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1. "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker 2011 Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....

2. ''When You Come to Kansas City'' Is Our Winning Tune ''When You Come to Kansas City'' Is Our Winning Tune January 8, 2011 Article about The Kansas City Star’s contest to find the best original song about Kansas City. The clear winner was Andy DeWitt’s “When You Come to Kansas City.” DeWitt has performed with local...

3. 'Wheel' Begins to Take Shape as Part of Bartle TV Makeover 'Wheel' Begins to Take Shape as Part of Bartle TV Makeover April 4, 2005 Article discusses the setting up and preparations necessary for the filming of the television show Wheel of Fortune, to be filmed beginning Friday, April 8, 2004.

4. 1909 Glidden Tour 1909 Glidden Tour July 31, 2009 Articles reporting on the 1909 "Annual Reliability Tour of the American Automobile Association" or "Glidden Tour," which ended in Kansas City on July 30, 1909. The articles include illustrations, tour...

5. 1975 Annual Church Contest on the Way 1975 Annual Church Contest on the Way April 11-April 17, 1975 News article about a church membership drive associated with a local NAACP contest.

6. 54 Million Votes Put Cook on Top 54 Million Votes Put Cook on Top May 22, 2008 David Cook, of Blue Springs, MO, won the American Idol competition on May 21, 2008. "Cook gathered nearly 56 percent of the 97.5 million votes cast." 25-year-old Cook defeated David Archuleta for the title...

7. American Royal Barbecue American Royal Barbecue Photos, illustrations, and description of the American Royal Barbecue, "The World Series of Barbecue Contests" that began in 1979.

8. American Royal Barbecue Draws Hundreds of Competitors American Royal Barbecue Draws Hundreds of Competitors October 3, 2010 The 31st Annual American Royal Barbecue competition “drew more than 500 competing teams flailing sauce and tongs to chase after a total of $100,000 in prize money.” Brew ‘N Bar-B-Que, the Pigsicles,...

9. An Utterly Refreshing Teen Beauty Queen An Utterly Refreshing Teen Beauty Queen July 18, 2005 December 2004, Rachel Woolard of Naylor, Missouri, was crowned Miss Teen Missouri USA 2005 in Kansas City.

10. Biography of John Cameron Swayze (1905-1995), Television Anchor Biography of John Cameron Swayze (1905-1995), Television Anchor 1999

11. Blue Valley West Student Brings Home Gold in World Geography Bee Blue Valley West Student Brings Home Gold in World Geography Bee July 15, 2005 The U.S. team of three, Andrew Wojtanki (from Blue Valley West), Karan Takhar of East Providence, R.I., and Jesse Weinberg of Coconut Grove, Florida, won the gold in the National Geographic World Championship...

12. Ford Names Winner Ford Names Winner July 16, 2007 Local comic book creator and crime-fighting activist Alonzo Washington recently won a national essay sweepstakes contest. Washington, who lives in Kansas City, Kansas, submitted an essay in a Ford Motor...

13. Forgotten Missourians Who Made History: Missourians Who Made Lasting Contributions to Our State and Forgotten Missourians Who Made History: Missourians Who Made Lasting Contributions to Our State and Nation yet Are Largely Forgotten by Subsequent Generations 1996 One page of illustration and one page of text about Jim the Wonder Dog from Missouri, "known to correctly predict sports and political outcomes" and win hunting contests.

14. Grain Valley Grain Valley 2005 As part of a chapter about barbecue contests, the author profiles the annual competition in Grain Valley, Missouri. Includes specific mention of several cooking teams, the Kansas City Barbecue Society,...

15. Gun Shoot Gun Shoot circa 1900 Crowd gathers to watch unidentified man shooting at unseen target in what appears to be a shooting contest or exhibition at an unidentified location. Most of the people in the crowd are men.

16. Historical Notes and Comments: Santa-Cali-Gon Celebration Historical Notes and Comments: Santa-Cali-Gon Celebration January//1948 Description of the Santa-Cali-Gon festival in Independence, Missouri, celbrating "the 100th anniversary of the time when Independence was the 'Gateway to the West,' where pioneers outfitted themselves...

17. Kansas City Centennial Association Scrapbook Finding Aid Kansas City Centennial Association Scrapbook Finding Aid 1949-1950 The hundredth anniversary of the original incorporation of Kansas City was observed in 1950. A number of activities were held, culminating in a parade and pageant in the summer of 1950. Starlight Theater...

18. Local Clubs Collection Finding Aid Local Clubs Collection Finding Aid Collections consisting of various rosters, programs, notes, membership cards, etc., of Kansas City area clubs.

19. Make Us Laugh Make Us Laugh November 26, 2010 Four local cartoonists and one of their cartoons are featured in a caption contest. The artists are Eve Englezos, John Ralston, Lee Leslie, and Joel Pfannenstiel. Includes a very short bio for each artist....

20. Marketing Gives Synergy to Beauty Pageant Firm Marketing Gives Synergy to Beauty Pageant Firm September 14, 2004 Vanbros, an Overland Park-based company, produces the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA state pageants in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Article describes merger of Vanbros with Agape Marketing Solutions...