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Kansas City Star
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
William Rufus Jackson
Nettie Thompson Grove
'Casey' Jones, Ex-KC Times Editor, Dies of Cancer
Photo and obituary for Donald Jones, or Casey Jones, "a former summer intern reporter who rose to be city editor and then national editor of 'The Kansas City Times,'" dying at the age of 73 in 2000. Description...
. ..Presenting Roy Roberts: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about Roy Roberts, editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper at 18th and Grand Avenues. Born in Muscotah, Kansas in 1887 and raised in Lawrence, Kansas before becoming a reporter for...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
1908 Flood, 1st Street and Kansas Avenue
Postcard of the 1908 Flood showing 1st Street and Kansas Avenue
Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."
A $20,000 Blaze
Article describing the fire burning down the Union Depot and three nearby buildings, killing one man. Fire occurring at 3:00 am, September 22, 1875.
A Big 50 in Kansas City
Article profiling Kansas City Star editor Roy A. Roberts and his various influences in national and local politics through the newspaper.
A Brief Examination of Scripture Testimony on the Institution of Slavery
June/5, 12, 19/1855
Newspaper article published in three continued parts about the biblical references and relations to modern 1850s slavery in Kansas.
A Century in Print: The Newspaper Business in Johnson County, 1860-1960
Detailed article about the history of news publishing in Johnson County, Kansas. "In no other state's history has the press played such an active and pervasive role in community life. This is evident in...
A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century
Third in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City history. Focus on the 1850s-1860s, during the destructive but pivotal times of war over slavery in the Kansas City area.
A City Hall Wanted
Article describing the county jail and the new police headquarters in the old courthouse.
A Comparison: Three Hundred and Eighty-six Electors Sign Mr. Slavens' Certificate
List of some of the citizens of Westport voting in the 1894 mayoral election.
A Decade of growth and a drive for political empowerment
Article chronicles the early history of The Call newspaper from the time Chester Franklin founded it in 1919 through the 1920s.
A Famous Suit: Descendants of Joseph Smith at War in the Courts
Article about the court decision to grant the temple lot in Independence to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
A Final "Saulty" Observation
Posthumous tribute to Pitch Weekly columnist Chuck Saults.
A Final Toast
Article detailing history of the newspaper upon the founding publisher's retirement.
A Guide to Negro Periodical Literature (Subject and Author)
A Look at Early Lawrence: Letters From Robert Gaston Elliott
Robert Gaston Elliott came to Lawrence, Kansas Territory in 1854 and established the Kansas Free State newspaper which was opposed to the introduction of slavery into the territory. He was born in Union...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of William Larkin Webb, or W. L. Webb, "editor and proprietor of the Independence Progress, Independence, Missouri." Born in Jackson County, Missouri in 1856 and becoming a teacher...
A New Depot
Discussion of plans for a new Union Depot to replace the burned one. Suggestions for a new location east of the bluffs to avoid transportation difficulties over the steep terrain.
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