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William Rufus Jackson
Sarah Smith Nessel
Jane F Flynn
Howard L Conard
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Biography of Logan Clendening (1884-1945), Physician and Author
Biography of Courtney Ryley Cooper (1886-1940), Journalist
Biography of Mildred Kittell Ray (Mrs. Sam) (1895-1996), Teacher, Historian, and Writer
Biography of Carrie Westlake Whitney (?-1934), Librarian and Director of the Kansas City Public Library
Biography of Burris A. Jenkins (1869-1945), Newspaper Editor and Minister
Biography of Henry C. Haskell (1902-1981), Editor and Author
Articles Written by John Edward Hicks
A collection of 163 pages of photocopied newspaper articles from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times authored by John Edward Hicks, a proofreader and reporter for the Star. Most of the articles...
A one-page personal account of mystery author Nancy Pickard including photograph.
Monuments: 'They Remind Us Things Occurred because of Man's Initiative'
Article about memorials in Kansas City in general, highlighting, among others, the Charles Carroll Spalding Memorial at Penn Valley Park and the William T. Fitzsimons Memorial.
Harold Bell Wright: Press Agent
January 1, 1931
Article about the effect of a "press agent" of Harold Bell Wright's 1907 book "Shepherd of the Hills" on the economy and tourism of Taney County and Branson, Missouri, and the surrounding Ozarks region....
The Battle for Westport
April 17, 2011
Article describes author Darryl Levings upcoming book of historical fiction on the Battle of Westport titled "Saddle the Pale Horse." Includes an excerpt from the book documenting the day before the battle...
In Search of Found Time
November 29-December 5, 2012
Article describes the author and magazine publisher Davy Rothbart and his involvement with the legal case of Byron Case, a Kansas City man that was convicted of the murder of Anastasia WitbolsFeugen in...
Zenas Leonard--Fur Trader, Early Sibley Merchant
Article describing the life of fur trader Zenas Leonard (1809-1857) and his stops at "the former site of Fort Osage" in 1831 and again in about 1840 when the site had become "a hustling-bustling frontier...
Bittersweet: Late Kansas Citian's 40-year-old Novel Is Published At Last
April 6, 2003
Article is an excerpt from the book "Such Sweet Thunder" by Kansas City's Vincent O. Carter who died in 1983. It is a 1963 novel that was not published during his lifetime.
Throwing the Book at Racists
May 15, 2009
Article profiles Kansas City author Leonard Zeskind and his new book "Blood and Politics: The White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Main Stream." Zeskind is considered a leading authority...
KC Poet's New Book Gets Noticed
July 17, 2009
Article profiles Kansas City writer and poet Linda Rodriguez. Garrison Keillor selected two poems from Rodriguez's new book, "Heart's Migration," to read on his national radio show "The Writer's Almanac."...
Life's About a Dream
July 18, 2012
Article profiles local author Veda Rogers and her new book "Life's About a Dream." The memoir describes her years operating the Vasser Playhouse in Vasser, KS, with her husband Bruce Rogers. Both Veda...
His Name was James
June 27, 2007
Article profiling Kansas City author and historian Harold Dellinger and a book he recently edited about Jesse James titled: "Jesse James: The Best Writings on the Notorious Outlaw and His Gang." Dellinger...
July 16, 2011
Author of the mystery-fantasy series called "The Dresden Files," Jim Butcher began publishing the popular series in 2000. "Twice he has reached the Top 5 on the New York Times best-seller list." His newest...
Sinclair Lewis In Kansas City
Author Sinclair Lewis spent time in Kansas City while researching and preparing to write his book "Elmer Gantry," or what he called his "preacher novel." Local ministers such as William L. Stidger of Linwood...
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