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Riley, Kimberly R
19th National Convention: The Republican Party, Kansas City, June 12, 1928 [and] Hoover the Nominee
Illustrations and articles about the 1928 Republican National Convention in Kansas City, nominating Herbert Hoover (later elected) for President of the United States at Convention Hall.
Alf M. Landon
Portrait of the Hon. Alf M. Landon, Governor of Kansas from 1933 through 1937. Landon spoke at the 27th Annual Inaugural Dinner of the South Central Business Association on January 28, 1947, on the topic...
An Interview With Carlos F. Cortes
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded March 4, 1978. 2 sound cassettes (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 contents....
An Interview With Joanne Collins
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded August 21, 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...
Biography of Carl Betz (1854-1898), Educator and Musician
Biography of Hector V. Barreto Sr. (1935-2004), Businessman
Biography of Leona Pouncey Thurman (1911-1985), Attorney
Biography of Theron B. Watkins (1877-1950) and Bruce Watkins (1924-1980), Community Leaders
Biography of Walter S. Dickey (1862-1931), Newspaper Owner
Former Kansas Citian Diagnoses the G. O. P.
File containing a review of "Republicanism Reappraised," a book by Roland Stromberg, a college history teacher born in Kansas City in 1916 and raised here.
Obituary for Frank Hilmes, a home builder long identified with the Republican Party, dying at the age of 67 in 1952.
From Combat to Crime: The Famous Outlaw Got His Start Fighting Against the Union
July 2-9, 2007
Short article which discusses the legend of Jesse James and the Robin Hood theme. Author contends that "the key to understanding the motives of the James gang--besides greed--is the Civil War, especially...
History of Johnson County, Kansas
Description of the political situation in Johnson County during the late 1850's. The terrorizing of the Quaker Mission by Missouri border ruffians in August, 1856 is described, as well as the emergence...
John A. Martin, Soldier State Visionary
Article about John A. Martin, Kansas' tenth governor and founder of the Kansas Republican Party and Kansas State Historical Society. The essay focuses on the idea of Kansas as a soldier state, with many...
Kansas City's Major Warner Rode In with Missouri's "Mysterious Stranger"
Illustration and biographical article about Major William Warner (1839-1916), a former Kansas City mayor elected national senator from Missouri in 1905 with the help of the Republican Party's "Mysterious...
Lie Down for America: How the Republican Party Sows Ruin on the Great Plains
April 1, 2004
In this article Frank, author of 'What's the Matter with Kansas?', explores the phenomenon of working-class midwesterners voting Republican against what would seem to be their best interests. He discusses...
Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work
Photo and bio of Thomas Rankin Marks, or Thomas Marks, "one of the leaders of the Republican party in Jackson County and a former police commissioner of Kansas City," born in Indiana in 1876 and coming...
Biographical article about Benjamin Gratz Brown, or B. Gratz Brown (1826-1885), a lawyer, federal senator, and 20th governor of Missouri, living in Ironton and Kirkwood, Missouri, and co-organizer of the...
Missouri Republican Club of Kansas City
March 16, 1905
History of the Missouri Republican Club of Kansas City, organized in 1897 at the Midland Club, moving later that year to "Zahner & Battell's hall, at 12 West Tenth Street, and the latter part of that year...
Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It
One page about the "Republican League" political organization of Jackson County, Missouri, "formed in the spring of 1901 for the purpose of giving the Republican party a complete precinct and ward organization."...
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