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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
H M Gousha Company
John Albury Bryan
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 Incredible Tale of a 96-Year Old [sic] Man Who Was Seldom Seen...and Still Is
Photos and biographical article about Seldom Seen, a 96-year-old black veteran of "various jails and penitentiaries" (for a total of 45 years) with the legal name of Ivory Johnson. Born in Oklahoma Territory...
The Hounds of Old Pennock: 5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry & Colonel William Ridgeway Penick
William Ridgeway Penick was Colonel of the 5th Missouri State Militia Cavalry on the Union Side. He and his regiment served in the Independence area between August, 1862 and June, 1863. The units involvement...
The Home Library
Article about the new club and its rules and activities.
The Great Southside Shop and Swap
Article about swingers' and "mate-swapping" clubs in Kansas City, including the Spirit of '76, meeting at the Granada Inn at 5555 East 115th Street.
The Great Pretenders
File contains article about the embezzlement of Citibank employee Becky Schafer of $3.3 million, including $30,000 for membership at "Kansas City's exclusive Hallbrook Country Club," in Leawood, Johnson...
The Genius Next Door
Information about Mensa, a club for those with I.Q.s above 130.
The General Committees: The Men Who Will Have Charge of the General Club Work This Year
Lists of committees and members of each: transportation, industries, civics, public affairs, and general.
The Gateway of Kansas: A Supplement to Harper's Weekly
Illustration of the Kansas City Club Building.
The Game Is Backgammon
Popular trend in 1970s of "disco-backgammon clubs and retaurant/bars where the game is enjoyed."
The Franchise Meeting
Largest and longest meeting of the year, discussing the proceedings.
The Flamingo Club
January 30, 2008
Photograph and caption of the Flamingo Club and Netherlands Hotel (3835 Main), circa 1940s.
The First Annual Exhibit of the Kansas City Architectural Club
The Kansas City Architectural Club holds an exhibit of architectural drawings, sketches, and models. A list is included and includes names as Louis Curtiss, F. E. McIlvain, John Van Brunt, William Cutler,...
The Country Club Life
Overview of six of Kansas City's older country clubs: Kansas City Country Club, Mission Hills Country Club, Indian Hills Country Club, Oakwood Country Club, The Carriage Club, and The Rockhill Club. This...
The Commercial Club of Kansas City: Twenty-eighth Annual Election
Club elections with nominees.
The Commercial Club Home ( An Editorial in the Kansas City Journal of June 3, 1916)
Accomodations for the Club.
The City of Saint Louis and Its Resources
Book containing illustrations and photos of Saint Louis, Missouri, buildings of business importance, such as offices, theaters, halls, convents, colleges, clubs, post offices, theaters, hotels, and so...
The Book of Missourians
Photo and bio of Maria Harbeson Tomb, or Maria Tomb, "[a]mong the noted ladies of Mo. ..being a descendant of a long line of honorable ancestry." Wife of cattleman Thomas Tomb and a director of several...
The Anti-Trust Bills: Resolutions Adopted by the Commercial Club Protest Against Bills Now Pending in Congress
Photos of Union Station in the context of interstate commerce and the Club's objections to its restrictions.
The Annual Meeting
Largest meeting yet and enthusiastic.
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