Jason Roe

Kansas City Public Library

Jason Roe is Digital History Specialist at the Kansas City Public Library. He is a co-author of Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era (University Press of Kansas, 2018) and editor for the Library’s award-winning websites, The Pendergast Years: Kansas City in the Jazz Age and Great Depression (PendergastKC.org) and Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict, 1854-1865 (CivilWarOnTheWesternBorder.org). His latest book is Kansas City's Public Library: Empowering the Community for 150 Years (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2024). Prior to joining the Library, he earned his PhD in United States history, with minor fields in African American and medical history, from the University of Kansas in May 2012.