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Dora Taylor Obituary
Obituary for Mrs. Dora Taylor, past president of the women's division of the Kansas City Museum, dying on February 21, 1970.
Downtown Prison Collapse During the Civil War
Brief description about the collapse of the "large three-story building in the Metropolitan Block, McGee's Addition, owned by G. C. Bingham," killing four of the nine women prisoners inside the building...
Dr. Pauline Gerhard Thompson Obituary
Obituary for Dr. Pauline Gerhard Thompson, or Pauline Thompson, widow of Dr. Howard Thompson and a physician in the first class to admit women at the old Barnes Medical College in Saint Louis, graduating...
Educator Opens Doors to Careers for Women
Photo and biographical article about Carolyn McDonald, "assistant professor of physical science and physics since 1972 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City" and facilitating math and science education...
Empowerment: What It Means
Special section "focusing on women sharing what empowerment means to them".
ERA Ratification Effort Before Missouri Legislature
Discusses efforts to pass a bill seeking ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Missouri Legislature.
Eva Santiago: Westside Wonder Woman
March 10-16, 2005
Eva Santiago has joined the Westside Community Action Network as "the second of two full-time Kansas City Police Department officers".
Famed Reporter Dies at 99
October 12, 2004
Sue Gentry, journalist and former city editor of the Independence Examiner from 1929 to 1979, died October 11, 2004. Gentry, a local authority on President Harry Truman, was highly respected by President...
Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations
May 5, 2004
Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.
Feminists Note This Man
File containing photos and a biographical article about Art Wortman, a "34-year-old Kansas Citian, a former editor for Hallmark Cards and a veteran of the peace movement of the 1960s and early 1970s."...
First Woman Journalism Graduate of M. U. to Retire
Biography of Mary Paxton Keeley, the first woman to graduate from the first journalism school in the United States, the University of Missouri, and her careers as a journalist and teacher of creative writing....
First Woman Ordained to First Presidency
April 7, 2007
Becky Savage is the first woman called into the highest leadership tier of the Community of Christ Church. At the denomination's world conference last week she was ordained a member of the First Presidency...
May 2, 2004
Feature story on the Coda Jazz Fund and the help they provide for funeral arrangements for local jazz musicians who don't have enough of their own money for burial. Features the upcoming 2004 benefit concert...
Fly Girls Are No Longer Forgotten
July 4, 2009
Margaret Ellfeldt Rees was one of the first women to train as a WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilot, during World War II. She is now one of the few remaining. WASPs flew every type of aircraft that men...
Following the Master: Young Women Who Consecrate Their Lives to Christian Work
December 18, 1894
Portraits and biographical article about teachers Elizabeth Holding and Elizabeth Cushman and school principal Maria Gibson at the "Scarritt Bible Training School" in Kansas City for training missionaries...
Gang Woman Slain
Article about Vivian Chase, one of the leading women wanted by the law in the country, killed presumably by a gang accomplice at the age of 33 in Kansas City, with photos.
Garrett A. Walsh Dies
Photo and obituary for Garrett Walsh, "75 years old, a prominent insurance man and realtor here" with residence at 4908 West 83rd Street in Prairie Village, Kansas. Native of California, Missouri coming...
Gen. George C. Bingham
Letter to the editor of the paper from a friend of artist George Caleb Bingham attesting to the honest nature of his "remuneration" for his portrait of two well-known ladies in Washington, D. C.
Gershon Used Man's Name to Launch Business
Article detailing the history of the author's company, Constructive Playthings/U.S. Toy.
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