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Jaccard's Jewelry Stor...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
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Arthur N Alkire
Saint Teresa's Academy
Postcard of St. Teresa's Academy
Samuel Everett Woodstock
June 1, 1901
Feature article which gives a portrait and biographical sketch of Samuel Woodstock of the firm of Woodstock, Hoefer & Co. of Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Woodstock is a wholesale jeweler who was born in...
SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection
This collection contains items relating to the annual Priests of Pallas festival held in Kansas City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The events were comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans...
SC51 Kansas City Centennial Association Scrapbook Finding Aid
The hundredth anniversary of the original incorporation of Kansas City was observed in 1950. A number of activities were held, culminating in a parade and pageant in the summer of 1950. Starlight Theater...
SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid
This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.
Shirley & Barnett Helzberg: The Kansas Citians of the Year
Photo and biographical article about Shirley Helzberg and her husband Barnett Helzberg, Jr. (both Kansas City area natives), owners of Helzberg Diamonds (established by Barnett's grandfather Morris Helzberg...
Silver & Gold: Her Art Reflects the Stuff Robyn Nichols is Made Of
January 15, 2006
Feature article on local artist Robyn Nichols who does her art with silver and gold metals, specializing in jewelry. "Her disigns are in national museums, in the homes of Kansas City personalities and...
T. J. Turner's
Advertising card for T. J. Turner showing an African American woman in a pink dress dancing. Front of card says: "Bargains in Diamonds, Watches & Jewelry, at T. J. Turner's." Back of card is blank. Address...
Taking a Shine
Article describes the work of metalsmith Robyn Nichols. Her work often incorporates elements from the natural world and Judaica. Nichols was one of the pioneers in the development of the Crossroads Arts...
The '60s Turn 50
Pictures and review of downtown buildings built in the 1960s including the headquarters for the Kansas City School District at 12th and McGee (also former home the Kansas City Public Library from 1960-2004);...
The Armour Trophy for the Best Short Horn Bull at the Kansas City Cattle Show
November 1, 1901
Photo of the "Armour Trophy for the Best Short Horn Bull at the Kansas City Cattle Show." On the surface of the trophy is a depiction of the "Plant of Armour Packing Co., Kansas City, U.S.A.," with the...
The Kansas City School of Watchmaking
Photo and text about the Kansas City School of Watchmaking with its "major unit" at 1224 Admiral Boulevard and founded in 1936 by Gustave Van Erp.
The Life of the Party: Shirley Helzberg Has Chaired Some of Kansas City's Most Visible--and Profitable--Charity Events
Photos and biographical article about Shirley Helzberg, a prominent charity event organizer in Kansas City and wife of Barnett Helzberg, owner of Helzberg Diamonds jewelry store chain. Description of her...
The New 10-Story Hotel for Twelfth and McGee Streets
Illustration and caption about the new 10-story Mercer Hotel at 12th and McGee Streets in 1912, "erected by J. R. Mercer of the Mercer Jewelry Company" and designed by architects "Kurfiss & Michaelis."...
The Pop-Up Trail
October 25-31, 2012
Article describes the trend of pop-up stores in Kansas City. The story of Jessica Rogers, a pop-up clothing and jewelry retailer, is highlighted. Rogers describes the negative reaction to pop-up retailers...
The Sorrentino Medal
October 1, 1901
While Eugenio Sorrentino and the Banda Rossa were playing in Kansas City, they were given a special medal which was designed and made by the Jaccard Jewelry Company. Mr. Sorrentino wrote a march called...
The Underwood Company
December 1, 1901
Photo and description about the Underwood Company, on East 11th Street, and its extravagant window decorations of flowers during the Flower Show at Convention Hall.
Thornton Jason Manry
Obituary for Thornton Jason Manry, or Thornton Manry, retired owner of the Green Jewelry Company and a former vice-president and director of the Starlight Theater Association, dying at the age of 75 on...
Tiffany Heads Back to Plaza
March 13, 2004
After a 20-year absence, Tiffany and Company, the New York jewelry retailer, designer, manufacturer, and distributor founded in 1837, returns to the Country Club Plaza. It will locate in the northeast...
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