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1. Board of Directors, Officers, and Heads of Departments of The School District of Kansas City, Mo. Board of Directors, Officers, and Heads of Departments of The School District of Kansas City, Mo. 1912-05 Damaged composite of portrait photographs of Kansas City School District personnel. At least one photo (Wm. T. Bland) is missing; others are loose. Portraits include Brady, J. H., Chief Engineer; Cammack,...

2. Board of Directors, Officers, and Heads of Departments, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. Board of Directors, Officers, and Heads of Departments, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. 1916 Composite of portrait photographs of members of the Kansas City Board of Education, officers, and heads of departments. One photo (Cook, Hale H.) is missing. Portraits include: Bland, Wm. T., Vice President;...

3. Book Knowledge for All Book Knowledge for All January//1926 Photo and biographical article about Purd Wright, 65-year-old (in 1926) "librarian since June, 1911" of the Kansas City Public Library at 9th and Locust Streets. Born in Weston, Missouri in 1860 and moving...

4. Editor Was Inventor of Aunt Jemima Pancakes Editor Was Inventor of Aunt Jemima Pancakes October 1971 Biographical article (reprinted from the Saint Joseph News-Press, Centennial Edition, July 25, 1943) about Purd Wright as co-inventor of the Aunt Jemima pancake image in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Aunt Jemima...

5. How Districts Get Names How Districts Get Names January 4, 1925 Article about the origins of area place names like Toad-a-Loop, Tour-de-Loup, and Sni-a-Bar, all supposed to be of French origin etymologically. "One of the troublesome place names in Kansas City is that...

6. Missouri State Library Association Missouri State Library Association January//1904 Description of the discussions and presentations at the "fourth annual meeting of the Missouri State Library Association" at Saint Joseph, Missouri, headed by librarian Purd B. Wright.

7. Office Interior Office Interior circa 1915 Interior view of a man seated and working at a roll top desk situated in the corner of a room. On the floor next to the man is a wire wastebasket full of waste paper. Although unidentified, the man may...

8. Public Library Established in 1873 Public Library Established in 1873 September/10/1929 Photo and history of the Kansas City Public Library (written by librarian Purd Wright), established in 1873 and operating as "a subscription library until 1898," the year of the opening of the old Main...

9. Purd B. Wright Purd B. Wright 1947 Folder contains correspondence between Grace Hill and others concerning articles in library publications about Purd Wright; Wright's book plate and a copy of the June, 1947, M.L.A. Quarterly which contains...

10. Purd B. Wright Purd B. Wright Purd B. Wright, head of the Kansas City Public Library, standing on the steps of the library building at the northeast corner of 9th and Locust.

11. Purd Wright Purd Wright 1924 Photo and bio of Purd Wright, "Librarian of the Kansas City Public Library and Director of the Nelson Gallery of Art and the Daniel B. Dyer Museum." Born in Weston, Missouri in 1860 and starting out as...

12. Purd Wright Purd Wright 1950 Biographical description of Purd Wright, "a young printer," who came to Saint Joseph, Missouri, about 1877 from Cameron, Missouri. Later Wright became "the librarian of the first public library in St....

13. Purd Wright Purd Wright April 13, 1905 Biographical sketch of Purd Wright, "librarian of the Kansas City Public Library." Born in Weston, Missouri in 1860 and becoming a newspaper editor, librarian, and city clerk in Saint Joseph, Missouri...

14. SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid SC63 Vertical Files Special Collection Finding Aid 1820-1970 (bulk 1880-1950) The vertical files in this collection contain items found in the regular vertical files of the Special Collections department that were determined to be too old and fragile to be left in the files. The...

15. The Kansas City Public Library The Kansas City Public Library September//1924 Article about the history of the Kansas City Public Library with a description of each branch.

16. The Librarian among His Books The Librarian among His Books January/18/1925 File containing a photo and caption about Purd Wright, librarian "in charge of the Kansas City public library."

17. Who's Who in Kansas City Who's Who in Kansas City August/19/1923 Photos and biographical article about Purd Wright, "city librarian" of Kansas City. Born in Weston, Missouri in 1860 and becoming a newspaper editor in Saint Joseph and Cameron, Missouri before coming...

18. William Allen White Letters William Allen White Letters 1919-1938 Eight photocopied letters written to Kansas City Public Library director Purd B. Wright from Kansas journalist William Allen White with dates from September 19, 1919, to February 11, 1938. The letters...

19. World's First Ready-Mixed Food Was Made in Missouri World's First Ready-Mixed Food Was Made in Missouri Photos and a biographical article (undated photocopy) about Chris Rutt, "an editorial writer on the 'St. Joseph Gazette'" and co-inventor with Charles Underwood of "Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour" (with its...