Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

7th Street

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Photographs

Photograph of Mayor Frank Cromwell and former mayors: (left to right) James A. Reed, George M. Shelley, Darius A. Brown, Leander J. Talbot, Thomas T. Crittenden, Jr., Cromwell, George H. Edwards, Jr., and Samuel B. Strother. They acted as honorary pallbearers at the funeral of Webster Davis at the Elks Club.

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Photographs

Photograph of the exterior of the Wyandotte County Jail in Kansas City, Kansas, circa 1930, located at the southeast corner of 7th Street and State Avenue.

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Photographs

Photograph of the exterior of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, located on the northwest corner of 7th Street and Minnesota Avenue, looking northwest from Minnesota Avenue.

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Miscellaneous Documents

List of records at the Wyandotte County Courthouse, including the vault and other storage areas, and encompassing numerous county offices and departments. County records were being assessed and organized as part of a Works Progress Administration project through the Federal Writers' Project's Historical Records Survey.

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Correspondence

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that the Wyandotte County Courthouse project is now complete, with her research workers having written "3,604 HR forms," from which she made 465 "condensed copies" covering all the materials in storage.

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Miscellaneous Documents

List of Clerk of the District Court records at the Wyandotte County Courthouse vault. County records were being assessed and organized as part of a Works Progress Administration project through the Federal Writers' Project's Historical Records Survey.

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Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes with an update on remaining documents in the courthouse storage vault, and notes that she has enclosed documents dealing with the inventory of offices and vaults in the Kansas City city hall. That document is included.

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Ephemera

William T. Kemper, Sr.'s membership card for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 26 of Kansas City, Missouri. The document states that Kemper is a life member since May 30, 1914.

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Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that misfiled and mislabeled records have been returned to the correct place, and reports that she has enclosed documents dealing with numerous county offices. Those documents are included.

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

List of records at the Wyandotte County Courthouse vault. County records were being assessed and organized as part of a Works Progress Administration project through the Federal Writers' Project's Historical Records Survey.

Object Type: 
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration. Bell writes that she has enclosed documents dealing with the city engineer's office and vault. Those documents are included.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Undated description of the storage of county records in the Wyandotte County Courthouse, including an assessment of the construction and condition of the courthouse building. The assessment also writes that storage conditions in vaults are declining, staff handle documents carelessly, and that "records should be rearranged, classified [and] some of the volumes needs repairing and labelling" for easier access. Recommendation is made for a librarian or other caretaker to make records accessible to the public.

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