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Kansas -- History
Fred L Lee
Charles E Hanson jr
Kimberly Winter Stern
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...
'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail
This article starts out: "Before deciding to make a cross-country trip, anyone with common sense would certainly give considerable thought to what supplies would be needed to make that journey." Early...
1934-1935 Burials in Municipal Cemetery of Kansas City
List of burials continued from earlier issue, volume 34, issue 2, Winter 1993, pages 76-78.
A Brief History Of Old Westport
Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is part two. It discusses the Mormons, Santa Fe trade, Westport's chief advantages, John Sutter, and John Fremont.
A Brushstroke of Genius
Article describes the life and work of Ernst Ulmer, a Kansas painter educated at the Kansas City Art Institute. Ulmer's work is influenced by artists such as George Bellows, George Caleb Bingham, and Mary...
A City Awakened: The Kansas City Race Riot of 1968
Article about the race riot in Kansas City touched off by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Door With a Mind of Its Own Has a Message for Its Owners
Photo and description of the former home of James Vandergrift, "who owned the Hanna Rubber Co.," detailing the architectural features of the front fascade.
A Little Place Getting Smaller
Article about Gove County, Kansas. With a declining population, it represents much of the Great Plains' rural communities. "While rural America in general saw a gain in population between 1990 and 2000,...
A Material World
Article describes two Kansas City stores that feature fine fabrics. Cy Rudnik's Fine Fabrics has been at Crown Center since 1976. Kaplan's Fabrics, in the Country Club Plaza since 1946, is now owned by...
A Message from the Governor
On January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted to the Union as the 34th state after the secession of many southern states. Governor Robinson made his first address to the legislature on March 30, 1861, and a...
A Season to Celebrate
Short article about the winter season at Powell Gardens near Lone Jack, Missouri. The gardens were founded by Marjorie Allen Powell in 1988. Includes a photograph of Wendy Powell, wife of the founder's...
Abner Holton Deane (1828-1912): Man of Courage and Conviction
George Caleb Bingham painted Deane and entitled his picture "Major Deane in Jail". Deane, a Baptist minister, was in jail because of the loyalty oath. Although he sided with the Union, he had assisted...
African Americans in Medicine
Article about the founding of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital in 1908 by early black physician Dr. J. Edward Perry (or John Perry) with description of its history as an African American institution.
Alberta Wilson Constant
Photos and biographical sketch of Alberta Wilson Constant, or Alberta Constant, wife of Edwin Constant and poetry editor of the Veterans' Voices magazine, as well as editor of the Jackson County Histocial...
American Indians in Kansas
Part of the magazine's "Review Essay Series". Editor's introduction states the author "reviews the writings on the history of the region's indigenous peoples while discussing key themes, major studies,...
An Oddity of Empire: The Philippine Scouts and the 1904 World's Fair
Article about the Philippine Exhibit at the 1904 World's Fair and its intended purposes "to contrast the 'intellectual condition of Filipinos prior to the American guardianship and their intellectual progress...
An Oglala Sioux Winter Count
An Oglala Sioux winter count transcribed by Mrs. J. F. Waggoner from information provided by Makula, a Sioux medicine man and prophet. The count lists names, places, and other details related to Sioux...
Back to School
December 1, 2004
''Webster House transforms a Kansas City schoolhouse into a winter wonderland.'' Description of the former Webster schoolhouse now functioning as an antique store with a restaurant that serves only lunch....
Beads of the Plains Fur Trade, 1775-1875
Photograph and accompanying article that describe a portion of the Museum of the Fur Trade's Native American bead collection. The article describes how various tribes involved with the upper-Missouri River...
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