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Kansas City Life Insur...
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Carrie Westlake Whitne...
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William Rufus Jackson
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Howard G Bartling
Arthur N Alkire
'Zippy' Pins KC On the Map
May 22, 2004
Various locations in Kansas City have recently been included in the 'Zippy' cartoon strip that runs in the Kansas City Star. Places included: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary...
. ..Presenting W. E. Bixby: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Walter Bixby, or Ed Bixby, president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company and head of the American Life Convention. Native of Illinois starting out as an oil worker...
. ..Presenting W. T. Grant: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about William Grant, or Tom Grant, president of the Business Men's Assurance Company with offices in the old B. M. A. Building across from Union Station. Native of Ohio raised...
100 Years in Kansas City
Images and article describing the histories of five Kansas City businesses over 100 years old. The article also includes a list of businesses 50 years old or more.
10th & Baltimore Streets, Looking South
Postcard of 10th & Baltimore Streets, Looking South.
2003 Special Medical Edition: Kansas City's Top Doctors
September 1, 2003
The magazine contains Ingram's Special Medical Edition which includes a listing of top doctors, articles on health related topics, and lists which include the top area hospitals and medical centers, independent...
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
8th Street, West from Walnut
Postcard of 8th Street, West from Walnut
August 18, 1924
Looking east along the south side of 9th between Central and Wyandotte. Yeager Hotel sign in view as well as part of the New England Building and the New York Life Insurance Building down the street.
A Cure for the Blues? Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Self-Prescribed Treatment. ..
Prognosis for the giant health care insurer improving after several problems in the early 1980s.
A Dollar Short
Article describes recent attempts by the city to regulate temporary employment agencies downtown. Complaints of disorderly behavior by transients and drug dealers have precipitated a new policy stipulating...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of James Crawford Hennessy, "superintendent of the terminals of the Missouri Pacific Railroad" and co-organizer of "the National Reserve Association, a fraternal insurance company."...
A Midtown Renaissance
Article about the revitalization of Westport and/or Midtown Kansas City, including business organizations and neighborhood associations reclaiming the area after decades of post-war suburban flight, through...
A New Business Firm
One paragraph of biography about Eugene Jaccard, "retir[ing] from active participation with the well known jewelry firm bearing his name and engag[ing] with Mr. Johnson in the insurance business at 500...
About Town: Some Ex-Kansas Citians Make Marks Elsewhere
Biographical article about former Kansas Citians achieving success in other cities, including the following: Homer Wadsworth, Nathan Stark, Robert Brown (former assistant city manager), Dave Dexter, Jr....
AC18 Green Family Collection Finding Aid
The Green Family Collection contains materials related to the World War I military service of Captain Walter Green as well as the life of his wife, Thelma Green.
AC32 Cox Family Collection Finding Aid
The Cox Family Collection contains documents, photographs, and other materials related to the lives, careers, and community activities of Henley L. Cox and his wife Mayme G. Cox Motley.
AC46 Matchbooks Collection Finding Aid
The Matchbooks Collection contains matchbooks for businesses in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
AC5 Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church Collection Finding Aid
The Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church Collection documents the business and financial activities of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection covers the period 1945-1981...
Admiral Sidney W. Souers and President Truman
Photos and biographical article about President Harry Truman and his appointee to "director of central intelligence in 1946" (and later executive secretary of the National Security Council), Sidney Souers...
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