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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Jill Wendholt Silva
Tyner & Murphy
"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....
''Unlikely Edens'': Towards Modeling a New Dwelling in Kansas City's Community Gardens
A history of community gardens in Kansas City as well as background information about community gardens established by the Japanese in the United States during World War II while living in internment/concentration...
10 Restaurants That Still Matter
Brief article describing ten classic American restaurants, each deserving "everlasting respect." At number seven on the list is Arthur Bryant's of Kansas City, Missouri, "practically the Statue of Liberty...
September 22, 1950
Numerous photos and captions about the diversity of types of places and walks of life along the entire stretch of 12th Street in Kansas City, including Craig's Gay 90's Bar, Time to Read bookstore, the...
12th Street, West from McGee
Postcard of 12th Street, West from McGee
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Bakery With Buzz
September 29, 2004
Discussion of the pastry/baking certificate pilot program at Johnson County Community College developed by Doug Flick, associate professor with the hospitality management program and instructor of the...
A Foundation for Creativity
April 10, 2011
The 2011 award winners of grants from Charlotte Street Foundation include Peggy Noland, Ricky Allman, and Andy Brayman. Works from the three are pictured: Noland's Crossroads boutique "with outlandish...
A Fragmentary Journal of William L. Sublette
June 1, 1919
William Sublette's record of the beginning of a trip made with Sir William Drummond Stewart to the Rocky Mountains in 1843 (entries for May 1 through June 10). Journal includes detailed expense accounting...
A Growing Demand for Local
December 8, 2009
Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...
A Legend in the Dining Industry
April 24, 2007
The Gilbert/Robinson restaurant company hasn't existed since the mid-1990s, but a reunion of employees is to be held April 28, 2007, in Overland Park. The restaurants associated with Gilbert/Robinson in...
A Legend Returns
August 17, 2006
The Harvey House Diner is now open in Union Station. The restaurant is patterned after the original Harvey House restaurant and replaces the food courts that were there when the station reopened. The long...
A Newer, Better Arrowhead
Description of the changes being made by HOK Sport to improve Arrowhead stadium. The $300 million renovation is designed to create "provisions for fans and premium seating so that it brings the stadium...
A Piece of the Pie
November 3, 2004
Review of the growth of Golden Boy Pies owned by Terry Hunt. The manufacturing facility is in Overland Park, Kansas, and it's been in business 30 years.
A Place to Grab a Bite to Eat
February 25, 2006
Architectural rendering of a grill planned to be constructed on the main level of Union Station by Summer, 2006. The restaurant will feature food and furnishings in the tradition of the orginal Fred Harvey...
A Room With a View: Kansas City's 2000 Grand
The article describes 2000 Grand, event space located above the Cashew Bar and Restaurant. Created two years ago, the original event space proved so popular additional space was added this year. Event...
A Steady Site for Chitchat and Food: Browne's Has Been at Same Location for 100 Years
September 22, 2001
Photo and article about the history of Browne's Market and Deli, operating at 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue since 1901 and owned continuously by the Browne family, Irish immigrants.
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.
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....
Add a Pinch and a Lump: Missouri Women of the 1820s
Overview of the lifestyles of Missouri women in the 1820s, both for common and prominent women, with illustrations. Elaboration on women's roles at the time in food preparation, housekeeping, and manner...
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