Child giving tooth to survey

The Baby Tooth Survey was formed in 1958 by the Committee of Nuclear Information, a grassroots organization that…

George Washington Carver. [Courtesy of Tuskegee University Archives]

Historians have been unable to determine the exact date, or even year, of George Washington…

Carl Chapman at an unidentified archaeological site. [University of Missouri, Museum of Anthropology and American Archaeology Division, 23SN202-2]

Carl Haley Chapman has appropriately been called the dean of Missouri archaeology, a title…

Arthur Holly Compton. [University of Chicago Library, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf1-01878]

Arthur Holly Compton earned international recognition for his research in X-rays, sharing the 1927 Nobel Prize for…

Dorothy Leake in the 1920s

Dorothy Van Dyke Leake, an educator noted for her ecological work and her efforts to…

Curtis Fletcher Marbut, circa 1930s. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Curtis F. Marbut Papers, C3720]

Curtis Fletcher Marbut revolutionized American thinking in soil science and had an…

Homer G. Phillips. Painting by Vernon Smith. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Objects Collection, 2016-058-0001]

Homer G. Phillips was born in Sedalia, Missouri, on April 1, 1880. He was raised by an aunt…

Dr. Katharine Berry Richardson. [Courtesy of Children’s Mercy Kansas City]

Katharine Berry Richardson founded the highly respected Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas…

John S. Sappington. [Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Thomas Easterly Daguerrotypes Collection, Photographs and Prints Collection, N17356]

            John S. Sappington was a frontier physician in Tennessee and Missouri who…

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. [Popular Science Monthly, May 1890]

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft has a deserved reputation as an accomplished scientist-explorer who…