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John F Gregory
Beveridge, Mary I
Jane F Flynn
Poem written by Melvin B. Tolson published in the Lincolnian yearbook his junior year (1917). Tolson graduated in 1918 from Lincoln High School.
A Bit of Nature
Illustrations (by Will Weber, "one of Kansas City's most gifted artists") and poem by local poet Robert Wiziarde about cowboys.
A Library Hall
Written by Phil Kirk, this poem refers to the Central Library of the Kansas City Public Library located at 10th and Baltimore. The first floor of the building is called Kirk Hall and is named after Phil...
A Poet Talks of Indians
February 28, 1932
Brief article profiling poet and scholar John G. Neihardt, on the occasion of a personal reading from his epic group of poems Cycle of the West at the Community Church (Linwood Boulevard and Forest Avenue)....
A Treasury of American Song
Song lyrics to the "Ballad of Jesse James" by Billy Gashade in an excerpt from a 1943 book not in this library.
A World of Verse in Kansas City
October 21, 2012
Article describes the 30th Midwest Poets Series to be held at Rockhurst University. Robert Stewart is interviewed and discusses his organization of the event in 1983 as well as ongoing preparations for...
About Town: Poems Recall Her Life in Excelsior Springs
Biographical article about M. Deborah Ellett, "poetry editor for the City Inner & Outer Magazine which is devoted chiefly to minority affairs and success stories," growing up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri,...
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...
African Americans in Literature
File contains a copy of the poem "Toussaint L'Ouverture: Chateau de Joux, 1803," by Edward Arlington Robinson, reprinted in the November 30-December 4, 1931 issue of Current Literature.
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...
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...
Biography of Carolyn Benton Cockefair (1884-1969), English Professor
Biography of Dale Eldred (1933-1993), Sculptor
Biography of John B. Bisceglia (1891-1988), Clergyman
Biography of Randall Jessee (1914-1976), Newsman
Biography of Saturnino Alvarado (1883-1955), Civil Rights Activist
Browning, King and Company
Folder contains an issue of "Browning, King & Co's Illustrated Monthly", V.11, #1, July, 1895. The publication includes poetry, anecdotes, stories, illustrations, etc. The back of the publication contains...
Information about Charles Edson, or C. L. Edson, author of the poems, "Kansas City" and "Kansas City Saga." He was born in about 1889, becoming a newspaper journalist in Kansas, New York, and Kansas City,...
Christmas Night in the Quarters
May 23, 1905
Facsimile of original manuscript of "Christmas Night in the Quarters" by Irwin Russell.
Clara Virginia Townsend
File containing photos and information on Clara Virginia Townsend, or Clara Townsend (ca. 1858-1939), a former teacher, school principal, and creator of "Prunes and Prisms" column (under the pen name of...
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