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1. A Look at Life in the 'Burbs A Look at Life in the 'Burbs August//1991 Review of "the changes and challenges facing Kansas City suburbs of the '90s," including the following: Platte City, Olathe, Leavenworth, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Independence, Overland Park, Shawnee,...

2. An Interview With Robert Mesa An Interview With Robert Mesa 1978-09-11 Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded September 11, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 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 guide to...

3. Be Proud, Citizens! Be Proud, Citizens! January/11/1935 Article about the ironic description of Kansas City by Judge Brown Harris "as 'probably the most law-abiding city in the United States.'" Irony due to the judge's association with the Pendergast machine...

4. Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry February 21-February 28, 1986 Third in a series of four articles about the history of African Americans in Kansas City. It provides an overview of black business and industry, from the period before emancipation in 1865 to the present...

5. Books of the Day: The Man Who Finally Routed Napoleon Books of the Day: The Man Who Finally Routed Napoleon September/26/1966 File containing a photo (of the author) and review of "Men of Waterloo," a book about the European military battle by John Sutherland, a White House correspondent and former Kansas City Star book reviewer....

6. Breathalyzer Test Breathalyzer Test n.d. Two unidentified policemen administering breathalyzer test on a suspect.

7. Captain Walter Whitsett Captain Walter Whitsett 1908 Biographical sketch of Captain Walter Whitsett, "captain of station No. 1 of the police department." Born in Lafayette County, Missouri in 1867 and coming to Kansas City in the early 1880s as an assistant...

8. Car Wreck Car Wreck circa 1930s Police officers and a crowd of people surrounding an overturned automobile. The building in the background appears to be General Hospital.

9. Changing Their Ways Changing Their Ways November//1995 Photos and article about the community policing program of the Kansas City Police Department as an alternative to wasted time responding to distant 911 emergency calls. Description of several police officers...

10. Charles and Anne Lindbergh Charles and Anne Lindbergh April 23, 1933 Charles and Anne Lindbergh posing with police officers and officials at Municipal Airport.

11. Charles Welch Charles Welch February/29/1956 Obituary for Charles Welch, former head of the police homicide bureau, dying at the age of 68 in 1956.

12. Citizens to Join in Plea for End of Violence Citizens to Join in Plea for End of Violence April/12/1968 Second of a two page article with accounts of black people regarding the futility of violence by students and others in the eastern Kansas City community.

13. City Market City Market n.d. Unidentified police officers at the City Market.

14. City Market City Market n.d. Unidentified police officer at the City Market.

15. City Market City Market n.d. Unidentified police officer at the City Market.

16. Community Policing Faces Abandonment Community Policing Faces Abandonment December/13/2000 Photo and article about the disappointing average response time to 911 emergency calls to the Northeast residential district by Kansas City police officers. Discussion of factors in the situation, including...

17. Crime Curbs: Chief Sees Involvement Need Crime Curbs: Chief Sees Involvement Need August/14/1975 Photos and biographical article about Clarence Hoffman, becoming "North Kansas City police chief" at the age of 50 after living in Clay County, Missouri, since 1958 and promoting the involvement of police...

18. Death to J.W. Holbert, Retired Truant Officer Death to J.W. Holbert, Retired Truant Officer June 1, 1951 Vertical file contains obituary for J.W. Holbert, or James Walter Holbert, "77-year-old truant officer with the board of education." He was born in Tennessee in 1877 and was six years old when "his parents...

19. Deputy Police Chief Retires Deputy Police Chief Retires September 8, 2006 Article reporting the retirement of Deputy Chief Vince Ortega of the Kansas City Police Department. Ortega was the department's highest-ranking Hispanic officer when he retired at 51, after reaching the...

20. Double-Crossing the G-Men Double-Crossing the G-Men May/24/1935 Story about the escape from federal police in Kansas City of Sam Randazzo, "a St. Louis gangster" being released from Leavenworth, with the help of police officials Otto Higgins and Jeff Rayen.