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Fred L Lee
Bottom to Top
Author relates a day visting local shops and businesses in the West Bottoms including Full Moon Productions, Architectural Reclamation Foundation, Fleeting Flea, Bella Patina, as well as restaurants, and...
C-X Zoning Proposed to Control Porno Shops
Description of a proposed zoning law to restrict locations of "adult book stores, theatres, model shops, bath houses, massage shops and body painting studios," to be presented to the City Plan Commission....
Celebrating Buffalo Bill
This photo essay features rarely seen images of Buffalo Bill from the new book “Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary,” by Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum.
Central Lights: Histories of Central Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Missouri
Excerpts from the book with the same title, this article highlights early members of Central Presbyterian Church, including Walker and Mary Hickman, George and Elizabeth Davis, Rebecca Metcalf, Mary Hale,...
Changing Nations, Changing Laws: Slavery in Colonial Missouri
Part of "Stories From the Library and Archives", article deals with the question of slavery in the Louisiana Territory before Missouri became a state. Demonstrates with letters and books from the time...
Chasin' the Bird
Book review of Chasin' the Bird: The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker, by Brian Priestly (Oxford University Press, 2006). Article includes a brief overview of Parker's links to Kansas City and highlights...
Chester A. Franklin and Harry S. Truman: An African-American Conservative and the "Conversion" of the Future President
Extensive article about the influence of Chester Franklin (1880-1955), "the African-American publisher of 'The Call,' a black Kansas City newspaper," starting in 1919, on future president Harry Truman...
City Window: MacMorris Book Available
Photo and review of "'MacMorris--60 [Y]ears,' a book about the career of artist Daniel MacMorris, who was featured in last month's 'Kansas City [M]agazine.'"
City Window: Whistler's: Urban Flight in Reverse
After proving that Johnson Countians really can read. ..going to see if people in Westport really do read.
Confluence of People and Place: the Chouteau Posts on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers
In this study of settlements made by the Chouteau family in the Kansas City area, the author challenges some of the past assumptions about locations and dates. In particular, he addresses the accuracy...
Continuing the Reminiscences of Father Bernard Donnelly, Chapter VII: Old Pino
Illustrations and article about the reminiscences of Father Bernard Donnelly (ca. 1800-1880), an early Catholic missionary and street builder of Kansas City, about Jacques Fournais (ca. 1747-1871), an...
Contributors to Missouri Culture: John G. Neihardt
Biography of John Neihardt, a prominent Midwestern poet and historian, most active in the early 20th century, including a book about "the Plains Indian belief system," called "'one of the most widely read...
Criminal Aspects of the Pendergast Machine
Detailed examination of the Kansas City political machine of Tom Pendergast (starting with his older brother James Pendergast), "one of the most powerful city machines in United States history," from "the...
David Spivey Is in International Fine Art Book Business Here
Profile of Spivey's Old Maps, Fine Art, Prints & Rare Books, located at 825 Westport Road.
Dimensions: Idyllic Childhood Gave Trillin His Unique Perspective
August 8, 1986
Photo and biographical article about Calvin Trillin, a native Kansas Citian (born near Waldo), "veteran reporter for Time, and later the New Yorker." Also a book author using Kansas City as a national...
Dr. Clifford Seibel Makes History with Helium
Book review of "Helium--Child of the Sun" by native Kansas Citian Clifford Seibel about "his 50-year career with the wonder gas" starting with his chemistry thesis at the University of Kansas and going...
Dr. von Holst on the Kansas Question
Book review of "The Constitutional and Political History of the United States" by H. von Holst with a section on the origins and history of the state of Kansas and national legislation on slave territories...
Drumm Graduate Records History
Book review of "Andrew Drumm Institute--The First 50 Years," by Bill Richards, "a graduate of the institute in 1948," living in Grain Valley, Missouri, at a tree nursery and a trucking firm.
Photo and description of William Allen White, or William White, a newspaper editor and book author of Emporia, Kansas and a former Kansas Citian.
Emigrant Life in Kansas
Book review of "Emigrant Life in Kansas" by Percy Ebbutt about the English book author's emigration to Morris County, Kansas (centering on Junction City, Kansas) in 1871 and experiences of pioneer life...
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