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'Unsung hero' of Civil Rights Dies
August 23, 2010
Article about John M. Swomley who died August 16, 2010, at the age of 95. Swomley was a professor of Christian ethics at Saint Paul School of Theology from 1960 to 1984. He was a pacifist and a close associate...
'Wall to Wall' Classical
August 13, 2006
In November, a new hi-def classical station will be a "side band or HD-2, as it's called, to KUDL-FM." It will feature continuous classical music, 24/7. To receive, one will have to invest in a hi-def...
'Water Plaza' For Bartle
August 4, 2006
The City Council agreed to a $1 million city contract for new public art at the Bartle Hall ballroom expansion. A Japanese-American artist named Jun Kaneko was awarded the contract. His concept includes...
'Wheel' Begins to Take Shape as Part of Bartle TV Makeover
April 4, 2005
Article discusses the setting up and preparations necessary for the filming of the television show Wheel of Fortune, to be filmed beginning Friday, April 8, 2004.
'World News' Man Very Down to Earth
October 19, 2004
ABC News anchorman, Peter Jennings, visited Liberty, Missouri, gave a speech at the American Royal's Boots, Barbecue and Business Luncheon, and broadcasted ''World News Tonight'' from the Liberty Memorial....
'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...
'Your Kansas City and Mine' off the Press; Traces History of Negroes
September 15, 1950
Book review of "Your Kansas City and Mine," a book written in 1950 by William Young about "the Negro in Kansas City during its 100-year history." Aspects and sections of the book are described, covering...
'Zippy' Pins KC On the Map
May 22, 2004
Various locations in Kansas City have recently been included in the 'Zippy' cartoon strip that runs in the Kansas City Star. Places included: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary...
10 Minutes with...Keith Novorr
March 18-24, 2005
Interview with the third-generation owner of Michael's Fine Clothes for Men.
10 Shining Years For KC Curlers
June 14, 2004
The author in his newspaper commentary column discusses the 10th anniversary of the sculpture atop the pylons at Bartle Hall, often referred to as "hair curlers". The name of the sculpture is "Sky Stations"...
100 Plus Years in the 54th Street Neighborhood
October 12-18, 2012
Article announces that a reunion of residents of the 54th Street neighborhood was hosted by the 54th Street Memorial Club. A brief history of the neighborhood is provided. The original purchase of land...
100 Years Ago at Morton: Feds Killed in Battle
Reference to the Battle of Shaws Shop found in the file.
100 Years of Business in Kansas City: Setting the Stage at the Turn of the Century
Chronological history of important Kansas City businesses of the twentieth century, starting in 1900.
100 Years of Care for All
November 8, 2006
Article details the history and growth of the Cabot Westside Clinic, in 2006 located at 2121 Summit St. The clinic was founded in 1906, and throughout its history has provided health care to the various...
100 Years of William S. Burroughs
January 26, 2014
Article focuses upon the life of beat author William S. Burroughs' time of residence in Lawrence, Kansas. Various figures from the arts, literature, and academic communities of Lawrence provide stories...
100 Years on the Assembly Line
October 8, 2013
Article on the 100th anniversary of the Ford Co. assembly line, focusing on the Claycomo plant. Founded in 1909, the plant in the northeastern Kansas City industrial district was the first Ford assembly...
1,000 Negro Citizens Proud of Their Clean, Attractive City; Race Relations Good
Photos and article about the business and social conditions in the town of Chanute, Kansas, located "approximately midway between Kansas City, Mo. and Tulsa, Okla." Profiled are "three major business enterprises...
100,000 Come to See Plaza Light Ceremony
Brighter lights, 152,000 of them, installed following the recovery from the Plaza flood of 1977.
105 Artists are Right at Home
November 24, 2012
Article on the art collection of John "Topper" Johntz of Prairie Village. Johntz has over 800 pieces by 105 artists in his home, including works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Francisco de Goya, Mark...
11 River Market Buildings Are Sold
December 22, 2004
Article with map illustration and photograph detailing the sale of buildings along Delaware Street in the River Market area. Eleven of the most historic buildings in the area are being sold for a reported...
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