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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."

Date: 
July 14th 1941

Letter from H. H. Vaughan on behalf of Senator Harry S. Truman to Kansas City, Missouri Mayor John B. Gage. Vaughan informs Gage that the Vocational Training Bill is still pending in the Senate. This bill in part affords $75,000 to the Kansas City Public Schools for vocational training in federal defense manufacturing.

Date: 
June 28th 1941

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.

Date: 
June 20th 1941

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.

Date: 
August 9th 1940

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.

Date: 
April 1928

Photograph with exterior, street level view of the repair or shop building maintained by the Kansas City School District. It is located at the northeast corner of 21st Street and Charlotte Street.

Photograph of first grade students working in a garden across the street from the Kansas City Teacher's College. This vantage point faces north-northeast from the south side of 8th Street between Woodland Avenue and Euclid Avenue (this portion of 8th Street is defunct). The southeastern entrance to the Kansas City Teachers College is shown in the background.

Circa 1930 photograph with an exterior, street level view of the Manual Training High School located on the south side of 15th Street (Truman Road) between Forest Avenue and Tracy Avenue. This vantage point faces southeast from the northwest corner of 15th and Forest.

Photograph with full exterior street level view of Horace Mann School, located on the north side of 39th Street between Euclid Avenue and Garfield Avenue. This vantage point faces northeast from the southeast corner of 39th and Euclid.

Photograph of original Paseo High School, once located on the east side of Flora Avenue between 47th Street Terrace (Houston Avenue) and 48th Street Terrace. This vantage point faces southeast on the west side of Flora just south of 47th Street Terrace.

Photograph with a full exterior, street level view of Manchester School, once located at the southwest corner of Winchester Avenue and 15th Street (Truman Road). This vantage point faces southwest from the northwest corner of 15th and Winchester.

Photograph with full, exterior street level view of "Madison School for the Deaf & Dumb", once located at the northeast corner of 29th Street and Wyandotte Street. It was named after U.S. President James Madison. This vantage point faces north-northwest from the south side of 29th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue (this portion of 29th is defunct).

Photograph of Northeast Junior High School, located at on the south side of Thompson Avenue between Chelsea Avenue and Brighton Avenue. This vantage point faces north-northeast on the east side of Chelsea Avenue just north of Independence Avenue.

Photograph with caption, "Standing in front of the bath house of Karnes School are 135 boys in their first communion class in 1919. Most of the boys attended Karnes." The school was located south of Pacific Street between Missouri Avenue and Independence Avenue and between Holmes Street and Charlotte Street.

Date: 
1919

Photograph with a full, exterior street level view of Norman School; named after Joseph L. Norman, President of the Board of Education and member of the Board for 16 years. This vantage point faces northeast from the southwest corner of 36th Street and Summit Street.

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.

Photograph with an exterior, street level view of Mount Washington School located on Independence Avenue (7th Street) between Oakland Street (Evanston Avenue) and Arlington Avenue. This vantage point faces northeast from the northeast corner of 7th and Arlington.

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.

Photograph with a distant exterior view of the Morse Public School, showing students outside with playground equipment and playing a game of baseball. The school was named after S. F. B. Morse, American inventor. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the northeast corner of 21st Street and Charlotte Street.

Circa 1940 photograph with an interior view of students at Meservey School kindergarten. The children are playing as Kansas City Fire Department fire personnel.

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