Cook organization to convince the Kansas City Public School District to reopen Hale Cook Elementary School. The group wants their children to...
Postcard of the Waldheim Building
W. H. Collins
Advertising card for W. H. Collins showing a girl in a winter coat and hat pulling a sled through the snow. Front of card says: "The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills and Vermifuge." Front lower right...
W. D. Womack
Unidentied group of men, women, and children with bicycles before W. D. Womack Manufacturer's Agent; located on the east side of the 700 block of Walnut.
Girls playing volleyball at unidentified location.
Voices: Eight Is Enough
Story about the quadruplets born to Mike and Nance Giambrone in 1981, an Italian family of suddenly eight rather than four, with photos.
Voices Past and Present: 100 Years at Mattie Rhodes
History and description of the West Side Kansas City, Missouri, community center that has focused on serving the needs of children and their families.
Voice for Victims
September 25, 2011
Article describes the efforts of SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests), a national organization dedicated to exposing child-abusing priests in the Catholic Church. In recent months, the organization...
Visually Impaired Children Find Help
August 22, 2007
The Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, at 3101 Main, started in 1952 as the Kansas City Nursery School for the Blind. The Center serves about 55 communities within 90 miles of Kansas City, working...
Group class photograph for Visitation Catholic School, Grade 5, 1955-56. School located at 5134 Baltimore in Kansas City, Missouri. Only identification, 2nd row down from top, fifth student from the left...
Viola Byrd. ..Loving Ways with a Big Family
File containing photos and a biographical article about Viola Byrd, an 82-year-old former housecleaner and matriarch of a large Kansas City family as mother of 16 children, residing "in a neat bungalow"...
Viewing the Stock Yards Parade
Illustration of a pair of children in formal clothing, viewing the parade at the Stockyards.
Vandals Even at War Memorial
November 12, 1926
Amid the excitement attending the departure of Queen Marie's party from Memorial Hill, a crowd of children and some older persons rushed to the shaft and started to tear off pieces of the copper leaves...
Van Horn School Kindergarten Class
Interior view of a a kindergarten class at Van Horn School. Room is identified as the assembly hall. Students are not identified. This photo appears in the "Forty-Second Annual Report of the Board of Directors...
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