Project Director: Joe Edwards
Editing: Joe Edwards, Tom Peckham, Brad Hines, Hope Edwards
Research/Text: Joe Edwards, Brad Hines, Hope Edwards, Tom Peckham
Photographs of Induction Ceremonies: Hope Edwards, Jennifer Silverberg, Drea Stein, Linda Edwards, Bill Greenblatt, 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, “Butch” O’Hare, 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, Carl Wimar.

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

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons: Walker Hancock

Inductee Portrait Photo Credits to Individual Photographers

Josephine Baker: Richard Martin
Sally Benson: Al Aumuller, World-Telegram staff photographer, Public domain
Christine Brewer: Christian Steiner
Jack Buck: Larry Sherron
Cedric the Entertainer: Don Tucci
Dennis Edwards: Bernie Olson Inc., public domain
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
Ulysses S. Grant: From the collection of Keya Morgan of in New York City
Charles Guggenheim: Berko Studio
Donny Hathaway: Gilles Pétard Collection
Henry Hampton: Dave Henderson
Brett Hull: Johnmaxmena2
Johnnie Johnson: Joe Frisch
Scott Joplin: Scott Joplin State Historic Site
Gene Kranz: NASA
Albert King: Wart Enterprizes/David Horwitz©
Rocco Landesman: Michael Eastman
Jenifer Lewis: Greg Hernandez
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
The Rockettes: Madison Square Garden
Doris Roberts: Angela George, via Wikimedia Commons
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
Kurt Warner: Journalist 3rd Class Isaac Needleman, USN, Public domain
Harry Weber: Bob Pitts

Community Support

We invite you to become a supporting member of this non-profit 501(c)(3) project that brings pride, knowledge and inspiration to St. Louisans year after year.

Patrons who donate a cumulative $250 or more will have their names added to the following list of supporters in future editions of this book, be listed on the website and receive other benefits as well as gratitude.

Regional Arts Commission


The Delmar Loop

Private Contributors


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. and Mrs. Thomas J. Purcell Jr.

Leon and Ann Robison

Larry and Carol Rossel

David Rothschild

Pete and Donna Rothschild

Eleanor Ruder

Jenny and Mark Sadow

Steve Schankman

Rick Schaumberger

Sondra and Milton Schlesinger

Paul and Suzanne Schoomer

Ken and Mary Schuman

Dr. and Mrs. Edward H. Schwarz

Mary Ann and Mike Shanahan

Mary Ann Shaw

Dr. and Mrs. Eli and Renni Shuter

Gentry Smith

Judy and Ernest Stix

Sidney L. Stone

Steven M. Stone

Bob and Barb Suberi

Greg and Susan Sullivan

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Taylor

Dan Tierney

John Thompson

Doug and Sheri Tollefsen

Dave and Alanna Trauterman

J. Kim Tucci

Norma Vavra and Wallace Klein

Nancy and Bob Wagner

Dan and 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 and Sandy Wool

Simon Yu

Commercial/Foundation Contributors

A. Brooks Co.

AdVentures Screenprinting

arco Construction Co.

Backstage Galleries

Big Shark Bicycle Co.

Blueberry Hill

Caring & Sharing Program, Inc.

Carl Safe Design Consultants

Central Bank

Chinese Noodle Café


Colonial Carpet Co.

Commerce Bancshares Foundation

Commerce Bank of University City

Componere Gallery

Coolaire Company

Craft Alliance Gallery

Eclipse Restaurant


Emerson Charitable Trust



Flamingo Bowl

Fork & Stix

G.A. Sullivan

The Gatesworth

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

Grey Eagle Distributors

Hochschild, Bloom & Company llp

H.S.B. Tobacconist

Jeffrey M. Clinton Memorial Foundation

Loop Automotive

The Loop Special Business Districts

Loop Subway

Mary Engelbreit Studios

The Melting Pot

Missouri Ornamental Iron

Moonrise Hotel

Northwest Refrigeration

Parkview Gardens Association

Peacock Loop Diner

Pin-Up Bowl

Photographic Resources

Plowsharing Crafts

Pulitzer Publishing Co. Foundation

Regional Arts Commission

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

St. Louis Design Alliance

St. Louis Smoothie

Saint Louis University

Saleem’s Restaurant

Shell/Chris Kemph

Signature Beer Co.

Smoothie King


Stone & Alter Real Estate Co.

Streetside Records

Three Kings Public House

Tivoli Theatre

Vintage Vinyl

Washington University in St. Louis

William T. Kemper Foundation

Wonder Novelty

Special thanks

Special thanks to University City Mayors Janet Majerus, Joe Adams, Shelley Welsch, and Terry Crow and members of the University City Council, St. Louis City Mayors Francis Slay, Lyda Krewson, Tishaura Jones 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.