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Jane F Flynn
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Anderson Photo Company
Ford, Susan Jezak
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
"Like a Brilliant Thread"
Article recounts the December 1921 coal strike in southeast Kansas involving the "Amazon Army"- the wives, mothers, sisters, and friends of the striking mine workers. They led a series of marches to prevent...
"Nobody Out Here Knows Anything About Wimin's Rights"
Title contines "Clarina Howard Nichols, Woman's Rights, and Abolitionism in Kansas Territory." Article discusses Clarina Howard Nichols, one of the most notable nineteenth-century women's rights activisits...
''Labouring For the Freedom of This Territory'': Free-State Kansas Women in the 1850s
Article about the hardships of Kansas women in the border warfare era of the 1850s, with few rights and fighting on the side of anti-slavery.
''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...
'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...
'Mother of Youth Court' Dies
July 4, 2005
Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...
'Peanut' Still Pitching
August 18, 2010
The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...
'Renaissance Woman' from Missouri
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Stanley Ginn, or Rosemary Ginn, "chairman of the United States Commission for UNESCO" and president of the Lucas Brothers Publishers starting in 1972, born in...
'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute...
100 Years of Aviation
Entire issue of Gateway Heritage devoted to flight. Includes primary sources such as letters by the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh. Chapters are: How We Made The First Flight; To Octave Chanute,...
103 Years of History
March 16, 2002
Article that gives a short history of The Independent magazine. It was started in 1899 by George Creel and Arthur Grissom as a political magazine. Ten years later two women, Katherine Baxter and Clara...
10th & Baltimore Streets, Looking South
Postcard of 10th & Baltimore Streets, Looking South.
10th Anniversary, Women Who Matter
Section of this issue of Ingram's entitled "we kc - women executives-kansas city" designed to celebrate the success of KC's most accomplished women executives. Included are 20 women with photos as well...
12th Street, Women Walking
July 5, 1915
View from behind of two unidentified women walking arm-in-arm down 12th Street towards the Empress Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. Theater sign is visible and reads Loew's Empress Theatre.
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
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