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 Project Director: Joe Edwards
Editing: Joe Edwards, Brad Hines, Tom Peckham
Research/Text: Brad Hines, Tom Peckham, Joe Edwards, Karin Steinmeyer,
Carol Conway-Long, Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Phil Carmody
Photographs of Induction Ceremonies: Hope Edwards, Jennifer Silverberg, Drea Stein, Linda Edwards, Teresa Kitchens
Ceremony Music: Original St. Louis River Critters Jazz Band


Inductee Portrait Photo Credits to Institutions

Missouri History Museum, St. Louis: Josephine Baker, Susan Blow, Kate Chopin, Auguste Chouteau, William Clark, Carl & Gerty Cori, T.S. Eliot, Eugene Field, Pierre Laclede, Theodore Link, Charles M. Russell, Willie Mae Ford Smith, Sara Teasdale, Helen Traubel.

St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis: Henry Armstrong, Thomas Hart Benton, Yogi Berra, Lou Brock, Harry Caray, Dizzy Dean, Dan Dierdorf, Katherine Dunham, James B. Eads, Charles Eames, William Greenleaf Eliot, Redd Foxx, David Garroway, Bob Gibson, Betty Grable, Al Hirschfeld, Rogers Hornsby, William Inge, Charles Lindbergh, Marsha Mason, Bill Mauldin, David Merrick, Archie Moore, Marianne Moore, Agnes Moorehead, Stan Musial, Vincent Price, Harold Ramis, Branch Rickey, Irma Rombauer, Red Schoendienst, Dred & Harriet Scott, William T. Sherman, Clark Terry, Kay Thompson, Tina Turner, Mary Wickes, Tennessee Williams.

Herb Weitman/Washington University Archives: Arthur Holly Compton, Howard Nemerov, Mona Van Duyn.


Inductee Portrait Photo Credits to Individual Photographers

Josephine Baker: Richard Martin
Christine Brewer: Christian Steiner 
Jack Buck: Larry Sherron
Stanley Elkin: Joan Elkin
Mary Engelbreit: Rich Saal
Walker Evans: Metropolitan Museum of Art 1994.256.391 Paul Grotz (American, b. Germany, 1902-1990), Walker Evans, 1930-34 ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walker Evans Archive, 1994
Lee Falk: Bender Photograph 
Charles Guggenheim: Berko Studio
Donny Hathaway: Gilles Pétard Collection
Johnnie Johnson: Joe Frisch
Scott Joplin: Scott Joplin State Historic Site
Albert King: Wart Enterprizes/David Horwitz©
Rocco Landesman: Michael Eastman
Elijah Lovejoy: Elijah Parish Lovejoy Society
Masters & Johnson: photograph by Buzz Taylor
Tim McCarver: Fox Sports 
Nelly: Universal Records ©2004
Gyo Obata: H.O.K.
Mike Peters: Greg Preston
Joseph Pulitzer: St. Louis Post-Dispatch; portrait by John Singer Sargent, photographed by D. Gulick
Judy Rankin: David Cannon/Getty Images
Charles M. Russell: Pollard
David Sanborn: Henry Leutwyler
Henry Shaw: Portrait Collection, Missouri Botanical Garden Library; painting by Fairchild & Rox
George Sisler: National Baseball Library, Cooperstown, NY; courtesy St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum
Jackie Smith: NFL Photos, Prolook/Image, photographed by Herb Weitman
Willie Mae Ford Smith: Jackie Jackson
Henry Townsend: Bill Greensmith Photography


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The University City Loop S.B.D.



Bill and Mary Abkemeier
Tom Aldridge
Chuck Berry
Anne and Dick Bischoff
Mark and Ramsey Botterman
Joan Bray and Carl Hoagland
Ed Brimer
Steve Broderson
Bill Bueler, Jr.
Jessica Bueler
Madelene Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Carlson Jr.
Captain Bill Carroll
Jeff Clinton
Jerry Clinton
Jeff and Rebecca Cook
Ken and Kathleen Cook
Jim Damos
Roberta Dearing
Jim Deatherage
Joe and Nancy deBettencourt
Mary and Wallace Diboll
Christine Edwards
Hope Edwards
Joe Edwards
Linda Edwards
Ed Finkelstein
Sister Margaret Finnie, S.L.
John Forrester
Margaret Garner
Marvin and Sandra Ginsberg   
Lil Goldman
Mark Gorman
Mary Gorman
Salim Hanna
Ray Hartmann
Stan Hoffman
Claudia Horn
Shawn Jacobs
Rose Jonas
Dee Joyner
Mr. Ralph Kalish and 
Ms. Eleanor Withers
Phil and Randa Klasskin
Robert J. Krehbiel
Dr. William Landau
Arthur Lieber, Jr.
Ms. Mary Lieber
Larry and Joy Lieberman
Bob and Judy Little
Dennis Lutsky

John D. Mandelker
Dave Mastin
Alan McClain
Fran Sontag McNeal
Ted and Emilie Meiners
Eric Mink
Ralph Morse
Jeff Mugg
Talmage and Sara Newton
Won Park
Carol Perkins
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Purcell, Jr.
Leon & Ann Robison
Larry & Carol Rossel
David Rothschild
Pete & Donna Rothschild
Eleanor Ruder
Steve Schankman
Rick Schaumberger
Sondra & Milton Schlesinger
Paul & Suzanne Schoomer
Ken & Mary Schuman
Dr. & Mrs. Edward H. Schwarz
Mary Ann & Mike Shanahan
Mary Ann Shaw
Dr. & Mrs. Eli Renni Shuter
Gentry Smith
Judy & Ernest Stix
Sidney L. Stone
Steven M. Stone
Bob & Barb Subari
Greg Sullivan
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew C. Taylor
Dan Tierney
John Thompson
Doug and Sheri Tollefsen
Dave and Alanna Trauterman
J. Kim Tucci
Norma Vavra & Wallace Klein
Nancy & Bob Wagner
Dan & Robin Wald
Lana Wald
Margaret Wald (In Memory of)
Sam Wald
Sandy Wald
Dave and Corinne Walentik
Don Walker
David S. Weiss
Allan Welge
Mrs. Ben Wells
Gerald & Sandy Wool
Simon Yu




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ARCO Construction Co.
Backstage Galleries
Big Shark Bicycle Co.
Blueberry Hill
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Carl Safe Design Consultants
Central Bank
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Componere Gallery
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G.A. Sullivan
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Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLP

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Mary Engelbreit Studios
The Melting Pot
Missouri Ornamental Iron

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Peacock Loop Diner
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St. Louis Smoothie
Saint Louis University
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Stone & Alter Real Estate Co.
Streetside Records
The Loop Speical Business Districts
Three Kings Public House
Tivoli Theatre
Vintage Vinyl
Washington University in St. Louis
William T. Kemper Foundation
Wonder Novelty


SPECIAL THANKS to former University City Mayors Janet Majerus and Joe Adams, Mayor Shelley Welsch, members of the University City Council, St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay, Alderwoman Lyda Krewson and the citizens of University City and the City of St. Louis for providing the sidewalks of The Loop as the location for the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

This book is dedicated to the people of St. Louis, who have provided the cultivating cultural environment for people to fully realize their talents and bright ideas and to powerfully contribute to our national heritage.



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