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''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage
July 1, 2003
Les Indiens Osages was published in France in 1827 and was written to publicize the arrival of six Osage Indians traveling in that country. This 36 page publication gives insights into the French-Osage...
July 16, 2011
Author of the mystery-fantasy series called "The Dresden Files," Jim Butcher began publishing the popular series in 2000. "Twice he has reached the Top 5 on the New York Times best-seller list." His newest...
'Maccabeat!' Musical a Jewish Holiday Alternative
July 14, 2006
As part of the first Kansas City Crossroads Musical Theater Festival, Theater League will present a staged reading of Mark Edelman's new musical "Maccabeat!". Edelman is president of the Theater League...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
450 Attend Service for Henry Haskell
Funeral notice for Henry Haskell, editor of the Kansas City Star starting in 1928 and author of books about Rome, with a brief review of his career.
A Boy Who Would Be President: Harry Truman at School, 1892-1901
Recent documents made available to the public concerning Truman's early schooling give insight into his early years. These include two ledgers that record his attendance and his grades at Noland School...
A Browser's Guide to Unique Bookstores
Review of locally-owned (non-chain) bookstores with photos and descriptions of the following: (1) Bookenders in Platte City, (2) Glenn Books at 1227 Baltimore Avenue, (3) Bennett Schneider at 300 Ward...
A Century of Music
Biographical descriptions of Henry Finck, a musical critic and author, studying music at Harvard and in Europe and becoming musical editor for the New York Evening Post from 1881 to 1924, lecturing internationally...
A Collector Extraordinaire
April 20, 2012
David Spivey is the subject of the Tribute section of the Remembrances column. "Born in Oklahoma, David spent most of his life in Kansas City. He was a graduate of Rockhurst High School, Central Missouri...
A Good Word for the Bad Boy
Biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper, with an excerpt of a letter written by him "to Father Cavanaugh, of the Notre Dame...
A History of Kansas City: 1820-1869--"Connoisseur of Prophets"
Excerpt containing the first three chapters of the uncompleted book by University of Chicago history professor R. Richard Wohl, covering the history of Kansas City to 1853. Portion of the book completed...
A History of the Kansas City Public Library from 1873 to 1893
The Board of Education office moved in December 1874 to the northwest corner of 8th and Main Streets at the Redmond Sage Building.
A History of Travel in America
Appendices K and L of the book in the form of excerpts from mid-19th century travel books with advice for overland travelers to California to start at "Independence or St. Joseph, Mo." using a certain...
A Library Book Fair
Photos and article about the "unique book fair" held by the "Central Branch of the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library" with displays of antiques, objects from foreign countries, and a miniature model house,...
A Library Moves into a Community Center
Photos and article about the installment of "[a] branch of the Kansas City Public Library" into the Jewish Community Center, also home to the Resident Theater, "fast becoming an outstanding Little Theater...
A Life in Books: Primitivo Garcia School Honors Community Hero
April 20 - 26, 2006
Primitivo Garcia School will honor Irene H. Ruiz at a special assembly on May 5, 2006. Article describes her work as an employee at Kansas City Public Library to build up Spanish language collections and...
A Literary Map of Missouri
Map showing Missouri authors and books on a map of Missouri. Also includes additional authors on a list.
A Lost Pioneer
May 21, 2006
Americus V. McKim, known as "the father of Kansas City baseball" is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. He died February 10, 1910 at age 70. In the 1880s, "McKim was the driving force who brought major-league...
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 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...
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