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Ford, Susan Jezak
Nancy J Hulston
R Alton Lee
"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...
A Big 50 in Kansas City
Article profiling Kansas City Star editor Roy A. Roberts and his various influences in national and local politics through the newspaper.
A New Era for Missouri Children
Article about the "Education Article" of Missouri's new state constitution of 1945, replacing the 1875 version, describing its design for more fairness in politics in general and in education for all children....
A Star Magazine Special Project: Kansas City's High Society--What It Is, What It Does, Who Is In, Who Is Out
Special section of the magazine attempting to define Kansas City's "high society," with looks at characteristics such as the Kansas City Social Register, Jewell Ball at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Kansas...
A Study in Missouri Politics, 1840-1870
January 1, 1927
This is a three part article concerning the topic of politics in the state of Missouri leading up to the Civil War and just afterwards. The first article deals with party disruption occurring in the period...
A-List? Nope, the B(arb)-list
January 3, 2004
Columnist summarizes winners, losesrs and trend-makers among Kansas City and Missouri notables in 2003 and makes predictions for 2004.
Abiel Leonard, Yankee Slaveholder, Eminent Jurist, and Passionate Unionist
Chapters in the book focus on Leonard's ancestry and early life, his duel with Taylor Berry, his politics, family life, slave holding, lawyer and judgeship responsibilities, federal politics, and the Civil...
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...
AC12 BAMA-KCPL Oral History Project Collection Finding Aid
The Black Archives of Mid-America / Kansas City Public Library Oral History Collection consists of 59 interviews with individuals prominent in the African American community and provides insight into the...
AC36 Orchid I. Jordan Scrapbook
1947-1973 [Bulk: 1972-1973]
The Orchid I. Jordan Scrapbook contains materials related to the political career of Missouri State Representative Orchid I. Jordan.
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
AC47 Felix H. Payne Collection Finding Aid
Felix H. Payne Collection
The Felix H. Payne Collection contains materials related to the business activities of the Kansas City American newspaper and personal papers of Felix H. Payne, Sr.
Activist Florynce Kennedy, 84, Dies
December 24, 2000
Photo and obituary article about Florynce Rae Kennedy, or Florynce Kennedy (1916-2000), a female African American lawyer and "a Kansas City native who fought for civil rights and feminism with trademark...
Activist Madeline Wrobley Dies at 74
June 15, 2013
Obituary for Madeline Wrobley, described as an important leader in Kansas City politics and civic leadership. Wrobley once led both the Kansas City League of Women Voters as well as the local chapter of...
African Americans in Politics
Passage in book describes early attempts to get African American candidates on the ballot. Theron B. Watkins' unsuccessful campaign for city alderman and L. Amasa Knox's campaign for the state legislature...
Alderman Jim Pendergast
Biography of James or "Big Jim" Pendergast, older brother of Tom Pendergast, starting in Kansas City politics in the late 1870s as a saloon keeper and City Council alderman in the First Ward, including...
An Interview With Dave Knuti
Interviewer: Edward Scott. Interview recorded October 8, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
An Interview With Harold Holliday
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded September 17, 1976. 4 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 4 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Henry Ross
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded May 26, 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...
An Interview With Ilus Davis
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded May 15, 1976. 3 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 3 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
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