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Jane F Flynn
ca Early 1950s
'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...
. ..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...
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 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 History of the Kansas City Court of Appeals
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 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 University for Kansas City
Description of the plans for the proposed University of Kansas City, "a civic, non-sectarian institution of higher learning," later known as the University of Missouri-Kansas City, originally slated for...
A University's Phenomenal Growth Attests to the Vitality of the Community
Photos and description of Clarence Decker, college president of the University of Kansas City (later the University of Missouri-Kansas City). Description of the university's growth since its opening in...
About Town: Times Never Dull for E. H. Newcomb
Biographical article about Ernest Newcomb, "founder and director of the Kansas City Town Hall Forum" in 1940 and in 1975 named Outstanding Alumnus of Southwest Missouri State University. Native of Virginia...
Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility
Article about the committee dismissing teacher Horace Davis form the faculty of the University of Kansas City in 1953 for membership or "sympathy with" the Communist Party." Article written by Earl McGrath,...
Information about Alexander Cappon, an English and literature professor at the University of Kansas City from the 1930s to the 1960s, editing "The University Review" from 1937 to 1970 and compiling an...
An Interview With Norman Forester
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded May 11, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
Bea Johnson and Others
Interior view, left to right: Mrs. R. G. Richner, Mr. W. Gormly and Bea Johnson. Photograph taken at the January 24, 1956 dinner meeting of the Radio and Television Council of Greater Kansas City held...
Biography of Blanche Carstenson (1907-2002) and Cecil Carstenson (1906-1991), Artists
Biography of Bryce B. Smith (1878-1962), Mayor of Kansas City, 1930-1934
Biography of Carolyn Benton Cockefair (1884-1969), English Professor
Biography of Clarence M. Kelley (1911-1997), Kansas City Police Chief and FBI Director
Biography of Ernest H. Newcomb (1886-1979), Founder of the University of Kansas City
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