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Santa fe Trail
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Burnham & Root
Dory DeAngelo Papers Finding Aid
Dory DeAngelo is a local author, historian, researcher, and longtime resident of Kansas City's Old Northeast neighborhood. She has written numerous books and articles about Kansas City history and has...
German in Kansas
This bibliographic review article is part of the "Review Essay Series" published in Kansas History. The author presents a general overall view of German states in Europe prior to the immigration period,...
Getting Lost on a Civil War Battlefield
Detailed analysis on the history of mapping the areas of the Battle of Big Blue and the Battle of Westport. Both battles took place in October 1864 during Confederate Major General Sterling Price's Missouri...
Give Or Take A Lie Or Two
An article about the conflicting stories of both filmmakers and historians when it comes to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Blomquist gives examples of several Hollywood films that attempt to portray the...
Haddix Research Enhances Knowledge of Bird's Youth
Brief item describing an article from The Kansas City Star, June 26, 2005, reporting on jazz historians Chuck Haddix and Llew Walker's discoveries of the addresses of Charlie "Bird" Parker in the Kansas...
He Cared Deeply and Often
June 13, 2010
Tribute to John T. Duncan who died May 21, 2010, at age 81. Duncan was the unofficial historian of the Kansas City, Missouri School District, a founder of the Ethnic Enrichment Commissioin, and worked...
Historians Dig Up Lessons on Slavery
February 15, 2006
Article reports on the work local historians who are are researching African-American history through cemeteries. Mount Memorial Cemetery in Clay County dedicated the north end of the cemetery to African-American...
Historians Put Focus on Unsung Kansan
May 1, 2006
Article reporting the opening of over 250 boxes of the papers of Harry W. Colmery, a Topeka lawyer credited with writing the G.I. Bill of Rights legislation. Colmery, who died at age 88 in 1979, toiled...
Historians Struggle To Keep Multnomah Site Alive
July 31, 2002
This newspaper story gives an update on the struggle by those interested in preserving the site of John Dougherty's home called Multnomah located in Clay County, Kansas City North, between North Oak Trafficway...
Historic Sites in Wyandotte County, Revisited
Three lists of historic sites in Wyandotte County, created by historians interested in preservation. The first list was created historian Grant W. Harrington in 1935, while the second list, created by...
In Memoriam: Farewell to Historic Preservationists Who Dedicated Their Lives to The Future of the Past
Includes two individuals who died this year, Jane Fifield Flynn (1924-2006) and Tim Cox (1956-2006). Includes their picture. Jane Flynn was President of the Jackson County Historical Society at one time....
James A. Hazlett Papers Finding Aid
1929-1997 (bulk 1960-1990)
James A. Hazlett was born in Kansas City on May 26, 1917, and died in the same city on September 14, 1997. He was employed by the Kansas City Missouri School District for many years as a teacher, principal,...
John Root's Monadnock Building
Photos and article (written by the architectural critic for the Kansas City Star) about the 1892 Monadnock Building in Chicago designed by John Root of the architectural firm of Burnham & Root, designers...
Kersey Coates Drive
Postcard of Kersey Coates Drive
Landmarks Catalogue: Buildings and Spaces of Metropolitan Kansas City
Booklet listing historically significant buildings and spaces in the city with addresses, dates of construction, and architects.
Legacy of K. C. Pioneer Bachelor, William Gillis
Biographical article about William Gillis, "well known by historians as the owner and operator of the Gilliss House hotel on the riverfront of the River Market area" and "as the owner and operator of the...
Living Life To Its Fullest
August 20, 2003
Feature article on local historian and writer Dory DeAngelo. Growing up in the Northeast area, Dory discovered at an early age she had a love for the theater and acting. Although she never made it big...
Local Clubs Collection Finding Aid
Collections consisting of various rosters, programs, notes, membership cards, etc., of Kansas City area clubs.
Looking Back to Move Ahead
Article describing efforts to link contemporary land development to the historic overland trails passing through the Kansas City area. The concept of transforming Bannister Mall into "the Three Trails...
Married June 6, 1931: Bill and Vera Eldridge Celebrate Fiftieth
Biographical article about William Egbert Eldridge, or Bill Eldridge, and his wife Vera Haworth Eldridge, "well-known Clay County historians," with photos. Description of Bill's life and career, born in...
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