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Biography of Dorothy Lillard (1908-1995), Teacher and School Administrator
Biography of Girard Bryant (1905-1993), Educator and Community Leader
Missouri Governor's Mansion
Biography of Harold Holliday Sr. (1918-1985), Lawyer, Legislator, and Civil Rights Activist
Biography of Vivian Shepherd (1905-1992), Founder of the Rehabilitation Institute
Biography of William J. Thompkins, M.D. (1884-1944), Physician and Hospital Administrator
Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman
A Day Trip Celebrating Kansas City's Leeds Neighborhood
An exhibit in Jefferson City, Missouri, during Black History Month, 2003, featured the community of Leeds, home to a group of African Americans in the Kansas City area. The author details the exhibit as...
A Convict Looks Back at the 1954 Missouri Penitentiary Riots
Article about the 1954 riots at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri. Riot included killings, fires, destruction of over $10 million to state property and most of the prison. Also...
Across Our Wide Missouri: What a Capitol Idea
Article about the gallery of art work at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, and the contradictions between the art and the state's stereotypic image.
Article about the history and architecture of the Executive Mansion for the Governor of Missouri in Jefferson City, built in 1872 and in the process of renovation, with large photos of the exterior and...
Integration of Cultures as Reflected in the Services of a Mid-Missouri College Library
Article about the history of Lincoln University, founded (as Lincoln Institute) in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1866 as an all-black college before becoming desegregated in 1954. Description of the gradual...
Politics, Punishment, and Profit: Convict Labor in the Missouri State Penitentiary, 1875-1900
Article about the labor system at the Jefferson City state prison in the late 1800s, designed to be self-supporting through manufacturing work by the prisoners, with illustrations and photos.
Missouri on the Big Screen: Kate Arnold-Schuck Turns Missouri's Resources into Box-Office Hits
Article about the Missouri Film Office, a company in Jefferson City headed by Kate Arnold-Schuck and partially commissioned by the state government to bring movie production to Missouri, with photos and...
Executive Mansion: This Old House, Built 91 Years Ago for the State's Governors, Is Now the Domain of Charming Mrs. John M. Dalton, Reigning First Lady of Missouri
Article about the Missouri governor's mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri, and its occupants, Governor John Dalton and his wife, Jerry Dalton, with photos and descriptions of their large parties there....
Thomas Hart Benton: The Missouri Murals
Article about the Missouri murals of artist Thomas Hart Benton, including those in the Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri, Lincoln University also in Jefferson City, the River Club in Kansas...
A Capital Adventure: Discover Jefferson City's Prominent Places
Article about the tourist and historic sites in Jefferson City and surrounding Cole County, Missouri, including the Missouri State Capitol building, built in about 1911, the Governor's Mansion, built in...
William J. Thompkins: African American Physician, Politician, and Publisher
Article tells the story of Dr. William J. Thompkins. Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1879, he moved to Kansas City to practice medicine in 1906. In 1914 he was appointed superintendent of General...
Dr. James Hazlett Accepting Award
Back of photograph reads: President of State Board of Education, Terry Bond and James A. Hazlett, 1985 Pioneer in Education, August 12, 1985, Jefferson City, Missouri.
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