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46 Years Ago in Life: Once a Queen, Always a Queen
Photos and biographical article about Joanne Warren, former 16-year-old queen of the 1945 "annual ball of the junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, a tradition in Kansas City since 1917. Review of the...
A High School That Lost Its Value
Discusses the demise of Southwest High School.
A Portrait of the Late A. H. Monsees
Photo and caption about the presentation to Southwest High School of a portrait of the late Albert Monsees, founding principal of the school.
A School That Once Was
Author describes his experiences as a student at Southwest High School, located at 65th and Wornall. Article includes a description of an "unwritten caste system" that existed in the school's first four...
Albert H. Monsees
Photo and caption about the presentation of an award by superintendent Harold Moore to Albert Monsees, retiring after 25 years as principal of Southwest High School.
Albert H. Monsees Dies: Former Southwest High School Principal Was 78
Photo and obituary for Albert Monsees, "78, a former principal at Southwest high school" from its founding in 1925 to his retirement in 1950. Born in Smithton, Missouri, and coming to Kansas City in 1914...
Architect Who Shaped KC's Landscape Dies
December 4, 2007
Ralph Myers, one of the most influential architects in Kansas City, died on December 3, 2007. Myers and his partner Clarence Kivett were responsible for designing the triple-terminal Kansas City International...
Senior portrait of writer Berton Roueché Jr., class of 1924, Southwest High School, Kansas City, Missouri. Roueché went on to work for The New Yorker magazine and wrote several medical mystery novels....
Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased)
Short architectural biography of Kansas City architect William Drewin Wight, 1882-1947, listing some of his firm's major works, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, "Federal Courts Building," Kansas...
Biography of Arthur M. Kraft (1922-1977), Artist
Call on Girl's Facile Pen
Photo and biographical article about Lisa Anne Kerford, or Lisa Kerford, a black "Southwest High School senior art student" drawing artwork "for the students' and teachers' course workbooks" also with...
Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr.
June 14, 2008
Obituary for Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr., who died on March 10, 2008. He was born May 19, 1909, and was the great-great-grandson of Kansas City pioneer Thomas A. Smart. Among other things he was a member...
David Morton Obituary
September 29, 2011
David Morton of Prairie Village, Kansas, died September 27, 2011. Morton had dual careers in education and broadcasting for 40 years. He worked in several newsrooms and was broadcast editor at the Kansas...
District Walks Fine Line in Reopening an Icon
December 3, 2007
The Kansas City School District is planning to open an early college school focused on math and science in the former Southwest High School building. "It will provide a college-level curriculum that will...
Fred Edmiston Papers Finding Aid
Collection of material contained in five boxes that relates to the publication of "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band That Made Radio Famous," authored by Fred Edmiston. This book recounts the Nighthawks...
Gilbert L. Worley, Jr.
Portrait of Lt. Gilbert L. Worley, Jr., a flyer in the United States Army. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, April 12, 1920. He graduated from Southwest High School in Kansas City and from Kansas University...
Glory Lost: Southwest High
Article about reasons for the decline of the "once-prized" Southwest High School at 65th and Wornall Roads, with photos.
Good-By, Mr. Cannon
Article about the career of the principal of Southwest High School, Lawrence Cannon, with reminiscences about the school and past students such as Calvin "Buddy" Trillin. Biographical information also...
Senior portrait of future businessman Henry W. Bloch, Class of 1939, Southwest High School, Kansas City, Mo. Bloch would go on to found H&R Block with his brother Richard (Class of 1942) in 1955.
Imposing Columns and Spacious Entrance Are Features of New Southwest High School
Article with illustration and description of the new high school building at 65th and Wornall Road costing $400,000.
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