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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Sculpture Honors Dutton Brookfield [and] Sculpture Gift Commemorates Dutton Brookfield
Two articles about the new memorial sculpture in honor of Dutton Brookfield (1918-1979), "president of the Kansas City-based Unitog Company and [first] chairman of the Jackson County Sports Authority,"...
Scouts Season Comes to Merciful End
Story of the end of the Kansas City Scouts team that lost 43 of its final 44 games.
Scoring a Harley Selvidge Routine
Photo and biographical article about Harley Selvidge, "director of the scoring table" since the beginning of the "annual National Intercollegiate championships" at Convention Hall in 1921. Also a former...
Scorecard: Checkmate for Charlie
Article about the continuing search for other stadiums for the Kansas City Athletics (also known as the Kansas City A's) baseball team by owner Charles Finley.
School's In: Watch Out for Baseball Players
Photos and article about "the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy" in Florida, a minor league baseball training camp for the organization built by team owner Ewing Kauffman.
November 6, 1929
Nicknames for Kansas City football teams have been confusing to many followers. Central High--Blue Eagles; Westport--Tigers; East High--Greenies; Southwest High--Indians; Manual High--Vikings; Rockhurst...
Schmelzer Arms Co.
Postcard of the Schmelzer Arms Co. building at 1214 Grand Avenue
SC7 Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid
The Missouri Valley Historical Society (1913-1940) was the successor to the Kansas City Historical Society (1906-1913) and the Early Settler's Society and Historical Association (1896-1906). All these...
SC69-2 Black Archives of Mid-America Oral History Collection Finding Aid
The collection is comprised of 97 audiocassettes containing interviews of 56 people, largely from Kansas City's African American community. Subjects interviewed primarily include political, business, religious,...
SC64 Kansas City Convention Programs Collection Finding Aid
This artificial collection contains approximately 100 programs of primarily national conventions of associations from throughout the United States held in Kansas City, Missouri, between the years 1903-1961....
SC169 North American Aviation Collection Finding Aid
The North American Aviation Inc. operated a B-25 factory at the Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas from 1942-1945. This collection, donated by relatives of former North American Aviation employees,...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid
This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...
SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection Finding Aid
1944-1999 and n.d.
The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...
SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid
Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1940-1941, Page p1207
A portion of Kansas City from E. 15th Street south to E. 18th Street and from Cypress Avenue east to Brighton Avenue, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining...
Sam Molen Obituary
August 10, 2008
Obituary for Sam Molen who died at Girard, Illinois, on August 8, 2008, at age 92. According to the obituary, "Sam served as president of K. L. Broadcasting Corp. (KBEA-KBEY). He was a sports announcer...
Photograph of Sam Molen speaking at the March 22, 1955 meeting of the Radio and Television Council of Greater Kansas City held at the Pickwick Hotel. The program for the event was called "Kansas City Athletics."...
Ruskin's Marlin Chalks up a Milestone
January 26, 2013
Article announces that Gerry Marlin, head basketball coach at Ruskin High School, has achieved his 500th career victory. Marlin's background in the sport as well as his coaching style is discussed. Former...
Rush to the Super Bowl
Photo and article about the Kansas City Chiefs football team, a favorite for the Super Bowl and led in the playoffs by Marcus Allen and Derrick Thomas, et al.
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