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New clipping detailing several resolutions passed by the Athenaeum club.

Portrait of John B. Gage, reform mayoral candidate in 1940.

News clipping of Flavel Robertson, Democratic mayoral candidate in 1940 reform election, at Athenaeum Forum.

News clipping summarizing pledges made by mayoral candidates John B. Gage and Flavel Robertson at Athenaeum forum in 1940.

News clipping detailing 1940 mayoral candidates present at Athenaeum forum. Candidates addressed club members at the Athenaeum club house at 900 Linwood Boulevard. 

Athenaeum club pushes for suffrage.
Author: 
Kelsey Carls

American women’s growing participation in public and political life during the 1920s was the cause of much national tension and debate. While many Americans felt that a woman’s proper place ought to be confined to the home, increasing numbers of women demanded influence outside that narrow sphere. After gaining the right to vote in 1920, women in Kansas City made their influence felt through their work in women’s clubs like the Athenaeum. This early training in civic reform efforts would ultimately position Kansas City women as one of the more powerful forces for change during the reform elections of 1940.

City Directory Portrait of Flo Beach

Portrait and contact information for Flo Beach, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Contact Information for Cora Totty

City directory contact information for Cora Totty, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Address Card for Corinne

City directory address card for Corinne, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Portrait of Marie Anderson

City Directory portrait and contact information for Marie Anderson, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Contact Information for Miss Carrie Gray

City directory contact information for Miss Carrie Gray, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Portrait of Louise Woolard

City directory portrait and contact information for Louise Woolard, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City directory contact information for Dollie Moore, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City directory address card for Clara's, Kansas City, 1905.

City Directory Portrait of Mrs. Ellen Armstrong

City directory portrait and contact information for Mrs. Ellen Armstrong, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Portrait of Mary Hunter

City directory portrait and contact information for Mary Hunter, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Portrait of Mollie Mantell

Portrait and contact information for Mollie Mantell, Kansas City Resident in 1905.

City Directory Contact Information for Codie Ridgeway

City directory contact information for Codie Ridgeway, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Contact Information for Miss Nellie Curtiss

City directory contact information for Miss Nellie Curtiss, Kansas City resident in 1905.

City Directory Contact Information for Miss Flo.

City directory contact information for Miss Flo., Kansas City resident in 1905.

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