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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Art J Hiller
C M Cooper
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
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....
''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...
'Home on the Range' to Stay
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...
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...
12th Street, East from Broadway
Postcard of 12th Street, East from Broadway
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Stage Ride To Colorado
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...
A Treasury of American Song
Song lyrics to the "Ballad of Jesse James" by Billy Gashade in an excerpt from a 1943 book not in this library.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Approves a City Song
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...
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,...
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...
Biography of Carl Betz (1854-1898), Educator and Musician
Biography of Charles Johnson (1875-1950), Music Composer and Arranger
Biography of George E. Lee (1896-1958), Singer and Bandleader
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