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1. 'Even Since the Hanging of Oliphant' 'Even Since the Hanging of Oliphant' Spring 2013 Article on the instances of mob violence that occurred in Topeka, Kansas in the latter half of the 19th century. On June 5, 1889, an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people participating in the lynching of Nat...

2. Biography of Arthur Mag (1896-1981), Lawyer Biography of Arthur Mag (1896-1981), Lawyer 2008

3. Darwinian Law: Evolution in Action Darwinian Law: Evolution in Action May 2014 Article traces the 160-year history of Kansas City's law firms, beginning with the city's first attorney, Henry B. Bouton, who started his practice in 1851. The oldest continually operating firm west of...

4. Jesse James, the Outlaw and Defendant Jesse James, the Outlaw and Defendant September 24, 2007 Henry "McDougal, practicing in Daviess County, northeast of Kansas City, appears to have prosecuted the only successful lawsuit against [Jesse] James, obtaining a judgment, collecting--and living to tell...

5. Materials on the Early Legal System in Wyandotte County Materials on the Early Legal System in Wyandotte County 2008 The first in a series of articles on the Courts and Bar Association of Wyandotte County. This installment describes the early legal history of Wyandotte County, Kansas, including the formation of the Wyandotte...

6. Obscenity in Kansas Obscenity in Kansas Winter 2012 Article on the obscenity trial of Henry J. Haldeman. Haldeman’s father, Emauneul Haldeman-Julius, ran a successful mail order publishing company out of Girard, Kansas between 1919 and 1945, printing...

7. SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection 1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...

8. Ties Put Railway in a Bind Ties Put Railway in a Bind May 25-31, 2012 Article on Chuck Mader, former president of the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company, being sued for using company money on personal projects, such as renovating his Hyde Park home.

9. Unlocking the Schoolhouse Doors Unlocking the Schoolhouse Doors Spring 2013 Elisha Scott was a prominent African American lawyer from Topeka, Kansas who dedicated his career to fighting racial injustice. Known as “a passionate advocate for his clients,” Scott made a name for...