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Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid
ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938)
The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...
Wheeler Downtown Airport
August 17, 2007
"The Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, which helped Kansas City become a major player of the early aviation era, observes its 80th birthday today. Charles Lindbergh dedicated the Kansas City Municipal...
TWA Passenger Airplane
Passengers boarding a TWA plane, believed to be at Municipal Airport.
TWA Airplane in Flight
Distant view of TWA plane taking off.
These Missourians [and] Missouri Mirrors of 1946
Color photos and article about the state of Missouri, with much description of Kansas City, including its history and (largely agricultural) economy, James Kemper, J. C. Nichols, William Rockhill Nelson,...
There Is No Limit: Architecture and Sculpture in Kansas City
Photos of two buildings of interest: the passenger station at Municipal Airport and the hangar for Transcontinental & Western Air Lines.
The Day the Champ Visited Our Camp
June 26, 2005
Author recalls meeting boxer Jack Dempsey at the Kansas City Municipal Airport in June, 1933.
Test Kansas City's Aviation Advancement: Tuesday's Election Will Determine Future. ..
Notice of an election to determine the future of Municipal Airport.
Swing's Man of the Month: Lou Holland--"In the Beginning"
Photo and biographical article about Louis Edward Holland, or Lou Holland, leading organizer of the Municipal Airport, "the main Kansas City post office building" (across from Union Station), and the first...
So You Think It's a Breeze Flying over Good Old Kansas City?
Illustration and article citing the Municipal Airport as the worst in the nation, including a quote from F. Lee Bailey regarding air traffic control.
Second Hannibal Bridge
Looking north from south side of the Missouri River showing second Hannibal Bridge; also shows Municipal Airport.
SC163 Kansas City Public Works Collection
1905-1978 and n.d.
This collection contains reports, correspondence, permits, regulations, blueprints, and notes concerning the operations of the Kansas City Public Works Department in the early to mid-20th century. The...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1940-1950, Page f004
Graphic Map of Volumes and Key to Sanborn Map of Kansas City, Vol. 2 (corrected to October 1950), showing Kansas City area bounded by the Missouri River on the north, Elmwood Avenue on the east, 15th Street...
Royal Leonard and family at Municipal Airport.
Robert Askren Photograph Collection Finding Aid
circa 1870s-2005, bulk 1950-1980s
Local photographer Robert G. Askren donated photographs and negatives to the Missouri Valley Special Collections in 2006. He worked for Harkins Commercial Photo Co. which he later purchased and renamed...
Richards Field, First Kansas City Commercial Airport
Photos and history of the first Richards Field, established in 1922 as Kansas City's first commercial airport by Major Howard Wehrle, Fred Harvey, Simpson Yeomans, Roger Crittenden, and Robert Lester,...
Richard Corliss Photograph Collection Finding Aid
Richard Corliss was born in Springfield, Massachussetts, in 1915 and moved to Kansas City in 1944. He worked as a freelance photographer, capturing scenes for sale to local news agencies. His collection...
Passenger Station, Night View, Kansas City Municipal Airport
Postcard of Municipal Airport with accompanying text.
Outstanding in Service to His City
October 13, 1931
Arthur Hardgrave, Less Than Ten Years Citizen Here, Identified Prominently With Every Forward MovementArticle reviews Hardgrave's contribution to Kansas City's civic affairs with his arrival in June 1922...
On a Wing and a Fare
Photos, history, and description of current operations of the Kansas City area aviation industry, featuring Municipal Airport (now known as Downtown Airport), original hub for air traffic in the United...
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