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Ford, Susan Jezak
Nancy J Hulston
Biography of William J. Thompkins, M.D. (1884-1944), Physician and Hospital Administrator
Biography of William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), Newspaperman
Black High Society
Article about the black high society in Kansas City, its relations to white high society, its prominent members such as funeral home chain owner Bruce Watkins, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Ball, the...
June 21, 2011
The Kansas City Police reopened the murder case of Leon Jordan and have identified his killer as James "Doc" Dearborn. Jordan, a former police officer and one of the founders of Freedom, Inc., was gunned...
Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid
Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...
Democratic National Convention
Interior view of Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Dick Bolling: Kansas City Power in the House
Biographical article about national representative from Missouri Richard "Dick" Bolling, or Richard Bolling, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives and known...
Vertical file contains multiple articles about Dowdal H. Davis, a politician and prominent member of the local African American community. Davis was a general manager of the Kansas City Call newspaper,...
Downtown 2001 Development Series Part 2
Photos, detailed maps, and article about the development plans for Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, defined by the Downtown Council as between "the Missouri River to 31st Street and from State Line Road...
Early Recollections of Missouri
Reminiscences of Missouri politics and politicians from roughly the beginning of statehood to the Civil War, especially governors and state congressman from Saline County, Missouri, and their sense of...
A listing of elected officials for federal, state, and Kansas Cityi's 20 area counties divided between Missouri and Kansas. Given is the official, contact information, party and when term expires.
Elected to California Legislature
November 18, 1966
Vertical file contains a biographical article with photo about Bill Greene, a native Kansas Citian and newly elected representative to the State Legislature of California in 1966. He was a graduate of...
Eli Thayer, Versatile New Englander, Promoted Free State Trek
File containing a photo and article about Eli Thayer (1819-1899), "legislator, inventor and educator" of Massachusetts and organizer of "the Emigrant Aid society in opposition to the Southern statesmen...
Engineering--A Glance at the History of Railroads in Missouri
Mention of General Richard Gentry of Columbia, Missouri, as host of the engineering party of "the Louisiana & Columbia Railroad line" in "the first instrumental survey of a railroad line ever made in the...
Ex-County Executive Bill Waris Dies at 63
September 19, 2007
Former Jackson County Executive Bill Waris died September 18, 2007. Waris, a former basketball coach and grade school principal, served two terms as county executive from 1982-1990. His accomplishments...
Faces of the Past
Photo and biographical sketch of former federal representative of Missouri Richard Bolling, serving 24 years in Congress starting in 1948, visiting Kansas City occasionally in his semi-retirement for academic...
Article about the bars, saloons, and similar "joints" on 12th Street in Kansas City, describing the types of people and businesses prevalent there in the Great Depression, including "underworld tycoon...
First Vehicle Crosses Bond Bridge
September 28, 2010
On September 27, 2010, Brad Regehr and his wife Wanda were the first to cross the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge (Bond Bridge) that replaces the Paseo Bridge. "More than 700 community leaders, politicians,...
Folk: The Story of a Little Leaven in a Great Commonwealth
Photo and article about the political corruption in the Missouri state government with descriptions of several politicians such as Alexander Cochran, "state counselor for the Missouri Pacific" Railroad,...
Frank Walsh and His Relationship With the Kansas City Star
A great deal of detail concerning Irish Kansas City lawyer and political figure, Frank Walsh. Includes information on his connection with the Board of Public Welfare, U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations,...
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