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2004 Conclave, The Heartland of America, Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma
Second Quarter, 2004
A supplement to Marquee, the Journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America, features several Kansas City theaters. They include: Aladdin, Englewood in Independence, Mo., Gem, Folly, Lyric, Madrid,...
25 Year Member Retires
File containing a newsletter article with a review of Merrill Toms's career as a librarian and administrator upon his retirement in 1994.
25th Anniversary Issue
Entire issue of the magazine celebrating its 25th anniversary, with photos and chronology of environmental conservation in Missouri, starting in 1937.
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
A (Delicious) Part of KC History
January 8-February 4, 2004
Article profiling the New York Bakery and Deli, located at 7016 Troost, which celebrated its centennial in 2005. The restaurant was founded by Isadore and Esther Baker at 919 E. 18th Street.
A Bit about New Santa Fe
File containing the article about the history of the town of New Santa Fe in southwestern Jackson County, in Washington Township at about 121st and State Line Roads.
A Close View of Some Well Known People
Photo of and article by H. H. Crittenden, "a director of the Citizens' League and a frequent visitor at our national capital."
A Department at the Gateway of the West
Extensive article about the police force's operations in the early part of the century, deemed as being efficient with a large population to patrol and relatively small manpower to patrol it.
A Family Letter Regarding the Youngers
Article (written by a relative of Cole Younger) about the Younger family of outlaws and the activities of leader Cole Younger through the early 1900s in and around the Kansas City area.
A Glimpse of History Presented by Geo. H. Porter Funeral Home
Ad for George H. Porter Funeral Home with illustrations and a brief history about Carnival Park, an amusement park in Kansas City, Kansas, between 14th, Tauromee, 16th, and Armstrong Avenue, closed in...
A Good Guy Leaving a Tough Job
Interview with editorial commentary about George Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas City School District from 1987 to about 1990, discussing the scrutiny over the implementation of "a court-ordered desegregation...
A Great Editor's Methods
April 8, 1916
Portrait and biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper and "probably the most successful newspaper editor of modern times." Description...
A Halloween Story--There's Ghosts in Them Thar (Mission) Hills
File containing an article on the investigation of ghosts in the Mission Hills residential district by psychics such as Maurice Schwalm and others.
A History of the Kansas City Court of Appeals
A Home Apart
Photos and text describing a 1950s N. W. Dible built home in Rockhill Manor.
A Look at Some of the Work of J. Mett Shippee: Digging for the Relics and History of Clay County's Early Indians
File containing a biographical article with maps, illustrations, and information about J. Mett Shippee, an archaeology book author and "research associate for the Department of Anthropology at the University...
A Study of Malnutrition of Schoolchildren
July 3, 1920
Report detailing a 1919 health study on malnutrition involving Kansas City, Missouri students in 55 grade schools and the local anti-tuberculosis society. The study found that the Lowell School had the...
A Visit in Platte County History
Photo and article about "the second oldest home in Platte County," the "home of Missouri State Representative Meg Harding" in 2001. Built (the original part remaining) in 1837 "by David Johnson" (1814-1887),...
Copy of the article.
African-Americans in Medicine: The Founding and History of Douglass Hospital
Article about the history of Douglass Hospital, a black health care institution founded in 1899 by Dr. Solomon Thompson. Description of its founding location at 312 Washington Boulevard and subsequent...
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