Swope Park

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Postcards

Postcard showing the Swope Park swimming pool, located on Riverside Drive in the northeast corner of Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief description copied from the K.C. Star about the swimming pool.

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Postcards

Postcard of the 71st Street (now Gregory Boulevard) bridge across the Blue River in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north-northeast just south of the bridge. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the bridge and a short letter to a Miss Daisy of St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Postcards

Postcard of the entrance to Swope Park, located at the intersection of Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast on Swope Parkway from just north of Meyer Boulevard. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to one Mrs. Walker of Parkville, Missouri.

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Photographs

Photograph of a newly constructed shelter house with a picnic oven at Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast towards Shelter House #4, located just east of present-day Starlight Theatre.

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Image of Golf Course Road in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces southwest on Golf Course Road (now Swope Memorial Drive).

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Correspondence

Letter from Frances Hatfield of Kansas City to Governor Guy Park urging him to investigate reports of election fraud during the recent primary in Kansas City.

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Photographs

Photograph of the bridge over the Blue River at 63rd Street, which provided access to the Jackson County road system. This vantage point faces northwest towards the bridge from south of 63rd Street and east of Blue River.

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Photographs

Photograph of the entrance to Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces southeast towards the Shelter House from just east of the Swope Parkway entrance to Swope Park.

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Yates Drive, which provided a new entrance to Swope Park from the north, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the intersection of 63rd Street, Elmwood Avenue, and Yates Drive (now Starlight Road).

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Photographs

Marion Cauger, friend of Walt Disney, seated on a statue of a lion at the Thomas H. Swope Memorial in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. Marion was the nephew of Arthur V. Cauger, operator of the Kansas City Slide Company at 2449 Charlotte Street. A. V. Cauger employeed both Marion and Walt at the company.

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Photographs

A color glass plate positive photograph of people playing golf at the tenth hole of the Swope Memorial Golf Course. This vantage point faces north-northwest towards downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the far background.

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An autochrome photograph of the croton flowers outside of the Swope Park Shelter House, taken from the east.

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.