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Guess Who's Running to Dinner?
Photos and article about "the Wednesday Night Run" held in the Kansas City area annually for running club members since 1981.
Happy Birthday to You & You & You!
Centennial birthday of the organization, the oldest business club in the city, with photo of the Club's building at 1228 Baltimore Avenue.
Health Clubs: Getting Your Money's Worth
Review of health clubs in Kansas City along with overview of the health care industry in general.
Here Is the Site It Is Proposed to Buy
Photo and information about the proposed home of the Club, the Glendale Building at 10th and Grand Avenues.
Historical Notes and Comments: Clay County Missouri Historical Society Hears Report on Year's Activities
Description of the annual activities of the Clay County, Missouri Historical Society including a cooperative effort "with the public relations department of William Jewell college in compiling and publishing...
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."
Home Field in the Heart of America
Article gives an overview of the history of professional sports in the Kansas City area, focusing baseball, football, other pro sports, and facilities. It asks the question “What have pro sports teams...
Hoo-Hoo--And What It Is
Photo with explanation of the Hoo-Hoo Club for lumbermen, at the time having "the distinction of being the only organization of its kind serving the exclusive interests of a single industry."
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...
In Sunny Kansas
Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Descriptions and histories of the...
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...
Kansas City Country Club
September 22, 1900
Photos and description of the Kansas City Country Club and its golf facilities.
Kansas City Driving Club
Description of the club's activities with photos of the clubhouse, reception room, and racetrack.
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,...
Kansas City Night Life
Illustrations and article about the Prohibition and Great Depression eras of Kansas City, coinciding with the Pendergast machine years of open vice and jazz and blues night clubs. Mention of numerous organized...
Kansas City's People and Government Travel Together
Article about city government issues of increasing city traffic, the "Junior Citizens" program, and "Community Councils."
Kansas City's Queen of the Blues Is Gone--(But Not Forgotten)
Photos and biographical article about Julia Lee (1902-1958), a black singer and pianist starting her career in the 1910s in Kansas City and earning "her reputation as one of the country's greatest blues...
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...
Kansas City's Weekend Racers
Sports Car Club of America racers Bob Burrows, Wally Erickson, Pat di Natale, and Steve Eberman profiled in local racing league.
Kansas City, Kansas City
Photos and review of the 1996 movie entitled "Kansas City" set in the city's 1930s big band jazz scene and directed by native Kansas Citian Robert Altman. Description of the movie as "a tale of jazz clubs...
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