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1. In Their Best Bib and Tucker: The Harvey Girls In Their Best Bib and Tucker: The Harvey Girls Winter//1997 Article describing in depth the waitresses known as "Harvey Girls," who, from about 1876 to 1950, served as a positive and stable public image for the Santa Fe route-based restaurant company.

2. Breast Cancer--Challenging Traditional Treatment Breast Cancer--Challenging Traditional Treatment Winter//1976-1977 Article about alternative treatments for breast cancer for women.

3. Sexual Revolution Sexual Revolution Winter//1976-1977 Most of the issue of the magazine devoted to issues of the so-called Sexual Revolution and changing attitudes in women and men's sexual freedoms.

4. Challenging Imperial Expectations Challenging Imperial Expectations Winter 2013 Article on the role of female homesteaders in the West, featuring a case study of Kansas settlers in Graham County, Kansas. At the height of westward expansion in the late 19th century, lawmakers struggled...

5. 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail Winter 2006 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...

6. ''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945 ''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945 Winter 2005-2006 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...

7. Mining History For Art: The Story of Wayne Wildcat's ''Solidarity'' Mining History For Art: The Story of Wayne Wildcat's ''Solidarity'' Winter 2004 Story of the "Amazon Army", the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters of striking coal miners in southeast Kansas in the 1920s. The show of force was in defiance of a new Kansas law that outlawed the...

8. Plains Indian Women and Interracial Marriage in the Upper Missouri Trade, 1804-1868 Plains Indian Women and Interracial Marriage in the Upper Missouri Trade, 1804-1868 Winter 2000 Statement before article says "Although Indian women remain invisible in most histories of the American fur trade, innumerable Native women became involved in the Upper Missouri trade through interracial...

9. Missouri Biographies--Sweet Monsters and Kewpies: The Mystery of Rose O'Neill Missouri Biographies--Sweet Monsters and Kewpies: The Mystery of Rose O'Neill Summer//2001 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Rose O'Neill (1874-1944), "a successful American illustrator and creator of the Kewpie doll." Native of Pennsylvania growing up in Omaha and residing...

10. Prairie Home Companions Prairie Home Companions Summer//2001 Article about how women settlers in Lane County, Kansas found companionship by sharing their experiences with other women in the Lane County Gazette, 1881-1882.

11. Bess Truman Bess Truman Summer//1999 Story of the extremity of change in gender roles during Bess Truman's lifetime, from 1884 to 1981.

12. Labouring for the Freedom of This Territory: Free-State Women in the 1850s Labouring for the Freedom of This Territory: Free-State Women in the 1850s Summer//1998 Article about the social conditions of women in 1850s Kansas, including acts of heroism in antislavery activism, with photos and illustrations.

13. Beyond Sympathy: The St. Louis Ladies' Union Aid Society and the Civil War Beyond Sympathy: The St. Louis Ladies' Union Aid Society and the Civil War Summer//1990 History of the Saint Louis Ladies' Union Aid Society of the 1860s, describing their contributions in "social and philanthropic concerns."

14. The Wounds of War The Wounds of War Summer//1985 Photos, illustrations, and article about the era of border wars from the mid-1850s to the mid-1860s in eastern Kansas Territory and the early state of Kansas, mostly from the perspective of women of that...

15. Women's Jazz Festival Women's Jazz Festival Summer//1980 Article about the festival, "an event which is credited with changing the course of jazz history."

16. So You Want to Start Your Own Business? So You Want to Start Your Own Business? Summer//1976 Article examining the small business fortunes of several Kansas City women.

17. Non-Traditional Jobs for Women: Marcella Womack Speaks Non-Traditional Jobs for Women: Marcella Womack Speaks Summer//1976 Photo, interview, and biographical article about Marcella Womack, "director of the Rockhurst Women's Center for Non-Traditional Careers" and former International Women's Year Director of Greater Kansas...

18. Documenting Struggle and Resilience Documenting Struggle and Resilience Summer 2012 Article on the Federal Writer's Project records housed in the Special Collections at Wichita State University Libraries. The project operated in Kansas from 1935 until 1942, hiring men and women on relief...

19. Crazy for Cupcakes Crazy for Cupcakes Summer 2009 Article details the different cupcakeries in the Kansas City area including Baby Cakes, Cupcake A La Mode, Natasha's Mulberry & Mott, Boulevard Bakery, Dolce Bakery, Mclain's Bakery, Sweet City Cupcakes,...

20. Women and Gender in Kansas History Women and Gender in Kansas History Summer 2003 This essay on women and gender is the 8th in the magazine's "Review Essay Series". The essay "is to reflect on the different perspectives, concepts, and approaches that have propelled the history of women...