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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
H M Gousha Company
John Albury Bryan
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...
Century-Old '81 Club Reveres Its Founder
Celebration of the club's centennial and founder, Sarah Walter Chandler Coates, wife of Kersey Coates.
unknown probably ca. 1939
File contains two typescripts from the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, United States Travel Bureau. The documents concern the need to facilitate "negro travel". One, from...
Truman Places: the 822 Club, Eighth Floor, the Kansas City Club
Describes the 822 Club, a group established "to evade the Prohibition laws in congenial surroundings". Harry Truman was a member.
Comedy Central: Glazers Keep Yuks Coming at Stanford & Sons
Article profiles popular Westport comedy club, "a staple of Kansas City's nightlife since it opened in the 1970s". Stanford, Craig and Jeff Glazer are owners and operators.
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...
Q.: Where Was the First Golf Course in Kansas City?
Kansas City Driving Club
Description of the club's activities with photos of the clubhouse, reception room, and racetrack.
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.
Move the Clubs
Discusses the problems with crowds attending nightclubs in Westport and a proposal to move those clubs to downtown Kansas City.
Blue Hills--Scene of This Week's Kansas City Open
Illustration of the golf course at Blue Hills Country Club, the host of an important local golf tournament.
First Families of Missouri
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."
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...
The Gateway of Kansas: A Supplement to Harper's Weekly
Illustration of the Kansas City Club Building.
September/13 - 19/2001
Article discusses problem of black teenagers who congregate outside Westport bars on weekend evenings.
City Window: No Royalty Here, Just Good Polo
Article about the local polo club and the sport of polo in general.
Daughters of Old Westport Mark 65th Anniversary
History of the Daughters of Old Westport club, founded in 1912, with regular meetings at 3948 Central Street with a memorial marker placed "in 1920 at 40th and Broadway," with photo.
Western Centers of Musical Activity: Kansas City
General description of Kansas City's cultural institutions, concentrating on those related to music performance or education.
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...
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