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Ford, Susan Jezak
City Plan Department
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
$1 Million Makes a Big Difference
August 15, 2007
The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...
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...
5,000 Miles to the Sneaker
Photos and biographical article about E. John Coonjohn, a prominent "Kansas City jogger" expecting "to set the world record for miles jogged in a year: 5,000-plus," by day a 51-year-old civil rights investigator...
A Dollar Short
Article describes recent attempts by the city to regulate temporary employment agencies downtown. Complaints of disorderly behavior by transients and drug dealers have precipitated a new policy stipulating...
A Helping Hand Annex
Addition of new facility to previously existing building for use by the Helping Hand Institute.
A Plan to Meet Disaster
Article regarding the necessity of trained workers for employment in flood control and relief work over untrained volunteers.
A Proposed Survey of Entry Jobs for the Greater Kansas City Area
Survey questionnaire designed by school teachers to better prepare learning for students entering the job market.
ABWA Helps Women Advance from Traditional Work Roles
Discusses the history of the American Business Women's Association, founded in Kansas City, and its current efforts to assist women in business.
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...
AC16 Vernon J. Brooks Collection Finding Aid
The Vernon J. Brooks Collection contains materials related to the employment and community accomplishments of Vernon J. Brooks.
AC22 Gilliam Family Collection Finding Aid
1939-1999 [Bulk: 1939-1947]
The Gilliam Family Collection contains correspondence and other documents and photographs concerning the personal lives of the Gilliam family between 1939 and 1947.
AC29 Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Carl M. Peterson Collection contains documents and photographs relating to the life and career of Dr. Carl M. Peterson and the founding and business activities of The Doctors Clinic, a private...
AC47 Felix H. Payne Collection Finding Aid
Felix H. Payne Collection
The Felix H. Payne Collection contains materials related to the business activities of the Kansas City American newspaper and personal papers of Felix H. Payne, Sr.
After the Depression, What?
The Great Depression brings charity offers refused by blacks, who want instead opportunity. Service jobs being taken more by whites.
Alphapointe Aids Area Blind
July 18, 2007
Article describes Alphapointe Association for the Blind at 7501 Prospect. It start in 1911 at 18th and Broadway and was called the Kansas City Association for the Blind. It now serves more than 2,900 visually...
American's Last KCI Union Jobs Outsourced
November 15, 2012
Article announces the elimination of the final union jobs under American Airlines at Kansas City International Airport. The article discusses how the troubled airline's bankruptcy status allowed it to...
An Interview With Adolf Ridgway
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded April, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Charles Dwight
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded February 9, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
An Interview With Dave Knuti
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded October 8, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
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