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Bennett, John G
Olive Laing Hoggins
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
February or March 1931
SC89 Jason Rogers Papers Finding Aid
1923-1929 (bulk 1925-1928)
Jason Rogers was born in New York City in 1868. He dropped out of grammar school and worked his way up in the journalism trade to become an expert in newspaper publishing and advertising. He was the author...
Scene of Triple Killing
August 12, 1933
Looking west toward Troost Ave. from the southeast corner of Armour and Forest streets. The scene is part of investigation that took place following the August 12, 1933 murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon...
Located at 901 Main Street. September 1883: building completed. February 1929: building razed. Built by George and William Sheidley on property that they purchased at a cost of $70,000 from Dr. Isaac M....
South Siders Getting Thrill from Sight-Seeing in House of Annie Chambers: Colorful Figure in Red Light District for Half Century Relates Her Story Nightly
Article about stories told by Annie Chambers (1842-1935), the notorious Kansas City madam, about her past and about her brothel built at 3rd and Wyandotte Streets in 1871, including photos of her as a...
South Troost Development Lines Mark Expansion of Trade Artery: Improvements Enhance City's Longest Street from 27th to 75th--Several New Buildings Ready for Occupancy
December 28, 1929
Article with photos and description of the widening and paving of Troost Avenue ("the longest street in the city") south to 75th Street in the 1920s, coinciding with other building and business development...
State Line House
Sunset Lodge, Once Center of Elaborate Country Estate Here, May Be Torn Down to Lessen Burden of Taxes: Famous Store House Near Swope Park Has Had Amazing History and Has Piqued Curiosity of Many Passing Tourists
Article with several photos of Sunset Lodge, the estate residence of Thomas Melard Barr, or Thomas Barr (1843-1923), built by him in 1901-1902 at 4001 East 67th Street, at the intersection of 67th and...
The "Windwagon" of Westport
Reprint of an article from the Kansas City Journal-Post of January 4, 1931, about a "windwagon" experiment in Westport in 1853.
The Development of Kansas City and the West Has Had Help of the Press since 1851
September 10, 1929
History of Kansas City newspapers as they related to the development of the city, starting in 1851.
The Evening Stars
File containing a chapter of a book about John Cameron Swayze (1905-1995), the first anchorman on network news getting his start in Kansas City. Native of Wichita, Kansas coming to Kansas City about 1930...
The Miracle Scrapbook Finding Aid
"The Miracle," a religious pantomime based on a Christian legend, played in Kansas City from November 22, 1926, to December 11, 1926. The play was presented in Convention Hall which was transformed into...
The Press: Missouri Windows
Story about the "window-breaking" and bombing campaign Kansas City in the "rise to power" of Walter Mahan, a labor leader and gambling racketeer exposed by the Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper. Description...
Postcard of the Workhouse Prison
File containing a brochure about Tom Collins, a public speaker for conferences, banquets, and the like, including Hollywood engagements, also assistant publisher of the Kansas City Journal starting in...
Westport High School Graduation Class
April 6, 1905
Exterior view of the Westport High School senior class of 1923. This published photo was courtesy of the Kansas City Journal-Post. Acme Photo Company took the picture. None of the students are identified....
Wilbur H. Dunn
Information about Dunn, the superintendant of the parks for many years.
William Kemper, Sr.
Photo and caption about the portrait of William Kemper, Sr. by artist John Orth.
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art Scrapbook
This one volume 148 p. scrapbook contains only newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Journal-Post with almost all of them cited and arranged loosely in chronological order....
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid
ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938)
The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...
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