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Negative, B/w, 4 X 5...
Askren, Robert G
Curtiss-wright Flying ...
George R Bauer
Photos and history of Kansas City's second principal airport established in 1927 known under various names until settling on "Municipal Airport" and "renamed Kansas City Downtown Airport" in 1972 with...
Never to Be Forgotten: After 70 Years, People Still Gather at Spot Rockne Was Killed
Photos, map, and article about the plane crash in 1931 killing legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne near Bazaar, Kansas. Description of his life and career as a leading football coach, until...
New Reduced Winter Fares! Hanford Slashes Rates!
Full page ad, map, and illustration for Hanford Airlines, flying "the hub route" out of Kansas City Municipal Airport to various cities in each direction.
New Terminal Building at Airport
Photo and article about the addition of terminal space at Municipal Airport.
North Kansas City Quadrangle
Topographical map of parts of Clay and Jackson counties in Missouri and Wyandotte County, Kansas, including segments of the Missouri River and the cities of North Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City,...
North Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial view, looking northeast from Municipal Airport.
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...
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...
Passenger Station, Night View, Kansas City Municipal Airport
Postcard of Municipal Airport with accompanying text.
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...
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,...
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...
Royal Leonard and family at Municipal Airport.
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...
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...
Second Hannibal Bridge
Looking north from south side of the Missouri River showing second Hannibal Bridge; also shows Municipal Airport.
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.
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...
Test Kansas City's Aviation Advancement: Tuesday's Election Will Determine Future. ..
Notice of an election to determine the future of Municipal Airport.
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.
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