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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Nixon Leads Cheers for Sports-Fan Firm
August 23, 2012
Sporting Innovations, a technology firm that develops smartphone applications for sports venues and fans, plans to invest 20 million to renovate the Hanna Rubber building at 1517 Baltimore Ave. The company...
Nitty Gritty Dirt Man
Photo and biographical article about George Toma, 66-year-old "[m]aster groundskeeper" of Kansas City for 38 years back to the days of Municipal Stadium. "[P]laying field consultant for the Kansas City...
Newspaper Clipping Collection: Mounted Clippings
ca1890-1955 (bulk 1900-1949)
This collection contains primarily thousands of newspaper clippings mounted on cardboard sheets, dated, and headed with a pertinent subject. Clippings were arranged in three categories: Kansas, Missouri,...
New Role For Dawson
March 17, 2009
After nearly four decades as sports director at KMBC-TV, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer Len Dawson is stepping away from the anchor desk. He will assume a new role as a featured sports analyst for the...
February 21-27, 2013
Article announces that the Kansas City Explorers professional tennis team will relocate to Irving, Texas. Details regarding the Explorers' history in Kansas City are provided. City officials are interviewed...
Negro Leagues Can't Afford History
October 12, 2004
John Moores donated to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum a 1924 sweater from the first Negro Leagues World Series when the Kansas City Monarchs beat the Hilldale Giants. The sweater sports the letters...
NAIA Draws Play to Move Downtown
December 15-21, 2006
The National Association of Intercollegiate Sports after moving to Olathe, Kansas, in 2001 may now be considering a move back to Kansas City. The organization moved here from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has seen...
Panoramic view of Municipal Stadium located at 22nd and Brooklyn. View shows the seats and playing field as well as areas to either side.
Postcard of the Municipal Stadium
Muna Gets Her Day
September 17, 2008
Olympic sprinter Muna Lee was once a student at Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She recently returned to visit the school. Mayor Mark Funkhouser proclaimed Sept. 16 as "Muna Lee Day" in the...
Mt. Washington Park, Swan Lake
Postcard of Swan Lake in Mount Washington Park
Mr. Chiefs: Five Coaches in Seven Losing Years--Jack Steadman Explains Himself
Photos and biographical article about Jack Steadman, the 54-year-old Illinois native and president and general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs since their organization 23 years previously. Discussion...
Movers: Kevin Harlan, King of the Play-by-Play
Photo and bio of Kevin Harlan, "KCMO Sports Director and voice of the Chiefs," a radio announcer for the Kansas City Kings basketball team, Kansas City Chiefs football team, and University of Kansas football...
Monarchs' Hilton Smith Dies at 71
November 20, 1983
Obituary for Hilton Smith, Sr. (ca. 1912-1983), a former Negro Leagues pitcher and teammate of Satchel Paige on the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team. Native of Texas coming to Kansas City from 1933 to...
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...
Missouri Valley Historical Society Records Finding Aid
1830-1940, bulk 1889-1940
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...
Mission Hills Golf Club
May 15, 1915
Postcard of the Mission Hills Kansas Country Club
Ministers with Balls
April 6-12, 2006
Article profiling Calvin Wainwright and his work with young people in Kansas City's urban core, through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, and Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries, a group Wainwright...
Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary
Photo and bio of Edward Moriarty, co-founder of the "sporting goods firm" of E. P. Moriarty & Company, "one of the organizers of the Automobile Club," and a former banker born im Minnesota in 1868 before...
Men Seated at a Table with Boxer Jack Dempsey
November 14, 1931
Group of four men seated at a table eating. From left, Jerry "The Greek" Luvadis, boxing trainer; Capt. William H. Meyers of the Westport police station; Jack Dempsey, heavyweight boxer; and Solly Katz,...
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