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William Rufus Jackson
Sarah Smith Nessel
Jane F Flynn
Howard L Conard
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Book reviews of works by Dorothy Heiderstadt, a Kansas City librarian writing about American history and prominent American historical figures.
Book reviews of works by Will Henry, winner of Western book awards from the 1950s to the 1970s, born as Henry W. Allen in Jackson County about 1912.
G. B. Buster
File containing a photo and article about G. B. Buster, winner of the 1954 Pageant Press book contest for his book "Brighter Sun," based on his grandfather's life as a slave. Buster was also a retired...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Richard Rhodes, a writer of fiction and non-fiction on various subjects (including the culture of the Kansas City area). Born in 1937 and raised in Kansas City...
Pearl Haley Patrick
Photo and multiple articles about Pearl Haley Patrick, or Pearl Patrick, writer of her first book ("O'po of the Omaha" about Indians) at the age of 74 with residence at 4147 Clark Avenue in Westport. Also...
Review of the 1953 book "Automobile History Scrapbook No. 2" by Wilbur Phillips.
Novel of Courage by Independence Woman
File containing a book review of "It Came to Pass" by Olive Webster Roberts, or Olive Roberts, a local novelist.
Local Author James Tate
File containing information on James Tate, a poet of Yale University, author of the award-winning book of collected poetry entitled "The Lost Pilot," about his father, lost over Europe as a World War II...
Illustrations and information on Craig Umland, a Kansas City bank teller and co-author with his brother Eric Umland of "Mystery of the Ancients," a 1974 pseudoscientific book about the links of ancient...
Ruth Mary Weeks
Information on Ruth Mary Weeks, or Ruth Weeks, a teacher, poet, and book author (including "Using Periodicals"). Born in Kansas City in 1886 as a daughter of Mary and Edwin Weeks with residences at 3408...
Information about Dr. Josiah Gregg (1806-1850), Western author, physician, and Santa Fe trade freighter, born in Tennessee and living as a youth near Independence. Description of his career, intermittently...
File contains book reviews of the 1950s book "Victorious Kansas City" (about the supposed benefits of suburbanization and other decentralized urbanization patterns) by Sally Zamori of Kansas City.
File contains a biographical article about Edgar Snow (1905-1972), a prominent Asian journalist and native Kansas Citian writing "a prophetic and controversial book titled 'Red Star over China'" upon his...
Book review of "FBI Man: A Personal History," an autobiographical work by former Kansas City agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Louis Cochran. Tells of his day to day work.
Book review of "The Imagination of Primitive Man" by Ralph Coe, "curator of paintings and sculpture" on non-literary people of the world, especially American Indians, with illustrations.
William Allen White Book Award
Photos, illustrations, and information on the William Allen White Children's Book Award established in 1952 at the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas for children's books authors.
Evan S. Connell, Jr.
Information about native Kansas City author Evan S. Connell, Jr., including book reviews, interviews, and photos. Descriptions of his life and writing career, calling him "the most impressive native fiction...
Book review of "God Is for Angels" by Christopher Clark, an author born in Kansas City in 1911, describing the book's cast of characters in an industrial city.
Howard N. Monnett
File containing a pamphlet about the book "Action before Westport" by Howard Monnett, a native and Civil War historian of Kansas City writing about the events leading up to the Battle of Westport here,...
Frontiers in American Catholicism
Photo and review (with no date or page listed) of the book "Frontiers in American Catholicism" by Reverend Walter Ony, a Saint Louis Catholic priest growing up in Kansas City.
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