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World War I
Penn Valley Park
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Askren, Robert G
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Future Liberty Memorial Site
Looking southwest from Main Street and the future Pershing Road, toward the area across from Union Station and the future site of the Liberty Memorial. Sweeney School is in view on the right and a Sunshine...
Gay Night for Claudel: Ambassador Chuckles at Insight into Americanism
Article about the visit to Kansas City by Paul Claudel, "French ambassador to the United States," describing his ascension of the Liberty Memorial and Kansas City Power & Light Building and wining and...
General Ike's Day in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about General Dwight Eisenhower, a high-ranking military leader (and later President) returning from World War II Europe to his native Midwest (raised in Kansas) for a speech...
Getting It Done in Kansas City
Article about plans to build the Liberty Memorial, an art museum, and a civic center.
Looking west across Gillham from Hospital Hill.
Good Things From Historic Northeast
September 24, 2003
Picture with caption showing the granite stone in the Liberty Memorial Walk of Honor for Ronnie DePasco, Missouri State Senator who recently died. As chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, DePasco was...
Graf Zeppelin over the Liberty Memorial
August 28, 1929
View of spectators watching the LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin pass over the north side of the Liberty Memorial on the morning of Aug. 28th, 1929. The airship was traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Lakehurst, NJ...
A brief history of the parks and boulevard system in Kansas City and future plans for downtown green spaces. Included is a detailed map of parks throughout the city. Kansas City is home to 214 parks and...
H. Roe Bartle
World War I veteran and Kansas City mayor H. Roe Bartle and other unidentified military dignitaries review an Armistice Day Parade in 1960. Scene looking toward the north with figures standing by the shaft...
Handling Doubled Traffic with Dispatch
Article about the management of heavy traffic in such large crowds as the American Legion Convention at the Liberty Memorial in 1921, with photos.
Helicopter Makes 2-Minute Hop to Terminal with Air Mail
May 24, 1948
First cargo of letters ever dispatched here in a helicopter leaves the Liberty Memorial Mall in this craft, depicting the scene in a large photo.
Howard Reece Obituary
March 25, 2004
Reece graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and one of his works is the ceiling of Liberty Memorial. He died March 23, 2004.
I Changed Position and Moved into Film Immortality
October 8, 2006
Author recalls his participation in the move Article 99 as an extra during filming in Kansas City. The movie starred actors Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Liotta, Lea Thompson, Kathy Baker, John Mahoney, and Noble...
Industry Focus: Designs on Greater Kansas City
Photos and article about local architects' views on Kansas City's best examples of structural architecture. Discussion of the area's borrowing and combination of several styles and corresponding issues...
James Bartrim Nourse
Photos and information on James Bartrim Nourse, or James Nourse, a lawyer and World War I veteran born in Kentucky in 1888 and coming to Kansas City about 1909. Member of the 100-member committee initiating...
Jazz Musicians Play for a Slain Colleague
File containing an obituary for Steve Harvey, a 27-year-old jazz saxophonist of Kansas City found beaten to death near Liberty Memorial Mall. Former player with Freddie Hubbard and Roy Ayers, honored at...
Jim Edd Spencer Linoleum Cut Drawings
Unframed linoleum cut drawings (32) by Kansas City artist Jim Edd Spencer (1905-1944). Some are signed by the artist, in pencil, in the lower right corner and also in author's hand is the title on lower...
K. C.: The City Where Trails Begin
Article about Kansas City, Missouri, and its claims to prominence as a Midwestern city, both in economic importance as "'Market-Basket of the World'" and in symbolic and geographic importance as a western...
Kansas City--Shows Missouri
Pictorial article about the history and growth of Kansas City, with photos, illustration, and captions showing and describing the changes in Kansas City's appearance and functions from its early days to...
Kansas City. ..The Way We Were
Photos with captions of the memorial, built in part by Westlake Construction Company.
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