This digital collection has been made possible in part by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this database do not necessarily represent those of NEH.

The Martha Jane Phillips Starr Field of Interest Committee, administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, provided matching funds to the NEH grant to make this digital collection possible.

Thank you to all who have contributed time and expertise to developing and maintaining UMKC Digital Special Collections, past and present: Ayyoub Ajmi, Scott Gipson, Bailey Grim, Dillon Henry, Stuart Hinds, Vicki Kirby, David Lindahl, Kelley Martin, Kelly McEniry, Daniel Morel, Autumn Neal, Kaylee Peile, Buddy Pennington, Phil Redmon, Sandy Rodriguez, Garth Tardy, Melinda Vorhees, and the staff at Discovery Garden Inc.