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Albert Nelson Marquis
'Your Kansas City and Mine' off the Press; Traces History of Negroes
September 15, 1950
Book review of "Your Kansas City and Mine," a book written in 1950 by William Young about "the Negro in Kansas City during its 100-year history." Aspects and sections of the book are described, covering...
Article spotlights 30 "visionaries" of Kansas City, the men and women who "pioneered the region, pushed our borders in new directions, set the stage from the growth of companies...and helped give this...
2003 Kansas Citian of the Year: Tom McDonnell
Article provides a brief profile of Tom McDonnell, president and chief exectutive officer of DST Realty, on the occasion of his selection as the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's 2003 Kansas Citian...
29 Under 30
Young prominent Kansas Citians.
A Street Walker's Guide to Kansas City
Thorough article on the variety of street names in Kansas City, with their origins, including discarded street names, as well as associated neighborhoods, buildings, and people.
About Town column.
About Town: Some Ex-Kansas Citians Make Marks Elsewhere
Biographical article about former Kansas Citians achieving success in other cities, including the following: Homer Wadsworth, Nathan Stark, Robert Brown (former assistant city manager), Dave Dexter, Jr....
African Americans - Group
File contains lists of famous Kansas City African American citizens, "black pioneers", etc. filed under heading "Group".
An Angry Advocate
May 28, 1988
Biographical article about Julia Hill, "long a leader in local civil rights campaigns" and a 65-year-old (in 1988) prominent member of the Kansas City school board. The article discusses Hill's involvements...
Back in Business with Blass: Designer Talks About the Changing World of Fashion
December 18, 2003
Michael Vollbracht, a former Kansas City man who assumed directorship of Bill Blass March 2003, returned to Kansas City with a one-day Blass trunk show at Halls. Article reviews Vollbracht's success with...
Biography of John Calvin McCoy (1811-1889), City Founder
Black Vanguard Less Visible Now
File containing portraits and a biographical article about the decline in leadership in the local black community with depictions and descriptions of the following former black leaders here: Chester Franklin,...
Caricatures of Prominent Kansas Citians
Caricatures of prominent Kansas Citians (such as Frank Walsh, Major William Warner, Judge John Philips, and Mayor James Jones) on the cover of the magazine from its first issue (March 11, 1899) through...
Article profiles the holiday activities of prominent Kansas Citians.
City of Epitaphs
Article (written by a staff member of the Kansas City Public Library) about the history and growth of Kansas City from a western embarkation point to a cultural and grain industry center and "the nation's...
Clout, the Up-to-Date Scoop on Who Has It & What They Do with It
Powerful Kansas Citians.
Coming out of 'Hiding'
April 4, 2003
Article about Kansas City native Doug Green and the debut of his movie "The Hiding Place," showing on April 4, 2003.
Commentary: KC's Rich and Famous All a Blur
File contains an article about the Kansas City Rich and Famous Tour, started about 1987 by Reverend Don Davidson and lasting over 7 hours long, mentioning and describing numerous Kansas Citians famous...
Dawson, William L.
Short bio of Dawson with a transcription of a porition of an interview with Dawson about his time at the Horner Institute of Fine Arts (now the Conservatory of Music).
Don't Forget Local Black Achievement
February 6, 1985
News article about local black achievement in the context of Black History Month. Several prominent African Americans are mentioned, such as Chester Franklin, Roy Wilkins (an NAACP leader), Lucile Bluford,...
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