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1. Ribbon Cutting Opens Library Ribbon Cutting Opens Library July/18/1960

2. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library 1959 Aerial view looking northwest from 13th and Oak of construction of new main building.

3. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library 1960 Aerial view of new Main branch at 12th and Oak, looking northeast from 13th and Oak.

4. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library 1959 Aerial view, looking northwest from 13th and Oak, of site of new main building, during building demolition.

5. Dedication of Spalding Westport Map Dedication of Spalding Westport Map October 1989 Anna Horn, Associate Director for Main Branch and two unidentified women listening to speaker.

6. Spalding Westport Map Spalding Westport Map October 1989 Anna Horn, Associate Director for Main Branch, examining map.

7. Dedication of Spalding Westport Map Dedication of Spalding Westport Map October 1989 Anna Horn, Associate Director for Main, speaking at podium, Missouri Valley Room at Main Branch, 12th and Oak.

8. Dedication of Spalding Westport Map Dedication of Spalding Westport Map October 1989 Anna Horn, Associate Director for Main, talking with unidentified woman, Missouri Valley Room.

9. Arthur Kraft Art at Home Savings Arthur Kraft Art at Home Savings September/7/1965 Article about the mosaic mural for the McGee Street entrance to the Main Branch Library at 12th and Oak Streets done by artist Arthur Kraft, whose work also is displayed in the Louvre in Paris and the...

10. KC Library Checking Out New Sites KC Library Checking Out New Sites July/16-22/1999 Article discussing the most likely sites for the Downtown Branch's future, with the degradation of the present building. Description also of the renovation of the Plaza Branch Library.

11. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library August 7, 1959 Ceremonies at laying of cornerstone, new main building at 12th and Oak.

12. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library August 7, 1959 Ceremonies at laying of cornerstone, new main building at 12th and Oak.

13. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library August 7, 1959 Ceremonies at laying of cornerstone, new main building at 12th and Oak. Richard B. Sealock, director of Library at podium. James A. Hazlett, Superintendent of Kansas City Schools, seated behind Mr. Sealock,...

14. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library 1959 Ceremonies at the laying of the cornerstone, new main building at 12th and Oak.

15. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library 1960 Detail of mural in Missouri Valley Room, located in northwest corner of 3rd floor, Main branch at 12th and Oak.

16. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library 1960 Detail of mural in Missouri Valley Room, located in northwest corner of 3rd floor, Main branch at 12th and Oak.

17. Kansas City Public Library Kansas City Public Library 1960 Detail of mural in Missouri Valley Room, located in northwest corner of 3rd floor, Main branch at 12th and Oak.

18. Book Ends Book Ends June/14-20/2001 Discusses the process of "weeding" books from the Library's collection in order to be able to fit into the new Main Library at 10th and Baltimore.

19. Kansas City Public Library Drawings Kansas City Public Library Drawings ca. 1955-60 Drawings include: (1) architect drawing of Van Horn branch library entrance and auditorium done by Keene & Simpson Architects; (2) blueprint (10 x 15.5) drawing of the Main library at 12th and Oak which...

20. Kansas City Public Library, 12th and Oak Kansas City Public Library, 12th and Oak File contains an issue of the publication (September 1960) devoted to the new downtown library, with numerous photos.