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Tom Rafiner

Tom Rafiner is an independent researcher having devoted twenty years recovering and documenting Missouri’s Burnt District (Jackson, Cass, and Bates counties) history. A University of Missouri graduate, he later earned […]

Ann Raab

Dr. Ann M. Raab earned her PhD in archaeology from the University of Kansas, and her MA degree in Anthropology at California State University, Northridge. She is Anthropology Instructor at […]

Alex Primm

Alex Sandy Primm has been an oral historian for 40+ years in the Ozarks. Beginning his journalism career in Vietnam and Pennsylvania, he realized his reporting was often the final […]

William Piston

William Garrett Piston is a native of Tennessee who moved to Springfield in 1988 and taught history at Missouri State University until he retired in 2017. He is the author, […]

Kansas City Buffalo Soldiers Chapter

John “JR” Bruce is President of the KC Buffalo Soldiers Chapter and earned four Bronze Stars for Valor in Combat in Vietnam. Certified Oral Storyteller. George Pettigrew is Executive VP […]

Dan O’Neill

Dan O’Neill graduated from the University of Missouri Journalism School and then spent 36 years as a sportswriter. From 1985 to 2017, he worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where […]

Jeremy Neely

A sixth-generation Missourian, Jeremy Neely is an award-winning teacher at Missouri State University whose writings explore the rich, often contentious history of his native state. Much of this work focuses […]

Christian Naffziger

Christian Naffziger is a researcher in the St. Louis archives of the Recorder of Deeds. For the last fifteen years, he has turned his scholarly research to the study of […]

Cecilia Nadal & Sydney Norton

Cecilia Nadal, sociologist, educator, producer, and playwright is currently the principal of Cross-Cultural Strategies, a consulting firm that uses multidisciplinary approaches to help organizations build community through diverse engagement. Cecilia […]

Brad Lookingbill

Dr. Brad D. Lookingbill is Distinguished Professor of History at Columbia College of Missouri. Previous to his academic career, he served in the Army National Guard and Reserve. He earned […]

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