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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...
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...
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 History of the Missouri River
March 20, 1905
Lengthy article on the history of the Missouri River since its first encounter with European explorers, starting with Coronado in 1540-1542 and observations by Marquette and Joliet in 1673. Description...
AC13 Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Julia H. Hill Collection contains items related to the professional and community activities and achievements of Dr. Julia H. Hill, former president of the Kansas City, Missouri, Branch of the...
AC30 Forty Cords of Wood Manuscript Collection Finding Aid
The Forty Cords of Wood Manuscript Collection contains manuscript pages for Dr. John E. Perry’s autobiography Forty Cords of Wood: Memoirs of a Medical Doctor, published by Lincoln University in 1947....
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.
American Royal Queens
The following were American Royal Queens from 1939 to 1967: (1939) Margaret Jane Swift of Claremore, Oklahoma, (1940) Dorothy Jean Ballard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, (1941) Barbara Mostez Dusenberry of Excelsior...
An Interview With Herbert Fennel
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded January 13, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
An Interview With Nelson Thompson
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded October 9, 1975. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
Battles and Biographies of Missourians or the Civil War Period of Our State
Chapter of the book about Confederate General John Sappington Marmaduke, or John Marmaduke (1833-1887), a Civil War leader born in Saline County, Missouri, and dying in Jefferson City, Missouri, while...
Biography of Dorothy Lillard (1908-1995), Teacher and School Administrator
Biography of Girard Bryant (1905-1993), Educator and Community Leader
Biography of Harold Holliday Sr. (1918-1985), Lawyer, Legislator, and Civil Rights Activist
Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman
Biography of Vivian Shepherd (1905-1992), Founder of the Rehabilitation Institute
Biography of William J. Thompkins, M.D. (1884-1944), Physician and Hospital Administrator
Death to William Flynn, Mortician
July 4, 1950
Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for William Flynn, "well known mortician and owner of the Flynn-Greenstreet Funeral home," dying in 1950. He was a native of Marshall, Missouri graduating from...
Deaths: Frank J. Iuen
Photo and obituary for Frank Iuen, "66, legal counsel for the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and former Kansas City lawyer." Born in Kansas City and serving in World War II before moving...
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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