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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Charles P Deatherage
Priests of Pallas, Night
Postcard of float from the 1909 Priests of Pallas Parade
Priests of Pallas, Oxen Team
October 5, 1910
Postcard of Oxen Team in Motion at the 1910 Priests of Pallas Parade
Priests of Pallas, Pallas arrives in Kansas City
Postcard of a float in Kansas City's Priests of Pallas Parade
Priests of Pallas: Kansas City's Forgotten Fall Festival
Article about the Priests of Pallas event held in Kansas City starting in 1887 and finally ending for good in 1924. It was designed to draw people to the city and was held in the Fall. Gives the history...
Ready Now for Athene
Description of preparations for the parade at the "den," with an illustration of the "Sunlight Float."
Return of the Priests of Pallas--The Most Spectacular Party in KC History
October 1, 2005
History of the Priests of Pallas celebration and information about the 2005 Priests of Pallas Ball to be held at Union Station co-sponsored by the Jackson County Historical Society and the Westport Historical...
Reverend Robert R. Lakas, S. J., Scrapbook Finding Aid
The Rev. Robert R. Lakas was born in 1917. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1935 and taught at Rockhurst College from 1955 until his death in 1974. This collection consists mainly of photocopies of newspaper...
Romances of the Ages
Description of floats and artistic "programme" for the parade, with the usual Priests of Pallas theme of Greek mythology.
SC133 William Weber Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains sketches by William Weber. Weber was a German-born artist who lived in Kansas City, taught drawing at Central High School, and designed floats for local parades.
SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection
This collection contains items relating to the annual Priests of Pallas festival held in Kansas City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The events were comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans...
Seventh and Lydia Avenues
April 7, 1905
Mention of the site of the "Sam Jones meeting," a revival at the "Priests of Pallas Den" at 7th and Lydia Avenues.
Some of Our Friends
Photo and biographical sketch of Charles Bush, a leader of marches in the Priests of Pallas parades for consecutive years in Kansas City.
South Central Business Association Luncheon
Unidentified priest and other attendees at South Central Business Association luncheon.
St. Paul's Announces New Church Rector
March 1, 2006
The Rev. R. Stan Runnels has been called as the new rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Fr. Runnels is a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School and the University of the South. Article...
Swanson Remembered as Episcopal Pioneer
September 24, 2005
Katrina Swanson, daughter of the late Bishop Edward R. Welles II who was at one time bishop of the Diocese of West Missouri, died recently in Maine at the age of 70. She was one of 11 Episcopal women deacons...
The Best-Kept Secret of the Westside - Part 2: The Shrine and Father Munoz
April 19-25, 2007
Article tells the story of The Reverend Jose Munoz, first pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Father Munoz and another priest fled the persecution of the Mexican revolution and arrived in Kansas City...
The Coming of Pallas Athene: How Kansas City Secured Its Tutelary Diety [sic]
Partial history of the parade and festival organization, from 1882 to 1904, including the present year's festivities.
The Priests of Pallas - Kansas City's Grand Fall Festival and Promotional Wonder
Article describes the origins and significance of the Priests of Pallas parade and ball. Kansas City leaders initiated the festival to "broadcast the expansion and culture of their rapidly growing urban...
The Priests of Pallas Parade and Ball: Kansas City, Missouri, 1887-1924
A 52 page paper with Priests of Pallas information arranged chronologically by date and includes a list of the event's collectibles and yearly themes.
The Rev. Robert Lakas, 57, Dies
August 19, 1974
Photo and obituary for Reverend Robert Lakas, "a Catholic priest who also was English professor at Rockhurst College." Description of his life and career, born in Denver about 1917 and coming to Kansas...
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