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Report from the Archives: Recent Acquisitions
Description of the Jackson County Historical Society's acquisition of a scrapbook of Judge Frank McCrary, "one of the men who earliest interested himself in the cause of prisoners, pardon and parole methods,...
Report from the Archives: Spelling Lesson
Article about the debate at the Jackson County Historical Society as to the spelling of William Quantrill's last name, with the "i" spelling appearing to be most correst over "Quantrell" or "Cantrell or...
Restoring a Garden Treasure
November 12, 2008
The rose garden at Loose Park will undergo its first major renovation in its history. It was establsihed in 1931. The "new and imporved version of the garden--one that hews closely to the plan of tis legendary...
Rewards for Archivist and Researcher Alike
Article about collections at the Jackson County Historical Society archives such as "[t]he Charles Lockett collection of William H. Twyman [or William Twyman] family papers" about the Twyman family and...
Roster of Quantrill's Guerrilla Society
June 25, 1905
Appendix A is entitled "Roster of Quantrill's Guerrilla Company" and lists the men with additional information on some. The author used these primary sources to compile the list: Branded As Rebels by Joanne...
Society Archives into Old Courthouse Soon
News of the upcoming move to the Independence Square Courthouse of the Jackson County Historical Society archives from the Truman Library.
Society Archives Open to All Interested Persons
One paragraph about the new "Waggoner-Gates Mill Collections" at the archives of the Jackson County Historical Society. Also description of the acquisition of the "Albert Schoenberg Collection," papers...
State Goes to Bat for Buck O'Neil
August 19, 2007
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was awarded $1.3 million in state tax credits to help fund the renovation and expansion of the Paseo YMCA. The Paseo YMCA, where the Negro Leagues were founded, will house...
Striving to Save Pieces of Past
August 18, 2006
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon held a meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2006, concerning the fate of the Black Archives of Mid-America. Community leaders gathered to discuss the future of this treasure...
Tenacious Fighter For KC History Dies
January 27, 2006
Jane Fifield Flynn, local historic buildings preservationist, died on January 26, 2006, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was 81 years of age. She described herself as a "street-fighting preservationist" in...
The Diary of Pedro Ignacio Gallego Wherein 400 Soldiers Following the Trail of Comanches Met William Becknell on His First Trip to Santa Fe
November 1, 1992
Militia Urbana Captain Pedro Ignacio Gallego, who with his troops, encountered William Becknell near Las Vegas, New Mexico, on November 13, 1821. Extensive historical article plus reprints from Becknell's...
The Far Reaching Legacy of Kansas City's Robert McClure Snyder
Robert McClure Snyder's life was cut short in 1906 when he died as a result of an automobile accident in Kansas City. He was a successful businessman and real estate speculator who became a millionaire...
The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection
Article describes the 2004 donation of 375 oral histories of jazz musicians to the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The collection was given to Marr by renowned jazz scholar...
December 1, 2002
Article is a reprint of letters located in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. by Jan Toms and Joanne Eakins in 2001. These letters are entitled "Missouri City Raid", a letter from Liberty, Mo.,...
The Marr Sound Archives: For the Record
Article describing the origins and growth of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The archives was established in 1987 from a gift of 42,000 sound recordings from professor...
The Northeast News: 73 Years in the Making
January 5, 2005
The Northeast News is featured in the "Northeast Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders" section. Supposedly the newspaper started in 1932 but today's publishers, Michael and Chris Bushnell, have no issues...
The Search for the Site of the Sand Creek Massacre
Photos, illustrations, maps, and article about "the surprise attack by Col. John Chivington on a village under the leadership of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle" in 1864 southeastern Colorado. Description...
The St. Louis Fur Trade: Fur Company Ledgers and Account Books in the Archives of the Missouri Historical Society
Article about the history of the fur trade in Saint Louis, Missouri, especially "from 1802 to 1871, a period which saw the emergence of St. Louis as the unchallenged fur trade capital of the West," with...
The Treasures Await You at the Marr Sound Archives
December 2008/January 2009
Article spotlights the collections and staff of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Marr Sound Archives. The Archives was established in 1987 through a gift of Gaylord Marr, who taught History of...
There's More than BBQ Cooking in Vine District
September 7, 2009
Community meetings were held to discuss the goal of devising a "Vine Street District Economic Development Plan for the 20 square blocks bounded by Ninth and 29th streets, the Paseo and Troose Avenue. Its...
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