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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
"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....
10 Shining Years For KC Curlers
June 14, 2004
The author in his newspaper commentary column discusses the 10th anniversary of the sculpture atop the pylons at Bartle Hall, often referred to as "hair curlers". The name of the sculpture is "Sky Stations"...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
18th Street, North
Postcard view of the skyline of Kansas City, looking North from 18th Street
A Little Slice of Heavilin
June 7, 2009
The Heavilin School of Hair Fashion is the oldest beauty school in Kansas City. Founded in 1953 at 12th and Walnut, it has been also located at 5700 Troost and now 5720 Troost.
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 33 with Dog and Unrelated Cards
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards showing the following:
1. Two cards from a series: In the first, a man stands on two stones in a river offering to help a woman on the bank into a boat....
An Interview With John A. Rodriguez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 19, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 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 guide to contents....
Barber Recalls 45 Years on the Plaza
File containing a photo and biographical article about Wally Westphal, "owner of the Plaza Hair Cut Shop, 4807 Jefferson" Street. Retiring at the age of 65 and closing the barbershop (with a mural painted...
Beauty Brands Plans to Ride a Permanent Wave
March 29, 2005
Article describes the history of Beauty Brands Salon, Spa and Superstore, the brainchild of Robert Bernstein, of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc. In 2005, the company had 40 locations in nine states, offering...
Big Buzz About Those Books
October 14, 2009
Article spotlights the Kansas City Public Library's "larger-than-life" Community Bookshelf parking garage at 10th and Baltimore. The bookshelf design decorates the south facade of the garage and looks...
Biography of Agapito Mendoza (1946-2003), Educator and Activist
Biography of Jeanne Eagels (1894-1929), Actress
Black Hair: Much More Than Just a "Look"
Discusses the history of and rituals associated with black women's hair.
Determined to Serve: The Story of Annie Malone
Annie Malone, considered the first major black millionaire and philanthropist in the nation, made her fortune in the development and sales of hair care products and cosmetics. She created a company in...
E. M. Clendening & Co.
Cover for some sort of pamphlet advertising E. M. Clendening & Co. The inside pages are missing. Front cover has various images of children with flowers and a dog. Back cover has image of a pair of wooden...
Early Local Radio
February 22, 1940
On January 15, 1922, Kansas Citians scurried about to find crude little contrivances of copper wire wound around a cylinder, a chunk of crystal, and a wire hair 'finder,' to which they attached headphones...
Experiences with Differentiated Staffing
Section of the article (written by the "assistant superintendent in charge of instruction, Kansas City, Missouri, public schools") about the implementation in 1968 of "a differentiated staffing plan" "in...
Geology and Paleontology--The Mastodon
Description of the unearthing of mastodon remains and man-made artifacts near Sedalia, Missouri, in 1879-1880.
Unidentified young girl standing in front of house wearing a white dress, black boots, and a big bow in her hair.
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. showing a boy and donkey standing next to a seated old woman who is touching the donkey's head. Caption says: "'Is that you Tommy? for I can't...
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