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1. Woman's Conquest of Business in Kansas City Woman's Conquest of Business in Kansas City December/11/1910 Illustrations and article about various women in business in Kansas City, including the following: Mrs. G. B. Fowler (a realtor), Mrs. Kate Brydges (a department store owner), Mrs. Jennie Sublette (a dairy...

2. William E. Emery Is Dead William E. Emery Is Dead October 12, 1912 Article reports the death on October 11, 1912, of William E. Emery, "senior member of the firm of Emery, Bird, Thayer." Emery died suddenly of heart disease while riding a train from Jersey City to his...

3. Wholesale Dry Goods Wholesale Dry Goods December 1, 1903 Article with several photographic portraits of "members of the Burnham Hanna-Munger Dry Goods Co. [sic]." The "Burnham, Hanna, Munger Dry Goods Company" is described in regards to its history, starting...

4. Who's Who in Kansas City Who's Who in Kansas City April/23/1922 Portraits and biographical article about Andrew Young, "vice-president [of] Montgomery Ward & Co., in charge of Kansas City branch." Born in Scotland in 1871 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1907 at the...

5. Where Is It Now? When Wards Was Mighty: It Was a Great Day for the Area Where Is It Now? When Wards Was Mighty: It Was a Great Day for the Area February 2001 Photo and history of the Montgomery Wards clothing and department store at Ward Parkway Shopping Center, opened in 1959 and planned for closing in 2001. Description of its past success as "the flagship...

6. Walnut Street Walnut Street 1999 Street level view looking north on Walnut from 13th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Jones Store is in view on the left and the skywalk across Walnut.

7. Trade Mart for Kansas City Trade Mart for Kansas City 15//July Photos, drawing, and description of the new Kansas City department store at 22nd and Grand Avenue.

8. Tom Johnston, Expert Retailer--He Gets Out in the Store and Sees the Customers Tom Johnston, Expert Retailer--He Gets Out in the Store and Sees the Customers March/24/1963 Photo and biographical article about Tom Johnston, "president of Macy's Missouri-Kansas" division of department stores at their Downtown Kansas City headquarters. Description of his life and career, born...

9. This Fairy Princess Tells a Kline's Story This Fairy Princess Tells a Kline's Story December 22, 2013 Interview with Carol Jean Barta, Kansas City's most senior Fairy Princess. Barta discusses Christmas displays in downtown department stores in the 1950s, her costume, and how she became a Fairy Princess...

10. They Stood Their Ground To Make KC a Better Place They Stood Their Ground To Make KC a Better Place January 8, 2007 Article recalls some of the efforts made by African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s to integrate restaurants, theaters, work places and amusement parks like Fairyland Park. Most were young adults or teenagers...

11. Their Efforts Made This a Better City Their Efforts Made This a Better City February/21/2003 In Penn's "Commentary" column, he reviews the history of the efforts of the Twin Citians under the leadership of their president, Ruth Kerford, in 1958 and 1959 that resulted in five department stores,...

12. The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men //1878 Biographical sketch of John Bailey, part owner "of the wholesale dry goods house of Bailey, Wood & Co., St. Joseph, Missouri," arriving in Saint Joseph in 1851 with "the dry goods house of Messrs. Ingram...

13. The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men //1878 Portrait and biographical sketch of Thomas Bullene, prominent general store owner in Kansas City starting during the Civil War, with businesses under evolving names, in 1878 called Bullene, Moore & Emery....

14. The Press Quarterly Press Biographies Compiled for Newspaper Reference: An Encyclopaedia of the Representative The Press Quarterly Press Biographies Compiled for Newspaper Reference: An Encyclopaedia of the Representative Men of the West July//1907 Photo and bio of James Swofford, president of the Broadway Building Company, vice-president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company, and former president and co-founder of the Swofford Brothers Dry Goods...

15. The Individualist: An Autobiography by J. Logan Jones The Individualist: An Autobiography by J. Logan Jones 1942 Autobiographical book about J. Logan Jones (1859-1945), founder of the Jones Store Company in Kansas City, born in a wigwam on an Ottawa Indian camp in Kansas and moving to Kansas City in the 1890s. History...

16. The Department Store The Department Store June/15/1899 Photo of Lawrence Jones, "Kansas City's great scholar and philanthropist," and article by him about department stores in Missouri following a recent (1899) Missouri state law governing them.

17. The Book of Missourians The Book of Missourians 1906 Biographical sketch of George Smith, president of the "Smith-McCord-Townsend Dry Goods Company" in Kansas City. Native of Cooper County, Missouri moving to Saint Joseph and then Kansas City as a grocer...

18. The Book of Missourians The Book of Missourians 1906 Biographical sketch of James Swofford, a Kansas City merchant. Born in Illinois in 1852 and coming to Kansas City in 1887 as co-founder of the Swofford Brothers Dry Goods Company with residence at 220...

19. Tempest in a Tearoom Tempest in a Tearoom February 24, 2004 Article discusses with Irene Marcus and Ruth Kerford their efforts with Kansas City department stores to allow African-Americans to dine in their tearooms.

20. T. W. Overall and Company T. W. Overall and Company May 1886 Importers and jobbers of notions and furnishing goods, no. 524 Delaware Street.