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JCC's Old Resident Theatre's History Profiled in New Book
January 5, 2012
Article discussing the history of the Jewish Community Center's Resident Theatre. Opened in 1932, the theatre was extremely popular from the 1940s through the 1960s. It closed in 1983. Richard Piland's...
Jean Wiedenmann Sanderson
October 20, 2005
Obituary for Jean Wiedenmann Sanderson who died October 16, 2005, in Overland Park. She was born October 14, 1927, in Kansas City to George and Myrle Wiedenmann. Her heritage goes back to the Wiedenmann...
Jewish Stories Prominent in New Book on Old Cemetery
September 24, 2010
Article about the new book “Elmwood Cemetery: Stories of Kansas City,” by photographer and preservationist Bruce Mathews and Judge Alex Sachs. A brief history of the cemetery, gravestone images, and...
John Clay Knew Real, Rugged Life of Old West
Review of an autobiographical book by John Clay, "adviser, appraiser and general authority on cattle and ranching," a Scottish immigrant to Kansas City in the 1870s and livestock industry businessman with...
Joseph H. Tedrow Dies
Photo and obituary for Joseph Tedrow, "transportation commissioner of the Chamber of Commerce since 1920" with residence at 517 Knickerbocker Place. Born in Iowa about 1888 and coming to Kansas City in...
Kansas Citian Scores Again
File containing a photo (of the author) and book review of "The Salazar Grant," a mystery novel by E. L. Withers of Kansas City.
Kansas Citian Tells How to Defend Yourself
Book review of "Defend Yourself" by Jack Grover, a Kansas City martial artist and "courier for the State department," describing self-defense techniques.
Kansas City 1890: Commercial and Industrial Progress of the Great Mid-Continent Metropolis
Folio book with numerous illustrations and articles depicting and describing early Kansas City.
Kansas City Had Early Muckraker
Illustration and biographical article about Alfred Henry Lewis, or Alfred Lewis (1858-1914), writer of "[p]robably the best known of all columns in The Star in the first two decades of the paper's existence"...
Kansas City Poet Wins Latino Literary Award
June 8, 2003
At the BookExpo America in Los Angeles the first week of June 2003, poet Gloria Vando won the 2003 Latino Literary Award for best poetry book: "Shadows & Supposes."
Kansas City Private Eye Called "Johnny April"
File containing a book review of "Riddle Me This" and "Death Is a Round Black Ball" by Mike Roscoe about a fictional Kansas City private detective. Roscoe actually a pseudonym for real-life Kansas City...
Kansas City Woman Tells How to Think
Book review of "What Is Creative Thinking?" by Catherine Patrick "of Kansas City, formerly an assistant professor at the University of Missouri."
Kansas City Women Writers: Poet's Hardest Work Is Choosing
December 4, 1954
Article about several Kansas City women writers, including Katherine Edelman and her difficult process of making selections for her poetry collection book.
Kasnas City Girl Puts Her Family in a Children's Book
File containing a photo, illustration, and biographical article about Kansas Citian Peggy Sullivan, author of the autobiographical book "The O'Donnells" concerning the history of her Irish family here....
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."...
Koury's Book Goes Over
Book review of Phil Koury's work "'Two Reels and a Crank,' the book of movie reminiscences of Albert E. Smith."
KU's Santee Knew He Was Flat-out Fast
April 15, 2004
A new book entitled "The Perfect Mile" by Neal Bascomb has recently been published and includes Kansas native Wes Santee. He was a great long-distance runner duirng the 1950s and a University of Kansas...
Latest Works of Two Former Kansas Citians
Book review of the "historical novels and a newer type of text books" by Grace Dawson, a former Kansas City resident.
Library's Book Sale Moved to River Market
Short notice in the paper that the Kansas City Public Library Friends of the Library organization will this year have their annual book sale in the River Market at 305 W. 5th Street.
Life at Leavenworth Full of Interest and Danger for a Daring Psychologist
File containing a photo (of the author) and book review of "My Six Convicts," an autobiographical book about the experiences of Donald Powell Wilson, or Donald Wilson, a resident of the Fort Leavenworth...
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