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U.S. President Harry S Truman throws out the first ball during the opening day for the new Kansas City Athletics (or "A's")

The Kansas City Athletics on opening day of the baseball season in 1955, their first year in Kansas City. Parade in Kansas City to welcome the Athletics to Kansas City. Floats pass and players and VIPs go by on cars, including Bill Stewart and Jim Finigan. People crowd on either side of the street. People look out from shops and houses. Spectators in the Kansas City Municipality Stadium. Former U.S. President Harry S Truman seated with legendary owner and manager of the Athletics, Cornelius McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack. Dignitaries seated in the background. President Harry S Truman throws out the first pitch. Spectators applaud. The game begins against the Detroit Tigers.

Date: 1955, April 12
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Major sources of air pollution and recommendations to control it in the metropolitan city area of Kansas, United States.

Air pollution in the metropolitan city area of Kansas, United States. View of Kansas City skyline on clear day and on smoggy day. Vehicles move on the streets. View of jet airliner taking off, emiting smoke. View of Kansas center city. An animated map shows seven Counties that differ in terms of land use, industrialization and economic activities in Missouri and Kansas. Kansas City Municipal and Fairfax airports, with aircraft taxiing. Aerial view of the airport areas with smog visible. View of bridges with factories behind barely visible through the smog. Rural road, with open burning of refuse in a large fire, with black smoke rising. Smoke rising from low building and from Large industrial plant. Aerial view of Kansas City from over the river,. with smoke obscuring the scene. Aerial view of smoke and pollution blanketing the whole area. Industrial plants along the river edge billowing smoke. The representatives of Kansas and Missouri present findings of the airport area survey during a conference. Animated illustrations of pollution sources: refuse burning; industrial processes; fuel combustion; and mobile sources.

Date: 1967
Duration: 4 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) carrying passengers from St. Louis to Waynoka, Oklahoma, on coast-to-coast trip from New York

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) company's coast-to-coast passengers proceed on their flight legs from Saint Louis, Missouri to Waynoka, Oklahoma. TAT employee closes door on Ford 5-AT-B tri-motor passenger airplane, at St. Louis airport. Ground crewman plugs in compressed air hose to assist start of engine number three. TAT logo seen on side of the airplane. Next, the airplane taxis and takes off on plowed runway of snow-covered field. Animated map shows airplane heading to Kansas City, Missouri. View of cockpit as co-pilot shows weather report to pilot. Shift to a TAT weather station where meteorologists launch a balloon to check winds aloft. Closeup of the pilot's weather report being prepared. TAT officer serving a lunch to passengers in the plane. View from airplane of Kansas City, and then aerial view as it descends to Wichita, Kansas. Pilots in cockpit. Copilot radios Wichita. View of TAT radio operator responding and saying they should lookout for Lindbergh who is flying the route today. Next, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh is seen flying past the Ford Tri-motor in his Curtiss Falcon biplane. Passengers look out to see him. View from the passenger plane descending over the city of Wichita, Kansas. Animated map shows next stop as Waynoka, Oklahoma. View from the air of numerous oil derricks in Oklahoma. Passengers leaving the airplane and boarding a trailer-bus at Waynoka. Closeup of flowers and sign on restaurant table, reading, "TAT, Reserved for TAT travelers." Passengers dining.

Date: 1928
Duration: 4 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People gather to collect water supplied from Kansas City, Missouri to the drought-stricken city of Louisburg in Kansas.

Supply of free water in drought-stricken city of Louisburg in Kansas during Great Depression. Tank cars carrying water in the area. A banner on a tank car reads: 'Free Water from Kansas City, Missouri to Louisburg, Kansas'. People gather to have water. A tank car at a rail road.

Date: 1936, August 26
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Mobile sources like trains,motor vehicles,aircraft causing air pollution in the metropolitan city area of Kansas City,United States.

Air pollution due to mobile sources in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Aerial view of traffic on modern highway with overpasses. Heavy equipment at a construction site. A bus on highway. View from above of a locomotive emitting smoke. Aerial view of tug boats moving barges on river. A jet airliner taking off with large smoke trails from its four engines. A large diesel truck on the highway, giving off heavy exhaust. Vehicle traffic on major highway. Layers of smoke and pollution over the entire Kansas City area, seen from an airplane. General aerial views over Kansas City from an aircraft of wind carrying smoke away from the area, smog during a thermal inversion condition; smoke rising from open burning in a residential area; a grain elevator; a power plant. A blazing fire raising dense black smoke pollution at a junk yard.

Date: 1967
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Harry S. Truman speaks at the University of Kansas City

U.S. President Harry S. Truman speaks at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Kansas City School of Law at the University of Kansas City, during his first homecoming to Kansas City since becoming President. President Truman behind a rostrum with a sign on it that reads 'University of Kansas City'. The President seated in a chair at the ceremony before speaking. Men and women among the audience. The President at the rostrum addressing the audience.

Date: 1945, June 28
Duration: 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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