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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
H M Gousha Company
John Albury Bryan
The Ku Klux Klan and 'Klansas City Kable'
Article about the television show proposed by the Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan called "Klansas City Kable," fought successfully by "a coalition of community organizations" and the city council....
No Woman's Land
April 6, 2003
Article about Wolf Creek Golf Links, an all-male organization located in the Kansas City metropolitan area in Kansas. It is a private club, invitation only, currently with 280 members. It is one of only...
Shopping Area in Debut Here
Article accompanied by large photo depicting the new shopping center with parts of the golf course behind it.
Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm
Article briefly traces the history of African American social life and status in Kansas City. Mentions the Ivanhoe Club and the Beau Brummels as early social groups. In Kansas City, Kansas, the Trouveur...
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....
July 27-August 2, 2006
Article describes the efforts of historic preservationists to protect the home and factory of Kenneth Smith, a renowned manufacturer of golf clubs who died in 1977. Smith bought his Shawnee home, located...
Woman's City Club moves to Harris-Kearney House
June 1, 2004
Article describes the origins and history of the Kansas City Woman's City Club. Founded in 1917 by Mrs. James Coburn, the Club engages in civic, charitable and educational activities, focusing particularly...
Greater Kansas City's Foundations Were Built on Partying
Article describes the state of the Kansas City "night-life" industry in 2002. Clubs in Westport, City Market, and Midtown struggle against sprawl, and regulations they see as archaic.
Smith: Central Exchange to "Make a Difference"
Article describing the history of the Central Exchange, founded in part by the author.
Neighborhoods: Old Westport, New Westport
Article describing the recent business and land use trends in Westport, including its revitalization as a "center of off-beat fashion, new-age art and. ..crowded, but energetic night clubs," also with...
Radical Chic, Kansas City Style
Article describing various organizations furthering the causes of radical issues in the city, such as feminism, racial equality, "New Age" information, anti-nuclear technology, socialism, and so on.
September/13 - 19/2001
Article discusses problem of black teenagers who congregate outside Westport bars on weekend evenings.
Truman Places: Harpie Club
Article discusses Truman's association with the Harpie Club, headquartered in Independence, Missouri.
Museum, Neighbors at Odds Over Club
April 2, 2008
Article examining the dispute between the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Rockhill Tennis Club. The museum owns the tennis club property and wants to relocate offices to the club and use the surrounding...
Neighborhood Alliance Operates from Westport Headquarters
Article explaining the activities of the Neighborhood Alliance and other Kansas City neighborhood associations.
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...
Home Field in the Heart of America
Article gives an overview of the history of professional sports in the Kansas City area, focusing baseball, football, other pro sports, and facilities. It asks the question “What have pro sports teams...
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.
Genealogy--A Full List of Kansas City Members and Their Revolutionary Ancestors
Article listing and describing local members of the Sons of the American Revolution and their ancestors.
Comedy in KC: Serious Business
March 4, 2014
Article on the history and current economic status of the Kansas City comedy business community. The article focuses primarily on the three largest comedy clubs: Kansas City Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant...
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