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8th Street Tunnel
View of 8th Street tunnel and the West Bluffs and Quality Hill area of Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance to the tunnel is in view as well as railroad cars under the bridge leading to the tunnel.
A Battle of Westport Letter
Letter written the day following the Battle of Westport about its aftermath, by Reverend Jonathan Fuller, and providing a general description of the Kansas City area.
A Birthday Book of Kansas City, 1821-1921
Booklet on the 100-year history of Kansas City from 1821 to 1921, starting with its first permanent settler, Francois Chouteau, and its rise from Westport Landing (page 7) through its 1832 visit by early...
A Black Leader Offers Very Little Optimism
February 22, 1985
Biographical article about Reverend MacCharles Jones, or Rev. Mac Jones, the 35-year-old pastor of the St. Stephen Baptist Church at 1414 Truman Road. Rev. Jones was the leader at the Black Unity Retreat...
A Brief History of Manufacturing
Manuscript surveys the history of the Pratt & Whitney/Westinghouse plant in Kansas City, Missouri from 1942 through the 1990s, concentrating particularly on the war years. Numerous copies of photographs,...
A Brief History of the First Congregational Church: Kansas City, Missouri, 1866-1909
Illustration of the first church building at 10th and Grand Avenues and photo of the second at 11th and McGee Streets, both now demolished.
A Century Later Marillac Still Feels Like Home: The Former Orphanage Now Treats Children with Emotional Difficulties
File contains an article about the Marillac Center, a mental health center for children, a product of the Kansas City Orphan Boys' Home originally in Westport, merged with orphan girls' homes, and now...
A City and Its Characteristics
Brief introductory article for Henry Haskell's more in-depth examination of Kansas City, with a photo and description of William R. Nelson and the changes in Kansas City up to its Republican National Convention...
A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century
Third in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City history. Focus on the 1850s-1860s, during the destructive but pivotal times of war over slavery in the Kansas City area.
A City in Decline: The Bad News Is How Kansas City Is Slipping
Photos and article about the decline in population rank and other aspects of the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1959 to 2001, including its convention attendances, the park and boulevard system, the...
A City Planned to Meet Modern Needs: New City in Making
Sections of the magazine on Kansas City's airport, auditorium, city hall, hospitals, trafficways, parks and boulevards, water, Brush Creek, and Blue River.
A City Within a Park One Hundred Years of Parks and Boulevards in Kansas City, Missouri
The history of Kansas City's planned system of beautiful parks and boulevards.
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 Complete Set of Surveys and Plats of Properties of Kansas City, Missouri: Compiled and Drawn from Official Record and Actual Surveys
Book of maps available for use on microfilm only.
A Condemned Man
November 25-December 1, 2004
Article describes the offer of Kansas City, Missouri to compensate Paul Thomas, owner of the Justrite Stamp Company for his property at 1301 Grand. The author reports that the city has offered Justrite...
A Conversation with..Tom McDonnell
Interview with the CEO of DST Systems Inc. about the company and its commitment to downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
A Department at the Gateway of the West
Extensive article about the police force's operations in the early part of the century, deemed as being efficient with a large population to patrol and relatively small manpower to patrol it.
A Dictionary of the Osage Language
Definition of the word for Kansas City in the language of the Osage Indians: /Ni-sho'-dse to(n)-wo(n)/.
A Field Guide to the Crossroads Art District
May 1, 2005
Map depicting the area roughly between Truman Road (north boundary), Pershing Road (south boundary), Broadway (west boundary) and Cherry Street (east boundary). Includes drawings and identification of...
A Fight for Franchise Extension
Article about the Metropolitan Street Railway Company in Kansas City, Missouri, and its efforts to extend its franchise rights to 1951, with political and financial fighting against Mayor Henry Beardsley...
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