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Charles N Glaab
File containing a photocopy of a pamphlet or book excerpt advertising the amenities of the Aberdeen Hotel (with photos of exterior and interior scenes) at 514 East 9th Street, adjoining the Kansas City...
African American Clubs
File contains the yearbooks for the following African American clubs: Book Lovers Club, 1923-24 to 1956-57; Junior Book Lovers Club, 1932-33, 1939-40, 1940-41; Alexander Dumas Reading Club, 1924-25; and...
African Americans in Kansas City
File contains copied pages from a book called "Reflections in Black" about the history of African Americans in Kansas City.
Book Lovers Club
One page with notes about the "Book Lovers Club," with "[o]riginal booklets [from 1923 to 1967] stored in the Missouri Valley Room file of the Ramos Collection."
Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd
Included in the file is a section from an unnamed magazine or book relating the story of Pretty Boy Floyd's supposed role in the Kansas City Massacre at the Union Station in 1933, also called the Union...
Chouteau Family Genealogy
Genealogical information about the Chouteau family of Kansas City and Missouri, including a family tree, according to the local history index card, taken from the book "Creoles of St. Louis."
Book review of "God Is for Angels" by Christopher Clark, an author born in Kansas City in 1911, describing the book's cast of characters in an industrial city.
File contains a homes tour guide book for the Coleman Highlands Fall Homes Tour of 1999.
Confederate Soldiers Home In Higginsville, Missouri
Photos and information on Civil War Confederate veterans pertaining to the Confederate Soldiers Home in Higginsville, Missouri, or buried at the Confederate Memorial Cemetery there (in Clay County, Missouri)....
Information about Kansas City associations relating to Dale Carnegie, author of the best-selling self-help book "How to Win Friends and Influence People," from Maryville, Missouri.
Book reviews of works by Dorothy Heiderstadt, a Kansas City librarian writing about American history and prominent American historical figures.
File contains a biographical article about Edgar Snow (1905-1972), a prominent Asian journalist and native Kansas Citian writing "a prophetic and controversial book titled 'Red Star over China'" upon his...
Evan S. Connell, Jr.
Information about native Kansas City author Evan S. Connell, Jr., including book reviews, interviews, and photos. Descriptions of his life and writing career, calling him "the most impressive native fiction...
Frank Marshall Davis
File contains article about Frank Marshall Davis, or Frank Davis, an African American poet and author of the book Black Men’s Verse. Davis was a native of Arkansas City, Kansas, but grew up in Kansas...
Friends of the Library
Photos and information on the Friends of the Library charitable organization for library fund-raising with book sales, etc.
G. B. Buster
File containing a photo and article about G. B. Buster, winner of the 1954 Pageant Press book contest for his book "Brighter Sun," based on his grandfather's life as a slave. Buster was also a retired...
General James Lane
Illustrations and multiple articles in the file about General James Henry Lane, or Jim Lane (1814-1866), a Union general and national senator from Kansas involved in the border warfare and Civil War periods...
Governor Hamilton Gamble
Information about Hamilton Gamble (1798-1864), governor of Missouri from 1861 to his death in 1864, and a leader of the conditional unionists supporting eventual but not immediate emancipation of slavery...
Howard N. Monnett
File containing a pamphlet about the book "Action before Westport" by Howard Monnett, a native and Civil War historian of Kansas City writing about the events leading up to the Battle of Westport here,...
Photo with brief history taken from the cover of the Independence, Missouri, book by the Heritage Commission from 1978, of the Hughes-Gregg residence built in 1887 in Queen Anne style.
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