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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Kansas City Stockyards
''A Stitch in Time'' Premieres Friday
May 10, 2006
The story of dress manufacturer Nell Donnelly Reed is captured in a new book and documentary film produced by her great great nephew Terence Michael O'Malley. The film is entitled "Nelly Don: A Stitch...
100 Years on the Assembly Line
October 8, 2013
Article on the 100th anniversary of the Ford Co. assembly line, focusing on the Claycomo plant. Founded in 1909, the plant in the northeastern Kansas City industrial district was the first Ford assembly...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Big Day for Protests
October 8, 2010
On October 7, 2010, two anti-nuclear protestors interrupted a council meeting at City Hall bearing a sign stating “Stop Building Nuclear War.” The protestors oppose the construction of the Honeywell...
A Landmark Deal, Indeed
November 3, 2011
The federal government is seeking a buyer for the three million-square-foot plant section of the Bannister Federal Complex. The plant is currently operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies,...
After 87 Years, Price Candy Co. Closes Its Doors: Bank Forecloses on Factory in Richmond
Article about the closing and liquidation of the Price Candy Company, "an 87-year-old confectionery manufacturer" founded in the old downtown Jones Store building. Description of the company's history,...
American Sash & Door Company
Promotional postcard put out by the American Sash & Door Company
An Interview With Catherine Reyes
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded February 28, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has typed list of contents....
An Interview With Esther Rocha
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 26, 1978. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has typed list of contents....
Analysis of Unemployment--With Few Exceptions Classified Crafts Are Fully Employed in Greater Kansas City
Article about the decreasing unemployment in the city, especially concerning jobs in manufacturing industries, with a table illustrating the figures in various types of factories.
Biography of Clara Stover (1882-1975) and Russell Stover (1888-1954), Candymakers
Biography of Jacob Billikopf (1883-1950), Social Worker
Biography of James M. Greenwood (1837-1914), School Superintendent
Biography of Victor Speas (1889-1970), Businessman and Philanthropist
Advertising card for Bradbury Pianos showing four dogs wearing eye glasses sitting with legs crossed reading newspapers. Front of card says: "Astonishing!." The Bradbury Piano again selected for the White...
Butler Manufacturing Company: What They Make; Where and How
May 5, 1931
Review of Butler Manufacturing Company, established in 1901, and the products it produces. Includes photos of two large factories located at 7400 E. 13th St., Kansas City, Missouri, and Ninth St. and Sixth...
Advertising card for Carl Hoffman showing three young girls in white dresses sitting on a log with armfuls of branches with pink blossoms. Front of card says: "Sterling Pianos. Factories, Derby, Ct." Front...
Carl Hoffman Music Co.
Advertising card for Carl Hoffman Music Co. showing two kittens leaning on flowers watching a butterfly. Front of card says: "Carl Hoffman Music Co...Sole Representative of the Celebrated Steger & Sons...
Central Industrial District Factories
Black and white detailed charcoal drawing of the West Bottoms. Includes in view Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company building, J. G. Peppard Seed Company building, elevated tracks, etc.
File contains clippings, maps, and a paper describing the development of industrial towns, or districts, along the Blue River valley, developing around factories and growing with railroad access in the...
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