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Askren, Robert G
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Richard Corliss Photograph Collection Finding Aid
Richard Corliss was born in Springfield, Massachussetts, in 1915 and moved to Kansas City in 1944. He worked as a freelance photographer, capturing scenes for sale to local news agencies. His collection...
The Voice of the Church
"Bells across Missouri ring out for more than a century." This article gives a short synopsis of the bells in five of the earliest churches in Missouri including the five bells, named Matthew, Mark, Luke,...
Chemistry: The Kansas City Candy Factory Disaster
Destruction of three large brick buildings in the J. F. Corle & Son candy factory at 202-206 Main Street, occupied for two years by the Corles.
The Prize, Part II: The Investigation
Second of a two-part article on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story by the Kansas City Star on the negligent construction in the Hyatt Regency skywalk disaster.
The Kansas City Flood in Retrospect
Article about the relief effort for the 1903 flood, with thorough description of the carnage.
Kansas City Flood Retrospect
Both general and detailed description of flood relief, noting the $133,000 raised for relief from the 1903 flood.
Claim Jumpers in Three-Piece Suits
Photo and article about the many and expensive legal suits brought from around the country on "Kansas City's Hyatt Regency Hotel disaster" of 1981.
Article about the significances of the 1811-1812 earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri, culminating with an estimated 8.3 on the Richter Scale, with photos, illustrations, map. Description of the geologic...
200 Years Ago Today: Disaster
February 7, 2012
Article about the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, the last of three great quakes occurring on February 7, 1812, and the likely occurence of another. "The Geological Survey says there is broad...
A Plan to Meet Disaster
Article regarding the necessity of trained workers for employment in flood control and relief work over untrained volunteers.
Story of a photographer of ghosts from the Crown Center Hyatt Regency disaster victims.
The Hesston Tornado: Monster on the Prairie
Photos, map, and article about the "Hesston tornado," a cyclone creating a path of destruction from near Wichita, Kansas northeastward toward Kansas City in 1991, stopping between Council Grove and Manhattan,...
Icy Barrage Pummels KC Area; State Leaders Declare a Disaster
According to the article, half of the area (350,000 customers) was without power at the peak of the ice storm which began January 29 and ended the evening of January 31. An estimated 20,000 trees fell...
Nation: Out to Lunch
Article about the "nearly $50 million in damages" "paid to survivors and to familites of the 114 who died" in the 1981 collapse of the Hyatt Regency Hotel skywalk. Description also of "an expose of the...
The Hyatt Judge: Tragedy, Controversy and Scott O. Wright
File containing photos and biographical article about Judge Scott Olin Wright, or Scott Wright, 60-year-old "U. S. District Court judge, supervis[ing] the bitter and often confusing ebb and flow of the...
Ice Storm Freezes Power in Kansas City
Article contains 5 photographs which depict the destruction to trees and property of the ice storm of late January and early February of 2002.
Survivors of the 1852 Saluda Disaster
Jan. - May 2006
Includes a reprint of an article from The Wellington News about the explosion on the Saluda steamboat in 1852. Gives family information about one of the small girl survivors adopted by Thomas Hinkle of...
January 17, 1892
Full side view of Deardorff Building covered with ice after a fire; located at 11th and Main. Advertisement sign on street reads Mercer's Jewelry Store. Includes two uniformed policemen or firemen in view....
January 19, 1892
Full frontal view of Deardorff Building covered with ice after a fire; located at 11th and Main.
No Problem: Mother Nature Can't Keep Dealership from Operating
Photo (of manager Steve Okenfuss) and article about the car dealership of Jay Wolfe Toyota at 3920 North Oak Trafficway since 1998, almost completely destroyed by a localized tornado on May 11, 2000.
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