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"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"A Brave and Gallant Company," A Kansas City Hospital in France During the First World War
Article describes the U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 28 located in Limoges, France, from July 1918 until May 1919. Many of the hospital personnel were associated with the University of Kansas School of Medicine...
"A Damned Tight Place": General Jeff Thompson Confronts the Federals at Fredericktown, Missouri
Article describes and analyzes the Battle of Fredericktown, fought October 21, 1861. While a relatively small battle, "devoid of long-term strategic importance," it was the only significant battle in southeastern...
"A Pretty Weedy Flower"
This article traces William Allen White's political beliefs and actions. From his newspaper office in Emporia, White supported liberal causes, but also championed conservative issues he believed would...
"Black Capitalism" as Negro Hope
April 30, 1968
Biographical article about Booker T. Washington and his statements from around the turn of the 20th century about "black capitalism" being re-popularized by the Richard Nixon administration in the late...
"Blind" Boone Plays On in Columbia - Restoring the Home of a Ragtime Great
Pictures and article about the work to restore the home of John Willliams "Blind" Boone, a great pioneer of American ragtime music. The home is at 10 North Fourth Street in downtown Columbia, Missouri,...
Color picture of Rock Cottage Glassworks artist Dierk Van Keppel's "Compostela" at the Faultless Starch Bon Ami Headquarters building. "The 71-foot-tall mobile contains 138 glass globes of varying diameters...
"Demand Nothing But What Is Strictly Right And Submit to Nothing That Is Wrong": Governor Lilburn Boggs, Gover Robert Lucas, and the Honey War of 1839
Article explores and analyzes the "Honey War" of 1830, focusing particularly on the roles and personalities of Governor Boggs of Missouri and Governor Lucas of Iowa. The "war," which involved the disputed...
"Doc" Brown Cake Walker
Manuscript about the famous Kansas City cake walker, Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"Fabbricanti di Salsiccia"
May 16, 2007
Article profiling Mendolia's Italian Sausage, a family-owned business in the Historic Northeast's Pendleton Heights neighborhood for the last 60 years. Vito Mendolia first opened Mendolia's Market in 1947...
"Far More than a Romantic Adventure": The American Civil War in Harry Truman's History and Memory
Article describes President Truman's profound interest in and knowledge of the Civil War and the importance he attached to it. Truman's antecedents had strong roots in slave states and in Platte and Jackson...
"I Was a Prinsoner of War"
Reprint of a portion of Samuel J. Reader's autobiography. A free-state partisan, Reader witnessed and participated in the Bleeding Kansas conflict and later served in the Second Kansas State Militia during...
"If the Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise"
Title continues: "Flood Control and the Displaced Rural Communities of Irving and Broughton, Kansas." This study looks at the displacement of two Kansas towns and the residents involved, as a result of...
"If the Union Wins, We Won't Have Anything Left": The Rise and Fall of the Southern Cherokees of Kansas
Maps, photos, and article about the Cherokees of Kansas and their settlement of the Cherokee Neutral Lands and Chetopa, Kansas, area. Includes a table "Heads of Cherokee Families Identified as Living on...
"In Behalf of Freedom:" Charles and Sara Robinson of Kansas
Short biographical article about Charles and Sara Robinson, Kansas' first governor and first lady. Robinson, an advocate of the free-state cause, established the town of Lawrence, Kansas, in 1854. The...
"Like a Brilliant Thread"
Article recounts the December 1921 coal strike in southeast Kansas involving the "Amazon Army"- the wives, mothers, sisters, and friends of the striking mine workers. They led a series of marches to prevent...
"Nobody Out Here Knows Anything About Wimin's Rights"
Title contines "Clarina Howard Nichols, Woman's Rights, and Abolitionism in Kansas Territory." Article discusses Clarina Howard Nichols, one of the most notable nineteenth-century women's rights activisits...
"Out of the Ashes"
Article on the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on the town of Lawrence, Kansas and its residents. Following the August 21, 1863 attack in which almost 200 men and boys were killed, surviors of the raid struggled...
Poem written by Melvin B. Tolson published in the Lincolnian yearbook his junior year (1917). Tolson graduated in 1918 from Lincoln High School.
"Sound on the Goose," A Search for the Answer to an Age Old "Question"
An article about the significance and meaning behind the slang phrase "sound on the goose." Redd and Etcheson's research reveals that the phrase was code for support and "commitment to the proslavery cause...
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