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Eric L Wesson
Carroll P Hungate
'Casey' Jones, Ex-KC Times Editor, Dies of Cancer
Photo and obituary for Donald Jones, or Casey Jones, "a former summer intern reporter who rose to be city editor and then national editor of 'The Kansas City Times,'" dying at the age of 73 in 2000. Description...
1918 Flu Epidemic More Deadly Than Germans
Short article details the involvement of Camp Funston and Fort Riley with the spread of the Spanish Flu in 1918. "Since Fort Riley was a cavalry outpost, there were hundreds of horses and mules also living...
A Father's Day to Remember
June 17-23, 2011
Article reports that Rev. Joe Haskins received his Purple Heart after waiting 58 years. Haskins fought in the Korean War and has tried to get the award from every president since 1956. Under President...
A Place to Honor and Remember
April 21, 2006
A Korean War Veterans Memorial is to be located on the southwest corner of 119th Street and Lowell Avenue in Overland Park. The groundbreaking ceremonies will be Saturday, April 22, 2006 with U.S. Congressman...
An Interview With Julia Gutierrez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded September 27, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has typed guide to...
An Interview With Marciano Morales
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded April 30, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Rita Botello
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 19, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Sally Magana Ramos
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded February 10, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
Biography of Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), President of the United States (1945-1953)
Black General and Wife Killed in Plane Crash
File containing a photo and obituary for General Roscoe Cartwright, "black brigadier general, retired," killed in a plane crash at the age of 55. Native of Kansas City, Kansas serving in World War II,...
E. Bertram Berkley: Leader
Photo and biographical sketch of E. Bertram Berkley, or Bert Berkley, president of Tension Envelope company, a World War II and Korean War veteran officer and officer of several business and Jewish organizations....
Floyd Edwin Wilhelm
Portrait of Captain Floyd Edwin Wilhelm who was born October 7, 1922 in Jonesboro, Illinois, son of William and Alice Wilhelm. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II for more than four years...
Frank E. Brennan: Leader
Photo and biographical sketch of Frank Brennan, executive and lawyer for the New England Life Insurance Company and liaison between the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce, moving from Saint Louis...
Genesis of a Decision: Response to Aggression in Korea.
Compilation of comments made by members of Truman administration describing his actions at beginning of Korean War.
Gold Star Mothers Legion Scrapbook Finding Aid
1942-1952 (bulk 1943-45)
The Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City began in 1945 when Mrs. Myra Willock first called together a group of 10 mothers after her son lost his life in World War II. Initially they met to encourage and comfort...
Impact of the Korean War on Kansas City
Photo and article about the impact of the Korean War on Kansas City in the early 1950s. Mentions decrease of unemployment through increased local manufacturing industry, reactivation of World War II facilities...
Photos and multiple articles about Jim Leedy, "professor of sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute" and winner of "the first Thomas Hart Benton Award" there in 1975. Description of his life and career,...
Contains newspaper articles about the Korean War and the Center for the Study of the Korean War located at 1401 W. Truman Road, Independence.
Clippings from the Kansas City Star and Times about the Korean War of the early 1950s.
History of military medicine inside and originating out of the Kansas City area, starting with World War I Base Hospital Unit Number 28 in France and including the local civil defense program and medicine...
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