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Wendell K Patterson
Jane F Flynn
A Citation for Mrs. Snyder: French Government Acknowledges Aid Given to Children
Photo and biographical articles (including a reprint of a Kansas City Times article from December 25, 1920) about Mrs. Lillian Ethel Snyder, or Lillian Snyder (pictured as the wife of LeRoy Snyder), "cited...
A Visit by King Peter: Former Yugoslav Monarch in Surprise Call
March 11, 1959
Photo and biographical article about King Peter II of Yugoslavia, appearing unexpectedly in Kansas City on March 11, 1959 on a "tour of this country to find more American sponsors for displaced Yugoslavs."...
Biography of Rebecca Jaramillo (1939-2005), Advocate for Equal Rights
Cholera in Saint Louis in 1849
Short article on the effects of cholera in St. Louis during the 1849 outbreak. Includes a mortality list by weeks and cemetery statistics. It also includes other information including areas with the most...
Deaths: Augustus H. Bode
Obituary for Augustus Bode, "91, of 8901 Wenonga Road, Leawood, former district director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service here," starting with the service in 1907 and living in Kansas City...
For ethnic history in the mounted clippings, see the heading "foreigners in Kansas City."
Article about immigrants entering Kansas City and their roles in the labor force, including the Don Bosco Center's role in immigration and job placement.
Fort Osage: An Incident of Territorial Missouri
Essay about the policies of President Thomas Jefferson to protect the Louisiana Purchase territory against foreigners following the Lewis and Clark expedition, with forts along its border, especially Fort...
Inter-American Days in Kansas City
Article providing views of life in Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, presented at a cultural program at the University of Kansas City.
Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
Photo and bio of Madalyne Pinkston Brock, or Madalyne Brock (1894-1990), "the executive director of the Naturalization Council" of Kansas City starting in 1938. Description of her life and career as a...
Local Somali Community Condemns Violence
Photo and article about the "local 2,000-strong Somalian community" expressing "support for America following terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D. C." with other Muslim groups "at the old Gladstone...
Postcard of the Manchester School
Mexican Settlement In Kansas City
Article about the first Mexican settlement west of Broadway and north of the terminal tracks, at 2417 Mercier Street, in 1911.
National College Extends Scope: Kansas City Methodist Training School Becomes Coeducational--Today's Pilgrims Express Thanks
January 6, 1954
News of church and religious activities in the Kansas City area including the following: (1) introduction of coeducation at "National College, 54-year-old Methodist liberal arts school here [Kansas City]";...
New Americans Find Help at Thatcher School
Article explains how the Kansas City School District turned the old Thatcher School building into an intake center for immigrants and refugees. The focus of the center is children and learning English...
Pro Football: Big Kick out of a Strange Game
Photo and biographical article about Jan Stenerud, "the Kansas City Chiefs' field goal specialist" from Norway, revolutionizing the position with his soccer-style kicking.
Russian Medical Exhibit
Photos and information on the 1965 Russian medical exhibit held at the Little Theater of Municipal Auditorium, formerly known as "the U. S. S. R. medicine and public health exhibition."
West Indian Looks Forward to New American Citizenship
May 9, 1975
File containing a photo and biographical article about Lloyd Seales, a teacher at Nowlin Junior High School and doctorate student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City emigrating from the West Indies...
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