Kansas City WPA Swing Orchestra

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13 piece swing orchestra, part of WPA Federal Music Project playing at the Kansas City Boy's Orphan Home, Sept. 16, 1938. The Kansas City Boy's Orphan Home was once located at the northwestern corner of 43rd Street, Westport Avenue (now Westport Road), and Belleview Avenue. Source: Lawrence Denton.

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Date: 
September 16th 1938
Modern Location: 
1000 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO
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Rights Statement: 
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
KCMA-PC35-1179
Digital Object Identifier: 
KCMA-PC35-1179
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