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Chamber of Commerce
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
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.
The Commercial Club Home ( An Editorial in the Kansas City Journal of June 3, 1916)
Accomodations for the Club.
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.
A Jazz Lover's Club Scene Synopsis 2001
Annotated list of current (2001) live jazz clubs or venues (restaurants, night clubs, hotels, etc.) in the Kansas City area with information on performing musicians, etc.
Machine Defends "Night Life"
February 26, 1938
Article about an investigative report by Westbrook Pegler of the Kansas City Journal-Post on the support and justification of the Pendergast machine's organized crime in the city "'on the ground of public...
Kansas City's People and Government Travel Together
Article about city government issues of increasing city traffic, the "Junior Citizens" program, and "Community Councils."
The Great Southside Shop and Swap
Article about swingers' and "mate-swapping" clubs in Kansas City, including the Spirit of '76, meeting at the Granada Inn at 5555 East 115th Street.
May 24, 1935
Article about the "Pusateris" operating gambling machines, prostitutes, bootleg liquors, and "juicy steak dinners" "about a block east of police headquarters" during the Prohibition era, moving in 1935...
State Camping Services: Missouri Takes Care of Her Young Citizens
Article about the camping facilities and organizations furnished by the Missouri State Park Board for underprivileged children (Boy and Girl Scouts, etc.) and other groups at state parks, mentioning several...
Kansas City Modern: Growing Pains and Pleasures
Article about the city of Kansas City in general, highlighting its history of social stratification, with description of the following Kansas Citians, among others: (1) Jay Dillingham, (2) Evan Connell,...
Historical Notes and Comments: Jackson County Historical Society Organized
Article about the formation of the Jackson County, Missouri Historical Society on "August 29, 1940, at Independence, becoming the twenty-first county historical society in the state."
These Were the Years That Was--And This Is the Year That Is
Article about the history and civic-minded activities of the Junior Council, or "Jaycees."
100 Years of History: The State Historical Society of Missouri Celebrates Its Centennial
Article about the history and collections of the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia on the society's centennial in 1998. Description of its vast holdings, including "the largest state newspaper...
The State Historical Society of Missouri, 1898-1973: A Brief History
Article about the history of the Missouri State Historical Society (as opposed to the Missouri Historical Society in Saint Louis), founded in Columbia in 1898 through the Missouri Press Association in...
City Window: No Royalty Here, Just Good Polo
Article about the local polo club and the sport of polo in general.
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.
The Home Library
Article about the new club and its rules and activities.
As Tulips in Spring
March 29, 1935
Article about the operations at "two gambling enterprises" at the southeast corner of 12th and Baltimore Avenues and at the formerly "famous gambling joint at 1107 Baltimore avenue."
The Ku Klux Klan and 'Klansas City Kable'
Article about the television show proposed by the Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan called "Klansas City Kable," fought successfully by "a coalition of community organizations" and the city council....
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...
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