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41. A Powerful Beacon at Whatsoever A Powerful Beacon at Whatsoever March 19, 2008 Article describing the history of the Whatsoever Community Center located at 1201 Ewing St. in the Sheffield neighborhood. Orginally a soup kitchen founded in 1915 by a group of women from the Independence...

42. A Safe Haven for Former Prostitutes A Safe Haven for Former Prostitutes January 9, 2011 Veronica's Voice, an organization founded by Kristy Childs, received an anonymous donation to establish a new home (location undisclosed) called Magdalene Manor as a safe haven for women and girls trying...

43. A String of Sixty Murders: A Serial Killer--or Copycats--Haunts Kansas City A String of Sixty Murders: A Serial Killer--or Copycats--Haunts Kansas City December/4/1989 Photo and article about the "sixty women--three quarters of them black, drug-using prostitutes"--found murdered in Kansas City since 1977, leading to an investigation into a possible serial killer.

44. A Successful Organization: Sketch of the Work of the Local W. C. T. U. A Successful Organization: Sketch of the Work of the Local W. C. T. U. November/15/1894 Portrait and biographical article about Mrs. Ira Lewis, "for more than ten years president of the local Central union of the Women's Christian Temperance union." History of the union, founded nationally...

45. A Unique Stand at the Alliance Fair A Unique Stand at the Alliance Fair December//1895 Photos of Frances Hellman, a woman author from Missouri, in an article with portrait photos about other women "authors at the Aguilar Library table" display at the Alliance Fair in New York City's Madison...

46. A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards July 29, 1890 The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...

47. A. W. Alger A. W. Alger ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for A. W. Alger with two images of women in a kitchen called "The Old Way" and the "The New Way." The old way shows a stove falling apart, a broken dish, a spilling pot, a broken window,...

48. A Year of Tragedy, Triumph For This Councilwoman A Year of Tragedy, Triumph For This Councilwoman July 12, 2007 Steve Penn's "Commentary"column features City Councilwoman Melba Curls. Melba was the wife of Phil Curls, Sr., who died on May 4, 2007. That date just happened to be the date she was to be celebrating...

49. A Young City Will Greet You A Young City Will Greet You February//1939 Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas City for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Description and history of...

50. Abbott Laboratory Assembly Line Abbott Laboratory Assembly Line Women in assembly line

51. Abbott Laboratory Interior Abbott Laboratory Interior Woman at work table

52. Abortion Contortion Abortion Contortion September/23-29/1999 Editorial discussing the status of women's reproductive rights after the passage of a Missouri bill banning a specific type of abortion procedure.

53. About Town About Town March/7/1970 File containing a description of Caroline Hyde Swift, or Caroline Swift, former Star journalist and winner of "the Eisenhower proclamation medal" for "efforts to further the pursuit of freedom and independence...

54. About Town: History Made Personal About Town: History Made Personal December/10/1985

55. ABWA Helps Women Advance from Traditional Work Roles ABWA Helps Women Advance from Traditional Work Roles September/23-29/1999 Discusses the history of the American Business Women's Association, founded in Kansas City, and its current efforts to assist women in business.

56. AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid AC10 Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey Finding Aid 1925-1990 [Bulk: 1958-1989] The Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey documents the personal and professional life of twentieth century American choreographer Alvin Ailey through Ailey’s correspondence, notebooks, book...

57. Activist Madeline Wrobley Dies at 74 Activist Madeline Wrobley Dies at 74 June 15, 2013 Obituary for Madeline Wrobley, described as an important leader in Kansas City politics and civic leadership. Wrobley once led both the Kansas City League of Women Voters as well as the local chapter of...

58. Add a Pinch and a Lump: Missouri Women of the 1820s Add a Pinch and a Lump: Missouri Women of the 1820s July//1971 Overview of the lifestyles of Missouri women in the 1820s, both for common and prominent women, with illustrations. Elaboration on women's roles at the time in food preparation, housekeeping, and manner...

59. Adelante Mujeres! Celebrating women's history month. Adelante Mujeres! Celebrating women's history month. March/13 - 19/2003 Profiles of three Hispanic women who have achieved recognition in their community are provided. Gloria Beessenbacher is a specialist for Mexico serving in multiple roles. Susie Castro is a martial arts...

60. Adler's Adler's Postcard of the Salon Parisian, the famous millinery salon at Adler's, 1212 Main.