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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.
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,...
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 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...
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...
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.
Art Alone Enduring
Article about the influences of three women on Midwest art appreciation: Mary Frances Sheldon, Sarah Hannah Joslyn, and Mary McAfee Atkins, the last from Kansas City and instrumental in the founding of...
Artistry and Controversy: The Unicorn Theatre
Article about the 17-year history of the Unicorn Theatre, alternatively labelled as "controversial, radical and avante-garde," often with mainly female casts.
At Home in Fashionable Kansas City
Photos and descriptions of several prominent Kansas City housewives and their fashionable clothing and interior decoration at their homes.
Story of the extremity of change in gender roles during Bess Truman's lifetime, from 1884 to 1981.
Beyond a Calling
Photos and biographical article about Lucile Bluford, 90-year-old African American "editor and part owner of 'The Kansas City Call' newspaper" since 1955. Native of North Carolina raised partly in Kansas...
Beyond Sympathy: The St. Louis Ladies' Union Aid Society and the Civil War
History of the Saint Louis Ladies' Union Aid Society of the 1860s, describing their contributions in "social and philanthropic concerns."
Big Sisters of Kansas City
Description of the "Big Sisters" organization for socially and financially disadvantaged young women.
Bonnet, Book, and Hatchet
Photos, illustration, and biographical article about Carry Nation (1846-1911), a religious zealot and violent prohibitionist wielding an axe in turn-of-the-century Kansas. Description of her life and career,...
Breast Cancer--Challenging Traditional Treatment
Article about alternative treatments for breast cancer for women.
Bringing Downtown Back: Fire Station No. 2
Central Exchange club building originally the Fire Department Headquarters Building at 1020 Central Street.
Article about the growing trend of women in upper positions as bankers.
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