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File contains several articles with photos about Wilt Chamberlain, the prominent basketball player who attended the University of Kansas in the 1950s before enjoying a record-setting professional basketball...
Photos and information on Buck O'Neil, black chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, former player and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs, and "the first African-American...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Junious Buchanan, or Buck Buchanan, a member of the Football Hall of Fame as a former defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to 1976 and proprietor...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a local high school baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Northeast Kansas City as Charles Dillon...
Bo Jackson (Vincent Edward)
File contains information on Bo Jackson, nationnally famous athlete born in Alabama in 1962 as Vincent Jackson. Description of his life and career, becoming "arguably, the best athlete in the country"...
Lincoln High School Sports
File contains programs from Lincoln High School annual athletic/sports Banquets of 1954 and 1961 and a group portrait of the Lincoln High School Basketball Team of 1951.
Photos and information on Frank White, second baseman for the Kansas City Royals baseball team from 1973 to 1990 and a member of the Royals Hall of Fame.
File contains an article with photos and description of Elizabeth Wilde, a young woman sprinter qualifying for the 1932 women's track team for the Olympics (placing third behind Babe Didrikson), with residence...
Photos and multiple articles on George Brett, a Kansas City Royals baseball star (1973-1993), inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 and becoming the namesake of the George Brett Super Highway...
Lilbon Clark, III
File contains a biographical article with photo about Lilbon Clark III, an African American high school student-athlete who won an appointment to the West Point Academy. His residence with his parents...
Sharing the Victory: The Twenty-five Years of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
It was local sportswriter Ernie Mehl who convinced the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1956 that they should move their headquarters to a city with a major league team. Kansas City had such a team...
Innings Ago: Recollections by Kansas City Ballplayers of Their Days in the Game
Book with photos and descriptions of several baseball players starting out or playing professionally in Kansas City for the local teams preceding the Kansas City Royals. Chapters on Buck O'Neil, Hank Bauer,...
Baseball Club Photos
Photos of the "Kansas City Base-Ball Club, winners of the Western Association Pennant," including the following players (last names only except for team manager): Donohue (catcher), Stearns (first base),...
Kansas City: Its Resources and Their Development
Photos of "Mr. Nicol" (shortstop) and "Mr. Pears" (pitcher), et al., players for the "Kansas City Base-Ball Club" in 1890.
Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary
Photo and bio of James Henry Manning, or James Manning, a pharmacist and professional baseball player in Kansas City. Born in Wisconsin in 1862 and starting out in professional ball in 1883 and manager...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Fay Moulton, "the junior member of the W. S. Moulton Company, investment brokers at Kansas City." Born in Marion, Kansas in 1876 and joining his father's business about 1903 before...
SC123 D. M. Nigro Collection Finding Aid
1944-1999 and n.d.
The D. M. Nigro Collection consists of publicity materials, correspondence, ephemera, and photographs created by or relating to Dr. D. M. Nigro of Kansas City. Nigro was a medical doctor, sports enthusiast,...
1968 (first edition 1950)
Photo and description of Matilda Dallmeyer Shelden, or Matilda Shelden, wife of Dr. Frank Shelden ("a noted tennis star") and member of the upper house of the City Council in 1924, "member of the Woman's...
SC85 Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid
Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
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