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Comanche Brave (one who fears nothing)
Studio portrait of a Comanche brave identified as "One Who Fears Nothing." The print is on a boudoir card mount, produced by Lenny & Sawyers Indian Views, Purcell, Oklahoma.
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident
View of Nighthawks fording a stream trying to get to their first road trip engagement in Oklahoma City. Heavy rains had made road travel difficult. Individual members in view are not identified nor exact...
Correct Map of Oklahoma and Indian Territories
Map of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory. Railroad lines, counties, and Indian jurisdictions (Osage, Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache) are shown. The following Indian nations are shown in Indian Territory:...
Court may have to rule on Sunflower claim
Article describing the recent claims of the Shawnee Indian tribe to some 9,000 acres of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. The Shawnee, now a 1,300 member tribe based in Fairland, Oklahoma, base...
Postcard with title Dalton Defenders and contains pen sketches of C.T. Connelly, L.M. Baldwin, Geo. B. Cubine and Chas. Brown. Pub. by Gough Photo Services, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Inscription on back reads:...
Daughter of Top Composer Has Own Creative Bent
Photo and biographical article about Mary Rodgers Guettel, a 43-year-old "composer, columnist and author of several books, including 'Freaky Friday,' a delightful children's fantasy, with an excerpt of...
Death at Jackson County's Doorstep: Potawatomi Trail of Death Crossed Jackson County
Article describes the Potawatomi Indians and their forced removal from northern Indiana to eastern Kansas in the fall of 1838. Nearly 1,000 tribe members were forced to walk the Trail of Death from Indiana...
Death to Mrs. Inez Hunter, Teacher at R.T. Coles Vocational Junior High
September 26, 1952
Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for Mrs. Inez W. Griffin Hunter, or Inez Hunter, "a teacher at the R.T. Coles Vocational and Junior high school." She was "the wife of Russell C. Hunter, a teacher...
Deaths: Dwight L. Strother
Photo and obituary for Dwight Lynn Strother, or Dwight Strother, "6711 Oak, owner of the Dwight Strother Insurance company," a native of Oklahoma coming to Kansas City about 1927.
Deaths: Mrs. Maud Strother
Obituary for Mrs. Maud Strother, "87, of Oklahoma City, widow of Sam B. Strother [or Samuel Strother], former mayor of Kansas City and Jackson County public administrator." Native of Illinois raised in...
Deaths: The Rev. Issac G. Harris, Sr.
Obituary for Reverend Issac Harris, Sr., "78, of 3231 E. 32nd," born in Oklahoma and settling in Kansas City about 1940 as pastor of the Grace Temple Church of God in Christ.
Diary of a Football Scout
Photos and biographical article about Les Miller, the Kansas City "Chiefs' director of player personnel" or head scout. Description of his life and career, growing up in Oklahoma and becoming a scout in...
Disruption and Disease
Study tracing the spread and effects of disease among the Osage Indians from the 18th century through the end of the 19th, as they moved into the Indian Territory of Kansas, and later present-day Oklahoma....
Draw Me a Story
Article about Lisa Ernst, a writer and illustrator of children's books about animals wo grew up in Oklahoma and started in advertising in New York before settling into her studio residence in the Westport...
Dwight D. Sutherland Sr. Dies at 81
October 27, 2003
Dwight Sutherland's father Robert Sutherland founded the Sutherland Lumber Company in 1917 in Hugo, Oklahoma. As of 2003, the company had 60 locations in 15 states with a strong presence in Missouri and...
Edward Buehler Delk
Biographical article about Edward Buehler Delk (1885-1956), an architect arriving in Kansas City in 1920 from Philadelphia to work on the new Country Club Plaza, later designing homes in that area and...
Ex-KC Superintendent Dies
January 15, 2013
Obituary for former Kansas City, Missouri school superintendent Benjamin Demps, Jr. Demps was the district’s 19th superintendent in 30 years, serving for a total of 20 months from 1999 to 2001. Previously,...
Exploration and Diplomacy: George Champlin Sibley's Report to William Clark, 1811
Illustrations, photos, map, and biographical article about George Champlin Sibley, or George Sibley (1782-1863), factor of Fort Osage in Jackson County, and his report to William Clark (of the Lewis and...
Eyewitness Reports of Quantrill's Raid: Letters of Sophia Bissell & Sidney Clarke
Two separate accounts of Quantrill's August 21, 1863 raid on Lawrence, Kansas by eyewitnesses who escaped. The letters of Sophia Bissell and Sidney Clarke are reprinted, hers dated September 8, 1863 and...
Federal Aviation Administration Employees
A group of 24 black and white photographs associated with the Federal Aviation Administration. These include varying sizes taken in the 1940s and 1950s. Includes snapshots as well as 8x10 in. official...
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