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Additional material for the Winter 2015 JCHS Journal

This section provides additional information about topics covered in the Winter 2015 Jackson County Historical Society Journal.

This is an expanded opportunity to extend the wonderful content from the print edition.

Myrtle Bennett Trial

The infamous story of the Kansas City bridge game and the murder trial of Myrtle Bennett are recounted in a book published by the Jackson County Historical Society






Puppetry Arts Institute

Note on Sources


Hazelle and Her Marionettes, Creating the World’s Largest Puppet Company, by Mike Joly, ©2005 Sharon Joly, The Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Road, Independence, Missouri 64052.

Photos, unless noted, are from the collection of the Jackson County Historical Society, 112 W Lexington Ave # 102, Independence, MO 64050

“Early Love of Dolls Is Turning Into Industry for Kansas Citian”, The Kansas City Star, Thursday, September 19, 1935.

Rhythms of a Century: 100 years of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music; BkMk Press, 2005.

“Kansas City-Made Marionettes Are Sold ‘Round the World”, by J. V. E., The Kansas City Star, Sunday, January 1, 1939.

“Hazelle Rollins Builds Big Business from Love of Children and Puppets,” by Eleanor Richey Johnston, The Christian Science Monitor, January 29, 1949.

“She Pulled the Strings for Big Business in Marionettes,” by Ray Heady, The Kansas City Star, 1952.

“Her World of Fantasy is Peopled with Puppets,” by Ruby Holland Rosenberg, The Kansas City Star, Sunday, December 16, 1962.

“Hazelle’s ‘Business on a String,’” by Shirley Johnston, The Harbinger, Third Quarter, 1971.

“Mrs. Hazelle Hedges Rollins, Business and Creative Arts”, The Headliner, published by the Greater Kansas City Professional Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi Matrix Table, 1968.

“Pulling Strings Creatively,” by Ruby Holland Rosenberg, Kansas City Missouri Branch, National League of American Pen Women, Inc., 1300 17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, December, 1970.

“Puppet Maker,” by Jim Lapham, Sunday Magazine, The Kansas City Star, May 27, 1973.

“Successful Alumni Pay Back KU with Donations,” by Lisa Bolton,Kansas University Daily Kansan, November 3, 1981.

Letter from Ellen Roney Hughes, Museum Specialist, The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of History and Technology, Washington, D.C., 20560 dated August 5, 1980 to Mrs. Hazelle H. Rollins.

Dory DeAngelo

Dory DeAngelo

Dory DeAngelo

Tribute to Dory DeAngelo by LeAnna DeAngelo

DeAngelo finding aid - Missouri Valley Room, Kansas City Public Library.