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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Louis I Kaufman
Catherine M Knowles
1820-1970 (Bulk 1880-1...
Cliff Drive, Spring
Postcard of the Spring on Cliff Drive
Civil War Heritage in Forest Hill Cemetery
January 4, 2012
Postcard image and brief history of Forest Hill Cemetery. Located at 69th St. and Troost Ave., Forest Hill was incorporated in 1888 and is the resting place of several notable Kansas Citians. The cemetery...
Castle Hahatonka Served as an Oasis from City Life
July 7, 2010
Postcard image and short article about Castle Hahatonka in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The "castle" was the dream of Robert McClure Snyder, a Kansas City businessman who built it as a vacation home...
Car Dealers Replace Old Mill
July 6, 2011
Postcard image of the the Old Watt's Mill on Indian Creek and a short article about the mill's history. It was built in 1832 by Jackson County Judge John Fitzhugh and later purchased by Anthony Watts of...
Building Stands the Test of Time and Redevelopment
September 3, 2008
Postcard image and short article on the Kansas City Power and Light building, located at 14th Street and Walnut. Completed in 1931, the 31-story building was designed by local architects Hoit, Price and...
Biography of Mildred Kittell Ray (Mrs. Sam) (1895-1996), Teacher, Historian, and Writer
Biography of Joyce C. Hall (1891-1982), Founder of Hallmark Cards
Benton Circle: The Early Days
August 12, 2009
Postcard image (ca. 1925-30) of the Benton Circle intersection located at St. John Avenue and Benton and Gladstone boulevards. The accompanying article includes information about a monument and plaque...
Bartle, Paige, Pendergast All Call Forest Hill Home
June 1, 2011
Postcard image of Forest Hill Cemetery (69th & Troost Ave.) and a short article about some of the notable Kansas Citians buried there.
Aviation History Took Flight at Fairfax
May 5, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the history of the Fairfax Industrial District, Fairfax Airport and Aircraft Assembly Plant. The Fairfax Airport opened in 1928 and was the primary airmail departure...
Arly L. Hedrick Bridge and Troost Lake Marker
January 11, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features the Arly L. Hedrick Bridge as seen in 1921 at 27th Street. The bridge was built in 1919 in Troost Park by the firm of Hedrick & Hedrick and is now...
Postcards of Argentine Kansas, Silver Avenue & Healy House in Leadville, Colorado
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
America's Drug: Postcards from Tweakville
Photos and article about the rampant trade of the illegal homemade drug, crystal meth, in the Kansas City area and the police effort to stem it.
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 82 with Photographic Postcards
Scrapbook page containing five photographs or photographic postcards. Four images are of graves in Boothill Graveyard, Tombstone and one is of horses and buggies outside of the Tombstone Epitaph building....
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...
A Visit with the "Postcard Lady": Postcard Lady Still Lives for Today
Photos and biographical article about Mildred Kittell Ray, or Mildred Ray (ca. 1895-1996), known as Mrs. Sam Ray in her articles in the Kansas City Star. The articles started about 1976 and depicted and...
A Turbulent Path for Rose Followed a Career Creating Beautiful Buildings
June 4, 2008
Short article about William W. Rose, architect and former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. After two controversial stints as mayor in 1905 and 1906, Rose returned to the architectural profession and went...
A Little Slice of Beverly Hills in Independence
January 9, 2008
Postcard image and short article about the Beverly Hills Acre Tracts subdivision in eastern Jackson County between the city limits of Kansas City and Independence, Mo. The housing tract was developed in...
A Card for You Today
Photos (of several old Hallmark cards), illustrations, and article about the set-backs (especially the headquarters burning down in 1917 in Downtown Kansas City) and growth of the Hallmark Cards company...
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