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Edward J Wheeler
Ford, Susan Jezak
William S Worley
Alexander Nicolas Deme...
Thomas Fox Averill
Poem written by Melvin B. Tolson published in the Lincolnian yearbook his junior year (1917). Tolson graduated in 1918 from Lincoln High School.
100 Years of William S. Burroughs
January 26, 2014
Article focuses upon the life of beat author William S. Burroughs' time of residence in Lawrence, Kansas. Various figures from the arts, literature, and academic communities of Lawrence provide stories...
A Century of Missouri Literature
Book about the history of Missouri authors important in the state's literature, starting in 1820 and including a scathing critique of the writings of Mark Twain.
A Forgotten Battle In a Region Ignored...Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern Arkansas--March 7-8, 1862: The Campaign, the Battle, and the Men Who Fought for the Fate of Missouri
Article describes a battle that the author feels has largely been ignored in Civil War literature. Although the battle of Pea Ridge took place in Arkansas, it was decisive in determining which way Missouri...
A Guide to Negro Periodical Literature (Subject and Author)
A Poet and A Friend to Writers
February 20, 2011
Co-founder of the Writers Place and its monthly reading series, Phil Miller died February 14, 2011. Miller taught creative writing and American Literature for nearly 30 years at Kansas City Kansas Community...
A Study of Confusion: Missouri's Immigration Program, 1865-1916
Article explores the topic of immigration in Missouri after the Civil War and to 1916. It includes state plans, promotions, literature, organizations or societies, railroad involvement, etc.
A True Learning Exchange
Article describing the cooperative project between UMKC and the University of the Western Cape, in South Africa, for exchange of ideas, especially regarding rights for black people, using such methods...
About Western History
Article about the changing perception in historical literature and higher education curricula, as well as in the perceived qualities making history "interesting," mainly in the context of the early history...
AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid
1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989]
The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...
African American Bibliographies
File contains various bibliographies dealing with numerous African American topics. Includes several done by the Kansas City Public Library including those done by the Film Department, Literature Department,...
African Americans in Literature
File contains a copy of the poem "Toussaint L'Ouverture: Chateau de Joux, 1803," by Edward Arlington Robinson, reprinted in the November 30-December 4, 1931 issue of Current Literature.
Information about Alexander Cappon, an English and literature professor at the University of Kansas City from the 1930s to the 1960s, editing "The University Review" from 1937 to 1970 and compiling an...
American Indians in Kansas
Part of the magazine's "Review Essay Series". Editor's introduction states the author "reviews the writings on the history of the region's indigenous peoples while discussing key themes, major studies,...
An interview with Jeremiah Cameron
Tape recording interview with local educator Jeremiah Cameron. Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded April 11, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8...
An Interview With John A. Rodriguez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 19, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 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 contents....
An Interview With Rita Botello
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 19, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 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 contents....
An Interview With Robert Farnsworth
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded February 6, 1976. 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...
Big Award for Local Artist Is a Thrill
March 15, 2011
"Shane W. Evans, a Kansas City artist, received an Image Award for Literature at the 42nd annual NAACP's Image Awards...." The award was for his illustrations in the book ''My Brother Charlie'' that deals...
Biography of Carolyn Benton Cockefair (1884-1969), English Professor
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