Katz, Isaac "Ike"

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Periodicals

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, with a photo and brief history of the Kansas City Municipal Airport (later called the Downtown Airport) "between North Kansas City and Kansas City proper," dedicated in 1927 and opened in 1929 with four airlines and reorganization after "cancellation of government mail contracts" in 1934. Other featured articles include: “Snapshots of the Week” (p.

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Pamphlets

Booklet describing the facilities available at Menorah Hospital, located at 50th Street and Rockhill Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Also included are photographs of the interior and exterior of the hospital as well as a list of the board of directors.

Author: 
Jason Roe
Kansas City Public Library

    Isaac "Ike" Katz, who would go on to found the Katz Drug Co. in Kansas City and become a pioneer in the modern pharmacy business, was born in the town of Husiatin in western Ukraine (then a part of Russia) on March 8, 1879. Ike Katz brought customers into his drug stores with a unique business model, where customers could fill prescriptions, shop for groceries, buy appliances, and even purchase exotic pets such as monkeys or baby alligators; all at cut-rate prices. At its peak in the 1950s and 1960s, the company boasted 65 retail locations spread across seven states.

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    Photographs

    A color glass plate positive photograph of Isaac Katz's rose garden, taken from the northeast. Also shown is an unidentified woman in the garden and an unidentified girl in the doorway.

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