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George E Waring
E M Clendening
Harold S Buttenheim
Phillip B. Curls, Sr.
Brief biographical statistics given for Phillip Curls, Sr., a Missouri state senator from Kansas City. Includes his committee memberships and chairmanships, birth in 1942 in Kansas City, wife Melba Jean...
Pony Express Rides Again
November 29, 2003
The Pony Express microbrewery of Olathe, Kansas, started in 1995 but closed in mid-2002. This article tells how TransCon AG, an agricultural cooperative with 150 members, purchased the company in May 2003....
Presbytery of Kansas City and Its Predecessors 1821-1901
[R]eligious statistics of the city in 1860 and other early history of churches.
Project: Community; Part One: Changing Perspectives
June 11, 2003
Feature about people who live in low-income housing and this part features Guinotte Manor. This particular section of housing was completely torn down and new was put up from scratch. Crime statistics...
Public Health in Missouri--Past, Present, and Future: Vital Statistics as a Measure of Public Health Progress
Article about the history of vital statistics collection and recording in the state of Missouri, first legislated in 1841 and continued through the federal decennial censuses through 1900 with little information...
Public School Building Program
June 30, 1925
Increased Facilities Assured by Passage of Five Million Dollar Bond Issue The article gives various statistics, such as total enrollment for all shools in Kansas City in 1913-14 was 43,282 and enrollment...
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...
Question 1 Kicks Off At Museum
March 10, 2004
Report of the press conference held by Mayor Kay Barnes at Corinthian Hall to kick off the Question 1 bond issue election to be held in April. Money will be used to repair infrastructure, build a Liberty...
Ralston-Purina Plant Opens
March 10, 1925
Description of the new plant located in the East Bottomns Industrial District opening March 1925. Includes photo of the plant and statistics about the building.
Ready for a Rebound
March 15, 2005
Article features photos, history, and statistics of Gear For Sports, a sportswear production company based in Lenexa, Kansas. Founded in 1974 as Winning Ways by Bob Wolff.
Renaissance in Kansas City
Report on the "outstanding progress" in reform of Kansas City's government (following the imprisonment of former boss Tom Pendergast), with financial statistics.
Room with a View
April 6, 2009
Special two-page description with photographs and diagrams of the changes made to Kauffman Stadium in its renovation. Includes statistics about number of seats, etc.
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...
SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid
1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950)
The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...
SC82 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...
SC89 Jason Rogers Papers Finding Aid
1923-1929 (bulk 1925-1928)
Jason Rogers was born in New York City in 1868. He dropped out of grammar school and worked his way up in the journalism trade to become an expert in newspaper publishing and advertising. He was the author...
Send in the Crowns
November 22, 2004
The Zona Rosa shopping center plans to recreate the Christmas crowns that once were hung between major intersections in the downtown area. The article gives statistics and dimensions about the old ones...
Short Ethnic History of the Germanic People in Wyandotte County
The third in a series of articles on ethnic communities in Wyandotte County, Kansas, this article provides an historical overview of early German settlers to the area, as well as neighborhoods, churches,...
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,...
Souvenir of Kansas City and Her Fire Department
Description of the police department's relation to the "rapidly" growing city in crime prevention with statistics, etc. Photo and bio of Chief Thomas Speers, born in Saint Louis in 1832 and "appointed...
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