Ess, Henry N.

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Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article covering the issue of women serving on juries. Mary Miller, a prominent businesswoman and member of the Woman's Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, presents her argument in favor of women serving on juries. Other articles cover defending the building of skyscrapers to reduce traffic congestion and automobile smog. There are additional articles about legislative attempts to reduce crime, public vice, authority in government, and current finances of the Kansas City school district.

Janice Lee

Rarely has a Kansas City couple made such a mark on the community as Henry and Phoebe Ess. Phoebe Ess channeled her abundant leadership skills and zeal for reform into more than 30 clubs and movements. Those she founded and led included the Kansas City Athenaeum, the Woman's City Club, and the Susan B. Anthony Civic Club

Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.