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''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage
July 1, 2003
Les Indiens Osages was published in France in 1827 and was written to publicize the arrival of six Osage Indians traveling in that country. This 36 page publication gives insights into the French-Osage...
10,000 Public Enemies
Book review of "Ten Thousand Public Enemies" by Courtney Ryley Cooper about crime and prominent criminals (such as John Lazia, et al.) in Kansas City tracked by "the United States government, Division...
1904 Saint Louis World's Fair
File containing a magazine or book excerpt with several large photos and captions from scenes at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, including the Administration Building, Machinery Hall, the California...
A Book Lover's Guide to Kansas City
Independent bookstores finding niches to compete with the chains.
A Browser's Guide to Unique Bookstores
Review of locally-owned (non-chain) bookstores with photos and descriptions of the following: (1) Bookenders in Platte City, (2) Glenn Books at 1227 Baltimore Avenue, (3) Bennett Schneider at 300 Ward...
A City divided: the racial landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960
October 1, 2003
Review of Sherry Lamb Schirmer's book.
A Conversation with. ..Henry Bloch
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Henry Bloch, founder of the H & R Block national tax accounting business based in Kansas City in 1946 with offices at Main and Westport Roads.
A Day with Dan Casement
September 1, 1949
Author tells of his visit with rancher Dan Casement who lived in the "rich bottom lands of the Big Blue, near Manhattan, Kas." Includes an aerial view of the Juniata Farm in the Kansas Flint Hills.
A Fragment of Early Kansas History
Article about the history of early Kansas with description of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Horace Greeley's book ("American Conflict" volume 1, page 235) description of Kansas Territory, and involvement with...
A Library Book Fair
Photos and article about the "unique book fair" held by the "Central Branch of the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library" with displays of antiques, objects from foreign countries, and a miniature model house,...
A Look at Some of the Work of J. Mett Shippee: Digging for the Relics and History of Clay County's Early Indians
File containing a biographical article with maps, illustrations, and information about J. Mett Shippee, an archaeology book author and "research associate for the Department of Anthropology at the University...
A Motive for Lewis's Murder; the Experiment
In-depth letter to the editor expresses the writer's belief that Meriwether Lewis did not commit suicide but was murdered. The reasons for this belief will be published in a forthcoming book (April of...
A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time
Article describes the 2005 publication of Kansas City Jazz from Ragtime to Bebop--A History, by Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix (Oxford University Press). Includes interview material and biographical information...
A WPA Road Tour
April 1, 2006
Author travels Tour Six in the Missouri WPA Guide, driving U.S. Highway 60 from Charleston to Neosho. Article includes facts and information about Missouris WPA American Guide tour book (page 26).
Portrait of and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, known by some as "the father of black American art." Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1899, studied art at the University of Kansas, and...
Collection of the "gold mine of errors" in a book review about the Platte River Road with several mistaken references to pioneer Kansas City and Westport names and places, including the name of Westport...
Americana: The Bloody Curtain Rises
Illustration and book review of "Bleeding Kansas" by Alice Nichols, "the story of the conflict between Northerners and Southerners for possession of Kansas between 1854 and 1857," reviewed by Kenneth Davis,...
Biographical sketch of Andrew Drips (~1790-1860), reprinted from a book entitled "The Rocky Mountain Journals of William Marshall Anderson," describing his life and career. He was born in Pennsylvania...
Archives Has More than 100 New Materials
Description of the book "The History of the O. V. Slaughter Family" by Stephen Slaughter as "a most welcome addition to the Archives" with description of the "Missouri farm life and community" of early...
Art and Science: A Da Vinci Detective Story
In 1920, Kansas natives Harry and Andree Hahn attempted to sell the painting of La Belle Ferroniere by Leonardo da Vinci to the Kansas City Art Institute for a reported sum of $225,000 to $250,000. However,...
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