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Kansas Citians -- Prom...
Black Vanguard Less Visible Now
File containing portraits and a biographical article about the decline in leadership in the local black community with depictions and descriptions of the following former black leaders here: Chester Franklin,...
Booster of KC Region is Dead
August 15, 2007
Jay Dillingham, local civic leader and former president of the Kansas City Stockyards (1948-1975), died at the age of 97 on August 13, 2007. Dillingham was born March 8, 1910, in Platte City, Missouri....
Business Leader Miller Nichols Dies at 89
Photo and obituary article about Miller Nichols (1911-2000), "former chairman of the J. C. Nichols Co. and one of the most influential businessmen in Kansas City," dying at the age of 89 "at his home in...
Businessman and Civic Leader Jerome Cohen Dies at Age 89
Obituary for Jerome Cohen, an entrepreneur known for his humanitarian service and civic leadership. Cohen was a pioneer in the office machinery and document reproduction business, and was named Kansas...
Caricatures of Prominent Kansas Citians
Caricatures of prominent Kansas Citians (such as Frank Walsh, Major William Warner, Judge John Philips, and Mayor James Jones) on the cover of the magazine from its first issue (March 11, 1899) through...
Celebrating 50 Years
June 22, 2007
Article chronicles the life and career of Bishop Raymond J. Boland, Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph from 1993 until 2005. He was ordained a priest in Ireland for service to the Archdiocese...
Article profiles the holiday activities of prominent Kansas Citians.
Charles E. Curran, 'the Best in Philanthropy,' Dies at 84
February 15, 2008
Kansas City civic leader and philanthropic pioneer Charles E. Curran died February 13, 2008, at the age of 84. Curran came to Kansas City in 1952 to work for city manager L. P. Cookingham and later became...
City of Epitaphs
Article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) about the history and growth of Kansas City from a western embarkation point to a cultural and grain industry center and "the nation's...
Clout, the Up-to-Date Scoop on Who Has It & What They Do with It
Powerful Kansas Citians.
Coming out of 'Hiding'
April 4, 2003
Article about Kansas City native Doug Green and the debut of his movie "The Hiding Place," showing on April 4, 2003.
Commentary: KC's Rich and Famous All a Blur
File contains an article about the Kansas City Rich and Famous Tour, started about 1987 by Reverend Don Davidson and lasting over 7 hours long, mentioning and describing numerous Kansas Citians famous...
August 27, 1978
Articles in entire issue mention country clubs in Kansas City.
Current Biography Yearbook
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,...
Daniel Boone Holmes
Information on Daniel Boone Holmes, or Daniel Holmes (~1850-1911), election commissioner of Kansas City under Governor Joseph Folk. He was born in Kentucky, graduated from Harvard, and came to Kansas City...
Dawson, William L.
Short bio of Dawson with a transcription of a porition of an interview with Dawson about his time at the Horner Institute of Fine Arts (now the Conservatory of Music).
Don't Forget Local Black Achievement
February 6, 1985
News article about local black achievement in the context of Black History Month. Several prominent African Americans are mentioned, such as Chester Franklin, Roy Wilkins (an NAACP leader), Lucile Bluford,...
Early Day Pilot Dies
File containing an obituary for Ernie Smith, "70, veteran pilot" of Kansas City. "[T]he first civilian pilot to fly the Pacific" Ocean in 1927 and later an executive of TWA and other airlines in Kansas...
Economic Development: Taking Care of Local Business
Photo and description of organizations supporting and promoting local businesses in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including both various small businesses and larger companies headed by Barnett Helzberg,...
Photo and article about the history of Elmwood Cemetery, established in 1872 as a private cemetery at 4900 Truman Road and with graves dating "as early as 1840," with landscaping designed by George Kessler....
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