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Nancy J Hulston
Mary Semple Scott
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Contributors to Missouri Culture: Clara Cleghorn Hoffman
Biography of Clara Cleghorn Hoffman, a "longtime president of the Missouri Woman's Christian Temperance Union" against alcohol and activist for women's voting and other rights during the late 19th century...
Control of Late Father's Stock Goes to Mariner Kemper
February 1, 2014
Article announces that Chief Executive Officer of UMB Financial Corperation, Mariner Kemper, has inherited voting control of more than 3.4 million shares of the banking institution previously held by his...
Council Districts Divide Northeast
The City Council's Operations Committee discussed the proposed redistricting based on the Census 2000 figures. Article expresses concern on the Northeast neighborhoods split between the First and Third...
Council Lines Drawn, and Residents Bristle
October 24, 2011
Due to shifts in population indicated by the 2010 Census, the Kansas City Council will redraw six council district boundaries. This will be the second time this year the lines are redrawn because the "new...
Diamond Jubilee of Nineteenth Amendment
Article about the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, with information about the suffragette movement in Kansas City, including Susan B. Anthony,...
First Voting Machine Election Tuesday
Short article with diagram of how to use the new voting machine in three steps, for the upcoming school levy election.
First Voting Machines in Kansas City
Voting machines were first used in Kansas City on April 6, 1954.
Fox Hotel Still "Foxy"
Illustration of the Fox Hotel and discussion about the "padded" number of voters registered from there, increased from 171 to 259 from the previous year.
Good Prospects for Permanent Registration
Essay on the favorable chances of the approval of permanent registration, a more efficient and honest voting registration system.
Has Kept Faith: Remarkable Record of Martin Rice, of Lone Jack
Portrait and biographical article about Martin Rice, "the oldest resident of the village of Lone Jack, in the southwestern part of Jackson county." Born in Tennessee in 1814 and brought to Jackson County...
Here Are the Final Votes, County by County
Election results by county, district, and voting issue, concentrating on city council members.
Hispanic Community Threatens Lawsuit
Map and article about the redrawing of "councilmanic boundaries for the population reported in the 2000 Census" resulting in evenly divided numbers of Hispanic residents among districts in Kansas City,...
File containing a pamphlet about the economic and electoral influence of Hispanic people in Kansas City and across the country, noting prominent Hispanics such as mayors of San Antonio, Denver, etc.
Historic Northeast Divided
Article about the upcoming redistricting of Northeast Kansas City with conflicts between "two interest groups: Historic Northeast residents residents and the burgeoning Hispanic population."
History of Johnson County, Kansas
Item describing the voting practices of the town of Oxford, Kansas during the slavery debates of the late 1850's. The town of Oxford, which was directly across the state line from New Santa Fe, Missouri,...
History of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Missouri
Extensive article about the women's suffrage, or right to vote, movement in Missouri, from 1910 to 1919 and its enactment into national law by Constitutional amendment, with photos.
Independent Voters Association
File containing a flyer with photos and information on the Independent Voters Association at 3230 Main Street, formed in 1963 for more efficient voting and city government and supporting Duttom Brookfield...
Jackson County Representative Districts
File contains a map of the 10 "representative districts" in Kansas City, Missouri in 1927.
Jackson County to the Fore
Report on the activities of the Jackson County Suffrage Campaign Committee and similar suffragette organizations.
Comprehensive article about the history of the state of Kansas since its first European exploration in 1541 by Coronado, with general information on its climate and major events, etc. Also portraits of...
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