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Front and back side of Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) membership card for McKinley Neal. Issued through Paseo Department of Kansas City, Missouri. "Oct 1926" is stamped in upper left corner of front side. "Annual Dues $3.00" is written and 556 is stamped below date. "00000354" is written on the back right side.

The certificate of incorporation for defunct Democratic Kansas City newspaper, the Kansas City American. This document was issued by Charles U. Becker, the secretary of state for the state of Missouri.

Date: 
October 31st 1929

A document details the circulation statistics of the Kansas City American for the 8-month period ending in August 31, 1933. It shows patrons in five surrounding states including Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Date: 
1933

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.

An invitation to the World Bridge Olympic at Elk's Rest at the Lincoln Building, 18th & Vine on Monday, May 1, 1933. This championship bridge event includes bridge hands that are "delivered by special messenger service in sealed packages."

Date: 
April 1933

A list of men's club organizations in Kansas City. The list contains the address and phone numbers of the president and secretary of each organization.

Date: 
October 19th 1930

Invitation from the Brothers of Ivanhoe for a dinner and dance at Lincoln Hall on Friday, May 17, 1940. Each ticket of $1.50 includes a meal of half-broiled chicken, a cocktail, and various sides.

Date: 
May 17th 1940

Invitation for "Tea Time with the Daughters of Allen" on April 14, 1940 at the Paseo Y.M.C.A..

Date: 
April 14th 1940

Invitation for the Bid-Rite Bridge Club's Spring Party on June 6, 1940.

Date: 
June 6th 1940

Invitation for a "cocktail sip" sponsored by the American Beauty Art Club, held on Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 2300 Lydia Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
April 21st 1940

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.

Date: 
April 26th 1940

Invitation from the Frog Club, Inc. to a casual spring party at Elk's Rest.

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

Date: 
May 17th 1941

Invitation from the American Beauty Art Club to a hillbilly themed party at Elk's Rest on May 24, 1940.

Date: 
May 24th 1940

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

Date: 
December 14th 1939

Invitation from the Alpha Chapter of the Lamda Alpha Phi Sorority to an at home event on Sunday October 27, 1940.

Date: 
October 27th 1940

Invitation from the Bon-Ton Girls to a Annual Yule-tide Cocktail Hour at 2308 Brooklyn Avenue on December 3, 1939.

Date: 
December 3rd 1939

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

Date: 
April 24th 1941

Ticket to a roller derby opening on October 1st at the Pla-Mor Ice Palace at 3127 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri.

Invitation to Kansas City's Resident Theatre preview performance of "Susan and God" on January 12, 1940 at the Resident Theatre Playhouse.

Date: 
January 12th 1940

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