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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Kathleen Q Pemberton
A Brief History of Old Westport
Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is part three, the conclusion. It states that "by the early 40's the number of residents had grown to 2,500, and by 1848 or 1849 Westport's...
A Little Slice of Heavilin
June 7, 2009
The Heavilin School of Hair Fashion is the oldest beauty school in Kansas City. Founded in 1953 at 12th and Walnut, it has been also located at 5700 Troost and now 5720 Troost.
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC31 Wallace Ragtime Collection Finding Aid
The Wallace Ragtime Collection contains sheet music, programs, playbills, and other materials concerning the history of ragtime, jazz, and other music genres.
AC39 Wheatley-Provident Hospital Collection Finding Aid
The Wheatley-Provident Hospital Collection contains documents and photographs concerning Wheatley-Provident Hospital, its predecessor organizations – Perry Sanitarium and Phyllis Wheatley Hospital –...
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
June 25, 1988
Biographical article about Alvin Brooks, director of "the city's Human Relations Department" and co-founder of "the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, now in its 11th year." Brooks is described in complimentary...
Armour Packing Company
Postcard of the Kansas City Convention Hall and the plant of Armour & Co
Back in Business with Blass: Designer Talks About the Changing World of Fashion
December 18, 2003
Michael Vollbracht, a former Kansas City man who assumed directorship of Bill Blass March 2003, returned to Kansas City with a one-day Blass trunk show at Halls. Article reviews Vollbracht's success with...
Biography of Edna Marie Dunn (1893-1983), Fashion Illustrator and Designer
Biography of Minnie Lee Crosthwaite (1872-1963), Social Worker and Community Leader
Biography of Nell Snead (1885-1978), Newspaper Reporter and Editor
Biography of William E. (Bill) Vaughan (1915-1977), Newspaper Columnist
Blacks Have Endowed KC
February 10, 1986
Three-part article about three prominent African Americans from Kansas City's past: Judge Carl Johnson, Minnie Crosthwaite, and Rev. D.A. Holmes. Carl Johnson was "the first black elected to a judgeship...
Postcard of the Boley Building at 12th and Walnut Streets
Bullene, Moore, & Emery
Folder contains a copy of "Bullene, Moore, Emery & Co. Shopping Guide", Kansas City, Aug. 20, 1891. Included are recipes, store talk,and fashion notes. The vertical files in this collection were formerly...
Bullene, Moore, Emery, and Co.
Spring and Summer catalog of fashions and other items sold by the Kansas City company of Bullene, Moore, Emery, and Co. Includes an index by type of item and has numerous illustrations. Includes fashion...
Calvin Coolidge and Queen Marie, Guests at the Liberty Memorial Dedication
Postcard commemorating the visit of President Calvin Coolidge and Queen Marie of Romania at the Liberty Memorial Dedication
January 24, 2008
Photo as it appeared in the February 2008 "Vogue" magazine of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius wearing a taffeta gown by Oscar de la Renta and posed in front of "The Spirit of Kansas" mural painted by...
Domestic Sewing Machine Company
Advertising card for the Domestic Sewing Machine Company showing a donkey carrying a woman and big baskets of produce. Front of card says: "Copy of Work Done on the 'Domestic Sewing Machine.'" Front lower...
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