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Jane F Flynn
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
In Their Best Bib and Tucker: The Harvey Girls
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.
Breast Cancer--Challenging Traditional Treatment
Article about alternative treatments for breast cancer for women.
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.
Challenging Imperial Expectations
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...
'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail
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...
''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
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...
Mining History For Art: The Story of Wayne Wildcat's ''Solidarity''
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...
Plains Indian Women and Interracial Marriage in the Upper Missouri Trade, 1804-1868
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...
Missouri Biographies--Sweet Monsters and Kewpies: The Mystery of Rose O'Neill
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...
Prairie Home Companions
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.
Story of the extremity of change in gender roles during Bess Truman's lifetime, from 1884 to 1981.
Labouring for the Freedom of This Territory: Free-State Women in the 1850s
Article about the social conditions of women in 1850s Kansas, including acts of heroism in antislavery activism, with photos and illustrations.
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."
The Wounds of War
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...
Women's Jazz Festival
Article about the festival, "an event which is credited with changing the course of jazz history."
So You Want to Start Your Own Business?
Article examining the small business fortunes of several Kansas City women.
Non-Traditional Jobs for Women: Marcella Womack Speaks
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...
Documenting Struggle and Resilience
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...
Crazy for Cupcakes
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,...
Women and Gender in Kansas History
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...
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