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F. L. Vandegrift Rites
Obituary for Frederick Vandegrift, "former city editor of The Star and veteran Kansas newspaper man," with residence at 3826 Hyde Park Avenue.
Famed Reporter Dies at 99
October 12, 2004
Sue Gentry, journalist and former city editor of the Independence Examiner from 1929 to 1979, died October 11, 2004. Gentry, a local authority on President Harry Truman, was highly respected by President...
Felix Payne and William Thompkins
Book excerpt about Felix Payne, founder and publisher of the Kansas City American newspaper during its run from 1928 to 1941. Payne was a native of Marshall, Missouri coming to Kansas City around 1900...
Fifty Years of It
File containing a photocopy of a reprint of an autobiographical article by William Allen White (1868-1944), former journalist of Kansas City and especially Emporia, Kansas.
First Woman Journalism Graduate of M. U. to Retire
Biography of Mary Paxton Keeley, the first woman to graduate from the first journalism school in the United States, the University of Missouri, and her careers as a journalist and teacher of creative writing....
For Bill Vaughan, a Spotted Fawn
Profile of Bill Vaughan, the editor and writer of the humorous "Starbeams" column.
For Sunday Dinner, Chicken in the Pot
Profile of Ruby Garnett, the Sunday editor for the newspaper.
Forty Minutes with "America's Old Shoe": Walter Cronkite
Interview, with commentary by the author, of Walter Cronkite, "one of the most impressive men in the news broadcasting business." He was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1916, started work in Kansas City...
Frank G. Graham
Photo and biographical article about the recently deceased Frank Graham, city clerk of Kansas City and former "city editor" of the Kansas City Times newspaper.
From Country Lanes, a City Slicker
Profile of Bill Moore the newspaper reporter.
From Old World to the New
Photo and biographical article about A. W. Erickson, a Swedish emigrant to Kansas in 1886, starting as a grain salesman in Kansas City in 1916 and becoming "one of the nation's best known private crop...
April 18, 1905
Biographical sketch of Garrett Smalley, "owner and editor of the Kansas City News-Press, a democratic newspaper, founded by Thomas Alexander in 1914." Born in Ohio in 1895 coming here as an advertising...
Gentleman and Scholar Takes His Leave
Photo and biographical sketch of Al Bohling, an editorial writer for the Kansas City Star for 39 years and an activist and organizer for city and county parks in the Kansas City area.
Newspaper clippings from 1905 to 1947 from the Kansas City Star and Times, the Denver Republican, the Springfield Republican, New York Tribune, and Washington Post, about George Creel (1876-1953), a journalist,...
Gossip of Authors and Books
Biographical description of William Allen White, or William White, "the young associate editor of the Kansas City Journal" and "well known in the West as a writer of excellent dialect verse."
A tour through the favorite watering holes of Kansas City's politicians, lawyers, ad people, journalists, athletes, entertainers and, uh, professional wrestlers, including the following: Dr. Redbird's...
Harris Faulkner Finds Her "Calm"
Interview with television news anchor describing her career and personal belief system.
He Hitched a "Star" to His Wagon
Biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson, the founder and editor of the Kansas City Star. Includes following his death and reviewing his career as a prominent Kansas Citian from 1880 to 1915,...
Hemingway in KC
June 8, 2008
Article discusses the short time Hemingway lived in Kansas City and offers ways his time at The Kansas City Star newspaper may have had an effect on his later writing. The 13th Biennial International Hemingway...
Henry Clay Pate
File containing a collection of research papers on Henry Clay Pate, or Henry Pate, publisher of the Westport Border Star proslavery newspaper and a participant in 1850s border warfare in the Kansas City...
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