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Harper's Photo Studio
Picture This Library's Autochrome Photos Showcase Kansas City's Depression-Era Splendor
Author highlights the Kansas City Public Library's collection of Frank Lauder's color slides which they obtained in 1953. Some biographical information about Lauder is included as well as information about...
Pillars of Philanthropy
November 11-17, 2005
Advertising supplement features descriptions of the following Kansas City philanthropic organizations: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of...
Priests of Pallas
Newspaper clippings concerning the Priests of Pallas Parade.
Q.: Where Was the First Golf Course in Kansas City?
Shopping Area in Debut Here
Article accompanied by large photo depicting the new shopping center with parts of the golf course behind it.
Smith: Central Exchange to "Make a Difference"
Article describing the history of the Central Exchange, founded in part by the author.
Society's Country Clubs: Jews Separate After all These Years
August 27, 1978
Story about continuing anti-Semitism in private clubs of Kansas City. Morton Sosland, despite being one of the community's leaders, was snubbed by the University Club as late as 1967. Oakwood Country Club...
Spreading the BMX Message
Discusses the presence of racing tracks for use by participants in BMX (bicycle motocross) racing and the current status of the sport in the metropolitan area.
Taking Charge: The Central Exchange Turns 'Old Boy Network' On Its Head
February 8, 2005
Article features the Central Exchange, an organization for women which currently has 958 members. It has "become a voice for area women and a respected player in local politics". It was founded in 1980...
The Flamingo Club
January 30, 2008
Photograph and caption of the Flamingo Club and Netherlands Hotel (3835 Main), circa 1940s.
The Ivanhoe Commemorates Dedication to Black Men
December 12-18, 2008
The Ivanhoe social club is celebrating 100 years of commitment to the African American community in greater Kansas City. Since its founding in 1908, Ivanhoe membership has included influential members...
The Kansas City Club Will Be Ready for "House Warming" in Its Luxurious New Home New Year's Day
Illustrations of the interior and exterior of the new Kansas City Club building at 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue and caption about the planned festivities at its house-warming open house event on New...
The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle's Guide to Jewish Living
Entire issue of the magazine except the first section devoted to Jewish cultural issues, such as clubs, religious organizations, B'nai B'rith, etc.
The Kansas Million Club: A Sketch of Its Organization and Its Ultimate Aims
Description of the new club organized to exhibit products of Kansas during a time of depression for the state.
To Speak at Luncheon
Article about meeting with speaker Dr. Feder, the national president of the Jewish women's club.
William M. Rhodes
January 7, 2014
William M. Rhodes was an early organizer of the Boy Scout movement in Kansas City, with Troop Four at the First Congregational Church.
Photos and newspaper clippings about Wolf Rimann (ca. 1906-1949), manager and golf pro at various local country clubs, killed by gunmen in gangland style at 14th and Chestnut Avenues. Native of Waterloo,...
Women's Labor Zionist Organization
Article about the 25th anniversary of the local chapter of the Women's Labor Zionist organization.
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