Photograph of a Lockheed Orion 9E airplane, NC12283, and a Northrop Alpha 4A airplane, NC933Y, at Municipal Airport in winter. Both aircraft were owned by Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA). This photograph was taken between May 1932 - July 1935. This vantage point faces south-southeast with the Power and Light Building (left-center, far background) and Quality Hill (right-center, far background).
Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view, looking east, of Fairfax Industrial and Municipal airports.
Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of downtown Kansas City looking northwest, taken over near 15th Street and Grand Avenue. Shows Missouri River, Municipal Airport, 2nd Hannibal Bridge, and ASB Bridge.
Photograph of Eleanor Beach, daughter of Kansas City Mayor Albert I. Beach, and Henry McElroy, Jr., and other unidentified people on a raised platform for the christening of "The Kansas City", a Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Ford Tri-Motor airplane. TAT merged with Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) the following year.
Photograph of Eleanor Beach, daughter of Kansas City Mayor Albert I. Beach, and Henry McElroy, Jr., and other unidentified people gathered for the christening of "The Kansas City", a Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Ford Tri-Motor airplane. Men are seen refueling the airplane. TAT merged with Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) the following year.
KMBC reporter, Paul Henning (who later went to Hollywood and produced Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies) interviewing Bernice Claire; flanked by Ruth Warrick and Dick Berger at the Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo.
Photograph of Henry F. McElroy and Mary McElroy alighting from a TWA airplane. The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 217231... (Chicago Bureau), MARY McELROY RETURNS HOME. City Manager H. F. McElroy of Kansas City, Mo., and his daughter, Miss Mary McElroy, leaving the plane that brought the girl home from Normal, Ill., where she was taken from a bus after fleeing home. She said she had been worried by letters and phoned threats sent her because of her testimony against the gang that had kidnaped her for $30,000 ransom in May, 1933.
Clipping entitled "Group, Held in McElroy Kidnaping, Makes Bedraggled Return" in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 showing the kidnappers of Mary McElroy that escaped to Amarillo, Texas before being caught. The caption states, "The group arrested in Amarillo, Tex., in connection with the McElroy kidnaping appeared anything but happy when they got out of the plan at municipal airport. Left to right they are Walter H. McGee, leader of the gang; Mrs. Wendell Johnson, Wendell Johnson, Mrs. L. R. Gilbert and L. R. Gilbert. All were dressed in new clothes.
Photograph of Lou Holland, Conrad Mann and other unidentified people at the Municipal Airport dedication.
Photograph of Aviator Art Goebel and another man standing outside of the Art Goebel School of Flying at Municipal Airport.
Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking northwest toward downtown Kansas City taken over near 18th and Harrison streets. Shows the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Municipal Airport, and Fairfax area.
Photograph of a Douglas Commercial DC-1 airplane flying north over the Missouri River. This vantage point faces west-southwest with the Hannibal Bridge and the West Bottoms (top-background) pictured.
Advertisement for the Transcontinental & Western Air coast to coast route called "The Lindbergh Line". The route took 48 hours to get from New York City to Los Angeles and used railroads at night and air travel by day.
Form letter from Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. President Richard W. Robbins to his employees in which he announces that all personnel will be furloughed in ten days.
Clipping entitled "Police Head Thanks Pilot" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Howard, E. Hall, pilot of the T. & W. A. [Transcontinental & Western Air] plane that brought back the McElroy kidnapers, was congratulated by E. C. Reppert, director of police, when he arrived at the airport. The picture shows R. E. Vetterli, chief agent, department of justice; James O’Neil, secretary to the chief of police; Mr. Reppert, Howard E.
Map of a stretch of the Missouri River from Quindaro Bend and the Fairfax Drainage District to the East Bottoms Bend. Shows all principal topographic features for a minimum distance of 2000 feet inland, indicating levees, jetties, creeks, and railroad lines. Goose Island, the Kansas River, Kaw Point, Kansas City, Kansas, Harlem, North Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, are in evidence. Title of the map is described as "Missouri River, mouth to Kansas City (Mile 385.0 to Mile 397.8), revision from airplane photographs July 15, Aug. 21, 1924."
Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on pages 3 and 8, about the election frauds in Kansas City government, with a photo of fraudulent signatures in a precinct book and a photo of Gil Bourk, promoter of "permanent registration." Other featured articles include: “Missouri Valley Authority” (p. 2), about a proposed Missouri analog of the New Deal Tennessee Valley Authority; “Better Driving” (p.
An excerpt of John Q. Adams's doctoral thesis about the physical and cultural characteristics of the North Kansas City Urban District. Adams characterizes the district both as a unit and in relation to Kansas City, Missouri across the river. He concludes his study with a discussion of the implications for future changes in the landscape. The article presents maps and photos of the geographic features of North Kansas City as well as tables pertinent to land usage and industrial development.