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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
H M Gousha Company
John Albury Bryan
Your Kansas City and Mine
Information about the Kansas City branch of the organization, founded around 1915, to "help crystallize sentiment against lynching, dis[en]franchisement and peonage."
Young Women's Christian Association
Information on the Young Women's Christian Association, or Y. W. C. A. in Kansas City, an organization serving as "an important resource for women and girls" including health and teen pregnancy issues,...
Young Men's Christian Association
Photos, illustrations, and information on the Young Men's Christian Association, or Y. M. C. A. in Kansas City, established here in 1860 (by Reverend W. M. Leftwich, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church...
You Should Have Been Along: Auto-biography of Edward F. Bowman
An 18 page photocopied typescript of Chapter 7 dealing with astronomy. It includes the history of the beginnings of the Kansas City Amateur Astronomers Organization. The 20 original members are listed...
You Should Have Been Along: Auto-Biography of Edward F. Bowman
Chapter of the autobiography of the author about the amateur Astronomy Club of the 1930s in Kansas City, memorialized in the carvings on the interior and exterior of City Hall at 12th and Oak Streets by...
World War I in Missouri, Part 1
Article about the movement during World War I in Missouri of club and political organization as a response to aid the European allies in the war, especially for needed food exportation.
Women's Labor Zionist Organization
Article about the 25th anniversary of the local chapter of the Women's Labor Zionist organization.
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...
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,...
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.
Street level view of local speakeasy/nightclub called the Wiggle Inn. Photograph was made from image as published in the "Future" newsweekly, Vol. 1, No. 12, March 29, 1935, p. 1, MVSC F051 F996. As stated...
Who Says a 90-Year-Old Can't Cut It in Advertising?
Advertisement for the Ad Club, 90 years old in 1992. Wished happy birthday from Kuhn & Wittenborn advertising agency.
Where You Live Means a Lot
Review of the 1971 book "Social Status in the City," a "thorough study of our [Kansas City's] social order" from a survey conducted during the 1950s, examining all sorts of social stratification in different...
When Golf Came to Kansas City
Book on the history of golf in Kansas City (written by Kenneth Krakauer, a former president of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce), with numerous photos and information about prominent local golfers and...
What the Commercial Club Is Doing
Reminder of some purposes and objectives of the Commercial Club.
Westport Historical Society
Photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the Westport Historical Society, established in 1950 to preserve the memory of the old town of Westport or West Port, Missouri (now a part of Kansas City,...
Westport Centennial Celebration
September 2, 1933
Club members at Westport Centennial celebration.
Western Centers of Musical Activity: Kansas City
General description of Kansas City's cultural institutions, concentrating on those related to music performance or education.
Welfare Is Swell Fare for Kansas Citians!. ..And for the People!
Illustration and article about the history of the Kansas City Welfare Department, established in 1906 as the Board of Public Welfare, the "oldest, and the only one of its kind in this country." Description...
We're Off for the Kansas City Convention!
Photos and article about the sights in Kansas City for the tourists of the 1939 convention of the National Federal of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Municipal Auditorium, Liberty Memorial, etc....
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