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Photograph with an exterior, street view of Lykins School, once located on the north side of 7th Street between Norton Avenue and Jackson Avenue. The school was named after Dr. Johnston Lykins, an early physician and second mayor of Kansas City.

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Photograph of the Troost Avenue School, once located at the northwest corner of 60th Street and Troost Avenue. It was named after Dr. Benoist Troost, an early Kansas City physician. This building was no longer used as the Troost School after the 1922-1923 school year.

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Photograph with an exterior street level view of Sanford B. Ladd School located on the north side of 37th Street, between Bellefontaine Avenue to Walrond Avenue (Benton Boulevard). It was named after the attorney for the school board for more than 40 years. This vantage point faces northwest from the southeast corner of Benton and 37th. This photograph was taken prior to 1922 when the school's additions were constructed.

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Photographs

Photograph identified as, "Fairies, brownies, flowers, sunbonnet babes and overall boys, from Grades 3, 4 & 5, Woodland School playing in the operetta "On Midsummer's Day", May 10, 1928."

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Photographs

Photograph with an exterior view of Longan School located at the northeast corner of 39th Street and Warwick Boulevard. It was named in 1911 in honor of George B. Longan, Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Before 1911, the school was named the Ward Public School. In 1932, the school at 601 Gillham Road became the George B. Longan School. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the northwest corner of Warwick and 39th.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Van Horn School, located to the east of the intersection of 37th Street and Wyoming Street. The school was named for Robert T. Van Horn, early Kansas City pioneer.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Sanford B. Ladd School students attending to the school garden. This vantage point faces northwest from atop the southwest corner of the original Ladd School building (before the 1922 addition). The houses at 3624, 3626, and 3630 Bellefontaine Avenue are pictured to the left.

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Photographs

Photograph identified as, "Operetta "On Midsummer's Day", Finale - Act II - Grades 1-5: Inclusive, Woodland School - May 10, 1928."

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Photographs

Composite of portrait photographs of members of the Kansas City Board of Education, officers, and superintendent, "As organized April 5, 1928." Pictured are Allendoerger, C. W., Treasurer; Baird, Charles; Fuller, Carolyn Farwell; Jackson, J. B., Secretary; Melcher, George, Superintendent; Meservey, Edwin C., President; Moore, Annette; Smith, Bryce B., Vice President; Smith, J. Roy.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ludwick Graves regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Graves, president of the Kansas City School District, writes that Higgins "really is a very fine man [who] regrets to the utmost what he did." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

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Correspondence

Letter from Executive Manager of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Geroge W. Catts to Senator Harry S. Truman. Catts thanks Truman for his help in expediting federal support for defense manufacturing education in Kansas City. He was glad to report to visiting aircraft manufacturers that "Kansas City's Public Schools are now in a position to train their quota of skilled workmen."

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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City, Missouri Mayor John B. Gage to Senator Harry S. Truman. Gage informs Truman that funds to purchase equipment for vocational training in federal defense manufacturing are not available until the Senate passes an appropriation for such purpose.

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