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Nettie Thompson Grove
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
Theodore S Case
E M Clendening
Fred L Lee
Writings on American History
Notes about magazine articles written by Kansas City author R. Richard Wohl in "Manuscripts" (volume 8), the "University of Kansas City Review" (volume 22), and "Journal of Economic History" (volume 16)....
Pageant of the Pioneers: The Veritable Art of William H. Jackson
Copy of a painting of Fort Bridger by William H. Jackson.
The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography
Biographical sketch of Clarence Decker (1904-1969), "educator" and former president of the University of Kansas City, native of Iowa, and during his college presidency also writing and co-writing books...
Kansas City's First Forty Years
Article with one paragraph about Andrew Drips [1799-1860, according to this source], "a noted figure on the Missouri frontier in the pioneer period" with the American Fur Company, a United States Indian...
Kansas City: Reprinted from Ford Times Magazine
Geography in a tourist context of Kansas City, with its hills, location in Missouri, not Kansas, rivers, and parks and boulevards.
Fort Osage and George Champlin Sibley
Article about the life of George Sibley, the first "appointed United States factor, or trader at Fort Osage in 1808," including the operation of the fort until 1822 and later events such as the foundation...
The City Beautiful Movement in Kansas City
Dissertation toward a doctoral degree for the University of Missouri at Columbia about the Kansas City version of the national City Beautiful movement in the form of the park and boulevard system.
Preliminary Research Report on the Wornall House
Description of evidence for Asa Beebe Cross being the architect of the Wornall House, built in 1858.
The Kansas City Call: An Inside View of the Negro Market
Thesis toward a doctorate degree for the University of Illinois on the perspective of the newspaper marketed for blacks, and related implications on "human community" and "communications systems."
Who Was John Smith T
Biographical article about Colonel John Smith T, or John Smith T. (a native of Virginia moving to Missouri Territory about 1797), a judge and justice of the peace in early 19th century Sainte Genevieve...
Waltus Lockett Watkins
File containing a series of biographical articles about Waltus Lockett Watkins, or Waltus Watkins (1806-1884), an early Clay County, Missouri miller. Native of Kentucky moving to Liberty, Missouri in 1830...
Entire issue of the magazine devoted to a directory of local architects and their work.
You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Choice
Photos, illustrations, maps, and article about the transportation situation in Kansas City, involving the impending bankruptcy of the "Kansas City Are Transportation Authority" due to lack of use. Also...
Architecture in Kansas City: 1885-1913
Discussion of architects in Kansas City and their origins with photos of a few of their works, including the Scarritt Building.
Architecture 1913-1933: Metamorphs in Twenty Years
Discussion of how architecture changed in the period following 1885-1913, with examples of Union Station and Liberty Memorial.
Restoration of Other Building Types Needed
Article about general need for preservation of older city buildings.
Early Buildings of the Kansas City Area
Article about the first possible dwellings in the area as well as the oldest still standing.
Cast Iron Store Fronts
Article about mainly buildings constructed after the Chicago fire of 1871 and their alteration and destruction in present times.
The Rediscovery of Colter's Hell and Other Research Adventures
Descriptions of western fur traders Seth Ward and Major John Dougherty, noting Ward as husband of "two wives--one Indian and one white girl back in the settlements."
Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid
Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...
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