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Local History Index
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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
H M Gousha Company
Your Kansas City and Mine
Information about the Kansas City branch of the organization, founded around 1915, to "help crystallize sentiment against lynching, dis[en]franchisement and peonage."
Young Women's Christian Association
Information on the Young Women's Christian Association, or Y. W. C. A. in Kansas City, an organization serving as "an important resource for women and girls" including health and teen pregnancy issues,...
Young Men's Christian Association
Photos, illustrations, and information on the Young Men's Christian Association, or Y. M. C. A. in Kansas City, established here in 1860 (by Reverend W. M. Leftwich, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church...
You Should Have Been Along: Auto-biography of Edward F. Bowman
An 18 page photocopied typescript of Chapter 7 dealing with astronomy. It includes the history of the beginnings of the Kansas City Amateur Astronomers Organization. The 20 original members are listed...
You Should Have Been Along: Auto-Biography of Edward F. Bowman
Chapter of the autobiography of the author about the amateur Astronomy Club of the 1930s in Kansas City, memorialized in the carvings on the interior and exterior of City Hall at 12th and Oak Streets by...
World War I in Missouri, Part 1
Article about the movement during World War I in Missouri of club and political organization as a response to aid the European allies in the war, especially for needed food exportation.
Women's Labor Zionist Organization
Article about the 25th anniversary of the local chapter of the Women's Labor Zionist organization.
Woman's City Club moves to Harris-Kearney House
June 1, 2004
Article describes the origins and history of the Kansas City Woman's City Club. Founded in 1917 by Mrs. James Coburn, the Club engages in civic, charitable and educational activities, focusing particularly...
William M. Rhodes
January 7, 2014
William M. Rhodes was an early organizer of the Boy Scout movement in Kansas City, with Troop Four at the First Congregational Church.
Who Says a 90-Year-Old Can't Cut It in Advertising?
Advertisement for the Ad Club, 90 years old in 1992. Wished happy birthday from Kuhn & Wittenborn advertising agency.
When Golf Came to Kansas City
Book on the history of golf in Kansas City (written by Kenneth Krakauer, a former president of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce), with numerous photos and information about prominent local golfers and...
What the Commercial Club Is Doing
Reminder of some purposes and objectives of the Commercial Club.
Westport Historical Society
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the Westport Historical Society, established in 1950 to preserve the memory of the old town of Westport or West Port, Missouri (now a part of Kansas City,...
Westport Centennial Celebration
September 2, 1933
Club members at Westport Centennial celebration.
Western Centers of Musical Activity: Kansas City
General description of Kansas City's cultural institutions, concentrating on those related to music performance or education.
Unidentified interior view of club members in costumes.
Wartime 110th Engineers Association
Want Help Locating Italian Ancestors or Corresponding with Your Italian Relatives?
Short description of the genealogy-related Italian Club at Penn Valley Community College.
Wallace Laws and Guy Holland
Shriners Wallace Laws and Guy Holland aboard S.S. North American en route to unidentified annual Shriners' convention.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
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