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Carrie Westlake Whitne...
'Casey' Jones, Ex-KC Times Editor, Dies of Cancer
Photo and obituary for Donald Jones, or Casey Jones, "a former summer intern reporter who rose to be city editor and then national editor of 'The Kansas City Times,'" dying at the age of 73 in 2000. Description...
'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country Is in First Stages of Disintegration
Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore, a Confederate veteran and journalist writing a book called "The Great Issue: An Argument" about the "degeneracy" in America caused by intermarriage...
. ..Presenting Roy Roberts: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about Roy Roberts, editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper at 18th and Grand Avenues. Born in Muscotah, Kansas in 1887 and raised in Lawrence, Kansas before becoming a reporter for...
450 Attend Service for Henry Haskell
Funeral notice for Henry Haskell, editor of the Kansas City Star starting in 1928 and author of books about Rome, with a brief review of his career.
[The black press]
A 13 page photocopied typescript of a transcript of a speech given by the author at an unidentified event.
[Thirty] Years a City Editor
July 1, 1935
Photo, cartoon illustrations, and autobiographical article about Charles Blood, city editor of the Kansas City Times newspaper for 30 years. He describes the duties and experiences of his job over that...
A Big 50 in Kansas City
Article profiling Kansas City Star editor Roy A. Roberts and his various influences in national and local politics through the newspaper.
A Couple of Winners
Article profiles Joe and Kay McGuff. In 1997, five years after retiring from a long career as a journalist with the Kansas City Star, Joe McGuff was diagnosed with amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
A Founder of Kansas City Dead
Photo and obituary for Colonel Robert Van Horn (1824-1916), a former mayor, newspaper editor, and Union officer of Kansas City.
A Good Word for the Bad Boy
Biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper, with an excerpt of a letter written by him "to Father Cavanaugh, of the Notre Dame...
A Great Editor's Methods
April 8, 1916
Portrait and biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper and "probably the most successful newspaper editor of modern times." Description...
A Memoir: Recollections of a Good Guy by a Once-upon-a-Time Bad Guy
Photo and biographical article about Thorpe Menn, a literary editor of the Kansas City Star, describing the author's (J. J. Maloney, an ex-convict and poet) working relationship with Menn and help out...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of William Larkin Webb, or W. L. Webb, "editor and proprietor of the Independence Progress, Independence, Missouri." Born in Jackson County, Missouri in 1856 and becoming a teacher...
A Veteran Missouri Editor Passes
Photo and obituary for Samuel Williams (ca. 1832-1928), "96, once part owner of the Kansas City Evening Mail, later consolidated with The Kansas City Star," and living a block from the Jesse James home...
A Western Journalist: John H. Holliday, Pioneer in the "Independent" Newspaper Field
Portrait and biographical article about John Holliday, founder of the Indianapolis News, the first two-cent newspaper in the West in 1869, and "[o]ne of the successful newspaper men of the West," born...
Description of the dedication of the "Kansas Room at the Antioch branch" of the Johnson County Public Library (Kansas) by the Friends of the Library "including a gift from Eleanore Sheley."
File containing a description of Caroline Hyde Swift, or Caroline Swift, former Star journalist and winner of "the Eisenhower proclamation medal" for "efforts to further the pursuit of freedom and independence...
About Town: Some Ex-Kansas Citians Make Marks Elsewhere
Biographical article about former Kansas Citians achieving success in other cities, including the following: Homer Wadsworth, Nathan Stark, Robert Brown (former assistant city manager), Dave Dexter, Jr....
Ada & Chester Franklin
File containing photos and a biographical articles about Ada Crogman Franklin, or Ada Franklin (ca. 1886-1983) and her husband Chester Arthur Franklin, or Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founding owners...
Photos and captions about announcers and performers on local radio shows including Melba Hardaway of W9XBY's "The Friendly Neighbor," Paul Henning of KMBC's movie reviews, Tom Collins and James McQueeny...
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