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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Kansas City Board of P...
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 Higher Standard of Maintenance
Photos and article about the "distinctive Great Ape House" at the Kansas City Zoo in Swope Park. Description of the new acquisition and "higher maintenance" standards of park land in Kansas City's park...
A New Zoo?
Article about management changes at the Kansas City Zoo. Faced with declining attendence and the threat of losing professional accreditation, the Zoo's management transferred from the Kansas City Parks...
A Steady Transformation
Article tells how Randy Wisthoff, director of the Kansas City Zoo since 2003, implemented an evaluation process used by Service Management Group (SMG) to make major improvements in customer satisfaction....
A Well-Earned Drink
October 4, 2003
Captioned photograph of the Mary A. Fraser Memorial Fountain located at the Kansas City Zoo. It was recently restored thanks to students who raised $300 in coins. It was placed on the zoo grounds in 1951....
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
An Unusual Service in Kansas City, Mo., Provides. ..Birthday Parties at the Zoo
Photos and article (written by a former zoo employee) about the "revolutionary Birthday House at the Swope Park Zoological Gardens in Kansas City, Mo.," proving "immensely popular" as "the newest addition...
And Only Man Is Vile
Photos and article about the effusive spending of city funds on the Kansas City Zoo, comparing the luxurious living conditions of a tiger there to many thousands of Kansas Citians with very poor housing...
Area Design Firm Gaining National Recognition
May 26, 2010
Article discusses Dimensioinal Innovations of Overland Park, Kansas. The company has done "a wide variety of high-profile design tasks in the business, sports and government worlds" including the parking...
Biography of William Deramus III (1915-1989), Businessman
Children's Zoo Entrance
Crowd walking through entrance to Children's Zoo.
Chimp Care at KC Zoo is Criticized
October 18, 2012
Article describes the publication of a report produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that cited the Kansas City Zoo for instances of improper care of its primates. The article focuses upon the...
Designs Incorporate What He Cares About
June 3-9, 2005
Featured in the "Profile" column is Bob Berkebile, senior principal at the architectural firm of Berkebile Nelson Immenshuh McDowell, located in the Kansas City Power and Light Building. The Hyatt Regency...
Edward Tanner Awards - Architecture
Short article about the Edward Tanner award recipient Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. (PGAV Architects) and its innovative designs. Photos include the new Union Station Kansas City Administration offices;...
Partial view of the feline exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo. Architects Linscott, Haylett & Associates were awarded for innovation in their design of this complex.
Feline Exhibit Construction Site Sign
Full view of a sign indicating the proposed site for a new feline exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo. Designer E. F. Corwin, Jr. received an award for his work on this and other signs put in place by the Kansas...
For the Children's Sake: Compensation for Caregivers Key to Future Success
Photos and biographical article about four area child-care professionals, with discussion on "the state of child care in Greater Kansas City." Description of the following professionals: (1) Kyle Matchell,...
Hunting for Humans
June 2, 2005
Review of the Kansas City Zoo with a chart of attendance from 1990 to 2004.
November 17-23, 2005
Article describing an unusual promotional version of a comic book that appeared as a 20 page insert in the Kansas City Star in 1982. The comic book, which was intended to advertise the downtown Jones Store,...
Is It the Squawk of the Town Yet?
May 26, 2007
Article describes problems of Kansas City Zoo. Attendance in 2006 was fewer than 400,000 people. Recent visitors complained of a lack of amenities but zoo officials are confident that once season opening...
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