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1. "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker 2011 Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....

2. ''When You Come to Kansas City'' Is Our Winning Tune ''When You Come to Kansas City'' Is Our Winning Tune January 8, 2011 Article about The Kansas City Star’s contest to find the best original song about Kansas City. The clear winner was Andy DeWitt’s “When You Come to Kansas City.” DeWitt has performed with local...

3. 'Home on the Range' to Stay 'Home on the Range' to Stay September 1955 Photos and article about the composition of the song "Home on the Range" at Smith Center, Kansas, in 1872 by Brewster Higley. Description of the song's origins being forgotten until the 1950s with actions...

4. 12th Street 12th Street September 22, 1950 Numerous photos and captions about the diversity of types of places and walks of life along the entire stretch of 12th Street in Kansas City, including Craig's Gay 90's Bar, Time to Read bookstore, the...

5. 12th Street, East from Broadway 12th Street, East from Broadway Postcard of 12th Street, East from Broadway

6. 150 Facts About Kansas City 150 Facts About Kansas City 2000 List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.

7. A Stage Ride To Colorado A Stage Ride To Colorado July 1867 Story of a stage ride across the plains on the Smoky Hill route, starting at Atchison, Kansas, on November 17, 1865, and arriving in Denver, Colorado, in 15 days on December 2, 1865. Gives a great deal...

8. A Treasury of American Song A Treasury of American Song 1943 Song lyrics to the "Ballad of Jesse James" by Billy Gashade in an excerpt from a 1943 book not in this library.

9. A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards July 29, 1890 The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...

10. About Town About Town October/23/1942 Article about the jazz or ragtime song "Twelfth Street Rag," written in 1897 by Euday Bowman while walking along 12th Street at Main. Biographical information about the ragtime music composer from Texas...

11. About Town About Town October/17/1957 File containing a biographical article about Phyllis Pehr, "a Kansas City composer" of "the "Queen's Coronation March" for the American Royal and "Variations on an Israeli Theme," with residence at 7126...

12. AC2 First Baptist Church AC2 First Baptist Church 1920-2000 The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.

13. AC7 Sumner High School AC7 Sumner High School 1927-1986 The Sumner High School Collection documents the activities of faculty and students at Sumner High School and its successor organization Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, from 1927 to 1986

14. Alessandro Liberati Alessandro Liberati June 20, 1946 The song "The Kansas City Star March" was composed in 1896 by Italian born cornet player Alessandro Liberati according to this newspaper article. It states that Liberati used to perform in the band concerts...

15. Amazing Feet: Jim Cosgrove Turns Silly Songs Into a Serious Career Amazing Feet: Jim Cosgrove Turns Silly Songs Into a Serious Career July 30, 2006 Feature story highlighting the career of Jim Cosgrove, also known as Mr. Stinky Feet. He is a children's entertainer who dresses in a Hawaiian shirt, khaki pants/shorts, sandals, and a baseball hat. Cosgrove...

16. American Royal American Royal September 5, 1986 File contains an article about the song, "The Pride of the American Royal Rides On," written as part of an advertising campaign for the American Royal.

17. Approves a City Song Approves a City Song 1950 The general committee of the city council approved a resolution naming 'Kansas City, My Home Town' as the official song of the city. The song was written by Joseph E. Stern, a realtor and member of the...

18. At Kimo Swing Session At Kimo Swing Session October 13, 1950 File containing a photo and caption about Charlotte Mansfield, a local swing singer with Capitol Records receiving airplay of her current (in 1950) songs being played on local radio stations KIMO and KPRS,...

19. Bennie Moten Bennie Moten Photo and information on Bennie Moten (1894-1935), a black pianist, bandleader and native of Kansas City, leading in the development of the Kansas City style of jazz. Starting his own ragtime band here...

20. Biography of Carl Betz (1854-1898), Educator and Musician Biography of Carl Betz (1854-1898), Educator and Musician 2009