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Ford, Susan Jezak
31st and Prospect Six Months Later: A Special Report on How Things Stand after April's Riots
Interviews of residents of the 31st Street and Prospect Avenue neighborhood with commentary about the aftermath of the 1968 race riots in that area and in Kansas City in general, with photos and first-hand...
A City Without Slums: Urban Renewal, Public Housing, and Downtown Revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri
The author draws upon archival data, newspaper articles, government reports, interviews and other documents in order to examine the origin, local implementation, and segregative effects of urban renewal...
A Piece of the Local Literary Scene
Discusses level of local support for and professional mileu of local writers. Includes interviews with authors Robin Wayne Bailey, Nancy Pickard, Lenore Carroll, Robert Stewart, Lynn Michaels, Jill Churchill,...
An Interview With Arthur Brand
Arthur Brand was selected to be interviewed as a representative of the Jewish community in Kansas City. He was born November 4, 1922, in New York City. His family moved to Kansas City when he was five...
An Interview With Geneva Mingrone
Geneva Mingrone was chosen for the project as a representative of the Italian community in the northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri. According to her obituary found with the collection, she was born...
An Interview With Judge Howard Sachs
Howard F. Sachs was chosen for the project as a representative of the Jewish community and as a judge in the federal court located in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1925...
An Interview With Rosalie Strada
Rosalie Strada was chosen for the project as a representative of the Italian community in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1922 at 1104 East Fourth...
An Interview With Samuel U. Rodgers
Samuel U. Rodgers was chosen for the project as a representative of the African American community and as a physician concerned with health care for the poor in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born in Alabama,...
An Interview With Thelma L. Hollowell
Mrs. Thelma Hollowell was born in Lawrence, Kansas on July 4, 1909. She graduated high school at Lawrence and was a 1929 Home Economics graduate from the University of Kansas. At the time of the interview,...
Area Veterans Recall Pearl Harbor Attack
December 1, 2010
Article featuring interviews with Jess Dunnagan, Jack Carson, and Dorwin Lamkin, area veterans who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Dunnagan, Carson, and Lamkin detail their experiences...
Auditorium Plaza Garage
December 4, 1955
During dedication and opening ceremonies, City Manager L.P. Cookingham interviews Director of Traffic Department Jack A. Hutter and garage manager Robert W. Hoffman during the city's Sunday afternoon television...
Biography of Frank Morgan (1926-1993), Developer and Banker
Biography of Richard B. Fowler (1902-1978), Newspaper Reporter and Editor
Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid
The collection is comprised of 97 audiocassettes containing interviews of 56 people, largely from Kansas City's African American community. Subjects interviewed primarily include political, business, religious,...
Program converted to DVD from an earlier media type. Local artist Blanche Carstenson talks about her work and her life as an artist. She is working on a fabric piece during the interview. Taped in 1982...
Bus, Tragic Bus
May 29-June 4, 2003
Article describes Kansas City filmmaker Ben Meade's latest documentary "Das Bus," an offbeat look at public transit in Kansas City. The film includes interviews with bus drivers, bus passengers, people...
City Window: Hollywood Asks Morris about Truman, Pendergast
Photo and biographical article Milton Morris, or Milt Morris, a 71-year-old (in 1983) bar operator and "a chauffeur for Western Missouri Judge Truman at the same time he was a go-fer for the Pendergast...
Evan S. Connell, Jr.
Information about native Kansas City author Evan S. Connell, Jr., including book reviews, interviews, and photos. Descriptions of his life and writing career, calling him "the most impressive native fiction...
Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid
Collection of material contained in five boxes that relates to the publication of "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band That Made Radio Famous," authored by Fred Edmiston. This book recounts the Nighthawks...
From Stand-up to Silver Screen
August 20, 2006
Actor and Kansas City native Emery Emery has now become a filmmaker. His documentary, "The Aristocrats," is the product of 100 hours of interviews with comedians in search of the world's filthiest joke....
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