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"Far More than a Romantic Adventure": The American Civil War in Harry Truman's History and Memory
Article describes President Truman's profound interest in and knowledge of the Civil War and the importance he attached to it. Truman's antecedents had strong roots in slave states and in Platte and Jackson...
'Series of Issues' Led to Dismissal
December 22, 2009
The board of Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio-Sciences (former University of Health Sciences) unanimously decided to terminate Karen Pletz as president and chief executive officer. The reason...
19th National Convention: The Republican Party, Kansas City, June 12, 1928 [and] Hoover the Nominee
Illustrations and articles about the 1928 Republican National Convention in Kansas City, nominating Herbert Hoover (later elected) for President of the United States at Convention Hall.
[Thirty] Years a City Editor
July 1, 1935
Photo, cartoon illustrations, and autobiographical article about Charles Blood, city editor of the Kansas City Times newspaper for 30 years. He describes the duties and experiences of his job over that...
A Conversation with . . . Roshann Parris
November 1, 2005
Profile of Roshann Parris, the 2005 Greater Kansas City Chamber ATHENA Award honoree. Founder of the public relations firm Parris Communications, Parris worked on the staff of First Lady Hillary R. Clinton...
A Positive Power Force
April 29, 2013
Profile on Inez Kaiser, a Kansas City civil rights activist known for her work in promoting the role of African-American women in business and community service. In the 1950s, Kaiser began her career as...
A President, a Church, and Trails West
Continuation of title, "Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri." The author Jon E. Taylor, former historian for the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri, examines how...
A University's Phenomenal Growth Attests to the Vitality of the Community
Photos and description of Clarence Decker, college president of the University of Kansas City (later the University of Missouri-Kansas City). Description of the university's growth since its opening in...
Description of the speech rostrum co-designed by Clarence Mook ("then auditorium building superintendent") for the October 13, 1936 Municipal Auditorium dedication speech by President Franklin Roosevelt....
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on Abraham Lincoln and his visit to eastern Kansas (Elwood, Troy, Doniphan, Atchison, and Leavenworth) by way of Saint Joseph in 1859 to give a political speech...
Admiral Sidney W. Souers and President Truman
Photos and biographical article about President Harry Truman and his appointee to "director of central intelligence in 1946" (and later executive secretary of the National Security Council), Sidney Souers...
Admission of Missouri [and] A Proclamation by the President of the United States
August 18, 1821
[C]opy of the 'solemn public act' passed by the legislature of Missouri admitting the state into the Union in 1821, with an accompanying proclamation of President of the United States John Quincy Adams...
All the Speakers Here
November 20, 2005
Article detailing President (then Secretary of War) William Howard Taft's visit to Kansas City in November, 1905. Taft was the principal speaker at a dinner of the Kansas City Commercial Club.
Interior view of Founders Day program with past presidents of the PTA lined up. Identified as E.G. Creek, Charles E. Marston, Mrs. Arnold Brink, Mrs. Carl Maret, Mrs. Burea, Mrs. J. Vivian, Mrs. Woody...
American Royal Building
Postcard of American Royal building interior
An Ike Visit Here: G. O. P. Nominee for President Will Be in Kansas City, Kansas, August 21
Notice about the 1952 visit to Kansas City, Kansas, by Dwight Eisenhower, "Republican nominee for President," in a conference planned "by Harry Darby, Republican national committeeman for Kansas, a former...
An Interview With Louis Soltero
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 25, 1981. 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 contents....
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908
Photo of "Secretary Taft" or President William Howard Taft visiting Kansas City on February 10, 1908 on Petticoat Lane "on his way to the University Club in a 'Stoddard-Dayton' Automobile, furnished by...
Art. Vii.--Buchanan on Kansas
Article about the efforts of President James Buchanan to quell border warfare in Kansas Territory by federal military force in the mid-1850s and the administrations of territorial governors Geary, Reeder,...
Arts Beat: Statesman of Music
Photo and biographical article about Harry Truman, "our most musical president" and brief student of pianist Ignace Paderewski and player on national radio broadcasts for Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill,...
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