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William Rufus Jackson
Sarah Smith Nessel
Jane F Flynn
Howard L Conard
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
PW Interviews: Bill Martin
Photo and biographical article about Bill Martin, Jr., "writer in residence at Holt, Rinehart & Winston" and a promoter of child literacy around the country. His first book published in his hometown Kansas...
Rabbi Tibor H. Stern Issues His Fifth Book
File containing a review of "Torah and Masorah," a religious book by Rabbi Tibor Stern, "spiritual leader of the Federated Orthodox Congregations in Kansas City."
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.
Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years
Chapter of the book about the author's upbringing in Independence and Odessa, Missouri, small town suburbs of Kansas City in the 1890s, "help[ing] to drive home the essential meaning of Americanism" to...
Register of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Missouri
Photo of Edward Holcomb Stiles, a lawyer and legal author of Kansas City.
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...
Right Makes Might
Photo and biographical article about Cliff Jones, "chairman and chief executive officer of R. B. Jones Corp.," writing a book called "Winning through Integrity" on his "noblesse oblige" philosophy. Description...
River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat across America
Map and two chapters of the book describing the author's (native Kansas Citian William Least Heat-Moon) riverboat voyage up the Missouri River through the Kansas City area (including Lexington, Fort Osage,...
Robert V. Harman Papers
This collection of eight folders contains correspondence and other materials covering 1905 to 1956. It contains some family writing as well as professional correspondence and dealings with publishers of...
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...
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.
Saves the Hat Budget
Book review of "The Complete Book of Home Millinery" by Wanda Collins, a Kansas City author and millinery or hat-making teacher starting just before World War II.
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
Scott Corbett Goes in Business: Former Kansas Citian Finds More Fun than Profit in the Marketing of Sea Sauce
Book review of "Sauce for the Gander," a book of humor by Scott Corbett, a former writer for Kansas City newspapers and the Saturday Evening Post.
Shelby's Expedition to Mexico: An Unwritten Leaf of the War
In this reprint of John N. Edwards book, part of the series "The Civil War in the West", the introduction is entitled "The Splendid Paladin: The Life and Times of John N. Edwards". It details the history...
Shifra Stein Death
June 6, 2008
Obituary for author Shifra Stein who died at the Kansas City Hospice House (no death date given). She was born in Kansas City in 1940 and graduated from Southwest High School and Kansas City University....
Show Me Missouri Women: Selected Biographies
Portrait and biographical description of Jessie Ann Benton Fremont (alternately spelled Jesse Fremont), or Jessie Fremont (1824-1902), a native of Virginia, the wife of John C. Fremont, and the daughter...
File containing two copies of a group of newspaper articles about the visit of Sinclair Lewis to Kansas City about 1926 during his research for the novel "Elmer Gantry" about a deceitful Midwestern evangelist,...
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...
Soviet Diary: The "Superwoman Syndrome" Suggests a Common Language for Superpower Women
Photos and autobiographical article about the author's (Pat Schudy, a local free-lance writer) role as "one of 19 American women selected to participate in meetings with the Soviet Women's Committee in...
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