National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: February 17, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

Gina Kaufmann to discuss More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women at the National Archives

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will host Gina Kaufmann on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of her book More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women. Kaufmann will be available to sign copies of her book after the discussion. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.

In her debut publication, Remarkable Kansas Women, Kaufmann celebrates the women who shaped the Sunflower State. Short, illuminating biographies, archival photographs, and painting help to tell the stories of women from across the state. Included are the stories of frontier dentistry and the women who dared to be doctors in the wild west; a notable figure in the Harlem Renaissance who graduated from an all-black college in Quindaro, Kansas; a documentary filmmaker who explored unknown corners of the Earth instead of staying home; and many more.

Copies of More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women will be available for purchase via The Kansas City Store onsite. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.

About the author
Gina Kaufmann
is a freelance writer and broadcast journalist. She began her career as an arts columnist, providing highly readable, in-depth coverage of the local art, music, and theater scene. Recently, she co-hosted The Walt Bodine Show on Kansas City's public radio station. In this role, she presented a history series, facilitating shows on such topics as how Kansas City residents experienced and survived the Great Depression, the history of suburban sprawl, and what Kansas City was like during Prohibition.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city.

# # #

LPM/LE-KC 12-13

Top of Page

National Archives at Kansas City >

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272

.