|Abstract||Edith Lowe Peters appears to have been a long-time Kansas City resident, born in 1882 in Rock Port, Mo. Her father, Frank Lowe, was a local Kansas City figure known in law, church, and political circles. He was prosecuting attorney in Jackson County around the turn of the century. Edith married Howard H. Peters, local publisher and member of the Kansas City Park Board at one time. It is believed that she died in the 1970s. |
The three scrapbooks in this collection are arranged by fine arts topics assigned by the compiler. Scrapbook #1 contains only newspaper clippings and features articles about local musicians covering the years 1911 to 1970. Starlight Theatre is given good coverage. Scrapbook #2, "Musical Programs, 1900-1929," contains not only programs and notices of local events, but also programs from Europel. The back of this scrapbook contains newspaper accounts of the Pepper Building fire which occurred in 1908 in downtown Kansas City and in which Edith Peters was involved. Scrapbook #3 also contains theater programs which include both foreign and local ones dating from 1901-1937. Programs include a variety of events including theater and musical performances.