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Mara Rose Williams
'X-Raying The Heartache'
July 4, 2010
Profile of author Christie Hodgen whose second novel, Elegies for the Broken-Hearted, has just been published. The 36-year old assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is...
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 Most Flexible Method
Discussion of three recent Midwest building projects including the University of Missouri Kansas City's (UMKC) student union, a mixed-use project in Denver, and the Armed Forces Readiness Center at Fort...
A Smart Decision for Widow of the 'Fiddler'
September 28, 2010
Article reports on a display case at the LaBudde Special Collections Department at the Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City showcasing memorabilia of Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Williams'...
A Tale of Two Projects: New Planning Processes Change Community Attitudes
Introduction to two separate articles showing how two projects in 1998 were stopped as a result of strong community opposition, and the later results when the community became involved in the planning...
A True Learning Exchange
Article describing the cooperative project between UMKC and the University of the Western Cape, in South Africa, for exchange of ideas, especially regarding rights for black people, using such methods...
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...
Above the Crowding
April 16, 2006
Article discusses the Conservatory of Music's need for more space, gives a historical timeline from its beginnings 100 years ago, and features successful graduates and some students.
America's Tax Man Turning 90
July 29, 2012
Article featuring a profile and an interview with Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block. Natives of Kansas City, Bloch and his brother Richard started H&R Block in 1955, running advertisements in the...
An Interview With Antonio Sandoval
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Date of interview unknown. 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.
Another Measure of Kansas City
History of the Civic Orchestra, begun in 1959 and becoming "affiliated with the UMKC Conservatory of Music" in 1966, playing its concerts on the university campus.
As UMKC Department Moves, City Benefits
June 29, 2010
Article reports that the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will move out of its current building, the old Uriah Epperson house at 5200 Cherry....
Biography of Carolyn Benton Cockefair (1884-1969), English Professor
Biography of Ernest H. Newcomb (1886-1979), Founder of the University of Kansas City
Biography of Hazel Browne Williams (1907-1986), Educator
Biography of Patricia McIlrath (1917-1999), Founder of the Missouri Repertory Theater
Biography of Uriah Epperson (1861-1927) and Mary E. Epperson (1855-1939), Philanthropists
Blitt Sculpture Moves from Mall to UMKC
September 28, 2008
Short article about the Rita Blitt sculpture, "Dancing," a 26-foot-high abstract figure that was once at the Bannister Mall. It was moved to the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center Courtyard at the University...
Bloch Donates $32M to UMKC
September 16-22, 2011
Henry Bloch, H&R Block Inc. co-founder, has donated $32 million to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The biggest gift in the institution's history is to go toward building a new facility for the...
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