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''Unlikely Edens'': Towards Modeling a New Dwelling in Kansas City's Community Gardens
A history of community gardens in Kansas City as well as background information about community gardens established by the Japanese in the United States during World War II while living in internment/concentration...
''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...
'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever
April 2, 2000
Biographical article about Kansas City jazz singer Myra Taylor, a black woman starting out in 1930s night clubs and going on to USO and other overseas tours starting in World War II, with photos.
'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City
March 9, 2013
Article announces that Ralph Martin will be the first recipient of the Martin City Community Humanitarian Award. A biography of Martin is provided. His experiences serving in the Pacific Theater of World...
. ..Presenting Albert F. Hillix: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Albert Hillix, president of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, former city attorney of Weston, Missouri, and a veteran of World War I and World War II.
. ..Presenting Elmer C. Rhoden: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Illustration and biographical article about Elmer Rhoden, "president of the American Golden Saddle Horse Association. ..probably the world's best-known breeder of gaited horses," and "chairman of the 1947...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
18th & Vine: Kansas City's Most Famous Intersection
Story of the neighborhood symbolizing "the jazz era that flourished in Kansas City between 1920 and World War II."
A Brave Band of Brothers Finally Enjoys Some Long-Due Recognition
June 17, 2005
The few surviving members of the WWII Alamo Scouts, forerunners of the Army Special Forces Green Berets, gathered in Kansas City. Article tells of their secret missions behind enemy lines. Robert L. Shirkey,...
A Brief History of Manufacturing
Manuscript surveys the history of the Pratt & Whitney/Westinghouse plant in Kansas City, Missouri from 1942 through the 1990s, concentrating particularly on the war years. Numerous copies of photographs,...
A City At War: The Impact of the Second World War On Kansas City
A thesis toward a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (written by Fredrick Marcel Spletstoser, or Fredrick Spletstoser) on the impact of World War II on Kansas City, with information...
A City Without Slums: Urban Renewal, Public Housing, and Downtown Revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri
The author draws upon archival data, newspaper articles, government reports, interviews and other documents in order to examine the origin, local implementation, and segregative effects of urban renewal...
A History of the Missouri Synod's Participation in the Military Chaplaincy, Part 1
First of a series of articles about the history of Lutheran Churches in the Missouri Synod and their participation in the military as chaplains, with this part covering the War of 1812 up to but not including...
A. J. Stephens
File contains a biographical article with illustrations about A. J. Stephens (ca. 1889-1980), millionaire owner of the Basswood estate near Liberty, Missouri. Manufacturer of rubber at Truman and Chestnut...
A Lifetime of Service
Photos and obituary article about Leonard Passantino (1925-2001), or Bull Passantino, a "longtime Northeast resident" and "co-owner and operator of Passantino Bros. Funeral Home on Independence Boulevard."...
A Roof over Their Heads
Article about the canvases and related military fabric production done in Kansas City for the war effort.
A Visit with Ike Davis--The Mayor-Elect Gets Set for His Big New Job
Biographical article about the new and 48th mayor of Kansas City, Ilus Davis, with photos and discussion of his ideas for the city. Description of his life and career, born in Kansas City in 1917 at 27th...
A War's On, and 'Maybe I can Help': Her Job in '44-45 Was Inspecting Airplane Engines
During World War II, Molly Bean felt she needed to do something to help out. So she went to Pratt & Whitney, local company building engines for World War II aircraft. Article has photo of Molly Bean and...
Across Our Wide Missouri: From Clara Bow to Doris Day, Jack Oakie Stole Their Shows
Photos and biographical article about Jack Oakie (~1904-1978), a movie comedian born in Sedalia, Missouri, as Lewis Offield. Description of his life and career, selling newspapers during high school in...
Aerospace Industry in Kansas City: Kansas City Companies Meet Space-Age Demands
Photos and article by Charles Kimball, the president of the Midwest Research Institute, about the aerospace industry in Kansas City, especially research and development "locally by Spencer Chemical, a...
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