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1. 'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down 'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down June 4, 2010 Article describes 21 schools in the Kansas City School District that will close as a first step in the district's improvement plan. Includes a two-page tribute to the schools being closed including Westport...

2. 26 Schools Will Close 26 Schools Will Close March 11, 2010 On March 10, 2010, the Kansas City school board voted 5-4 to close 26 schools as recommended by new superintendent John Covington in his "Right Sizing Plan." The closings will reduce the number of school...

3. A Cinematic Gem A Cinematic Gem December 8, 2013 Article focuses upon the history of the Plaza Grill & Cinema in Ottawa, Kansas. The theater's owner, Rita (Peach) Madl, is interviewed. Madl describes the process by which she discovered that the Plaza...

4. A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 2002 Section of the chapter which tells about "race men" and "race women" of the 1920s and how they advanced awareness in Kansas City of the existing color lines. Mentioned are L. Amassa Knox, D. A. Holmes,...

5. A Decade of growth and a drive for political empowerment A Decade of growth and a drive for political empowerment June/23-29/1989 Article chronicles the early history of The Call newspaper from the time Chester Franklin founded it in 1919 through the 1920s.

6. A Fragment of Early Kansas History A Fragment of Early Kansas History April//1890 Article about the history of early Kansas with description of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Horace Greeley's book ("American Conflict" volume 1, page 235) description of Kansas Territory, and involvement with...

7. A Growth Spurt for KC Area A Growth Spurt for KC Area March 24, 2004 Bates and Caldwell Counties in Missouri and Franklin and Linn Counties in Kansas were added to the metropolitan area bringing the total to 17 counties. The area is officially known as the Kansas City-Overland...

8. A Letter from Daniel Geary A Letter from Daniel Geary September//1970 Mention of Franklin Conant's Dry Goods Store, "the direct predecessor to the present [1915] Emery Bird Thayer establishment," at "Delaware Street and the Levee."

9. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of Judge Luther Todd Collier, or Luther Collier, "born in old Franklin, Howard county," Missouri, in 1825 and moving to Saint Louis as a lawyer in 1847, then arriving in Kansas City...

10. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of David Franklin Tatum, or David Tatum, "a farmer and stock-raiser of Sniabar township." Born in Sni-a-Bar Township in Jackson County, Missouri in 1842 and serving the Confederacy...

11. A Road That Made History A Road That Made History December//1910 History and photos of the Boon's Lick Road across Missouri, from Saint Charles (near Saint Louis) to New Franklin, Missouri, surveyed in 1815, started in 1804 by Daniel Morgan Boone and Nathan Boone, and...

12. Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid 1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890) Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...

13. About Town About Town January/30/1969 Description of the speech rostrum co-designed by Clarence Mook ("then auditorium building superintendent") for the October 13, 1936 Municipal Auditorium dedication speech by President Franklin Roosevelt....

14. Ada & Chester Franklin Ada & Chester Franklin May/21/2000 File containing photos and a biographical articles about Ada Crogman Franklin, or Ada Franklin (ca. 1886-1983) and her husband Chester Arthur Franklin, or Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founding owners...

15. Alexander Franklin (Frank) James Alexander Franklin (Frank) James 1893 Charcoal portrait of Frank James dressed in what appears to be a Confederate cavalry uniform. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. Not visible in the image is "Frank...

16. Along the Boone's Lick Road: Missouri's Contribution to Our First Transcontinental Route--U. S. Highway Along the Boone's Lick Road: Missouri's Contribution to Our First Transcontinental Route--U. S. Highway 40 1999 Description and maps regarding the history of Boone's Lick Road, or Boone's Lick Trail (from Saint Louis to Old Franklin, Missouri) in conjunction with Missouri's first public road laws and routes (including...

17. An Important Industrial Enterprise An Important Industrial Enterprise April 1899 Located at 600 Delaware Street, the Union Bank Note Company is managed by Franklin D. Crabbs. Their work includes modern and model lithographing, printing, blank books, and bank and mercantile stationery....

18. An Interview With John Franklin An Interview With John Franklin 1976-09-28 Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded September 28, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...

19. Andrew H. Reeder, First Territorial Governor Andrew H. Reeder, First Territorial Governor 1925 Photos and biographical article about Andrew Reeder, "of Pennsylvania, was appointed by President Franklin Pierce the first territorial governor" of Kansas Territory in 1854 and serving until 1855.

20. Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908 Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908 1908 Photos and description of the general charity industry in Kansas City and various charitable institutions such as Associated Charities (at 1115 Charlotte Street), the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society (in the...