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The Great Pretenders
File contains article about the embezzlement of Citibank employee Becky Schafer of $3.3 million, including $30,000 for membership at "Kansas City's exclusive Hallbrook Country Club," in Leawood, Johnson...
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.
The Home Library
Article about the new club and its rules and activities.
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...
The Incredible Tale of a 96-Year Old [sic] Man Who Was Seldom Seen...and Still Is
Photos and biographical article about Seldom Seen, a 96-year-old black veteran of "various jails and penitentiaries" (for a total of 45 years) with the legal name of Ivory Johnson. Born in Oklahoma Territory...
The Kansas City Driving Club: Resume of the Year Just Past
Photo (of E. F. Swinney) and article about the Kansas City Driving Club at 46th and Lydia Avenues, headed by president Edward Swinney.
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....
The Life & Times of Myra Taylor
Article reflects on the life and career of jazz singer Myra Taylor (94), who died December 9, 2011. Taylor's singing career spanned 80 years, during which time she performed and recorded with many jazz...
The New By-Laws: A Number of Important Changes Have Been Made in Organization and Operation
Various changes in club operations as well as addition of Departments of Traffic, Industries, and Civics.
The Progress Club
Photos of the club in 1900 and during restoration. Built in 1893 in Chateauesque style.
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 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 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.
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."
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.
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...
True Now: "All for Kansas City"
Reprint from the Kansas City Times of December 30, 1894, about subjects of interest to the Club.
Truman Places: Harpie Club
Article discusses Truman's association with the Harpie Club, headquartered in Independence, Missouri.
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.
Up in Smoke
Review of "political clubs" in Kansas City and Jackson County generally as well as individually.
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