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Kansas City: From "Les Estats Unis d'Amerique"
Article providing a general description of Kansas City from the viewpoint of the author, a Frenchman, including the city's outlook of importance to the nation, its economic sectors, transportation, education,...
Kansas Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, 1900-1930
Photos and article about the State Federation of Women's Art Clubs in Kansas, founded in 1900 in Topeka by women from 10 different African American women's clubs. The federation was expanded in scope and...
Kansas-Missouri Finals of the 'Miss America Pageant'
Photo of Kid Nichols, "only Kansas Citian in Baseball's Hall of Fame" among other fan club members of "the 'Blues,' Kansas City's N. Y. Yankee farm club baseball team."
Ladies Night Out
Review of clubs featuring male strippers, describing some distinctions between male and female audience members.
Photo and biographical description of Harold McSpaden, an 80-year-old "former owner of both the Victory Hills and the Dub's Dread country clubs in Kansas City" and the first native Kansas Citian "to establish...
List of Members of the Commercial Club of Kansas City
Long list of members including directors and officers.
Local Historical Societies in Missouri: Kansas City Historical Society
Description of the "Kansas City Historical Society," organized in "1895, under the name of 'The Early Settlers,' of Kansas City and vicinity" and changing the name in 1897 to the "Early Settlers and Historical...
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...
Meet Kansas City--On Preview Parade
Photo and article about "the 1939 Biennial Convention" of "the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs" in Kansas City, with descriptions of the city's tourist attractions. Including...
Long list of members.
Memories of Milton's: Bartender John Albertson Recalls a Classic Club, Character and Chapter in KC Jazz History
Photos and biographical article about Milton Morris (1911-1983), owner and operator of night clubs such as the "speakeasy, the Hey Hay Club, and Milton's Tap Room, the dark, eclectic musician's haven on...
Mephisto's Musings: Southwestern Veteran
Biographical article about Walter Fritschy, a prominent concert manager in Kansas City for 45 years, with offices in the Altman Building. Includes description of his career and the "testimonial dinner...
Photos and article about tourist sites in Missouri for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Descriptions and histories of...
Mo' Jazz: A Tale of Two Cities
Review of jazz clubs in Kansas City and Saint Louis, with a history of jazz in Missouri from Scott Joplin in the early 1900s to Charlie Parker (from Kansas City, Kansas) and Miles Davis (from East Saint...
Mr. Keith's Valedictory
Review by the retiring club president of the work and accomplishments of the club during his administation.
Mrs. Robert James Curdy
Photo and bio of Mrs. Robert Curdy, former president of the the Women's Jefferson Democratic Club of Kansas City and president of the Women's Federation of Democratic Clubs of Missouri.
Municipal Relations with the Community
Photos of the community youth group called the Junior Citizens.
Music in Kansas City
Photos and brief text about music teachers and clubs and bands in the Kansas City music scene: Rudolf King, Silas R. Mills, the James Band, the Third Regiment Band, the Apollo Club, the Ladies' Euterpe...
Myra Taylor Will Celebrate Her 92nd Birthday
Profile of legendary jazz vocalist Myra Taylor, who turns 92 years old on February 24, 2009. Taylor began her career in 1932 as a dancer and singer performing in clubs around 18th and Vine District St....
Neighborhood Alliance Operates from Westport Headquarters
Article explaining the activities of the Neighborhood Alliance and other Kansas City neighborhood associations.
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