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Harold S Buttenheim
L P Cookingham
A Theodore Brown
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1939 Charter Party of Kansas City, Missouri
File contains pamphlet "Constitution and By-Laws of the Charter Party of Kansas City, Missouri."
1980 [and 1982] Annual Report: Department of Public Works, Kansas City, Missouri
Review of the major city engineering events, including the rebuilding of the Kemper Arena roof and the construction of the replacement Main Street Viaduct and Kasnas City Skill Center.
40% More Streets Flushed
Article with photos about the increased efficiency through bigger trucks in street cleaning.
50 Largest Area Employers. ..
Table listing the top 50 largest Kansas City area employers in 1984, with the following top notables: (1) federal government, (2) General Motors Corporation, (3) Bendix Corporation, (4) Missouri state...
A 13-Year Nightmare Ends
Letter to the editor reviewing the 13 years (from about 1926 to 1939) of unofficial city government control by the Pendergast machine in Kansas City and the demand for a clean-up campaign to ensure against...
A Bead on the Goats: Coalition Leader Seeks End of Pendergast Power
Article about the movement to purge the Kansas City area of its last vestiges of the Pendergast machine in the form of three court officers in an election.
A City Statesman
Brief complimentary article of the virtues of "the city's first real manager," L. P. Cookingham.
A City Welfare Board
Article about the novelty of the first city welfare system, describing its activities of collecting private charities and applying them to problems of housing and unemployment.
A City's Aid in Housekeeping
Article about the regulation of the Kansas City, Kansas, city government's electrical and water plants, turned over to new commissioner L. H. Chapman, with photos and descriptions of the city's "practical...
A Civic Triumph
Article about the failure of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company to gain a long-term contract with the city for a franchise on street railways.
A Clean-Up Campaign That Was Different
Article about the city government project to clean up the streets and public places.
A Community Service Experiment That Works
Article about the Community Service Division, a new part of the city's welfare department, designed to promote "community planning and community responsibility."
A Garbage Cooking Plan
Article about "a practical garbage cooker which produces feed that keeps hogs healthy," with illustrations, photo, and discussion.
A Most Valuable Report
An "exhaustive report" on the city budget during Mayor Jost's term.
A Political Boss Talks about His Job
Candid interview with Tom Pendergast with several quotes and insights into the Pendergast machine.
A Reaction against Reform
Article describing the reform policies of Mayor Beardsley leading to his replacement, including strict enforcement of anti-vice types of laws.
A Service Program for 705 Miles of Streets
Article about the Public Works Department's Street Repair Section and other sections and their maintenance of Kansas City's 705 miles of streets against floods, snow, and other wear and tear.
About Doing Something for Democracy
Announcement of the new public affairs program of the independent Civic Research Institute, designed to facilitate impartial dissemination of information about the city government.
Actual Taxes in Kansas City
April 15, 1937
Issue of the periodical about "effective tax" rates paid by citizens of Kansas City.
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