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1. A Legacy That Burns Brightly A Legacy That Burns Brightly April 25, 2008 The sons of debate coach and poet Melvin Tolson were in Kansas City to take part in the Debate-Kansas City's award ceremony. Tolson's story has recently been depicted in the movie, "The Great Debaters,"...

2. A Missouri Poet and Teacher A Missouri Poet and Teacher February 1933 Photo and biographical article about Eleanor Denny, poet and Kansas City high school teacher, with samples of her poems published in various magazines.

3. A Poet and A Friend to Writers A Poet and A Friend to Writers February 20, 2011 Co-founder of the Writers Place and its monthly reading series, Phil Miller died February 14, 2011. Miller taught creative writing and American Literature for nearly 30 years at Kansas City Kansas Community...

4. A World of Verse in Kansas City 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...

5. About Town: Poems Recall Her Life in Excelsior Springs About Town: Poems Recall Her Life in Excelsior Springs February/5/1974 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,...

6. Astronaut Visits Author of Poem Taken to Moon Astronaut Visits Author of Poem Taken to Moon November/30/1971 James D. Freeman wrote the poem "I Am There" which Lt. Col. James B. Irwin carried with him when he walked on the moon, July 31 through Aug.2, 1971. At the time of the newspaper article, Freeman was the...

7. Biography of J. Logan Jones (1858-1945), Founder of the Jones Store Biography of J. Logan Jones (1858-1945), Founder of the Jones Store 2008

8. Bonnie Tolson Bonnie Tolson 2002 This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Includes artist and poet Bonnie Tolson.

9. Carrie Westlake Whitney Carrie Westlake Whitney Photos, illustrations, and information (especially mounted newspaper clippings from 1895 to 1934) on Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, founding librarian of the Kansas City Public Library and...

10. Charles Edson Charles Edson 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,...

11. Christmas Night in the Quarters Christmas Night in the Quarters May 23, 1905 Facsimile of original manuscript of "Christmas Night in the Quarters" by Irwin Russell.

12. Clifford Nowlin Clifford Nowlin September/19/1962 Obituary for Clifford Nowlin, a poet and educator and namesake of an Independence school, dying at the age of 98 on September 18, 1962.

13. Consider the Prose and Cons of an Official State Poem Consider the Prose and Cons of an Official State Poem February 16, 2005 House Bill 370 in the Missouri State Legislature has provision in it for a Missouri State poem, one written by Russ Heindselman of La Grange in northeast Missouri. There has been some criticism that the...

14. Contributors to Missouri Culture: John G. Neihardt Contributors to Missouri Culture: John G. Neihardt October//1999 Biography of John Neihardt, a prominent Midwestern poet and historian, most active in the early 20th century, including a book about "the Plains Indian belief system," called "'one of the most widely read...

15. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Sara Teasdale (1884-1933), a poet born in Saint Louis, Missouri, one of the nation's most prominent female poets from the 1900s to the 1930s.

16. Doorman Discovers Poetry in God's World Doorman Discovers Poetry in God's World August/15/1968 Biographical article about Whitfield Dobbins, an African American doorman at the Walnuts Apartments and religious poet working through his church, the Second Baptist Church at 3620 East 39th Street, with...

17. Doorman Discovers Poetry in God's World Doorman Discovers Poetry in God’s World August 15, 1968 Biographical article about Whitfield C. Dobbins, 2618 Euclid Avenue, a poet and doorman at the Walnuts apartments in Kansas City. Two of his poems published for his church are reprinted in the article....

18. Edgar Linton Edgar Linton File contains samples of the writing of Edgar Linton, a Kansas City poet residing at 3718 Holmes Street, including magazine short stories and poetry.

19. Eugene Field Eugene Field Fall//1952 Biographical article about Eugene Field (1850-1895), a poet and journalist moving from his native Saint Louis to Saint Joseph "as city editor of the [Saint Joseph] Gazett" newspaper, with photos and description...

20. Eugene Field and the Political Journalism of St. Joseph Eugene Field and the Political Journalism of St. Joseph April//1999 Biographical article about Eugene Field and his "firm place in St. Joseph's heritage," especially in the 1870s, with photos, illustrations, and description of his place in the city's political journalism...