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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
William Rufus Jackson
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Howard L Conard
Biographical sketch of Major Alf Brant, "superintendent of the Kansas City workhouse," moving to Missouri in 1857. He served in the Union army in the Civil War, in 1876 moved to Kansas City. starting the...
All Barrels Loaded At Fifteen Paces
Article recounts the story of the duel between Confederate generals John S. Marmaduke and Lucius M. "Marsh" Walker which took place on September 6, 1863 in Arkansas. Marmaduke mortally wounded Walker who...
All That Jazz
Article about the history of jazz, including Kansas City's influence on it before 1900 and after World War I.
All the Speakers Here
November 20, 2005
Article detailing President (then Secretary of War) William Howard Taft's visit to Kansas City in November, 1905. Taft was the principal speaker at a dinner of the Kansas City Commercial Club.
Allen H. Parmer
Charcoal portrait of Allen Parmer (sometimes spelled Palmer) with pullover trimmed shirt worn over a checked shirt with tie. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey.
Allied Commanders in World War I
Photograph portrait of the five allied commanders in World War I. Standing in uniform from left to right are Lt. General Baron Jacques (Belgium); General Armando Vittorio Diaz (Italy); Marshal Ferdinand...
Alumni of One-Room School Reunite and Reminisce
Story of "the first Mount Gilead School reunion" of former students and teachers at Mount Gilead school "west of Kearney," Missouri, in Clay County, built in 1835, closed in 1946, and "believed to be the...
America's Cattle Trails
Map of trails including those used by the Spanish, pre-Civil War trails, Civil War routes, and other overland trails.
American Culture, American Tastes: Social Change and the 20th Century
References to and brief descriptions of the Committee on Public Information during World War I, and its chairman, George Creel, a former Kansas City journalist, pointing out his efforts with the committee...
American Legion Fountain
Postcard of the American Legion Fountain
American Legion Memorial Fountain
Close-up view of the American Legion Memorial Fountain located at 9th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri.
American Preachers of To-Day: Intimate Appraisals of Thirty-two Leaders
Chapter of the book (partly an interview of) about Reverend Burris Jenkins, pastor of the Linwood Boulevard Christian Church and later the Community Christian Church in Kansas City, born here in 1869....
American War Dads Association
Unidentified men wearing hats that read "American War Dad".
American War Dads Convention
September 17, 1946
Barbecue, Fourth National Convention, American War Dads Association, Unity Farm, Kansas City, Missouri. President of the War Dads, O. A. Greer of Kansas City, is sitting on the right on the end.
American Woman and Her Political Peers, 1893
Pro-suffrage postcard showing women's suffragist and temperance reformer, Frances E. Willard, alongside her political peers--outcasts of society ineligible to vote.
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...
A selection of 8 postcards of Amusement Parks
An 1862 Texas Trek: William Moberly Hill's Diary Edited
Photo and biographical article about William Moberly Hill, or William Hill, "a Confederate sympathizer in the Civil War" traveling in 1860 from Jackson County "to Texas as a custodian of all the family...
An Address to the Public, Vindicating a Work of Art Illustrative of the Federal Military Policy in Missouri during the Late Civil War
Booklet written by the artist George Caleb Bingham, defending his famous painting of "Order No. 11," explaining its depictions of atrocities brought on by the unfair military treatment of displaced Missouri...
An Annotated Bibliography of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement (With Emphasis on Publications from 1980 to the Present)
Author states this bibliography grew out of teaching courses at Morgan State University on U.S. history, including a course on the civil rights movement. The bibliography is divided into Anthologies/Reference...
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