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Q & A with Beena Brandsgard
Interview with Beena Brandsgard, owner of Jardine's, "one of Kansas City's most important jazz clubs".
Truman Places: Harpie Club
Article discusses Truman's association with the Harpie Club, headquartered in Independence, Missouri.
Three Thousand Members: The Membership Committee Has Set This Mark for Itself in Its Present Campaign for More Members
Plans to increase membership in the Commercial Club with list of new acceptances.
The Anti-Trust Bills: Resolutions Adopted by the Commercial Club Protest Against Bills Now Pending in Congress
Photos of Union Station in the context of interstate commerce and the Club's objections to its restrictions.
Commercial Club News: Meetings of the Club and the Public Affairs Committee Draw Large Attendance
About 400 business men in attendance at the "Jollification" meeting, listing some of the festivities and attendees.
A Guide to the Study of Local History and the Collection of Historical Material
Guide for research, collection, and maintenance of local history materials and societies in Missouri, describing the "Missouri Valley Historical Society in Kansas City."
Show Me Missouri History: Celebrating the Century, Part 2
Second installment of excerpts from a video project by the State Historical Society of Missouri on the history of Missouri in the 20th century dealing with the years 1918-41. Photos and description of...
Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm
Article briefly traces the history of African American social life and status in Kansas City. Mentions the Ivanhoe Club and the Beau Brummels as early social groups. In Kansas City, Kansas, the Trouveur...
The Home Library
Article about the new club and its rules and activities.
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.
Kansas City Area--Anticommunism Programs [etc.]
Reports about Kansas City area organizations dealing with religious and human rights, involving "anticommunism" with "Operation Survival," etc., minority rights with the National Association for the Advancement...
'S Not 'N Eagle--'S 'N Owl
Photo of Conrad Mann, Chief beneficiary from membership drives by the Eages" club, ort he Fraternal Order of Eages in Kansas City, in an article about the club's drive to add 3,000 members from the Pendergast...
Arts: Keeping the Blues Alive in KC
Photo and article about the history of the Kansas City Blues Society, founded in 1981 at the Charlotte Street Mission and growing to become "a national force" by 2001 with signing of several prominent...
The Hounds of Old Pennock: 5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry & Colonel William Ridgeway Penick
William Ridgeway Penick was Colonel of the 5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry on the Union Side. He and his regiment served in the Independence area between August, 1862 and June, 1863. The units involvement...
Greater Kansas City's Foundations Were Built on Partying
Article describes the state of the Kansas City "night-life" industry in 2002. Clubs in Westport, City Market, and Midtown struggle against sprawl, and regulations they see as archaic.
Swing's Man of the Month: Frank E. Whalen--"I'll Take the Sirloin"
Photo and biographical article about Frank Whalen, "head of the Frank E. Whalen Advertisitng Agency, and president of the Saddle and Sirloin Club." Native of Chicago coming to Kansas City "as a newsboy...
Welfare Is Swell Fare for Kansas Citians!. ..And for the People!
Illustration and article about the history of the Kansas City Welfare Department, established in 1906 as the Board of Public Welfare, the "oldest, and the only one of its kind in this country." Description...
Where You Live Means a Lot
Review of the 1971 book "Social Status in the City," a "thorough study of our [Kansas City's] social order" from a survey conducted during the 1950s, examining all sorts of social stratification in different...
Pat Metheny: Jazz Voice of the '80s
Photos and biographical article about Pat Metheny, a jazz guitarist from the Kansas City area and "one of the genre's biggest success stories." Description of his life and career, born about 1954 in Lee's...
How It All Began
Comprehensive history of Kansas City's arts and entertainment, contrasting its "broader and higher form[s]," with photos and descriptions of various entertainers and entertainment venues. Description of...
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