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Kansas City Star
William Rufus Jackson
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Kansas City Press Club
Photos and newspaper clippings about local journalist and writer Henry Haskell (1874-1952).
Henry Haskell, 78, Kansas City Editor
Photo and obituary for Henry Haskell (1874-1952), a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Kansas City Star who was born in Ohio and began as a writer of fiction before working at the Kansas City World newspaper....
Henry J. Haskell
Information on Henry Haskell (1874-1952), columnist for the Kansas City Star with "Random Thoughts" and other writings, editor during the paper's two Pulitzer Prizes, arriving in Kansas City in 1896.
His Billion Dollar Baby
Photo and biographical article about James Hale, or "slow talking Texan Jim Hale," publisher of the Kansas City Star through its parent company, Capital Cities Communications, born in Texas about 1927,...
Historic Spots or Mile-Stones in the Progress of Wyandotte County, Kansas
Photo and biographical description of Mary Tenney Gray, or Mary Gray (1833-1904), "[r]ecognized nationally as the mother of the Woman's Club Movement," a native of Pennsylvania arriving in Wyandotte, Kansas,...
History and Newspapering
Article about the history of the Kansas City Star and Times newspapers and their unique perspectives offered about Kansas City, with photos and biographical descriptions of several of its prominent employees,...
History of Howard and Cooper Counties, Missouri
Biographical sketch of Isaac Houck, "the proprietor and editor of the Missouri 'Independent,' one of the most substantial and best edited county papers in central Missouri." He was born in Palmyra, Missouri,...
History of Johnson County, Kansas
Excerpt from a jounal describing the visit to Johnson County, Kansas in 1859 by Horace Greeley (1811-1872), a famous newspaper editor and abolitionist from New Hampshire, referring to the area as a "Garden...
History of the State of Kansas
Portrait and biographical sketch of Charles Kurtz, "editor and proprietor of the 'Southern Kansas Gazette' and Postmaster at Augusta," Kansas, born in Pennsylvania in 1838 and moving to Kansas in 1871....
Biographical sketch of Homer Burns Mann, or Homer Mann, an insurance agent in the Bryant Building, born in Illinois in 1869 and coming to Kansas City in the 1890s. Description of his career, starting out...
Howard H. Peters Dies
Obituary for Howard Peters, "86 years old, 3510 Gladstone boulevard, a publisher and civic leader here." Born in DeKalb County, Missouri about 1877 and coming to Kansas City in 1900 as a journalist with...
I'm from Missouri
Comprehensive history of Missouri literature back to its beginnings in the early 19th century, with some description of its early cultural history as a state of diverse origins. Mentions or descriptions...
In a Dusty Drawer, a Box of Sweet Caps (Teenagers Won't Remember)
Profile of the writer Henry Van Brunt, Jr., for the newspaper responsible mainly for features, copy editing, and history, also the son of the architect Henry Van Brunt, Sr.
In Baseball He Gets A's
Profile of Ernie Mehl, the sports editor for the newspaper.
In Honor to Editor: Missouri Newspaper Woman Retires after 52 Years
Photo and biographical article about Miss Ella Heininger, retiring "after fifty-two years as editor of the boys' and girls' page of the St. Joseph News-Press," honored at 83 at a Saint Joseph reception....
In Memoriam: Hon. Richard Baxter Taylor [and] Kansas Newspaper History
Biographical article about Richard Taylor (1822-1877), a pioneer Kansas journalist, and annotated listings of numerous early Kansas newspapers. Description of Taylor as a native of Massacusetts moving...
In Memoriam: Hon. Richard Baxter Taylor [Kansas Newspaper History]
Obituary article about Richard Baxter Taylor, or Richard Taylor (1822-1877), editor and owner of the Wyandotte Gazetter newspaper, born in Massachusetts and moving to Wyandotte, Kansas, in 1858. Also co-organizer...
In Memoriam: William Rockhill Nelson
Entire issue of the magazine devoted to the memory of the recently deceased William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), editor and founder of the Kansas City Star and a leading force in Kansas City commerce and...
In-Kind Kindness: How Local Media and Communications Professionals Are Giving Back
Photos and article about the "pro bono" charitable activities for the Kansas City community by local media and communications professionals such as personalities from television and radio stations, advertising...
Interesting People: The Widow of E. H. Harriman, Wilbur Wright, W. R. Nelson, John Bigelow, Gifford Pinchot
Picture and biographical description of William Rockhill Nelson, owner and editor of The Kansas City Star newspaper and "chief inspiration" for the city's park and boulevard system and "Western Gallery...
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