Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Miscellaneous Documents

Mortgage for a car purchased by Dr. Milton C. Lewis and Lillian Lewis at the Greenlease Motor Car Company on July 26, 1935. The mortgage included a sum of $661.40 of the total purchase price of $786.40.

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Programs

Program for the graduation of the Municipal Hospital No. 2 School of Nursing, Class of 1941, held at the Wendell Phillips Auditorium.

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Correspondence

Receipt acknowledging that Q. J. Gilmore, Chairman of the Young Mens Negro Democratic Club's Committee, transferred $20.00 to William Kenner, secretary to the American Legion, Wayne Miner Post No. 149. This money was generated from the sale of tickets for a celebration held at Winwood Beach.

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Photographs

A portrait of Walt Disney.

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Photographs

Marion Cauger, friend of Walt Disney, seated on a statue of a lion at the Thomas H. Swope Memorial in Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri. Marion was the nephew of Arthur V. Cauger, operator of the Kansas City Slide Company at 2449 Charlotte Street. A. V. Cauger employeed both Marion and Walt at the company.

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Photographs

Jazz singer Myra Taylor.

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Photographs

Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.

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Correspondence

Letter from Dr. Milton C. Lewis to Dwight Brown, President of Parole Board, Missouri State Penitentiary. Lewis believes that inmate Willie Smith's parole application should be considered favorably because of his good record before and during incarceration. He informs Brown that if approved, Smith would be under the care of Vincent Spizzuca of St. Louis, Missouri.

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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City, Missouri Department of Police Director Otto P. Higgins to Wayne Miner Post No. 149 Post Commander Dr. Milton C. Lewis. Higgins writes that he appreciates Lewis's letter concerning police officers Cavanaugh and Keleher.

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Photographs

Publicity photo of the Boogie-Woogie Boys featuring Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Joe Turner, and Albert Ammons. All four are smiling, wearing tuxedoes with white handkerchiefs, and facing forward in two rows.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance. Basie is sitting at the piano wearing a white suit and looking forward. Miranda is standing behind the piano against a studio wall and wearing a suit jacket and floral head wrap.

Object Type: 
Programs

Program by 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 and included works by Bach, Puccini, Hayden, et al..

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
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.