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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
Jane F Flynn
A B Seeley
Pillars of Philanthropy
November 11-17, 2005
Advertising supplement features descriptions of the following Kansas City philanthropic organizations: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of...
Florence Crittenton Home
African American child being bathed by a girl at the Florence Crittenton Home.
Kensington School Students
May 23, 1917
An exterior view of a group of Kensington School students posed on the school steps. Identified as Mrs. Sanders, teacher. The girls are identified on the back of the photograph.
Scene From Movie Two Girls and One Bonnet
Appears to be a scene from the movie Two Girls and One Bonnet, made in Kansas City. Performers are unidentified.
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 Spray of Promise
February 17, 2011
Art review of the newly opened Spray Booth Gallery that occupies a back room accessible only through the new Volker Bicycles at 18th and Wyandotte streets. The initiatior of the gallery, Andrew Lyles,...
Little Faith in Phones: Kansas City Didn't
January 1, 1924
Article about the beginnings and early history of the telephone system in Kansas City.
Teaching Nature, Culture, and History in the West
Article about the collaborative effort of scholars from Arizona State University and the Grand Canyon Association "to launch a public education project interpreting the significance of the Grand Canyon...
Signs of the Times: Home Economics in the Kansas City Schools
Article about the provision of home economics education in the Kansas City School District, the Manual Training High School (opened in 1897), Kansas City Junior College ("founded in 1915"), the Jane Hayes...
Queens of Swat
Article about the recollections of former players from Missouri in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Focus on. ..Loretto Academy
Article arguing for the preservation of the former girls' school at 1111 West 39th Street.
Food Trucks Rev Up in KC
May 1, 2011
Article describes the growing number of upscale mobile eateries in Kansas City (food trucks) and their use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook to connect with customers. The vendors spotlighted...
November 1, 2006
Article describes the history of the waitresses of the Harvey House restaurant chain, also known as "Harvey Girls," and their importance in the history of the western United States.
In Their Best Bib and Tucker: The Harvey Girls
Article describing in depth the waitresses known as "Harvey Girls," who, from about 1876 to 1950, served as a positive and stable public image for the Santa Fe route-based restaurant company.
Says Scattering of Vice Is Wrong: Woman from Former Isolated Zone Tells Crusaders They've Made Error
Article describing the lengthy public statements about prostitution in Kansas City at a meeting of "the Society for the Prevention of Vice" by "Mrs. William Kearns, better known as Annie Chambers, who...
Celebrating Preservation: 2007 HKCF Preservation Awards
Article on 2007 Preservation Awards includes information about the renovation of the following properties: Park Lane Apartments, Aladdin Hotel, Christian Church Hospital(Residences at West Paseo), Blossom...
Ministers with Balls
April 6-12, 2006
Article profiling Calvin Wainwright and his work with young people in Kansas City's urban core, through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, and Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries, a group Wainwright...
Grimy Hands Learn to Love Needlework
December 3, 1916
Article profiling the work of Mrs. J. M. Curtice teaching children of immigrants to sew at the Swope Settlement House, located at 16th and Campbell. Curtice is described by the author as one of the pioneers...
Newhouse Seeks Location for New Girls Group Home
June 15, 2011
Article reports on failed attempt by the Newhouse shelter to open a group home for unaccompanied teenage girls in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood. The neighborhood association rejected the proposal...
West Side 'Shining Star' Dies
March 20, 2006
Article reports the death of Tony Aguirre, the "father figure" of Kansas City's West Side. Aguirre coached several generations of boys and girls in numerous sports, and was known for instilling into them...
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