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First National Bank
Federal Reserve Bank
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
John Albury Bryan
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
'Risk at Zero Interest Rates'
February 21, 2012
Article and interview with Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. George, who has been with the Federal Reserve Bank since 1982, became president in October 2011 and serves...
. ..Presenting R. Crosby Kemper: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr., or R. Crosby Kemper, Sr. (1892-1972), president of City National Bank and Trust Company of Kansas City (later United Missouri Bank) since taking over...
10th and Baltimore
View of the southeast corner of 10th and Baltimore showing the old New England Bank building (H. O. Peet & Co.), Land Bank building, and First National Bank building.
View looking toward the southwest of the south side of 10th Street between Main and Baltimore in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The first of the two taller buildings is the Land Bank building, also known...
10th Street, East from Baltimore
Postcard of 10th Street, East from Baltimore
1908 Flood, 1st Street and Kansas Avenue
Postcard of the 1908 Flood showing 1st Street and Kansas Avenue
A Century of Growth in Banking and Finance: KC Starts as Banking Hub, Ends with Regional Offices
Retrospective article detailing the history of banks and banking in Kansas City.
A Colorful Career Comes To a Close
August 16, 2007
Prominent Kansas City sports figure Jerry Green died August 15, 2007, at the age of 77. He was "a flamboyant Kansas City businessman who owned banks and radio stations and tried to buy the Kansas City...
A Forgotten River
February 27, 2008
Article discusses the decline of recreational activity on the Missouri River and profiles riverboat pilot Rick Lynn, whose father first opened a waterfront marina in 1957. the Lynn family also launched...
A Model Institution
Illustrations and ad or article about the "New England Safe Deposit and Trust Company" on the "Ninth Street floor of the New England Building, on the corner of [9th Street] and Wyandotte streets, in the...
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the 18th & Vine District with description of many of the league's former players such as Buck O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Woody Smallwood, Lefty...
A New South Side Bank
At 31st and Main Streets.
A Peek at a Life in Burlesque
May 1, 2014
Interview and biographical article on Tempest Storm, a famous burlesque performer of the 1950s. Born Annie Blanche Banks, Storm left her home in Georgia at the age of 14 and eventually made her way to...
A Piece of the Local Literary Scene
Discusses level of local support for and professional mileu of local writers. Includes interviews with authors Robin Wayne Bailey, Nancy Pickard, Lenore Carroll, Robert Stewart, Lynn Michaels, Jill Churchill,...
A Tale of Two Cities
Article comparing Kansas City, Missouri, to Houston, Texas, in 1928, pointing out the following prominent urban features of Kansas City: one first-class Union Station, one beautiful war memorial, 550,000...
A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards
July 29, 1890
The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...
A Warm Tribute to Thomas Hart Benton
February 20, 2011
Color picture of the bronze sculpture of Thomas Hart Benton on the campus of the Art Institute wearing a sweater knitted by Ashley Lugo, a student majoring in fiber. The piece was cast by Charles Banks...
Biographical sketch of Alexander Bettis, vice-president of the Kansas City Power and Light Company since 1924, starting with the company in 1904, before that working for the Home Telephone Company. Description...
All in The Family: Missouri Cousins Run 2 Top-Ranked Banks
May 27, 2010
Article discusses the leaders of the United Missouri Bank and Commerce Bank. Both banks were rated by "Forbes" magazine in January 2010 as 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the list of the best 100 banks in...
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