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Jane F Flynn
Ford, Susan Jezak
Askren, Robert G
Feminist Frontiers: Women Who Shaped the Midwest
This book includes biographical essays of "women political and social reformers in the nineteenth- and twentieth- century Midwest." Women included are Frances Dana Gage, Mary Sibley, Amanda Berry Smith,...
Fine Arts Institute
Interior view of gallery with paintings; located in the YWCA Building at 1020 McGee.
First Woman Journalism Graduate of M. U. to Retire
Biography of Mary Paxton Keeley, the first woman to graduate from the first journalism school in the United States, the University of Missouri, and her careers as a journalist and teacher of creative writing....
First Woman Ordained to First Presidency
April 7, 2007
Becky Savage is the first woman called into the highest leadership tier of the Community of Christ Church. At the denomination's world conference last week she was ordained a member of the First Presidency...
Fly Girls Are No Longer Forgotten
July 4, 2009
Margaret Ellfeldt Rees was one of the first women to train as a WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilot, during World War II. She is now one of the few remaining. WASPs flew every type of aircraft that men...
For Eight It Isn't Enough
Profiles of eight women with nontraditional jobs, including weightlifting, modeling, car sales, firefighting, practicing medicine, etc.
For Members Only
Club established in 1980 mainly for professional women but open to everyone, located at 1020 Central Street.
Fort Madison, Iowa, Man and Women in Park
Three people in a park in Ft. Madison, Iowa. Identified as J. T. Wilson, Nona Louck, and Irma Andrews, one sits on a bench, two stand. All three wear hats. Park trees, the side of a gazebo, and a line...
Forty Years in the House: A Composite Portrait of Missouri Women Legislators
Biographical information about the female legislators in the state government of Missouri, starting with the first in 1922, with photos.
Frank Scott, Notions & Fancy Goods
Advertising card for Frank Scott showing a woman in a dress with peacock feather hem, yellow wings, a gauzy shawl, and a butterfly antennae headband standing with thirteen birds of exotic species including...
Fun and Fitness for Kansas City Women
Article about physical fitness and recreation programs for women instituted by the "Recreation Division of the Welfare Department, the Women's Chamber of Commerce, and business organizations through their...
Funeral Services Held for Mrs. Fannie Clay
June 5, 1953
Vertical file with photo and biographical article about Mrs. Fannie Bell Clay, or Fannie Clay, of 2619 Euclid Avenue. Clay "was employed by the Burns and Pinkerton Detective agency for many years and after...
Garment District Museum
Exterior view which features a group of unidentified women, part of the "Women in Purple" club who attended the dedication of the Garment District Museum and sewing needle sculpture. Event took place on...
September 17, 1945
File containing a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Genevieve Allen, "2719 Garfield [Avenue], first Negro [sic] woman to be appointed as policewoman on the Kansas City police department" on August...
Gershon Used Man's Name to Launch Business
Article detailing the history of the author's company, Constructive Playthings/U.S. Toy.
Close-up head and shoulder image of an unidentified young woman wearing a coat and hat.
Advertising card for Golden Eagle showing a child playing "dress up" in a white dress and hat with brown gloves holding a bouquet of flowers. Back of card says: "Read! This may be of some interest to you....
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. with portrait of woman in fancy dress. Card is "signed" on front "May Anderson." Back of card has small image of "Grandmother" and lists branch...
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. showing a baby in a nest surrounded by five women or girls in fancy dress looking down on it. One of four cards with similar theme. Back of card...
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company showing a mandolin with an image of a woman in a pink dress. She carries a fan of peacock feathers and drags a string on which are strung...
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