A color glass plate positive photograph of a hawtorn (crataegus) tree in bloom in the north central section of Penn Valley Park. This vantage point faces north towards downtown Kansas City, Missouri and shows Liberty Memorial in the right background.
This photograph was taken looking west-northwest at the intersection of 6th Street Trafficway and Grand Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Almost all of the buildings in this photograph were demolished for the construction of Interstate Highway 35/70. Advertisements for Dodge, Harris-Goar, Creme Oil, and the 1925 film "Wages for Wives" are shown on Merrit Outdoor Advertising Co. billboards. Also pictured is the Portland Hotel Annex and an autopark.
This photograph was taken looking west-northwest on 8th Street between Oak and Locust Streets.
This photograph was taken looking west on the northwest corner of Admiral Boulevard and Harrison Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The buildings pictured have since been demolished for the construction of Interstate Highway 70.
Photograph of the W. W. Yates School, known before 1918 as Lincoln School (right) and Lincoln High School (left). Once located at the northwest corner of Campbell Street and 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of 11th and Campbell.
Photograph of the W. W. Yates School, known before 1918 as Lincoln School. Once located at the northwest corner of Campbell Street and 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces north from just west of the intersection of 11th and Campbell.
Photograph of Kindergarten students at Lincoln School, known after 1918 as W. W. Yates School. Once located at the northwest corner of Campbell Street and 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
1926-1927 photograph of LeRoy Anthony, Thelma Anthony-Scott, and Ruby Anthony-Miller posed on an imitation reindeer during their visit with Santa Claus at the Jones Store in downtown, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Tower Orchestra at Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
The Tower Adorables, a dance troupe who performed at the Tower Theatre, 213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
The Tower Theatre and the Esquire Theatre, 211-213 E 12th St., Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken looking south on 12th Street between Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) and McGee Street.
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.
Program for an artists' recital sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The event was held at the Edison Hall in the Power and Light Building on December 28, 1940. The program includes works by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, et al..
Invitation from the Kansas City Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The organization is presents a recital featuring Yolande Meek, a pianist and pupil of Alberta Boehm of the Conservatory of Music. The event was held on Friday, April 26, 1940 at Edison Hall in the Power and Light Building.
A letter from International Printing Pressmen & Assitants' Union of North America Representative C. C. Moranville to George O. Pratt of Kansas City, Missouri.
Letter from John T. Harding to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing corruption in the city and county government, as well as the local police department. He tells Stark that until he enacts new laws, "Kansas City will be at the mercy of the Organization. The Police Department is their gun; as long as they have it, they will make us step around." Harding also suggests that the Pendergast Machine has control over nearly every aspect of the city, "except the sewer system," and indicates that he believes most policemen are good and only acting on orders from above.
Letter from George E. Kimball to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing corruption in public service. Kimball identifies himself as "a former judge of the Jackson County Court, a former City Comtroller of Kansas City, and a Republican candidate for Mayor of Kansas in 1930." He writes to recommend Fred H. Carlson as trustworthy, "clean in his private life as well as his public service," and "highly in favor of taking the police department out of the hands of the corrupt political machine here in Kansas City."
Letter from Henry A. Bundschu to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing election corruption and how it might be dealt with by the Board of Election Commissioners. He recommends "this matter should be attended to without delay for it requires time for the Board to set matter down for hearing, make the changes, if necessary, and procure the new personnel."
Letter from W. Myers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, complaining about Pendergast influence in the administration of state relief resources during the Depression. Myers requests that if Stark sends a reply, that he do so "by enclosing in a plain envelope."