Jason Roe

Kansas City Public Library

Digital History Specialist, Kansas City Public Library. Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2012.

Jason Roe is digital history specialist at the Kansas City Public Library, and content manager and editor for The Pendergast Years website. With Diane Mutti Burke and John Herron, he co-edited the book, Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era (University Press of Kansas, 2018), winner of the 2019 Book Award from the Missouri Conference on History. He is author of the popular column, “This Week in Kansas City History” and content manager and editor for the website, Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict, 1854-1865, which won the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History from the American Historical Association, in addition to awards from the Western History Association, the Society of Civil War Historians, and the American Association for State and Local History. He is on the boards of directors for the Jackson County Historical Society and the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City. Prior to joining the Library, he earned his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Kansas in May 2012. While at KU, he was named the 2011-2012 Richard and Jeanette Sias Graduate Fellow at the Hall Center for the Humanities, and he received the History Department's 2012 George L. Anderson Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation for his work, "From the Impoverished to the Entitled: The Experience and Meaning of Old Age in America since the 1950s."

Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.