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Remembering Piano Great Jay McShann
January 1, 2007
Brief article, accompanied by several photographs, describing the author's first exposure to the music of Jay McShann, and offering last respects to the musician, who died in 2006. The author writes that...
Remembering World War I
Special issue of Kansas History devoted to articles about World War I. Includes seven articles: "In Honor of Those Who Served: Introduction" by R. Eli Paul; "An 'All Kansas' Regiment: the 353d Infantry...
Remembrances of Things Past
Photo of the Jewish synagogue and Telephone Building at 11th and Oak Streets in 1923, part of the collection of photographs of Albert Schoenberg at the Jackson County Historical Society. Description of...
Remington's Buffalo Soldiers
An account of some of Remington's earliest works (photographs and illustrations/drawings) depicting the Buffalo Soldiers, the 10th Cavalry black troopers in Arizona Territory.
Report from the A[r]chives
Mention of "[t]he microfilm of the McCrary (Hayes) papers" and "the splendid collection of very early papers and letters of Dr. and Mrs. Waldo of Santa Fe and Independence" kept at the archives of the...
Revelry Passing the Baton
Article about a performance of the Kansas City Chorale held at the 55th Street and Ward Parkway mansion to celebrate the Chorale's 2008 Grammy Award for best engineered classical album, "Grechaninov: Passion...
Photos and article about an evening fund-raiser for Medical Missions Foundation (MMF) held at the Lantz and Laura Welch "Castle" on Weatherby Lake. Some information about the 18,000 square-foot home is...
Revelry: KC's Royal Wedding
Photographs and article about the "largest wedding ever held in Kansas City" between Jane Dickinson and Michael Kress. The wedding was held at the Visitation Catholic Church, rehearsal dinner at The Webster...
Riding to Hounds
Article and photographs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt, a traditional foxhunting event.
Robert Altman's Quest
Photographs and article about the career and recent work of Kansas City native, Robert Altman. Altman's 2001 film, "Gosford Park", was a major critical success.
Robert Stout Wins Photography Contest
Pictures and biographical article about Robert Stout, "first place winner in the [Municipal Arts Commision's] contest's amateur black and white division" for photography. Also "an employee of the Westport...
Same ''Dawn,'' But New Day At Landmark Hotel Phillips
Article gives the history of the Hotel Phillips located in downtown Kansas City at 12th and Baltimore. Includes interior and exterior photographs of the hotel. Building originally contained art work by...
Schoenberg Collection Photographs
Photo and history of the theater at 13th and McGee Streets, designed by architect Carl Boller, standing from 1912 to 1930 for vaudeville acts.
Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon share some of their holiday memories in this article accompanied with photographs of the mansion in Jefferson City.
Small-Town America: An Endangered Species?
Numerous photos (from "the Missouri Photo Workshop"), map, and extensive article about the 20th century decline and changing culture of small towns in America, focusing on small towns in Missouri such...
Snapping Up Images and History of Kansas City Photographers: Developing a Sketch of David Presly 'D.P.' Thomson (1849-1933)
James A. Tharp has collected examples of photographs by local Kansas City photographers. Along with the photographs he has done research in city directories and compiled City Directory Classified Entries...
Sneak Attack At Lone Jack
April 1, 1996
Story of how guerrillas surrounded enemy cavalrymen in the small Missouri town of Lone Jack in August of 1862. Includes maps and photographs as illustrations.
Society Welcomes Its Newest Member
March 31, 2007
First of three articles to be published in honor of the opening of the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This article mentions a couple of society events held at the time of the opening...
Splendor in the City
Article gives the history of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and includes several color photographs of the interior and exterior of the church.
St. Teresa's Breaks Ground on New Chapel
Photographs and half-page article about the new Windmoor Center and Chapel of St. Joseph being constructed on the campus of St. Teresa's Academy. The Windmoor Center will have four high-tech classrooms,...
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