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1. 'Unsung hero' of Civil Rights Dies '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...

2. 'X-Raying The Heartache' '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...

3. . ..Presenting Clarence R. Decker: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month . ..Presenting Clarence R. Decker: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month May (actually June)1947 Biographical article about Clarence Decker, 42-year-old president of the University of Kansas City, starting there at the age of 33 as "the youngest university president in the United States."

4. [Council?] Grist [Council?] Grist June/15/1895 Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."

5. A Coda to a Musical Career A Coda to a Musical Career April 30, 2010 Article profiles pianist Myrna Braverman who is retiring after 20 years as a teacher at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. For the past decade she has performed with Yachad: The Traveling Tefillah Band. Braverman...

6. A Different Drummer A Different Drummer May 5, 2011 Feature article on local drummer and instructor Brandon Draper, who describes his father's musical influence as well as his career. Draper currently teaches at Shawnee Mission West High School and Kansas...

7. A Doctor and a Teacher A Doctor and a Teacher October 17, 2011 Tribute to Charley Norris of Louisburg, Kansas, who died September 1, 2011. Norris developed the head and neck surgery and oncology program at KU Medical Center.

8. A Good-By to W. H. Leib A Good-By to W. H. Leib February/16/1915 Biographical article about W. H. Leib, "one of the pioneers of the musical circles here," retiring from 30 years of teaching music in the Kansas City School District at the age of 70.

9. A Literary Map of Missouri A Literary Map of Missouri April 1955 Map showing Missouri authors and books on a map of Missouri. Also includes additional authors on a list.

10. A Professional Program for Teachers A Professional Program for Teachers July/27/1929 Article about a professional teaching program for the high school and junior college teachers of Kansas City to improve their job security and performance.

11. A Proposed Survey of Entry Jobs for the Greater Kansas City Area A Proposed Survey of Entry Jobs for the Greater Kansas City Area February//1949 Survey questionnaire designed by school teachers to better prepare learning for students entering the job market.

12. A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission A Short History of the Shawnee Methodist Mission October 1924 Article about experiences at Methodist Shawnee Indian missions (written by Reverend Joab Spencer, one of its missionaries) of preachers and teachers such as Reverend Thomas Johnson (1802-1865), Reverend...

13. A Summer Roundup Session A Summer Roundup Session September/24/1935 Notice for the "annual meeting and tea of the summer roundup chairmen of the Kansas City Council of Parents and Teachers" at the YWCA, involving Mrs. Mary Weeks, "president of the children's bureau and...

14. A True Friend of Education A True Friend of Education September 2, 2011 Tribute to James Coen of Blue Springs who taught history at Fort Osage High School for many years and later served 13 years on the Blue Springs, Missouri, school board. Coen died August 6, 2011.

15. Aaron Douglas Aaron Douglas File containing a pamphlet with photos and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, a black painter born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899 and becoming successful as an artist before "return[ing] to his native...

16. About Town About Town January/4/1969 Photo and biographical description of Savino Rendina, an 81-year-old retired "violinist, pianist and French horn player" residing at 4242 54th Street Terrace. Also "one of the original members of the Kansas...

17. About Town About Town April/27/1963 Biographical article about Anna Edwards, a teacher retiring after 58 years of service, beginning her career in 1916 at the Ashland school until becoming "principal of the Kansas City Boys' Orphan Home"...

18. Ada Zimmerschied Ada Zimmerschied July/1/1956 Obituary for Miss Ada Zimmerschied, a teacher and principal for 49 years in the Kansas City School District before dying in 1956.

19. Adult Education--A Fine Work Adult Education--A Fine Work January/11/1935 Article about "the program of adult education going forward under the FERA, with the hearty co-operation of the city's Board of Education" and supervised by Roy Gallemore. Description especially about...

20. African American Schools African American Schools 2006 Schools, in particular Lincoln High School, were a source of pride and "instruments of community and racial formation in the 1920s and 1930s" amongst the African American community in Kansas City. This...