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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 information about William Barclay Masterson (Bartholomew Masterson according to one source), or Bat Masterson (~1853-1921), "best remembered as the lawman who helped clean up Dodge City in the...
Information on Bill Vaughan (1915-1977), "longtime resident humorist at the paper [The Kansas City Star]," writer of "the Starbeams column for more than 30 years," and native of Saint Louis. File includes...
Photos and multiple articles about Calvin Manon, of "Shawnee Mission, Kan., retired Associated Press newsman and native of St. Joseph," joining the Kansas City Journal newspaper in 1923 and later writing...
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...
Henry Clay Pate
File containing a collection of research papers on Henry Clay Pate, or Henry Pate, publisher of the Westport Border Star proslavery newspaper and a participant in 1850s border warfare in the Kansas City...
Henry J. Haskell
Information on Henry Haskell (1874-1952), columnist for the Kansas City Star with "Random Thoughts" and other writings, editor during the paper's two Pulitzer Prizes, arriving in Kansas City in 1896.
Jay Holcomb Neff
Information on Jay Holcomb Neff, or Jay Neff (1854-1915), mayor of Kansas City in 1904-1905 and buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. Description of his life and career as a native of Indiana coming to Kansas...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Major John Newman Edwards, or John Edwards (1839-1889), co-owner of the old Kansas City Times with Colonel John Moore in 1868 at 813 Main Street. Description of...
Photo and biographical information about John Masterman (~1928-1999), "a longtime Kansas City broadcast journalist." Description of his life and career as a native of New York coming to Kansas City as...
Illustrations and biographical information about Joseph Charless (1772-18??), Missouri's first newspaper editor and publisher. He arrived in New York in 1796 from France and in Saint Louis in 1808, was...
File contains information about journalists, including editors.
Kansas City Call
File contains Information about Lucile Bluford (born about 1914), the editor and publisher of the Kansas City Call newpaper starting in 1955 after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degreee...
Kansas City Post
File contains pamphlet about the Post's bankruptcy as well as a biographical article about Jack Wally, "chief photographer for the 'Kansas City Journal-Post'" from 1935 to 1940. Born about 1913 and becoming...
Laura Nelson Kirkwood
File contains photos and information on Laura Nelson Kirkwood (1883-1926), or Laura Kirkwood, only daughter and heiress of William Rockhill Nelson and co-manager of the paper after his death in 1915, co-arranging...
File contains a chronological list of winners of the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Achievement since its inception in 1979. Award named for Thorpe Menn, former literary editor for the Kansas City Star...
Velma West Sykes
Photo and multiple articles on Velma West Sykes (ca. 1897-1976), writer of "The Star's 'Chaparone' book review column from 1936 to 1939" and widow of George B. Sykes, Kansas City Star editor from 1918...
Information about nationally famous television journalist Walter Cronkite who was born in Saint Joseph and raised in Kansas City, with photos and recollections of 1930s Kansas City, etc.
File contains a brochure or program with photo, illustration, and information on the journalism school building erected in 1936 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, named for Walter Williams (1864-1935),...
File contains maps, illustrations, and information on the 1855 map of Westport, Missouri by Charles Carroll Spalding, or C. C. Spalding, an early Kansas City civil engineer, journalist, author, and town...
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