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Curtiss-wright Flying ...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
George R Bauer
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Kansas City the Airport of the Southwest
July 21, 1925
Recent Developments in Aeronautics Mark New Era in Aerial TransportationRegular service between Kansas City and Wichita was inaugurated July 1, 1925, by the Kansas City Airways Transportation Company,...
Temporary Flying Field in Kansas City
Report on the one year temporary flying field approved by the federal government.
Edward Porterfield, Jr.
April 12, 1905
Reprint of an article from Kansas City Star clippings (June 26, 1927) about Edward Porterfield, Jr., designer and operator of the airplane manufacturing plant at 24th and Harrison Streets in Kansas City...
Review of Izumi.
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 32 with African American Stereotypes
Scrapbook page containing eight advertising cards showing African Americans in various situations. Two of the cards are missing. The cards show:
1. Two geese with bodies made of bags of tobacco and...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 79 with Women and Birds
Scrapbook page containing eight advertising cards with women and birds. Two cards show girls holding birds. Two cards show women in blue and lace dresses. Two identical cards show two long-tailed parrots...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 53 with People and Other Cards
Scrapbook page containing five advertising cards showing the following:
1. Two kingfishers, one flying over water, one sitting on a reed. Card says: "A Bright and Happy New Year."
2. Santa carrying...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 25 with Unrelated Cards
Scrapbook page containing six advertising cards showing the following:
1. Two girls picking flowers in a meadow.
2. A large white and black dog laying down. Card says: "Use Day's Soap."
3. A farm...
Obituary for Senator John E. Downs
November 12, 2003
Senator Downs died November 9, 2003. He served as a Missouri State Representative from 1957-1958 and was elected to the Missouri State Senate in 1960 and served until 1970. During WW II, he was shot down...
Fox Flying House Aircraft
Side view of Fox Flying House at Municipal Airport.
Story describing business prosperity and growth in the area surrounding Kansas City International Airport.
SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
Flying Home With Mr. Red Top
This article is an extensive interview with local jazz musician Ben Kynard. He recalls his early years as well as his memories of early Kansas City jazz. His relationship with jazz musician Lionel Hampton...
SC118 Local Restaurant Recipe Collection Finding Aid
This collection consists of recipes from local Kansas City restaurants compiled by reference librarians from the Kansas City Public Library. The recipes primarily appeared in the Kansas City Star and were...
Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains 57 black and white 8" x 10" photographs housed in one box. Views include downtown area, West bottoms, riverfront area, industrial areas, midtown area including Union Station and...
SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid
This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.
Carl Bodmer Print
Unframed (15.75 in. x 21.25 in.) aquatint engraving of Carl Bodmer painting "Sih-Chida & Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians (Mandan Indianer, Indiens Mandans)," London, published by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand,...
Airplane in Flight
View of airplane taking off over Missouri River. Also shows Kansas City Flying Service hangar.
Kansas Citian Aviation Number
December 18, 1928
Whole issue of the Kansas Citian devoted to aviation. Articles include: ''Kansas City as an Aviation Center'' (p.961-2); ''American Eagle Enlarges'' (p. 963); ''Kansas City Concern Makes Planes [Butler]''...
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