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A New Bartle
Special Souvenir Edition of the Kansas City Star marking the newly expanded convention center. Articles include elevations and floor plans, construction views and installation of sculpture on roof. Also...
A Photographic History of Kansas
Photos and article about the collection of photographs of early Kansas at the Kansas State Historical Society, including sites on the Kansas side of the Kansas City area back to the early 1850s.
A Piece of KC's Past Is Rediscovered
November 28, 2003
Article details the recent suggestion that part of the original riverboat landing or wharf area on Kansas City's waterfront is visible. Geologist Richard Gentile thinks the exposed ledge that tilts toward...
A Plaza Paradigm, Then and Now
Feature story about the Country Club Plaza InterContinental Hotel, originally the Alameda Plaza Hotel when it opened in 1972. It was Kansas City's only American Automobile Association's (AAA) five-star...
A Rising Force Business
January 24, 2014
Article on the growth of the Hispanic population in the greater Kansas City area, focusing on the impact within the city's business community. Profiles and photographs of the following Hispanic business...
A Roar from the Sky: Air-Mindedness in Wichita
Early aviation in Wichita with some overall relation to Kansas City. Photographs of early Cessna aircrafts in Wichita.
A Sorry Free State
Article describes the past and present of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was an anti-slavery town before and during the Civil War, and a crossing place on the Missouri River for runaway...
A Study of Cartridges for Military Shoulder Weapons
Two copies of a large table of military weapon ammunition information, with various types of cartridges from around the world. 24 x 37 in. Donated to the Missouri Valley Room of the Kansas City Public...
A to Z Auto Parts
View looking northwest of office and lot of A to Z Auto Parts, located at 1820 Oak Street.
A Tug-of-War Over 'Murderabilia'
September 29, 2012
Article on the disputed ownership of notebooks, copies of investigative files, crime scene photographs, and correspondence relating to the muder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959 that have...
A War On Civilians: Order Number 11 and the Evacuation of Western Missouri
Article details the history of the Civil War strife along the Missouri and Kansas border. Order Number 11 issued by the Union forces led nearly twenty thousand people to abandon their homes in the Missouri...
A Week in the Life of Kearney: Stories From the Missouri Photo Workshop
The community of Kearney, Missouri, is portrayed with 15 color photographs taken as part of the Missouri Photo Workshop. Photos show school scenes, people of all ages, and a business street.
A Well-Documented Life
August 1, 2005
Photographs and article of artist Sydney Larson, former professor of art at Columbia College where he taught for five decades. He was an apprentice with Thomas Hart Benton, sketching Benton's mural ''Independence...
A Window on the World
Photographs and article about the rural home near Kearney, Missouri, of Dutch artist Marjolein Bastin, who has been associated with Hallmark Cards since 1991. Called ''Blue Skies,'' the prairie-style home...
A Witness to Union Station's Transformation
October 5, 2014
Brief article with accompanying collection of photographs of Union Station by Roy Inman. Inman's photographs document the 1994-1999 restoration of Union Station.
A Young Girl in the Missouri Border War
Article reprints a series of letters written by teen-ager Laura Brown in Missouri mostly during the Civil War time period. The first letter is dated July 28, 1859, and the last November 29, 1864. Includes...
View of an abandoned automobile and foliage in the area of Southwest Trafficway and Roanoke Road north of Westport Road.
AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid
1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989]
The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...
AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection contains items related to the professional and community activities and achievements of Dr. Julia H. Hill, former president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the...
AC14 Geneva Price Collection Finding Aid
1977-1994 [Bulk: 09/1984-10/1984]
The Geneva Price Collection contains materials related to the educational outreach activities of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during its 1984 Kansas City residency.
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