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ca 1953-ca. 1964 [bulk...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
Biographical article about Audrey Holt, "honored with a retirement luncheon" for "[m]ore than 30 years of public service in the nursing profession." Description of her life and career, born in Oklahoma...
AC20 Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection Finding Aid
The Matthew W. Washington Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives showing African American life in the Kansas City metropolitan area between 1949 and 1962.
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
AC49 Health and Welfare Archival Vertical Files Finding Aid
The Health and Welfare Archival Vertical Files contain documents, photographs, ephemera, and other materials concerning African American health and social welfare institutions and organizations, doctors...
An Interview With Josefa Parra
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded January 14, 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...
An Interview With Salvador Gutierrez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded February 27, 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...
August Frederick Seested
Photos and information on August Frederick Seested, or August Seested (1864-1928), former president of the Kansas City Star and vice-president of the Convention Hall Building Company. Native of Denmark...
Biography of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), Author
Biography of Leona Pouncey Thurman (1911-1985), Attorney
Biography of Vassie James Ward Hill (1875-1954), School Founder and Educator
Biography of Walt Disney (1901-1966), Film Producer
Blue River and Flooding
Report of relief activities by the Red Cross during the flood of the Blue River in December 1928 to January 1929.
View of participants at the North Area Playground Fair at Budd Park. View of what appears to be a boxing ring in fron of building. Sing on roof says Join the Red Cross.
Guadalupe Center Photograph Album 3, Page 27d
Exterior view of a child with what appears to be a female Red Cross worker, perhaps named Jeane. Believed to have been taken in Europe after World War II. Photograph is autographed in French.
John Liesveld, Civic Leader, Florist, Dies
Photo and obituary for John Liesveld, "founder and owner 43 years of Liesvelds, a florist shop at 442 Ward Parkway," dying at the age of 70 at his residence at 200 West 67th Terrace. Description of his...
Kansas City Charities
Folder contains an assortment of published items relating to various charity drives and organizations in Kansas City. These include the Children's Bureau, American Red Cross, Local Charities Fund, etc....
Liberty Memorial Profile
May We Present Mrs. A. Ross Hill
Photo and biographical article about Vassie Hill, or Mrs. A. Ross Hill, "Missouri chairman of the National Women's Committee for Mobilization for Human Need." Description of her life and career as the...
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical sketch of Dr. Louis Laurenzana, Kansas City physician born in Italy in 1870 and emigrating here in 1898, with offices at 102 East 6th Street.
Missouri: Special Limited Supplement
Photo and bio of Albert Ross Hill, or A. Ross Hill, "general manger of the Ward Investment Company." He was born in Canada in 1869 and emigrated to America about 1892, graduating from Cornell University...
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