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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.
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...
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.
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...
What the Commercial Club Is Doing
Reminder of some purposes and objectives of the Commercial Club.
Western Centers of Musical Activity: Kansas City
General description of Kansas City's cultural institutions, concentrating on those related to music performance or education.
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...
We're Off for the Kansas City Convention!
Photos and article about the sights in Kansas City for the tourists of the 1939 convention of the National Federal of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Municipal Auditorium, Liberty Memorial, etc....
Want Help Locating Italian Ancestors or Corresponding with Your Italian Relatives?
Short description of the genealogy-related Italian Club at Penn Valley Community College.
Up in Smoke
Review of "political clubs" in Kansas City and Jackson County generally as well as individually.
Truman Places: the 822 Club, Eighth Floor, the Kansas City Club
Describes the 822 Club, a group established "to evade the Prohibition laws in congenial surroundings". Harry Truman was a member.
Truman Places: Harpie Club
Article discusses Truman's association with the Harpie Club, headquartered in Independence, Missouri.
True Now: "All for Kansas City"
Reprint from the Kansas City Times of December 30, 1894, about subjects of interest to the Club.
Through a Glass Brightly
The KC library has some old photos of landmarks that demonstrate a unique photo process using potato starch. These autochrome photos were taken by Frank Lauder and were used in giving talks to primarily...
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.
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."
The Women's Movement: A Many Splintered Thing
Review of women's rights groups in the city, highlighting specific women leaders and some of their organizations, from religious to business-oriented.
The Woman's City Club of kansas City
October 1, 2006
Article provides a brief history of the Woman's City Club, started in 1917 "to promote a broader aquaintance and fellowship among women and cooperate in their work for the welfare of the city and the state,...
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...
The Progress Club
Photos of the club in 1900 and during restoration. Built in 1893 in Chateauesque style.
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