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Arthur N Alkire
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"A Pretty Weedy Flower"
This article traces William Allen White's political beliefs and actions. From his newspaper office in Emporia, White supported liberal causes, but also championed conservative issues he believed would...
"Black Capitalism" as Negro Hope
April 30, 1968
Biographical article about Booker T. Washington and his statements from around the turn of the 20th century about "black capitalism" being re-popularized by the Richard Nixon administration in the late...
November 18, 2011
Article about a 100-year-old portrait of Bishop John J. Hogan painted by James L. Fitzgibbon.
"The cure for what ails ya"
August 15, 2012
Postcard image of and short article on the Thornton & Minor Sanitorium, 10th and Oak Street. The hospital was founded by Dr. T.W. Thornton in 1887. Eight years later, in 1885, Thorton partnered with Dr....
$1 Million Makes a Big Difference
August 15, 2007
The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...
$100,000 Jump Starts Field Project
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation has received a $100,000 grant from the National Football League's Grassroots Program and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to build a multi-purpose...
$18,000 Grant Gives Puppets Something to Sing About
December 24, 2006
Paul Mesner Puppets has received one of the nine 2007 grants to Kansas City area arts organizations from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $18,000 NEA Access to Excellence grant is for the production...
$2.5 Million Grant Benefits Northeast
January 26, 2011
The construction of a new Northeast community center is closer to reality with the help of a $2.5 million Economic Development Initiative (EDI) grant. The proposed site at 9th and Van Brunt would also...
$4 Million to Union Station
June 6, 2014
Article announces that the Hall Family Foundation has made a donation of four million dollars to Union Station to assist with planned improvements to this historic site. Union Station chief executive officer,...
$5 Million Grant Is for New Bridge: Clinton Administration Will Alot Funds to Help Build Structure Near Chouteau
News of the federal funding to assist in the construction of a new or repaired Chouteau Bridge, crossing the Missouri River between I-435 and I-35.
$6.88 Million in Urban Grants Made
December 19, 2012
Article provides details concerning a series of grants awarded to urban redevelopment projects by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Julie Porter, Executive Director of LISC, is interviewed and...
' I Plant Myself...Down on My Unquestionable Rights': Elijah Lovejoy's Fatal Stand for Freedom
October 1, 2006
Article tells the story of Elijah Lovejoy, St. Louis abolitionist. His impassioned denunciations of slavery in his newspaper, The Observer, incurred the wrath of pro-slavery elements. Lovejoy moved his...
''A Species of Town-Building Madness'': Quindaro and Kansas Territory, 1856-1862
Story of the town of Quindaro, Kansas, which materialized for a short while on the Missouri River upriver from the Town of Kansas (Kansas City) in 1857. The site was selected by Abelard Guthrie and Charles...
''A Stitch in Time'' Premieres Friday
May 10, 2006
The story of dress manufacturer Nell Donnelly Reed is captured in a new book and documentary film produced by her great great nephew Terence Michael O'Malley. The film is entitled "Nelly Don: A Stitch...
''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator''
August 1, 2004
Article reporting the death of Missouri Senator Harry Wiggins at age 71. Wiggins' political career spanned 28 years in the state Senate, where he represented a large portion of Kansas City, Missouri.
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
''Precious Doe'' (Erica Green) Murder Case
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles pertaining to the murder of Erica Michelle Maria Green, a child previously known only as "Precious Doe." Erica Green's unidentified, decapitated body was...
''When You Come to Kansas City'' Is Our Winning Tune
January 8, 2011
Article about The Kansas City Star’s contest to find the best original song about Kansas City. The clear winner was Andy DeWitt’s “When You Come to Kansas City.” DeWitt has performed with local...
''Your Presence Is Not Requested''
December 21, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed immigration legislation that would make illegal US presence a crime rather than a civil offense. If it becomes a law, it would affect most Latino adults...
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