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101. Kansas City Museum's Future in Flux Kansas City Museum’s Future in Flux July 15, 2013 Article on the uncertainty surrounding the management of the Kansas City Museum. “The museum’s advisory board is considering a new business plan that rests on breaking the management contract with...

102. Kansas City Musuem Kansas City Musuem Full frontal and side view, looking northeast; located at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard.

103. Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1933-1966 The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra began performing in 1933 and ceased in 1982. Beginning performances were held in Convention Hall. The orchestra's home for many years was the Music Hall located in...

104. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library Beginning of the Kansas City Public Library on December 5, 1873. First library was located at 11th and Locust in the High School Building. The Library/Board of Education offices relocated several times...

105. Kansas City Skylines Kansas City Skylines File contains a sketch by T. T. Baldridge of the Kansas City Museum.

106. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Mae Reed Porter, or Mae Porter (1888-1968), a western historian, "the author of six books, and donor of art and artifacts to the Kansas City Museum." Native of Dallas coming to Kansas...

107. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Alice Nielsen (1876-1943), an opera singer and actress. Born in Nashville and coming to Kansas City about 1883 with her parents before performing here and abroad, "donat[ing] her collection...

108. Kansas City: Once the Sodom-Gomorrah of the Short Grass, It Has Now Repented, Waxed Fat and Respectable Kansas City: Once the Sodom-Gomorrah of the Short Grass, It Has Now Repented, Waxed Fat and Respectable March//1950 Extensive article about constants and changes in the character of Kansas City, including its vice, violence, and corruption of the late 1800s and 1930s. Also a descriptive section on Independence and several...

109. Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis 2002 Book includes a short history of Union Station as a railroad station and as a reburished city attraction.

110. KC Museum's Latest Exhibit a Delight KC Museum's Latest Exhibit a Delight February/21/2001 Photos and article about the latest exhibit at the Kansas City Museum at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard, featuring the slow-motion or "strobe" photography of Dr. Harold Edgerton of the Massachusetts Institute...

111. Knowles Postcard Collection Knowles Postcard Collection 1960-1980 A collection of approximately 200 postcards primarily from Kansas City and a variety of Missouri towns. Topics includes buildings, streets, libraries, fountains, etc.

112. Last Day at the Kansas City Museum Last Day at the Kansas City Museum January 9, 2008 Article and photos of the last day of events held at the Kansas City Museum before it closes its doors to visitors and undergoes a $2 million renovation. The facility is not expected to reopen until late-2009...

113. Lessons Inspired from Island Trip Lessons Inspired from Island Trip September/19/1975 Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Ralph Kiene, Jr., "a Kansas City architect who is concerned about the natural preservation of the environment" and architectural consultant to the Kansas...

114. Let Building's History Shine, Board Urges Let Building's History Shine, Board Urges July 9, 2005 The Kansas City Museum Advisory Board has issued a report recommending that Corinthian Hall should be renovated and restored to its early 20th century appearance. While it would still serve as a museum,...

115. Loula Long Combs: Northeast's "Reining" Queen Loula Long Combs: Northeast's "Reining" Queen January/8/2003 Feature article on Loula Long Combs, famous horsewoman who was the daughter of Robert A. Long, founder of the Long-Bell Lumber Company. Included with the article are photographs of her and some of her...

116. Magical Evening Magical Evening February/21/2001 Photos and article about the "semi-formal Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance at the Kansas City Museum" held by the Northeast Chamber of Commerce as a fund-raising event in February 2001.

117. Marijana's World: Strawberry Hill Marijana's World: Strawberry Hill //1983 Book of reproduced paintings by the Croatian-American artist Marijana of the community of Croatians and other Yugoslavians in Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas.

118. Matilda Shelden Matilda Shelden 1968 (first edition 1950) Photo and description of Matilda Dallmeyer Shelden, or Matilda Shelden, wife of Dr. Frank Shelden ("a noted tennis star") and member of the upper house of the City Council in 1924, "member of the Woman's...

119. Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid 1830-1940, bulk 1889-1940 The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...

120. Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...