Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Photographs

A group photograph of the Happy Hollow Humdingers: Slim, Smoke, Hank, and Pete.

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Correspondence

Letter from John J. Phelan to Dr. Milton C. Lewis, Commander of the American Legion, Wayne Miner Post No. 149, Kansas City, Missouri. Phelan informs Lewis that Dr. Louis H. Renfrow is endorsed as state commander for the American Legion. Phelan then provides a biography on Renfrow.

Object Type: 
Programs

Program for a Mens' and Mothers' Day commemorative event at the Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church on May 12, 1940 with Rev. T. J. Burwell, Pastor.

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Photographs

A billboard for the KMBC radio program Phenomenon: Electrifying History.

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Correspondence

Invitation from the Music Department at Western University presenting a recital with Bobbie Boggess, lyric soprano and Laveeda Boggess, pianist. The event was held at the University Auditorium on Friday, May 30, 1941.

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Miscellaneous Documents

A list containing the names and addresses of the members of the American Legion, Wayne Miner Post No. 149.

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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City Council of Men's Clubs President Dr. Milton C. Lewis to Missouri Representative Gil Burke. Lewis on behalf of the council thanks Burke for his efforts to prohibit lynching in Missouri. Lewis writes, "although your efforts may apparently seems without immediate results, the effects are being felt not only in Missouri, but throughout the country."

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Hannibal H. Hill, Jr. to Dr. Milton C. Lewis of the American Legion, Wayne Miner Post, No. 149. Hill provides an invoice for the nights he and his orchestra performed from March 10 through March 15, 1935. In this invoice Hill includes each member of the orchestra, their instrument, what nights they played, and how much money each are due. Hill claims that to date, he has not received nearly the amount owed for each performer.

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Ephemera

A bill for a car loan of Dr. Milton C. Lewis for payment to Jardon Investment Company, 1813 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This bill of November 27, 1936 shows $49.61 owed on a Buick.

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Ephemera

Invitation from the Two Fours Club to their Annual Spice Tea on Sunday, December 1, 1940 at 2534 Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from the Council of Men's Clubs President Milton C. Lewis to the Musicians' Protective Union, Local No. 627, A. F. of M. Lewis on behalf of the Council of Men's Clubs believes the Local No. 627 should accept "a reduction in the price of Union Music, in conformity with the reduction of wages in other crafts."

Object Type: 
Ephemera

Invitation from the Rag Doll Club to a dinner and dance at Elk's Rest on May 17, 1941.

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