Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Baseball players

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Photograph of the 11th Annual Baseball Day Luncheon given by the South Central Business Association for the Kansas City Blues at the Lucerne Hotel.

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Photograph of Frankie Frisch, Dizzy Dean, and Daffy Dean with unidentified men and women at podium during South Central Business Association luncheon in the ballplayers' honor at the LaSalle Hotel.

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Group portrait of the 1936 Kansas City Blues baseball team inside Muehlebach Field (later renamed Blues/Municipal Stadium). The team is posed in front of an oversized baseball display that reads "George Trautman Official League". Autograph on photo reads "To my pal N. Emerson Paton in appreciation, Phil Small, May 4, 1936, 'Parkview Pharmacy'".

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Photograph of the 1934 Kansas City Monarchs team. Pictured are Frank Duncan, Bullett Rogan, Dink Mothell, Sam Bankhead, Frank Duncan, Jr., Newt Allen, Newt Joosph, Eddie Dwight, Bill Foster, George Giles, T. J. Young, Turkey Stearns, Chet Brewster, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, Charley Beverly, and Andy Cooper.

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Photograph of Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige preparing to throw a baseball in Havana, Cuba.

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Photograph of the integrated, semi-professional Bismarck National Championship Team of 1935. Pictured are kneeling left to right: Joe Desiderato, Al Leary, Neil Churchill, Dan Oberholzer, and Ed Hendee. Standing left to right: Hilton Smith, Red Haley, Barney Morris, Leroy "Satchel" Paige, Moose Johnson, Quincy Troupe, and Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe. Smith and Paige more famously pitched for the Kansas City Monarchs. Each player's position is written in blue ink on their uniform.

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Photographs

Photograph showing an Armourdale baseball team in Kansas City, Kansas, likely taken in the 1910s. Noted on the back of the image is that the team was managed by Sandy Hanson.

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Panoramic photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs, including L-R: Jack Marshall (P), Hurley McNair (OF/P) , Newt Joseph (3B), Harold 'Yellowhorse' Morris (P), Heavy Johnson (OF), Newt Allen (1B/SS), 'Bullet Joe' Rogan (P), Jose Mendez (P), Dobie Moore (SS), Lemuel Hawkins (1B), William Bell (P), C. Bell, Dink Mothel (UT), Frank Duncan (C), Bill Drake (P), George Sweatt (CF), and Howard Bartlett (P).

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Photographs

Photograph of a nightime baseball game at Muehlebach Field at the northwest corner of 22nd Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team at Natatorium Park in Spokane, Washington. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965. The players have been identified by their respected rows. Back row: left to right; Frank Duncan, Sr., Andy Cooper, Charles "Hooks" Beverly, Chet Brewer, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, George Giles, T.J. Young.

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Ephemera

Program distributed for the Muehlebach Field dedication on July 3, 1923, including a proclamation by Mayor Frank H. Cromwell recommending that "every employer forget the ever present serious side of life" in order to attend, and let employees attend, the opening game. To set the example, Cromwell declared that day a half-holiday for city employees. The program also notes speeches from George Muehlebach, the governors of Kansas and Missouri,and mayors of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. Photographs depict the stadium, the team, and local supporters.

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Periodicals

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, discussing the difficulty of accessing city records for citizens or reporters. Other featured articles include: “Snapshots” (p. 1), with quick items that include Nell Donnelly Reed having been rated fourth in a list of the most prominent business women in the country; “Seven Eleven” (p.

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