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A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
Kansas City Symphony Conductors
Conductors of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra: (later Symphony) Karl Krueger: 1933-1943 Efrem Kurtz: 1943-1947 Hans Schwieger: 1948-1970 Maurice Peress: 1974-1980 William McGlaughlin: 1985-1998...
Bertrand Rockwell Residence
The Rockwell house at 1004 West 52nd Street was featured as the 13th Designers' Showhouse in 1982.
George S. Hovey Residence
File contains a booklet about the third Designers' Showhouse (1972) featuring the George Hovey residence, built in 1909 at 1005 Valentine Road, "and lived in by only one other family [by 1972], the Howard...
File contains manuscripts, booklets, and information about the designers' showhouses. Designers' Showhouse is a fund-raiser for the Kansas City Symphony generally held in Spring and organized by the Junior...
John Henry Aikens Residence
One page about the John Henry Aikens residence on display for the 1981 Designers' Showhouse XII at 800 West 56th Street, built in 1911. Description of the house and its owner, the first president of the...
Alfred Benjamin Memorial
Postcard of Alfred Benjamin Memorial
File contains information about Carl Busch, the founder and conductor of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. He was a native of Denmark and musical composer of the early 20th century, included in the 1912...
Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Alfred Gregory, a local attorney, was born August 15, 1858, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and died in Kansas City on May 15, 1946. His father was the first president of the University of Illinois. He had both...
Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Edith Lowe Peters appears to have been a long-time Kansas City resident, born in 1882 in Rock Port, Mo. Her father, Frank Lowe, was a local Kansas City figure known in law, church, and political circles....
Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary
Photo and bio of John Behr, director of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra and "the Willis Wood Theatre orchestra, numbered as the best of the local theater orchestras," arriving in Kansas City in 1885...
Sender Theater Scrapbooks Finding Aid
This two-scrapbook collection covers the years 1905 to 1911 (volume 1) and 1903 to 1917 (volume 2). They include theater programs, play bills, club programs, and some miscellaneous items. Many of the theater...
Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra Scrapbooks Finding Aid
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...
Designers' Showhouse I
The first Designers' Showhouse was 5208 Belleview Avenue, residence of Harry Seavey. Designed by architect John Van Brunt, it was built in 1912 and overlooked Brush Creek Valley. Seavey was born in Chicago...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
Designers' Showhouse XIX
Two-page paper on the 19th Designers' Showhouse showcasing the residence of Herbert P. Wright at 3735 Belleview Avenue. The house was built in 1913, designed by architect Clarence Shepard, and listed "on...
Biography of Conrad Mann (1871-1943), Civic Leader
Biography of Clara S. Hockaday (1909-1994), Social Leader
Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXI
History of the "two-story brick house at 1030 W. 65th Street" in Kansas City, "built by the J. C. Nichols Company for Mr. and Mrs. William E. Burnett, Jr., in 1936" from designs by architect Edward Tanner....
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