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1. 1998 Sierra Club Sprawl Report: 30 most sprawl-threatened cities. 1998 Sierra Club Sprawl Report: 30 most sprawl-threatened cities. June 20, 2005 Kansas City ranks number five amongst the ten most sprawl-threatened cities, according to a report from the Sierra Club. It has more freeway lane miles per car than any other city in the country.

2. A Selective Index to Theatre Magazine A Selective Index to Theatre Magazine 1964 References to issues of Theatre Magazine with information about Kansas City actress Jeanne Eagels, including volume 45, June 1927, page 15, with a portrait of her drawn by Janet Dexter.

3. A Treasury of American Song A Treasury of American Song 1943 Song lyrics to the "Ballad of Jesse James" by Billy Gashade in an excerpt from a 1943 book not in this library.

4. American Culture, American Tastes: Social Change and the 20th Century American Culture, American Tastes: Social Change and the 20th Century 1999 References to and brief descriptions of the Committee on Public Information during World War I, and its chairman, George Creel, a former Kansas City journalist, pointing out his efforts with the committee...

5. American Portraits American Portraits 1946 Illustration and biographical sketch of artist Thomas Hart Benton.

6. American Preachers of To-Day: Intimate Appraisals of Thirty-two Leaders American Preachers of To-Day: Intimate Appraisals of Thirty-two Leaders 1933 Chapter of the book (partly an interview of) about Reverend Burris Jenkins, pastor of the Linwood Boulevard Christian Church and later the Community Christian Church in Kansas City, born here in 1869....

7. Canadians of the West Canadians of the West //1878 Biographical description of Jacques Fournais (here called "Fournier"), a Kansas City resident and former "Canadian 'voyageur' ('a man employed by a fur company to transport goods and men to an[d] from...

8. Crowning the Kansas City Royals Crowning the Kansas City Royals June 27, 1905 This book is devoted to recounting one of the greatest sporting events in Kansas City history--the Royals' triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 World Series.

9. Current Biography Yearbook Current Biography Yearbook 1957 Photo and bio of Louis Samuel Rothschild, or Louis Rothschild, "Under Secretary of Commerce" of the federal government with offices and residences in Kansas City and Washington, D. C. Born in Leavenworth,...

10. Edinburgh Portraits Edinburgh Portraits //1987 Portrait and biographical description of Joseph Hislop (1884-1977), "[t]he only professional opera singer with an outstanding international reputation ever to come from the City [of Edinburgh, Scotland],"...

11. Edward Keating Edward Keating Book extract of the autobiography of Edward Keating (1875-1965), a national representative from Colorado working with Missouri Representative Champ Clark and Senator Harry Truman against political corruption...

12. Enterprising Women Enterprising Women //1976 Chapter in the book which highlights both Ida Rosenthal, founder of Maindenform, Inc., and Kansas City's Nell Donnelly Reed and her Nelly Don dresses.

13. Esquire's World of Jazz Esquire's World of Jazz May 28, 1905 Several references to and descriptions of Kansas City jazz, especially Charlie Parker (1920-1955), the world renowned saxophonist starting out and growing up here.

14. Fletcher Daniels Fletcher Daniels 1990 Book excerpt gives a brief description of Fletcher Daniels, a Missouri state representative in 1990, including Daniels's committee memberships, birth in Oklahoma in 1919, and residence at 3537 Askew Avenue...

15. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the City Bosses Franklin D. Roosevelt and the City Bosses //1977 Chapter of the book about Tom Pendergast, political boss of Kansas City, with comparisons of him to other national urban bosses rising and falling in the Great Depression.

16. George Nettleton George Nettleton 1878 Photo and biographical sketch of George Nettleton, a Kansas City railroad manager and engineer born in Massachusetts in 1831 and coming here about 1868, also serving as general manager of the Kansas City...

17. Hash! Stories of Old Westport Hash! Stories of Old Westport 1933 Descriptions of wine gardens in the Westport area in the late 1800s, all in the Roanoke and Valentine residential districts west of Broadway, including that of "Fred Esslinger" at 39th and Roanoke Roads...

18. Hughes' Kansas City Views Hughes' Kansas City Views 1896 Photo of the residence of James G. Strean at 35th and Harrison Streets.

19. Jacquline Townes McGee Jacquline Townes McGee 1990 Book excerpt with a brief biography and photo of Jacquline Townes McGee, a Missouri state representative, including her committee memberships, birth in Haiti in 1952, and so on.

20. James J. Lynn James J. Lynn 1961 Photo and biographical sketch of James Jesse Lynn, or James Lynn (1892-1955), a prominent "insurance executive" and native of Louisiana coming to Kansas City in 1909 "as an accountant," then becoming a...