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William Jewell College
A history of William Jewell College, located in Liberty, Missouri. In 1843 Dr. William Jewell of Columbia, Missouri, made an offer of $10,000 in land for a Baptist-sponsored college. By 1849 a charter...
SC106 Wesley Williams Journal Preliminary Inventory
A journal/day book of Wesley Williams, Hancock, Illinois. It includes accounts of incidents for the steamboats ''Iava,'' ''Mattie,'' and ''Helena;'' a list of accounts; political results for April 14,...
Ramos Vertical File List
A list of the file names in the Ramos collection. This collection includes books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and vertical files relating to the African American experience. Begun around 1920 by librarians...
Missouri Generals: Traces of Their Legacy Dot The State's Landscape
A look at Missouri's five most famous generals: Alexander "Will" Doniphan, Sterling Price, Ulysses S. Grant, John J. Pershing, and Omar N. Bradley. Based on the author's book "Five Stars: Missouri's Most...
Killed by Rebels: A Civil War Massacre and Its Aftermath
A massacre occurred along the Lafayette-Saline County line in west central Missouri on October, 1864, between German Missourians and the William C. Quantrill gang led by George Todd and David Poole. Author...
A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas city, 1900-1960
A mention of Felix Payne, a local African American and nightclub owner during the Pendergast years and early jazz scene.
KU's Santee Knew He Was Flat-out Fast
April 15, 2004
A new book entitled "The Perfect Mile" by Neal Bascomb has recently been published and includes Kansas native Wes Santee. He was a great long-distance runner duirng the 1950s and a University of Kansas...
Book Seeks to Restore Cub's Great Jewish Heritage
April 7, 2006
A new book entitled Johnny Kling: A Baseball Biography by Gil Bogen has recently been published. The author contends that Kling was Jewish although Kling's wife Lillian asserted he was not. Kling was a...
SC15-2 Grand Army of the Republic, A. D. McCook Post No. 34 (Lamar, Mo.), Record Book Preliminary Inventory
A one volume membership book for a Lamar/Barton County, Missouri post of the GAR. It contains 346 numbered entries. Information provided in the book includes: name of soldier, age, birthplace, residence,...
General Maxwell D. Taylor and the War in Vietnam
May 22, 1905
A one-page paper on General Maxwell Taylor, "chief military architect of the Vietnam War" (according to this source) and 1964 ambassador to South Vietnam. Writer of the 1959 book "The Uncertain Trumpet"...
A one-page personal account of mystery author Nancy Pickard including photograph.
Centropolis Revisited : A Personal Interpretation of Architecture in Kansas City During Its First One Hundred Years
A photocopied typewritten paper divided into two chapters. Chapter 1 is untitled and Chapter 2 is titled "The First Generation: Log Construction Among the French Creoles and Anglo-Americans". Includes...
Thomas Pendergast and His Political Machine
A portion of a chapter in the book is devoted to the Irish Pendergast family and their rise to fame in Kansas City politics in the first half of the 20th century.
June 27, 1905
A portion of this book gives information on Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders and their musical group called The Nighthawks, "the most successful and influential of the early white bands to come out of Kansas...
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book 1904-05
March 19, 1905
A Public Library was erected in the year 1897, with proceeds from the sale of bonds issued to the amount of $200,000, which was authorized by a vote of the people. The building contains the offices of...
Oldest Books in the Missouri Valley Room
A search of the online catalog in May 2005 revealed the oldest book in the MVSC collection to be Mathematical Tables by Sir Jonas Moore published in 1653 [MV-Y 510.8 M82]. It was part of the James M. Greenwood...
Lest the Ages Forget: Kansas City's Liberty Memorial
A section in this book entitled "The Memorial's Muralist" features local artist Daniel MacMorris and highlights his involvement with the murals in the Liberty Memorial.
Missouri State Guard
A section of this book contains information on the Missouri State Guard active during the Civil War. It includes information on the volunteer militia, volunteers and guerrillas, military suppliers, insignia,...
A section on the Hotel Phillips includes color photographs of some of the interior of the hotel as restored. The hotel first opened in 1931 and at 20 stories was the city's highest hotel at that time....
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1808-1908
A series of 6 lectures given to raise a fund for purchase of books. "Resolved, that there be established in connection with our schools, a library for the use of the officers, teachers and scholars of...
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