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Howdy L Williams
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...
Among Vets' Stories Are Tales of POW Camps
November 15, 2006
Article describes prisoner of war labor camps in western Missouri during World War II, which were located at Riverside, Orrick, Atherton, and Liberty. The author writes that the Atherton camp in Jackson...
An Interview With Agustin Rocha
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded August 14, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Includes a typed list...
An Interview With Chee Chee Williams
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded February 29, 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 guide...
An Interview With Mary Lou Hernandez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded October 26, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 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 guide to...
Appendix: The Real Quivira
Story of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, or Francisco Coronado, and his failed Spanish military expedition to find and conquer the Great Plains region north of Mexico (including later Kansas Territory)...
Beauty behind Bars
August 1, 1980
Photos and biographical article about Susan Stanton, "Director of Corrections" at the Jackson County Jail since 1977, joining the county government in 1973 at the age of 25.
Bert's Beat: WWII Italian POWs Once Held in KC Area
File containing article about the Italian prisoners of World War II held in the Kansas City area.
Biography of Francisco Ruiz (1929-1993), Educator and Writer
Biography of Henry Ess (1840-1917) and Phoebe Ess (1850-1934), Attorney and Clubwoman and Reformer
Blue Book of City Hall: Kansas City, Mo., 1924
Photos of the Municipal Farm and the "Women's Reformatory."
Civil War Prison Collapse In Kansas City
Article about the collapse of a three-story building being used as a Civil War prison or guard house, killing four of the nine women prisoners inside, on August 13, 1863. Incident linked to the raid on...
Downtown Prison Collapse During the Civil War
Brief description about the collapse of the "large three-story building in the Metropolitan Block, McGee's Addition, owned by G. C. Bingham," killing four of the nine women prisoners inside the building...
Dr. James Walter Graham
Obituary for Dr. James Walter Graham, or James Graham, practicing medicine here for 63 years and serving as physician for federal prisoners held in the Jackson County jail, dying on November 7, 1970, at...
DuPont Heiress Becomes "The Prisoner's Friend"
Photo and biographical article about Mother Mary Jerome Shubrick, or Mary Shubrick (1830-1894), a "teacher and helper of the poor and imprisoned" known as "the Prisoner's Friend" in Independence, Missouri....
Enemy Soldiers On American Soil: When WWII POWS Camped in Jackson County, Missouri
There were 15,000 POWS located in Missouri during World War II. Jackson County had one camp located at Atherton. Article about this camp, includes photographs and footnotes.
General Hospital Profile
Man in handcuffs lying down in a train car. His forehead appears to be bandaged.
Handcuffed Man and Woman
A man in handcuffs and a woman hugging inside a room or train car. There are several men, possibly law enforcement agents, standing in the background.
Historic Sites in Mormon History at Richmond, Missouri
A series of articles and plat maps of important sites in Mormon history in Richmond, Missouri including the David Whitmer Home, Richmond jail, a list of Mormon prisoners in Richmond, and biographical information...
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