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Postcards from Our Past
Article contains photographs and brief histories of buildings at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Volker and Hospital Hill Campuses. Buildings include Oxford Hall (Edwin W. Shields residence),...
Problems Inside and Out
Discusses plans for UMKC expansion, requiring demolition of the neighborhood on its southern border, and residents' reactions.
Projects on Tap for Campus
December 5, 2010
The University of Missouri-Kansas City will build two new structures and renovate a third in 2011 for a cost $45 million. The construction includes a new $23 million parking structure at Oak and 50th streets,...
Radio Station KCUR-FM
Head and shoulders portrait of Dr. Randall Whaley, chancellor of the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Secure On the Sidelines
John Kander was born in Kansas City. He composed such musicials as "Cabaret", "Chicago" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman". He is participating in a scholarship fund-raiser for the UMKC Conservatory of Music....
Serving the University of Missouri: A Memoir of Campus and System Administration
James Olson relates his expericences as chancellor of the University of Missouri at Kansas City or UMKC in his memoir. He came to Kansas City in 1968 and stayed until 1976. He was president of the Missouri...
Full frontal view; located at 51st and Cherry.
Full frontal and side view; located at 51st and Cherry.
Full frontal and side view showing entrance; located at 51st and Cherry.
Spencer Sciences Buildings
Partial view of the Kenneth A. Spencer Chemical and Biological Sciences Buildings at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. Kivett & Myers received an award for the design of these buildings, with sculptural...
Stirrings in the Big Cities: Kansas City
Program for teaching students to provide continuous and close relationships with pupils, called Youth Development Through Group Methods.
Supreme Court Defends Religious Freedom on College Campuses
Article about the "'Widmar' case" of the United States Supreme Court starting with the prohibition in 1977 by the University of Missouri-Kansas City of "use of university facilities for 'religious worship...
Tasks for a New Era. ..
Illustrations and article by Homer Wadsworth, "chairman of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Committee on Higher Education" on higher education and the University of Missouri-Kansas City's programs, including...
The Buck Clayton Photo Collection Available Online
Article describes the life and career of Buck Clayton, a jazz trumpter whose collection of papers and recordings was recently donated to the Special Collections of Miller Nichols Library at UMKC. Clayton...
The Cannibal Picnic at UMKC
Article about the troubles with the University of Missouri-Kansas City's administration, including one of its deans, Dr. George Dahlgren, as well as its overall success as a major university, competing...
The Marr Sound Archives: For the Record
Article describing the origins and growth of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The archives was established in 1987 from a gift of 42,000 sound recordings from professor...
The Miseducation of Marcus Leach
June 1-7, 2006
Article describes the tumultuous 2005-2006 term of University of Missouri-Kansas City's student body president, Marcus Leach. Leach was impeached and removed from office in February, 2006.
The Proud Heritage of the UMKC School of Medicine
Article describing the history of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, founded in 1971. The school's six year, baccalaureate/doctor of medicine degree allows students to enter medical...
The Thinking Person's Radio Station
Account of the national award-winning radio station based at the University of Missouri-Kansas City specializing in news and civic issues.
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