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Park, George S
E M Clendening
R D Sangster
Jan, Feb, March, Ap...
Adults Flock Back to School
William Jewell College, Johnson County Community College, Park College, UMKC, etc.
An Interview With John Franklin
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded September 28, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
Biography of James Leslie Wilkinson (1874-1964), Founder and Owner of the Kansas City Monarchs
Colonel George S. Park
Photo and biographical article about Colonel George Park (1811-1890), founder of Park College in Parkville, Missouri, in 1875 (celebrating its 50th anniversary in 1925). Description of his life and career...
Faces of the Past
Photo and description of Sarah Snow, "the first woman" to run for mayor of Kansas City in 1975 against Charles Wheeler (unsuccessfully). City Council member from 1967 to 1975 "represent[ing] the growing...
George S. Park
File containing a flyer or brochure with photos and information on the Museum of Park College, "the first museum in the Parkville area" and the former residence of Colonel George Shepard Park, or George...
J. M. Baptiste
Biographical sketch of J. M. Baptiste, the founder of the United Chemical Company in Kansas City, and his wife, Dr. Mary I. Steele Baptiste, the succeeding president of the company, with photo and history...
Illustrations and information on James Oliver Hogg, or James Hogg (ca. 1858-1941), an architect of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas killed in a car accident in California. Former architectural...
Information on Jerzy Hauptmann, a teacher at Park College and coordinator of the Kansas City Quest for Quality Conference in the 1968 and writing a paper about the necessity of bureaucracy in society.
John L. Zwingle
Portrait of Dr. John L. Zwingle, who became president of Park College in July, 1947. Zwingle spoke to the South Central Business Association on May 11, 1948, on the importance of education to the entire...
Kansas City's Unique College
Description of Park College and its history, including growth of students and assets since its foundation in 1875 in Parkville, Missouri, "as near to the Kansas City postoffice as the zoo at Swope Park."...
Local, National, International
Interview with Behzod Abduraimov, 21-year-old pianist who won the 2009 grand prize at the esteemed London International Piano Competition. Abduraimov grew up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and attended Park College...
Missouri Miniatures: George S. Park
Portrait and biographical article about Dr. George Park, a physician and founder of the Kansas City suburb of Parkville, Missouri and its Park College, also named for him in the 1800s.
Photo and biographical article about Reverend John McAfee, the father of the author and a religious teacher in 19th century Parkville, Missouri, described as amicable to black people and hostile to saloons....
No Dream Too Big
Article about the financial and educational turnaround for the better for Park College, led by college president Don Breckon, with such projects as limestone quarrying and underground office development,...
Old Number One and Woodward Hall: A True Story of Recycling
The article discusses the history and transformation of the Old Number One building (formerly the Missouri Valley Hotel built by George Park) to Woodward Hall. The old Woodward Hall (remodeled hotel) was...
Folder contains an assortment of material including a card depicting a bread wagon at the college, commencement program for 1925, listing of honors programs, card of admission for 1956 inaugural ceremony,...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Park College, founded in Parkville, Missouri in 1875 by Dr. George Park.
Park College and The Banneker School Have Had a Long Association
June 26, 1905
This excerpt provides an insight into the times and conditions leading to the establishment of the Banneker School, the first school for black children in Parkville. Excerpted from "Park College and Parkville's...
Park College Deserves Consideration by Kansas City
Article about the commercial and overall value of Park College and its students to Kansas City, mostly working through college to pay the tuition.
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