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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Tyner & Murphy
Biography of Nell Snead (1885-1978), Newspaper Reporter and Editor
Had Fun and Didn't Know It!
Photos and booklet about the recollections of Dave Wheeler, a long-time Kansas City private investigator and former police officer and amateur softball player. Raised here around elements of the Boss Tom...
Christmastime in Kansas City: The Story of the Season
Samples of Hallmark greeting cards from the 1950s to the 1980s plus some card covers designed by celebrities is featured.
Biography of Arthur Bryant (1902-1982), Founder of Arthur Bryant's Barbecue
Homer Roberts and Reuben Street
Book excerpt about Homer Roberts and Reuben and Ella Street, early black businesspeople of Kansas City. Roberts was "one of the first African American car salesmen in the country" and Reuben Street was...
Biography of Frank Sherman Land (1890-1959), Founder of the Order of De Molay
Alexander W. Doniphan Is Honored
The majority of this issue is about Alexander W. Doniphan. It begins with a list of numerous places and things named for Doniphan and continues with transcribed extractions from newspapers about the Doniphan...
Dee Wallace Phones Home
April 14, 2007
Dee Wallace, a Kansas City, Kansas, born actress, is home "to receive a lifetime achievement award from the local chapter of Women in Film and the GM Alliance." She is credited with nearly 150 acting credits...
April 21, 1931
Autographed, portrait view of a young girl. Autograph reads: "To my Godmother from Paula Madeline." Note on the back of the photograph indicates that her age was two years, one month. Godmother is presumed...
Land of the Real People
April 27-May 3, 2006
Article profiles Kansas Citians who have achieved stardom on television as participants in various reality shows. Includes a roster of reality show celebrities from the Kansas City area over the years,...
Thirty-nine brief, satirical news items related to Kansas City area issues, organizations, and celebrities intended to celebrate April Fool's Day, 2005.
Death of Ben Strauss
Photo and obituary for Benjamin Strauss, or Ben Strauss, "81 years old, widely known photographer and founder of Strauss-Peyton studios in Kansas City." Born in Cleveland in 1871 and coming to Kansas City...
Famous Burger Rolling Away
August 17, 2007
A 60-year-old Sedalia, Missouri, landmark called the Wheel Inn Drive Inn is scheduled to close on September 3, 2007. The restaurant is known for its Guber Burger, a "1940s era hamburger with peanut butter."...
'Peanut' Still Pitching
August 18, 2010
The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...
The Host City: A Touch of Class in the Heartland
Photos and article about the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City and the many events and personalities involved. Description of prominent national and local politicians, journalists and...
Ward Hunt Collection Finding Aid
The photographs in the Ward Hunt Collection feature a number of images of famous personalities such as Sophie Tucker, Hedy Lamarr, and Jimmy Stewart, as well as local celebrities such as broadcaster Randall...
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid
ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938)
The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...
South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid
ca1930 - 1960
The South Central Business Association began in the 1920s. It was a business group for the Linwood and Troost area of Kansas City, Missouri, and considered by some to be the first shopping district or...
Portrait of George Liberace with his violin; photo autographed.
Postcard of the Midland Hotel
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