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William Rufus Jackson
Sarah Smith Nessel
Howard L Conard
Jane F Flynn
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
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,...
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.
SC11 Robert V. Harman Papers Preliminary Inventory
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...
SC125 David H. Perkins Papers Finding Aid
1940-2010 and n.d.
The David H. Perkins Papers contain correspondence, publications, writings, photographs, artwork, and ephemera created and collected by David H. Perkins over the course of his life. A life-long Kansas...
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...
SC61 Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid
Mr. Deatherage founded the Deatherage Lumber Company in Kansas City in 1878. After retiring in 1919, he began a career as a historian, publishing his first volume of Kansas City history in 1928. Volumes...
SC96 Local Zines, Mini-Art, and Mail Art Collection Finding Aid
This collection includes zines, mini-comics, and mail art created by local Kansas Citians. Zines (pronounced "zeens" as in the word magazine) are self-published works of art and writing where the author...
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...
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