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World War I
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Harkins Commercial Pho...
Clement a Evans
//1988 (1899 in First ...
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country Is in First Stages of Disintegration
Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore, a Confederate veteran and journalist writing a book called "The Great Issue: An Argument" about the "degeneracy" in America caused by intermarriage...
12th Street, East from Wyandotte
Postcard of 12th Street, East from Wyandotte
A Father's Day to Remember
June 17-23, 2011
Article reports that Rev. Joe Haskins received his Purple Heart after waiting 58 years. Haskins fought in the Korean War and has tried to get the award from every president since 1956. Under President...
A New Home: Veterans Group Renovates Former Church on Union Hill
March 26, 2003
Color photos and text showing the renovation of the former Presbyterian church at 3027 Walnut St. for use by the Vietnam War Veterans. Owned by the Vietnam Veterans Support Foundation and called Union...
A Place to Honor and Remember
April 21, 2006
A Korean War Veterans Memorial is to be located on the southwest corner of 119th Street and Lowell Avenue in Overland Park. The groundbreaking ceremonies will be Saturday, April 22, 2006 with U.S. Congressman...
A Tale of Two Soldiers
March 2-8, 2006
Article profiling two Kansas Citians and their experiences as servicemen during and after the Iraq War. Pfc. Tomas Young and Pvt. Riley Soden were both wounded in Iraq, and returned home to the Kansas...
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Aerial View of Kansas City, Missouri
Aerial photograph of one square mile of Kansas City, Missouri showing Interstate 70 and Highway 40 in the Van Brunt Boulevard area. Veterans Hospital is visible. Map identified from set as Section 14,...
Agency Backs Razing of Mall
October 14, 2004
Article discusses the plan to demolish the "outmoded Blue Ridge Mall and replace it with 600,000 square feet of new retail development, including a Wal-Mart." The plan is supported by the Kansas City Tax...
Alberta Wilson Constant
Photos and biographical sketch of Alberta Wilson Constant, or Alberta Constant, wife of Edwin Constant and poetry editor of the Veterans' Voices magazine, as well as editor of the Jackson County Histocial...
American Legion Fountain
Postcard of the American Legion Fountain
An Interview With Elida Cardenas
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 28, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 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....
Area Veterans Recall Pearl Harbor Attack
December 1, 2010
Article featuring interviews with Jess Dunnagan, Jack Carson, and Dorwin Lamkin, area veterans who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Dunnagan, Carson, and Lamkin detail their experiences...
Area's Last Known WWI Vet Dies at 107
January 13, 2004
Paul Sunderland, a former board chairman of Ash Grove Cement Co. from 1946-1967, died January 9, 2004. Sunderland, who served in the Navy, was the area's last known World War I veteran. Obituary in same...
Battle of Gettysburg
May 20, 2013
File contains news about the Missouri state government providing free transportation to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg for its veterans, on the battle's 50th anniversary.
Battle of Westport
List of veterans compiled by Albert Doerschuk in 1912.
Battles and Biographies of Missourians, or the Civil War Period of Our State
Biographical sketch of Dr. William Wilkins, "a scholar, a writer, an orator, and a shining light in the medical profession." Born in Michigan in 1848 and serving the Union in the Civil War before coming...
Ben Jaudon and Cornerstone
Exterior view of Ben Jaudon, Director of Finance for Kansas City, Missouri, standing by a cornerstone among rubble from the demolishment of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for the Aged. The cornerstone...
Best of Missouri: The Last Civil War Veteran
Photo and biographical article about John Hutchinson (1846-1951), a long-lived Union Civil War veteran of Missouri honored with a "graveside tribute" by Civil War re-enactors in the Ozarks town of Isabella,...
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