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A Mission of Healing: The History of Saint Joseph Health Center, St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs, and the Creation of Carondelet Health of Kansas City
Book about the development of the Kansas City Catholic hospital system of Saint Joseph Health Center (formerly Hospital) and Saint Mary's Hospital, starting with the arrival in 1874 of the Sisters of Saint...
A Missouri River Journey Source of Inspiration: Author Seeks Waters of Renewal in Remote Canyon
Photos, maps, and article about the exploration for the headwaters of the Missouri River (in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone Park) by "Kansas City-born author William Least Heat-Moon," or William...
A Motive for Lewis's Murder; the Experiment
In-depth letter to the editor expresses the writer's belief that Meriwether Lewis did not commit suicide but was murdered. The reasons for this belief will be published in a forthcoming book (April of...
A. N. Sadler
February 10, 1890
Illustration and ad for A. N. Sadler, "the retiring clothier" at Missouri Avenue and Main Street.
A Narrative Bibliography of the African-American Frontier: Blacks in the Rocky Mountain West, 1535-1912.
This book provides an extensive bibliography on the Buffalo Soldiers including books and magazine articles as well as sources for young readers.
A Narrative of Colonel Robert Campbell's Experiences In the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade From 1825 to 1835
In a reprint of Robert Campbell's narrative originally written in 1870, is found a short biography of Robert Campbell. Although the narrative itself was written in Campbell's later years, it still contains...
A New Leaf for Rehab Institute
January 5, 2013
Article describes the establishment and operations of the new RIKC Book Store. Rick Caplan, director of RIKC's new business development, is interviewed and provides details concerning its partnership with...
A Place to Grab a Bite to Eat
February 25, 2006
Architectural rendering of a grill planned to be constructed on the main level of Union Station by Summer, 2006. The restaurant will feature food and furnishings in the tradition of the orginal Fred Harvey...
A Poet and A Friend to Writers
February 20, 2011
Co-founder of the Writers Place and its monthly reading series, Phil Miller died February 14, 2011. Miller taught creative writing and American Literature for nearly 30 years at Kansas City Kansas Community...
A. Porter Davis, M.D.
Photograph and brief biography of A. Porter Davis, M.D., of Kansas City, Kansas, "Founder and Superintendent of the Davis Maternity Sanitarium".
A President, a Church, and Trails West
Continuation of title, "Competing Histories in Independence, Missouri." The author Jon E. Taylor, former historian for the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri, examines how...
A. R. Jackson
Business at 224 Main Street manufactured Display show cases.
A Rare Old Book Reveals an Unsung Hero in Earliest Kansas City History
Illustration, and biographical article about Sacajawea (ca. 1785-1812 ca.), a Shoshone Indian guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition and wife of French fur trader Toussaint Charbonneau (1759-1840 ca.)...
A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time
Article describes the 2005 publication of Kansas City Jazz from Ragtime to Bebop--A History, by Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix (Oxford University Press). Includes interview material and biographical information...
A Restless Missourian Laid Claim to the West
File contains an article about Missourian explorer of the West, William Ashley (ca. 1782-1838), in a review of a book about him and his arrival in Missouri territory in about 1802 and serious exploration...
A. S. Lyman
Biographical sketch of A. S. Lyman, "one of the leading lawyers of the Kansas City bar," born in New York City in 1853 and coming here in 1885, becoming a Missouri state representative.
A. S. Marley
Biographical sketch of A. S. Marley, "an attorney at law of Kansas City," born in Indiana in 1861 and coming here in 1880.
A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War
This book "is the first work to treat guerrilla warfare as critical to understanding the course and outcome of the Civil War." The author "argues that guerrilla warfare took a large toll on the Confederate...
A Selective Index to Theatre Magazine
References to issues of Theatre Magazine with information about Kansas City actress Jeanne Eagels, including volume 45, June 1927, page 15, with a portrait of her drawn by Janet Dexter.
A Sketch of My Life Written for My Children and a Buffalo Hunt in Nebraska in 1871
Autobiographical booklet by Charles Fessenden Morse, or Charles Morse, a real estate and railroad businessman in Kansas City in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Photos and description of his life and career,...
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