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"A Brave and Gallant Company," A Kansas City Hospital in France During the First World War
Article describes the U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 28 located in Limoges, France, from July 1918 until May 1919. Many of the hospital personnel were associated with the University of Kansas School of Medicine...
''Can Basketball Survive Chamberlain?''
Article describing Wilt Chamberlain's years in Lawrence, Kansas and his relationship with the University of Kansas. Includes a description of Forrest C. ''Phog'' Allen's recruiting of Chamberlain as a...
'A Practical Man'
Photo and biographical article about Richard Drake, "the new chancellor of the University of Kansas City," born in Iowa in 1916 and becoming a college instructor in 1932, joining the local university in...
'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow
Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....
. ..Presenting Clarence R. Decker: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
May (actually June)1947
Biographical article about Clarence Decker, 42-year-old president of the University of Kansas City, starting there at the age of 33 as "the youngest university president in the United States."
. ..Presenting Ernest E. Howard: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Ernest Howard, "senior partner of Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff. ..the world's largest bridge designing firm" and "chairman of the board of trustees of the University...
Street level view of the south side of 39th Street between Bell and State Line Road. Includes view of Cafe Allegro at 1815 W. 39th and a portion of the Kansas University Medical Center in the background....
A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools
May 24, 2005
The author wrote this study to help clear up confusion on the part of genealogists and other researchers about the many medical schools in Kansas City. She lists all institutions with "Kansas City" in...
A Conversation with . . . Irene Cumming
May 1, 2006
Profile of Irene Cumming, President and CEO of the University of Kansas Hospital. Cumming led the hospital's transition from part of the Kansas state university system to an independent legal entity in...
A Creative University
Article about the programs offered by and the environment of the University of Kansas City, later called the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Information from its president, Clarence R. Decker and note...
A Different Drummer
May 5, 2011
Feature article on local drummer and instructor Brandon Draper, who describes his father's musical influence as well as his career. Draper currently teaches at Shawnee Mission West High School and Kansas...
A Doctor and a Teacher
October 17, 2011
Tribute to Charley Norris of Louisburg, Kansas, who died September 1, 2011. Norris developed the head and neck surgery and oncology program at KU Medical Center.
A Doctor with a Heart
August 31, 2011
Daniel J. Stechschulte, Sr., “an expert in allergy, immunology and rheumatology, both a scientist and a medical sleuth adept at diagnosing patients with the most puzzling conditions,” died July 14,...
A Great Loss for Kansas
March 8, 2006
Article featuring Gordon Parks and his accomplishments. He died March 7, 2006. Included is a timeline of events in his life and an excerpt of his poem ''A Sign by the Road.'' Parks received the University...
A History of the Kansas City Court of Appeals
A History of Theatre Activities at the University of Kansas
Thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Kansas on the history of theater at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, since its beginning in 1884.
A Huge Job in Ceramics
Photo and article about the "[h]eroic masks of comedy and tragedy, said to be the largest ceramics [sic] pieces ever fired in this country" completed for placement in "the University of Kansas City Playhouse."...
A Kansas City Negro Honored
February 10, 1930
File containing a brief biographical article about Dr. Walter Maddux, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, and newly appointed head of pediatrics "in the great hospital that is to be erected in Chicago for...
A Love of Law and Life
June 25, 2008
John C. Dods III is featured in the "Tribute" column of the obituary section of the local newspaper. He died at the age of 74 on June 2, 2008, of cancer. Dods was a lawyer and longtime community servant....
A Myth Takes Wings
Introduction and critique of the article "The Mythical Jayhawk," by Kirke Mechem, about the fictional bird of Kansas especially identified with the University of Kansas.
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