Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Photographs

Promotional photo of unidentified female singer with nine member jazz band.

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Photographs

Count Basie shaking hands with Joe Belford at the Roseland Ballroom. Basie is smiling and looking up. Belford is wearing a pinstripe suit and patterned tie.

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Photographs

KMBC reporter, Paul Henning (who later went to Hollywood and produced Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies) interviewing Bernice Claire; flanked by Ruth Warrick and Dick Berger at the Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo.

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Ephemera

Invitiation from the Sewing Circle of Paseo Baptist Church presenting Western Seminary students in two dramatic plays on Thursday, December 14, 1939.

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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

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

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Ephemera

Invitation from the Oreadite Club to their Annual Card Party on April 24, 1941 at Lincoln Hall.

Object Type: 
Ephemera

A list containing the addresses and principals of Kansas City, Missouri schools. Included are Attucks, Booker Washington, Bruce, Douglass, Foster Opportunity, Garrison, Penn, Sumner, W. W. Yates, Wendell Phillips, Wheatley, and Dunbar.

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Photographs

A 1920 photograph of Milton C. Lewis as an intern.

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Correspondence

A draft of a letter from Dr. Milton C. Lewis to an unknown recipient. Lewis informs this person of the purpose and mission of the Kansas City Council of Men's Clubs. He then provides what he believes to be the six duties of a Kansas City colored organization. Lewis then comments that those on the council are serious and hardworking men.

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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 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.

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