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Wyandotte County, Kan...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Grant W Harrington
Curtiss-wright Flying ...
"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....
$1,500,000 Worth of Brightness
Photos and article about "the city-wide relighting program" of Kansas City, Kansas, with the Board of Public Utilities installing 500 miles and $1,500,000 worth of new residential street lights.
''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...
'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow
Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....
'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
September 22, 2012
Profile and interview with Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet. Stonestreet is a native of Kansas City, Kansas and attended Kansas State University. He credits growing up in the Midwest as inspiring...
12th Street, East from Main
Postcard of 12th Street, East from Main
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1903 Flood Damage
June 10, 1903
Damage at 4th Street and Kansas Avenue in Armourdale, Kansas, after the 1903 flood.
1903 Flood, Hannibal Bridge
Postcard of the Hannibal Bridge during the 1903 flood.
1903: The Great Flood
Article describes the 1903 Flood in Armourdale, the Kansas River bottoms, and the lower areas of the Argentine district. Author believes the primary cause of the 1903 Flood on the Kansas River was its...
1914 Map of Greater Kansas City
Street map of Kansas City metropolitan area featuring successive circular lines in one mile intervals out from New Union Station. Rosedale, North Kansas City, Independence, and Kansas City, Kansas, are...
Aerial view of flood looking west across the West Bottoms from near the foot of the 12th Street Viaduct. Stockyards in view. Businesses in view include Stowe Hardware and Supply Company, Continental Electric...
Aerial view of flooded area, looking north of bridges spanning Kansas River and the stockyards.
Aerial view of flooded area looking east across Fairfax District. View includes the Kansas City, Kansas, Water and Light plant and tanks of the Phillips Petroleum Company Refinery.
Aerial view of flooded area looking west across Fairfax Industrial District. Included in view are the Sunshine Biscuit plant, International Harvester Company building, Socony-Vacuum Terminal, and Kansas...
1951 Flood Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The collection of 30 black and white photographs include aerial views as well as ground shots of streets, rubble, river bottoms, etc., during the 1951 flood in Kansas City. It also contains views of the...
1951: The Great Flood
Photos and article about the 1951 flood, "the second major flood of Kansas City, Kansas history" and the author's experiences in surviving it.
1985 Traffic Map of Kansas City, Kansas and Vicinity
Street map of Kansas City, Kansas and immediate environs showing traffic counts; also indicates streets under construction. Shows only Kansas side.
2004 Conclave, The Heartland of America, Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma
Second Quarter, 2004
A supplement to Marquee, the Journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America, features several Kansas City theaters. They include: Aladdin, Englewood in Independence, Mo., Gem, Folly, Lyric, Madrid,...
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