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George E Waring
E M Clendening
Biography of James M. Greenwood (1837-1914), School Superintendent
Biography of Harold "Hal" Boyle (1911-1974), Journalist
Did You Know? Facts about Kansas City
November 1, 1989
"The Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked as the 24th largest area in the United States, according to the U. S. Bureau of the Census. Between 1980 and 1988, the 10-county area, including...
Presbytery of Kansas City and Its Predecessors 1821-1901
[R]eligious statistics of the city in 1860 and other early history of churches.
Health and Politics
[R]eport on the recommendations of the 'Health and Hospital Survey' of 1930 for Kansas City, with various information about health care deficiencies and statistics, including "a wing for Negroes" left...
'Smoky Joe' Wood: Professional Baseball Player and Teacher of University Baseball
A 56-page manuscript about "Smoky Joe" Wood including photographs, timelines, newspaper clippings, and statistics. Included at the end are references and a bibliography.
Time to Study Lessons Learned in War
May 2, 2003
A look at what the Iraqi War taught America. Includes a chart comparing U.S. war causualties, length of days, and total number of military in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam...
Area Roads Win a No. 1 Title: The Worst
May 27, 2005
A study by the Road Improvement Program, a Washington-based transportation research group, declared that Kansas City's roads are the worst among the nation's large metropolitan areas. Article includes...
Crime Falls Downtown and Across Much of KC
December 23, 2007
A study of crime statistics between 2001 and 2006 show a sharp drop in many Kansas City neighborhoods, particularly downtown. Article includes a chart showing "KC Neighborhoods with the Biggest Drops in...
ACT-UP/Kansas City Chapter Records Finding Aid
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power/KC (ACT-UP/KC) was founded in September 1988 with the purpose of promoting AIDS awareness, treatments, and victim's rights through aggressive activism. ACT-UP/KC held numerous...
Pujols' Respect for the Game is Equivalent to His Talent
January 4, 2006
Albert Pujols, a Fort Osage High School graduate, received the Charleston Award January 3, 2006. Article reviews Pujols baseball game statistics and reflects on Pujols' personality. He signed with the...
Social Security: Almshouses in Missouri
Analysis of rural "almshouses" in Missouri, largely for the elderly and the physically or mentally handicapped adults and operated by county governments. Gives statistics on demographics of almshouse residents,...
The Garment Industry of Greater Kansas City: Report No. 5
November 28, 1945
Analysis of the garment industry with history, statistics, and economic trends.
Transforming Downtown Kansas City
June 28, 1905
Annual report of the Downtown Community Improvement District for 2006. Contains poll of public perceptions of safety and cleanliness and other statistics.
Fashion for the Middle Millions
Article about "the Apparel Industry in Kansas City," made up of 81 "factories and distrubutors do[ing] an annual apparel business of between 75 and 100 million dollars," shipping to all 48 states plus...
Kansas City Steps Forward
Article about Kansas City's annual inventory showing large increases in factory output and wholesale trade in 1923: building permits, bank clearings, post office receipts, railroad tonnage, etc., all show...
Excursion to Missouri
Article about the author's "business excursion to the United States" in 1874, describing his observations and known statistics of Saint Louis, Missouri and surrounding territory (mines in Carondelet and...
Paint Markings and Signs in Kansas City
Article about the demanding job of street sign maintenance because of the sheer amount of area covered.
The Future of a Great City
Article about the future of Kansas City with description of its economic situation and potential in the late 1880s, including "[a]ccessibility to a productive country," "[c]onnection therewith by adequate...
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