William Jewell. [Walter Williams, ed., A History of Northeast Missouri (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1913)]

In some respects, William Jewell’s story is similar to those of thousands of others who…

Frederick T. Kemper. [James Addison Quarles, The Life of Prof. F. T. Kemper A.M., a Christian Educator, 1884]

Frederick Thomas Kemper was an educator and the founder of Kemper Military School and…

Isidor Loeb. [State Historical Society of Missouri Photographs, 1896–2010, P0137-12873]

Isidor Loeb, a longtime Missouri educator and authority on state government and taxation,…

John Francis McDermott. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Photographs and Prints Collection, N38530]

One of the foremost authorities on the history of culture, art, and society in the…

Luella St. Clair Moss. [The College Widow, Christian College, 1918]

Luella St. Clair Moss, an educator and community activist, was born in Virden, Illinois, to…

John Mason Peck. [Album of Missouri Baptists (St. Louis: Central Baptist Pub. Co., 1904), p. 2]

John Mason Peck, a pioneer, Baptist missionary, noted preacher, author, and journalist on…

Carl O. Sauer. © Chicago Maroon. [University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center, apf7-01181]

Carl Sauer probably had a more profound effect on American geographic thought than any…

Floyd Calvin Shoemaker. [State Historical Society of Missouri Photographs Collection, P0137-014054]

When Floyd Calvin Shoemaker retired as secretary, librarian, and editor of publications of…

James Milton Turner, circa 1870. [Lincoln University]

Although numerous secondary accounts of James Milton Turner’s life list his birth date as…

Charles van Ravenswaay. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Charles van Ravenswaay Photograph Collection, P0014-027765]

Charles van Ravenswaay, an author, horticulturist, and museum director, was most of all…