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Here Are the Boy Scouts
Large photos in article with history of the Boy Scouts starting with Baden-Powell in the Boer War in 1899 and moving eventually to Kansas City with learning in woodcraft, endurance, self-dependence, Indian...
Historic Club Seeks New Home
June 26, 2010
Article about Rockhill Tennis Club's departure from 4520 Kenwood Avenue also tells about the history of the Club and building. At its previous location, 48th and Oak, the Club was host to the 1928 Davis...
In New Kansas City Club
Article about the formal housewarming for the new 14-story club building.
Independence Marks Its Historic Sites
Article about historic sites in Independence, including those associated with historical societies, clubs, memorials, and architectural preservation.
Intercity Book Lovers Celebrates 80th Anniversary
November 17-23, 2006
Column reporting the 80th anniversary of the Intercity Book Lovers, an African American women's group dedicated to a love of books. The group was founded in 1926, with 30 original members who were "mostly...
Ivanhoe Masonic Country Club
February 25, 1921
Article about the 40-acre aviation field located on the Kellerstrass Farm at 85th and Holmes Roads, acquired by the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge as a country club.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
June 13, 1973
Jack and Jill of America is a non-profit black organization founded in 1938. There are more than 100 chapters in 38 states. Its goals are to stimulate social, cultural, and civic responsibilities in children...
Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend
Biographical article about Jay McShann, "[r]ecognized as one of the great blues and jazz musicians of the twentieth century," born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937 as a...
K.I.K. Boys Club
November 15, 1970
K.I.K. is an acronym for King-Ike-Kennedy, in whose memory the club was founded. The "self-determination" part of the name, according to Anderson, reflects the feeling that despite all the contrary contentions,...
Kansas City Club Will Buy It
Illustration and description of the building, sold in 1897 to an insurance company before being bought back by the club.
Kansas City Young Matrons Club
December 20, 1987
The organization of 400 members was founded in 1917 as a volunteer service group committed to charity and advancing literacy and educational opportunity for young people. Their area philanthropies include...
KC Club Closes, Will Seek Bankruptcy
May 27, 2015
Article is about the closing of the Kansas City Club, located at 918 Baltimore Ave., due to financial problems. The club was founded in 1882.
KC Women's Clubs Pass into Obscurity
April 18, 2009
The last official meeting of the Woman's City Club and the Presidents and Past Presidents General Assembly, both formed more than 90 years ago, will be held April 2009. A third club, the Kansas City Athenaeum,...
KC's Social Media Club Carves Niche
September 9, 2012
Article reports on the activities of the Social Media Club of Kansas City, described as a group of "entrepreneurs, boosters, bloggers, wordspreaders and charity organizations...who have quietly made Kansas...
KC-bred Pianist Russ Long Dies
January 3, 2007
Kansas City jazz pianist Russ Long died December 31, 2006, at the age of 67. "Long, born Russ Longstreth, was a much admired musician, singer and composer who worked in many of Kansas City's jazz clubs...
Knife and Fork Club
December 16, 2023
Founded in Kansas City in 1898 and disbanded in 1934.
Ku Klux Klan
Political speech and information about the Ku Klux Klan.
Laud Work of Club
April 9, 1970
News article about work of the “Brotherhood Democratic Club, a black political organization in the second ward” of Kansas City. News of the club’s influence in a recent election is reported. The...
Leawood Developers to Close Country Club
The Leawood Country Club located at 89th Street and Lee Boulevard is scheduled to close on September 2, 2002. It has been in existence since the 1950s. Developers want to rezone the property and build...
Local Drive Takes Aim at Golf's History
October 24, 2005
Article describes local and national efforts to achieve National Register of Historic Places status for the home and manufacturing facility of Kenneth Smith, in the 13000 block of W. 71st St. in Shawnee....
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