Holland, Louis E. (Lou)

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Photograph with caption, "Chamber of Commerce Staff Farewell Luncheon to Lou E. Holland, retiring managing director, November 23, 1931."

Photograph of six men in suits and hats standing in a lot. The man on the far right is Lou Holland, an early promoter of Kansas City aviation; next to him is former city manager Henry McElroy.

Head and shoulders portrait of Lou Holland; photo autographed and dated Oct. 21, 1938.

Report prepared by the Kansas City Public Service Institute, under the direction of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, surveying the Kansas City Police Department.

Lou Holland, Conrad Mann and other unidentified people at airport dedication

On August 17, 1927, a jubilant crowd of 25,000 gathered at the site of the present-day Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport to listen to speeches given by Charles Lindbergh and city officials in order to dedicate Municipal Airport.

Lou Holland standing by a seated Ike Morrell at Kansas City's air mail dedication at Richards Field, May 1926. 94-year-old Morrell was a guest of honor, the oldest postmaster in the state, from Notch, MO. Richard's Field was located at the southeast corner of Gregory Boulevard and Blue Ridge Boulevard in Raytown, Missouri.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Grandview, Missouri Mayor Gared H. Murray in which Truman informs Murray that he has met with Lou Holland. Holland recommends that "Kansas City take over both air plane landing fields - the one at Grandview and also the one at Greenwood."

Letter from Lou Holland to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Holland informs Truman that he will not be able to meet with him while in Washington, D.C.. Holland then updates Truman on his meetings with J. C. Nichols concerning the construction of sulphuric, ammonia, TNT, and smokeless powder plants in the Greater Kansas City area.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Lou Holland in which Truman laments that "our paths cross but never meet." Although in Kansas City while Holland was in Washington, Truman will once again be in Kansas City on Thursday and he hopes to meet with Holland then.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Shannon C. Douglass in which Truman informs Douglass that he has met with Lou Holland. Holland recommends that "Kansas City take over both air plane landing fields - the one at Grandview and also the one at Greenwood."

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this particularly revealing letter, Truman provides a detailed update on politics in Jackson County and says, "I have talked to T.J. [Tom Pendergast] and to Jim [James Pendergast] over the phone. T.J.

Letter from Kansas City realtor Myron A. King to Senator Harry S. Truman. King informs Truman on King's and Lou Holland's involvement in choosing a site for a new Kansas City airport. King discusses the two locations: the Grandview site and the Greenwood site.

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