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"A Brave and Gallant Company," A Kansas City Hospital in France During the First World War
Article describes the U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 28 located in Limoges, France, from July 1918 until May 1919. Many of the hospital personnel were associated with the University of Kansas School of Medicine...
"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...
"I Was a Prinsoner of War"
Reprint of a portion of Samuel J. Reader's autobiography. A free-state partisan, Reader witnessed and participated in the Bleeding Kansas conflict and later served in the Second Kansas State Militia during...
"If the Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise"
Title continues: "Flood Control and the Displaced Rural Communities of Irving and Broughton, Kansas." This study looks at the displacement of two Kansas towns and the residents involved, as a result of...
"Like a Brilliant Thread"
Article recounts the December 1921 coal strike in southeast Kansas involving the "Amazon Army"- the wives, mothers, sisters, and friends of the striking mine workers. They led a series of marches to prevent...
"Nobody Out Here Knows Anything About Wimin's Rights"
Title contines "Clarina Howard Nichols, Woman's Rights, and Abolitionism in Kansas Territory." Article discusses Clarina Howard Nichols, one of the most notable nineteenth-century women's rights activisits...
"Out of the Ashes"
Article on the aftermath of Quantrill's Raid on the town of Lawrence, Kansas and its residents. Following the August 21, 1863 attack in which almost 200 men and boys were killed, surviors of the raid struggled...
"Sound on the Goose," A Search for the Answer to an Age Old "Question"
An article about the significance and meaning behind the slang phrase "sound on the goose." Redd and Etcheson's research reveals that the phrase was code for support and "commitment to the proslavery cause...
''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...
''Aunt Maria'' Moore Is Dead
December 1, 2003
A reprint from "The Times", Pleasant Hill, Mo., May 8, 1936. Maria Moore came to Jackson County, Missouri as one of the slaves of Jabez Smith. She was later sold to Tom Thomas of Pleasant Hill and spent...
''Better off in Hell'': The Evolution of the Kansas Red Legs
May 1, 2002
Comprehensive article covering the various border warfare groups along the Kansas-Missouri border during the Civil War. Includes names as Jim Lane, Charles Jennison, William S. Tough, John L. "Jack" Bridges,...
''Can Basketball Survive Chamberlain?''
Article describing Wilt Chamberlain's years in Lawrence, Kansas and his relationship with the University of Kansas. Includes a description of Forrest C. ''Phog'' Allen's recruiting of Chamberlain as a...
''Fairly Launched on My Voyage of Discovery'': Meriwether Lewis's Expedition Letters to James Findlay
Two letters written by Captain Meriwether Lewis during the Lewis and Clark Expedition recently resurfaced at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. The article includes the text of the two letters....
''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage
July 1, 2003
Les Indiens Osages was published in France in 1827 and was written to publicize the arrival of six Osage Indians traveling in that country. This 36 page publication gives insights into the French-Osage...
''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...
''Within the Limits of the Southern Confederacy'': The C.S.A.'s Interest in the Quapaw, Osage, and Cherokee Tribal Lands of Kansas
Article explores the Confederacy's interest in securing Indian tribal support as well as tribal land in southern Kansas. "In all, the Confederacy signed treaties with three tribes holding lands in southern...
'Even Since the Hanging of Oliphant'
Article on the instances of mob violence that occurred in Topeka, Kansas in the latter half of the 19th century. On June 5, 1889, an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people participating in the lynching of Nat...
100 Years of Aviation
Entire issue of Gateway Heritage devoted to flight. Includes primary sources such as letters by the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh. Chapters are: How We Made The First Flight; To Octave Chanute,...
68,937 And Counting: Searching Inmate Case Files from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas
Article describes information that can be obtained from inmate case files at the Leavenworth penitentiary. Case files include inmate photographs, record sheets, personal data sheets, fingerprints, daily...
A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory
This article was first printed in the Six Mile Baptist Cookbook. It gives the early history of the area, including notes about the Osage Indians, Fort Osage, Sibley, and what took place in the "six-mile"...
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