Lyle Kennedy (1903-1983) Papers (KC0050)
Since his early childhood, when he spent much of his time with an uncle in Westport, Lyle Kennedy had been interested in the history of that area. In 1922, after graduating from Harrisonville High School, he moved to Kansas City where he practiced engineering from 1933 until 1943. He then took a job as business manager of the Conservatory of Music. Later, Kennedy served as an academic advisor, dean of men, and dean of students, and in 1959 became associate dean during the merger of the Conservatory with the University of Kansas City (later the University of Missouri-Kansas City). From the time of his retirement in 1969 until his death, Kennedy was the historian for the Westport Historical Society. His extensive research covers the 19th and 20th century history of the Kansas City area.
The papers consist of research notes, maps, books, newspaper clippings, photographs, and slides related to Kennedy's studies of Kansas City history. 1885-1983.
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