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"Like a Brilliant Thread"
Article recounts the December 1921 coal strike in southeast Kansas involving the "Amazon Army"- the wives, mothers, sisters, and friends of the striking mine workers. They led a series of marches to prevent...
"Nobody Out Here Knows Anything About Wimin's Rights"
Title contines "Clarina Howard Nichols, Woman's Rights, and Abolitionism in Kansas Territory." Article discusses Clarina Howard Nichols, one of the most notable nineteenth-century women's rights activisits...
''Labouring For the Freedom of This Territory'': Free-State Kansas Women in the 1850s
Article about the hardships of Kansas women in the border warfare era of the 1850s, with few rights and fighting on the side of anti-slavery.
''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...
'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail
This article starts out: "Before deciding to make a cross-country trip, anyone with common sense would certainly give considerable thought to what supplies would be needed to make that journey." Early...
100 Years of Aviation
Entire issue of Gateway Heritage devoted to flight. Includes primary sources such as letters by the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh. Chapters are: How We Made The First Flight; To Octave Chanute,...
103 Years of History
March 16, 2002
Article that gives a short history of The Independent magazine. It was started in 1899 by George Creel and Arthur Grissom as a political magazine. Ten years later two women, Katherine Baxter and Clara...
10th Anniversary, Women Who Matter
Section of this issue of Ingram's entitled "we kc - women executives-kansas city" designed to celebrate the success of KC's most accomplished women executives. Included are 20 women with photos as well...
A Home District Beautiful
Photos, architectural drawings, and article about the Country Club District of Kansas City, with details of its beauty and design and history, including an interview with "J. C. Nichols, designer and builder...
A Lady Revealed
Article about the secret identities and hidden pasts of former mistresses and real estate women Louise Heorath (born in 1866 as Cora Totty) and Annie Chambers (born in 1843 as Leannah Kearns), around 1900....
A Lively Exchange
Article describes the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Kansas City's Central Exchange at the home of the group's president and CEO (2004), Ellen D'Amato. Article details the decor of D'Amato's Ward...
A New Day
"The 41st Symphony Designers' Showhouse Takes Aim at The National Spotlight." Two-page spread explains a new emphasis for the Designers' Showhouse. Karen Mills, a radio show host, interior designer and...
A Noted Pastor Tells Why They Don't Go to Church
Photo of and article by Reverend Burris Jenkins, which includes factors in church attendance, his own background and mentor Alexander Proctor (a pastor in Independence, Missouri), and other issues in the...
A String of Sixty Murders: A Serial Killer--or Copycats--Haunts Kansas City
Photo and article about the "sixty women--three quarters of them black, drug-using prostitutes"--found murdered in Kansas City since 1977, leading to an investigation into a possible serial killer.
A Unique Stand at the Alliance Fair
Photos of Frances Hellman, a woman author from Missouri, in an article with portrait photos about other women "authors at the Aguilar Library table" display at the Alliance Fair in New York City's Madison...
A Young City Will Greet You
Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas City for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Description and history of...
Add a Pinch and a Lump: Missouri Women of the 1820s
Overview of the lifestyles of Missouri women in the 1820s, both for common and prominent women, with illustrations. Elaboration on women's roles at the time in food preparation, housekeeping, and manner...
Among Kansas City's Artists
Photo and description of Jennie Schultz, an "expert at developing and training women's voices" coming to Kansas City about 1895 and "first advis[ing] Felice Lyne to assail the citadel of opera."
An Emigrants' Guide for Women: Making the Necessary Preparations for the Arduous Five-Month Journey along the Oregon Trail
[F]ictionalized facsimile of an 1850 guidebook written by a woman for women on preparing for journeys to the West, with illustrations and map. Description of various factors affecting women in particular...
Photo and article mentioning the architect Alice Gertrude Jackson who moved to Kansas City in 1910 and later designed and built dozens of homes around Kansas City.
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