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Indian Territory (Okla...
Frontier and Pioneer L...
William S Prettyman
George B Cornish
William L Sawyers
Rollin J Britton
Ford, Susan Jezak
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
"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....
'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute...
2004 Conclave, The Heartland of America, Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma
Second Quarter, 2004
A supplement to Marquee, the Journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America, features several Kansas City theaters. They include: Aladdin, Englewood in Independence, Mo., Gem, Folly, Lyric, Madrid,...
A Collector Extraordinaire
April 20, 2012
David Spivey is the subject of the Tribute section of the Remembrances column. "Born in Oklahoma, David spent most of his life in Kansas City. He was a graduate of Rockhurst High School, Central Missouri...
A Proven Legend . . . and a Promising Newcomer
Article describes the life and career of Jay McShann on the occasion of a December 13, 2003 performance at the Folly Theater. McShann was born on January 12, 1916; he came to kansas City from Muskogee,...
A Race for Sixty Millions
Article about the race among railroads toward "three million acres of Oklahoma's most fertile territory," worth 60 million dollars for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad, "the expectant recipient" from...
File containing a description of Margaret Withers Teague, or Margaret Teague, a Clay County, Missouri historian "assist[ing] her mother, the late Mrs. Robert Steele Withers, in research for the writing...
Biographical article about Audrey Holt, "honored with a retirement luncheon" for "[m]ore than 30 years of public service in the nursing profession." Description of her life and career, born in Oklahoma...
AC17 Carl V. Mason Collection Finding Aid
The Carl V. Mason Collection contains documents and photographs related to the life and career of FBI special agent Carl V. Mason.
AC19 George W. Mayfield Collection Finding Aid
The George W. Mayfield Collection contains materials related to the life and career of Pullman porter and barber George W. Mayfield.
AC22 Gilliam Family Collection Finding Aid
1939-1999 [Bulk: 1939-1947]
The Gilliam Family Collection contains correspondence and other documents and photographs concerning the personal lives of the Gilliam family between 1939 and 1947.
AC54 Education and Schools Archival Vertical Files Finding Aid
The Education and Schools Archival Vertical Files contain documents, photographs, and other items related to African American education and schools.
Agreement Brightens Future of the Mullendore Ranch
Photos and article about the leasing of large areas of ranch lands in northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas by the Lacy Management Company of North Kansas City, Missouri (headed by president H....
Al Jennings Dies with Boots Off
Photo and obituary for Al Jennings (~1849-1961), "pint-sized badman of the trains and trails of the Oklahoma territory," imprisoned from about 1902 to 1907 for "robb[ing] 15 or 20 trains" and other crimes...
Alberta Wilson Constant
Photos and biographical sketch of Alberta Wilson Constant, or Alberta Constant, wife of Edwin Constant and poetry editor of the Veterans' Voices magazine, as well as editor of the Jackson County Histocial...
American Royal Queens
The following were American Royal Queens from 1939 to 1967: (1939) Margaret Jane Swift of Claremore, Oklahoma, (1940) Dorothy Jean Ballard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, (1941) Barbara Mostez Dusenberry of Excelsior...
An Energy Trove Awaits . . . Maybe
February 28, 2012
A possible oil and natural-gas boom may occur in southern Kansas as drilling companies increase efforts to recover gas and oil by fracking. Although "its role has shrunk," Kansas "remains a player as one...
An Interview With Adolph Wilson
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded June, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 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 Augustus Moore
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded June 23, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 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 Fletcher Daniels
Interviewer: Ella Pruitt. Interview recorded May 5, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 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....
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