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Susan Jezak Ford
Williams Photo Studio
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A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Frank Deardorff, a native of the Kansas City area taking over as president of the family lumber business in 1884, moving its location to the former Deardorff Building in 1885, then...
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.
AC27 Williams Photo Studio Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1920-ca. 1959
The Williams Photo Studio Collection contains images of African American civic and health institutions, organizations, and schools as well as individuals and residences in the Kansas City metropolitan...
File contains a pamplet or booklet (ca. 1968) on the Benjamin Burroughs Ralph Foundation for Medical Research at 529 Highland Avenue in Kansas City, chartered in 1954. Named for Dr. Benjamin Ralph, a pioneer...
An Angry Advocate: Outspoken School Board Member Julia Hill Disrupts with a Purpose
File containing a biographical article about Julia Hill, a 65-year-old "black board member" of the Kansas City School District growing up "near 28th Street and Highland Avenue" and becoming a community...
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 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...
Beth Shalom Synagogue Profile
Biography of Samuel Eason (?-1920), Founder of Niles Home for Children
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of William Gardner, chief of patrols of the Underwriters Fire Patrol, Incorporated, at 1019 Cherry Street in Kansas City. He was born here at 1330 Highland Avenue in 1889 and became...
Death to J.W. Holbert, Retired Truant Officer
June 1, 1951
Vertical file contains obituary for J.W. Holbert, or James Walter Holbert, "77-year-old truant officer with the board of education." He was born in Tennessee in 1877 and was six years old when "his parents...
Fighting to Preserve a Crumbling History
August 10, 2013
Article focuses upon problems and issues related to historical structures located in Lexington, Missouri. A structure located in the 1400 block of South Street and Highland Avenue is discussed. The author...
First Congregational Church
Postcard of the First Congregational Church at Admiral Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in Northeast Kansas City
Founder of Mercy Dead: A Long Illness Fatal to Dr. Alice Graham, Lover of Children
Portrait and obituary for Dr. Alice Berry Graham, or Alice Graham, co-founder of Mercy Hospital," dying "at the home of her sister, Dr. Catherine Berry Richardson, 121 Clinton Place," at the age of 63....
Franklin Name to New School: Elementary Unit at 3400 Highland Will Honor Negro Leader
Announcement of a new elementary school at 3400 Highland Avenue to be "named the C. A. Franklin school" after Chester Franklin (1880-1955), or C. A. Franklin, an early Kansas City civil rights activist...
Jazz Site to Get Badge of Honor
September 26, 2003
The Mutual Musicians Foundation building at 1823 Highland Avenue joins the Harry S. Truman farm home in Grandview and the Truman Historic District in Independence as the only national historic landmarks...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Photo and bio of George Smith (1848-1906), former "executive head of the Smith-McCord-Townsend Dry Goods Company" in Kansas City. Native of Cooper County, Missouri coming here as a grocer and later as...
Kansas City, Missouri: Pictorial and Biographical
Photo and bio of George Smith (1848-1906), former "executive head of the Smith-McCord-Townsend Dry Goods Company, controlling the most extensive wholesale dry goods trade of Kansas City." Native of Cooper...
KCResources, page 50
Med School Buys Old Ford Dealership
November 15, 2000
Photo and article about "the old Thoroughbred Ford Dealership at Independence Boulevard and the Paseo," purchased by the University of Health Sciences from the Ford Motor Company as interim offices until...
Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church Continues on Successful Path
Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church was first called Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, then Highland Avenue Baptist Church. In 1953 the congregation assumed its current name and moved to the former First Baptist...
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