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1. Begins New Job in Prosecutor's Office Begins New Job in Prosecutor's Office January 31, 1947 Vertical file with photo and caption about Erylene Bryant, "the first Negro [sic] to serve in a clerical capacity in the courthouse in recent years." Bryant began "as secretary-stenographer in the Jackson...

2. Carrie Westlake Whitney Carrie Westlake Whitney April/9/1934 Obituary for Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "Mother of the Kansas City Public Library" as the first public librarian of Kansas City. Native of Virginia coming to Kansas City as librarian at...

3. Carrie Westlake Whitney Carrie Westlake Whitney April/9/1934 Obituary for Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "Mother of the Kansas City Public Library" as the first public librarian of Kansas City. Native of Virginia coming to Kansas City as librarian at...

4. City Council: Who Are These People? City Council: Who Are These People? January//1983 Photo and biographical description of Kay Cronkite Waldo Barnes (known as Kay Waldo in 1983 before becoming the first woman mayor of Kansas City in the late 1990s), or Kay Barnes, City Council member for...

5. Dr. Pauline Gerhard Thompson Obituary Dr. Pauline Gerhard Thompson Obituary February/24/1953 Obituary for Dr. Pauline Gerhard Thompson, or Pauline Thompson, widow of Dr. Howard Thompson and a physician in the first class to admit women at the old Barnes Medical College in Saint Louis, graduating...

6. Faces of the Past: Off the Stump Faces of the Past: Off the Stump May//1991 Photo and biographical description of 75-year-old Springfield resident Billie Hagan, "the first woman to occupy a chair on the Kansas City, Mo., City Council" in 1963.

7. First Woman Journalism Graduate of M. U. to Retire First Woman Journalism Graduate of M. U. to Retire May/27/1952 Biography of Mary Paxton Keeley, the first woman to graduate from the first journalism school in the United States, the University of Missouri, and her careers as a journalist and teacher of creative writing....

8. Forty Years in the House: A Composite Portrait of Missouri Women Legislators Forty Years in the House: A Composite Portrait of Missouri Women Legislators January//1993 Biographical information about the female legislators in the state government of Missouri, starting with the first in 1922, with photos.

9. Genevieve Allen Genevieve Allen September 17, 1945 File containing a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Genevieve Allen, "2719 Garfield [Avenue], first Negro [sic] woman to be appointed as policewoman on the Kansas City police department" on August...

10. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Portrait and bio of Agnes Rouse (1873-1933), or Lena Rouse, "the first woman to hold a seat on the Kansas City Livestock Exchange." Native of Scotland emigrating to Kansas City in 1878 and taking her late...

11. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Map and bio of Berenice Chouteau (1801-1888), "Kansas City's original pioneer mother" and "the first white woman to make her home in this area." She was born in Kaskaskia, Illinois, and moving to Kansas...

12. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Mary Tiera Farrow, or Mary Farrow (1880-1971), "the dean of women lawyers in Kansas City" and author of the book "Lawyer in Petticoats." Description of her life and career as a native...

13. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Martha Zimmerman Franklin, or Martha Franklin (1898-1976), "the consummate businesswoman and club member who worked tirelessly for community betterment." Description of her life and career...

14. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Carolyn Farwell Fuller, or Carolyn Fuller (1875-1944), "the first woman member of the Kansas City Board of Education" in 1922. Description of her life and career as a native of New England...

15. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Biographical sketch of Avis Smith (1851-1941), "the first female physician qualified to practice in Jackson County." Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1880 with offices in the Commercial Building...

16. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman (1911-1985), "the first black woman to practice law in Kansas City." Native of Arkansas coming to Kansas City in 1931 as a legal secretary before...

17. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Carrie Westlake Whitney, or Carrie Whitney, "the mother of Kansas City's public library system," dying in 1934. Native of Virginia coming here as head of "the first circulating library...

18. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Brenda Paulette Williams, or Brenda Williams (1946-1989), "Kansas City's first black weekday anchor-woman" from 1981 to 1985. Native of Saint Louis coming "to Kansas City in 1977 as a...

19. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Photo and bio of Hazel Browne Williams, or Hazel Williams (1907-1986), "the first black fulltime professor at the University of Kansas City (later the University of Missouri-Kansas City)." Native Kansas...

20. KC Woman Was One of First Female State Legislators KC Woman Was One of First Female State Legislators February 4, 1987 Biographical article about Sarah Lucille Turner, or Sarah Turner (1898-1972) of Kansas City, the "first female legislator" in the Missouri state legislature along with Melcene Smith (of Saint Louis) in...