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Eric L Wesson
Carroll P Hungate
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.
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,...
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...
Soldiers Buried in Kansas City, Missouri: Revolutionary War Through Korean War
Lists with brief descriptions of war veterans buried in Kansas City starting with the first American war, the Revolutionary.
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 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 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...
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....
Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport
Photo and history of Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport, established in 1941 as the Grandview Airport "as an auxiliary airport for the Olathe Naval Air Station" in Grandview, Missouri, named for Lieutenant...
Biography of Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), President of the United States (1945-1953)
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...
Primaries: Victory for Symington
Article about the senatorial election of W. Stuart Symington of Missouri, "Harry S. Truman's favorite troubleshooter" as the President's advisor before the Korean War, with photo and description of his...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Robert Dale Ainsworth
March 1, 1955
Obituary for Robert Dale Ainsworth, or Robert Ainsworth, dying on March 1, 1955, a veteran pilot of World War II and the Korean War.
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