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Fate Made Him an Architectural Artist Instead of a Pilot
File containing a photo and biographical article about Jules Scheffer, an architectural "delineator" or illustrator. Native of Java emigrating to Kansas City in 1948 as a World War II veteran with offices...
Father, Son, and Country on the Eve of War: William Allen White, William Lindsay White, and American Isolationism, 1940-1941
William Allen White, Kansas journalist and newspaper owner, and his son William Lindsay White are featured in this article. The article presents a comparison between the elder White, who opposed U.S. involvment...
File containing photos and information on Fletcher Daniels (1919-1999), a former Missouri state representative, Kansas City school board member, World War II veteran, and native of Oklahoma with residence...
Floyd Edwin Wilhelm
Portrait of Captain Floyd Edwin Wilhelm who was born October 7, 1922 in Jonesboro, Illinois, son of William and Alice Wilhelm. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II for more than four years...
Fly Girls Are No Longer Forgotten
July 4, 2009
Margaret Ellfeldt Rees was one of the first women to train as a WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilot, during World War II. She is now one of the few remaining. WASPs flew every type of aircraft that men...
Former Independence Woman Arrives
File contains a book review of "The Return of Christopher," a book set in World War II by Margaret Echard, a writer of books and screenplays in Hollywood and former resident of Independence, with photo....
Former Magistrate, Harry Davis, Is Dead
Photo and obituary for Harry Davis, "83, of 600 East Eighth, former Kansas City councilman and Jackson County magistrate" from about 1966 to 1978 and veteran of both World War I and World War II and friend...
Former Yankee Had Hero's Life
October 1, 2006
Feature article on baseball player and manager Hank Bauer who has called the Kansas City area home since 1947. He currently lives in Lenexa and is 84 years of age. "He spent his last two seasons, 1960-61,...
Frank Lauder Autochrome Collection
The collection consists of 1402 color, glass negative autochrome images of Kansas City residences and gardens; some city views, including parks, statues, fountains, and other landmarks; and pictures of...
Frazier R. Stair
A view of First Lieutenant Frazier R. Stair, 430th Fighter Squadron, 47th Fighter Group, Ninth Army Air Force, positioned in his airplane. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 9, 1920 and graduated...
Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid
Collection of material contained in five boxes that relates to the publication of "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band That Made Radio Famous," authored by Fred Edmiston. This book recounts the Nighthawks...
Frederick R. Havens Obituary
February 7, 2003
Local newspaper obituary for Frederick Randall Havens who died on February 4, 2003. After World War II he worked in the family business, Havens Steel Company, which his father had founded in 1919. He was...
Frustrations of a Missouri Small Businessman: Lou E. Holland in Wartime Washington
Photos, illustrations, and article about the experiences of "Kansas City business leader [and aviation leader]" Lou Holland (1878-1960) in World War II "as the first chairman of the Smaller War Plants...
Fun and Fitness for Kansas City Women
Article about physical fitness and recreation programs for women instituted by the "Recreation Division of the Welfare Department, the Women's Chamber of Commerce, and business organizations through their...
Genealogy Vertical Files Shelf List
A list of general subjects and family surnames in the genealogy vertical files.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Folder contains an invitation to the 35th Division Association reunion held on June 6, 1947, at the President Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Guests included the President, General Eisenhower, the French Ambassador,...
General Ike's Day in Kansas City
Photos and biographical article about General Dwight Eisenhower, a high-ranking military leader (and later President) returning from World War II Europe to his native Midwest (raised in Kansas) for a speech...
Newspaper clippings from 1905 to 1947 from the Kansas City Star and Times, the Denver Republican, the Springfield Republican, New York Tribune, and Washington Post, about George Creel (1876-1953), a journalist,...
Gilbert L. Worley, Jr.
Portrait of Lt. Gilbert L. Worley, Jr., a flyer in the United States Army. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, April 12, 1920. He graduated from Southwest High School in Kansas City and from Kansas University...
Giles J. Smith, Jr.
Portrait of Giles J. Smith, Jr., a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Marines. Giles, also known as Jim, was born on March 9, 1921, in Kansas City, Missouri. Giles, a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity while at the...
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