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Howdy L Williams
Arthur N Alkire
After the Stench Cleared: Prison Life and Labor at Leeds Farm
Paper prepared for the 1998 Missouri Conference on History discusses social welfare issues in Kansas City during the Progressive era using transient laborers or 'hobos" to illustrate the problems faced...
Analysis of Needs at Municipal Farm and Women's Reformatory
Study of the functions and operations of the municipal prison farm for women.
Blue Book of City Hall: Kansas City, Mo., 1924
Photos of the Municipal Farm and the "Women's Reformatory."
Bread and Water Will Go Off Books
Article about the end of the policy of punishing inmates with bread and water diets.
Brief History of the Kansas City Tuberculosis Hospital
September 24, 1932
The Kansas City Tuberculosis Sanitarium was opened on Christmas Day, 1915. Built in response to the need for specialized tuberculosis care, it was located on a part of the Municipal Farm in Leeds.
Cornfield at the Kansas City Municipal Farm.
Help for the Helpless
Article about the establishment of work programs such as the Municipal Farm for destitutes, as an alternative to prison, because of the need for income for abandoned mothers, pawnshop debts, etc.
Kansas City Municipal Farm
March 22, 1967
Map and legal description of the Kansas City Municipal Farm. Map includes boundaries, details of the Kansas City Southern Railway right-of-way, and text of legal descriptions of three tracts of the farm...
Kansas City, Mo., Develops Garbage-Cooking Program to Feed Its Hogs: Penal Farm Hog Feeding using City Garbage Meets Public Health Standards, Shows Profit, Provide Prisoner Rehabilitation
Article with photos and diagrams about the "garbage-cooking, hog-feeding program" of the Welfare Department at the Municipal Farm, also providing productive work for the prison workers there.
Map of Grounds, Kansas City Municipal Farm
Detailed map of the grounds of the Kansas City Municipal Farm. The map includes diagrams of buildings, streams, roads, Interstate 435, and the Kansas City Southern Railway. The deed citations for each...
Marie Buford Collection Finding Aid
Marie Buford was born on May 17, 1922 to John W. and Verna L. Buford. At the age of seventeen, Marie Buford was admitted as a patient at the Kansas City Tuberculosis Hospital from about 1939-1941. Originally...
Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work
Photo and bio of Edwin Winn, "president of the E. L. Winn Construction Company, 1211 Scarritt Building." Born in Bowling Green, Missouri in 1865 and coming to Kansas City in 1886 as a building contractor,...
Men Working in Cornfield
Four unidentified men working in a cornfield at the Kansas City Municipal Farm.
Men Working in Field
Distant view of men working in a field at the Kansas City Municipal Farm. Shows a car, truck, and overhead lines.
Men Working in Sawmill
Two unidentified men operating machinery at the Kansas City Municipal Farm sawmill. Notes on the back of the photograph indicate that both men are employees.
Men Working with Machinery
Two unidentified men working on machinery in a Kansas City Municipal Farm shop.
Men Working with Tractor
Two unidentified men working on a tractor at the Kansas City Municipal Farm.
Miscellaneous Landmarks Commission Photographs Finding Aid
These 575 photographs from the Landmarks Commission were produced by various Kansas City, Missouri, city departments during the 1920s through the 1970s. A number of historic Kansas City landmarks, neighborhoods,...
Unidentified entrance to Municipal Farm.
Distant view of Municipal Farm and grounds.
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