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Howard L Conard
103 Years of History
March 16, 2002
Article that gives a short history of The Independent magazine. It was started in 1899 by George Creel and Arthur Grissom as a political magazine. Ten years later two women, Katherine Baxter and Clara...
A Bright Kansas City Paper
Two paragraphs about "'Tavern Talk,' the official hotel paper," "[o]ne of the brightest and neatest magazines edited and printed in Kansas City."
A Guide to Negro Periodical Literature (Subject and Author)
A Missouri Poet and Teacher
Photo and biographical article about Eleanor Denny, poet and Kansas City high school teacher, with samples of her poems published in various magazines.
About Town: Some Ex-Kansas Citians Make Marks Elsewhere
Biographical article about former Kansas Citians achieving success in other cities, including the following: Homer Wadsworth, Nathan Stark, Robert Brown (former assistant city manager), Dave Dexter, Jr....
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...
Fact sheet about Alice Nielsen, a singer born in the 1870s and presumably appearing in Kansas City around the turn of the century with costumes held at the Kansas City Museum, with references to newspapers...
Art and Artists: From Fast Ad Pace to Portraits
Photo and biographical article about Harry Fredman, a former advertising artist as a teenager in Kansas City for men's clothing, moving to New York in 1945 and becoming an illustrator of portraits and...
Artist's Identity Forever Rooted in Kansas Landscapes
January 30, 2011
Interview with Stan Herd who earned the designation "crop artist" by Dan Rather. Herd "is a Lawrence-based crop artist. His rendering of a bottle of Absolut vodka 'painted' on 17 acres using indigenous...
Author and Newsman George Washington Ogden Dies at 94: He Had Been City Editor of the Old Kansas City Times
Obituary for George Washington Ogden, or George Ogden, "94, author and former city editor of the old Kansas City Times" "before its purchase by The Star." Native of Lawrence, Kansas coming to Kansas City...
Aw, C'Mon Valentine, Who Are You?
File containing an issue of the Jackson County Journal newsletter or magazine with photos and information on government employees of Jackson County, Missouri.
Beautiful Location: Parkville
Short article about the community of Parkville, Missouri, located north of the Missouri River and northeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Includes mention of magazines who find Parkville to be one...
Biography of Courtney Ryley Cooper (1886-1940), Journalist
Biography of Ernest O. Brostrom (1888-1969), Architect
Biographical sketch of Cameron Mann, "rector of Grace (Protestant Episcopal) Church, Kansas City," born in New York City in 1851 and coming to Kansas City in 1881 as a "frequent contributor of prose and...
Church Honor to William D. Dunlap
February 8, 1952
Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about William Dunlap, or W.D. Dunlap, a "teacher of history and government" at Lincoln High School "and a member of the St. Augustine's Episcopal...
Civil War In Missouri
File contains a list of magazines and Missouri Civil War organizations.
Crafting the Write Stuff
July 28, 2011
Review of an exhibition at the Writer's Place (3607 Pennsylvania Ave.) titled "Extreme 3-D Interactive Blog Zines and Art by Eve Englezos, Brigette Poniewaz and Alex Schubert." The exhibition spotlights...
Deaths: Hayes Walker, Jr.
Photo and obituary for Hayes Walker, Jr., "62, former publisher of the American Hereford Journal" becoming "president of Walker Publications, Inc., in 1944" following the death of his father, Hayes Walker,...
Dictionary of American Biography
1958 (1930 in first edition)
Biographical sketch of Henry Finck (1854-1926), "author and music critic" and "one of the most versatile and gifted members of his profession," born in Bethel, Missouri. Description of his career, starting...
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