|Abstract||The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest and visual coverage for its stories and news items of the day. The majority were taken in the 1930s and include numerous aviation-related photos and celebrities such as Jean Harlow, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, Morris Fishbein, Eddie Cantor, Richard Byrd, and many others. The photos were purchased by the donor's grandmother at a sale shortly after the newspaper ceased publication in 1942. They remained in the Zeldin family until donated to the Special Collections department by Richard Zeldin. |
October 4, 1928, the "Kansas City Journal" and the "Kansas City Post" merged and became the "Kansas City Journal-Post." It reverted to the original name, "Kansas City Journal," again in 1938 and ceased publication March 31, 1942.