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Invitation from the faculty of Lincoln High School to an event honoring the work of Hugh O. Cook on May 5, 1940. There the Missouri State Association of Negro Teachers will present Cook with "The Distinguished Service Medal".

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Business card for Charles H. Houston, attorney for Lucile Bluford. A brief note is written on the back.

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Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

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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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Souvenir program for the memorial of Frank C. Niles (1858-1932), philanthropist and President of the Niles & Moser Cigar Company. An address was made by Conrad H. Mann at the Salvation Army Citadel in Kansas City, Missouri on September 16, 1932. The document provides an extensive biography of Niles, who aided in the creation of the "Wheatley Mercy Ward for Negro children in Wheatley Provident Hospital" and "The Niles Home for Negro Children."

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Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. This Democratic ticket was issued by the Democratic County Committee.

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Booklet from a dinner of the Kansas City Cyclists Club, including a menu for the evening, a history of the club and cycling in Kansas City, and photographs of the group.

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Entrance ticket to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. It was held on Saturday, June 8, 1935 at 2:30 o'clock at Red Fox Farm, 152nd Street & Holmes Road. Directions indicate to "Follow American Flags West from 152nd."

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Invitation to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Events include a "Bathing Beauty Contest", "Hog Calling Contest", "Fat Man's Race", "Pipe Smokers race", and others.

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Certificate for the 1935-36 season certifying that William T. Kemper is designated as a benefactor of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra "in recognition of the fine civic spirit shown and the enthusiastic and energetic assistance given in the establishment of the Orchestra as a cultural and educational asset for Kansas City and its trade territory."

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Application card for membership to "T. J. Pendergast Class" of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Kansas City Aerie, No. 47. The card provides 18 reasons why one should join the organization; many of these include relief for when members are in financial need. The membership fee is $5.00.

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Invitation to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Events include a "Ladies Bathing Beauty Contest - eight to eighty (Men Judges)", "Hog Calling Contest", "Fat Man's Race", "Pipe Smokers race", and others.

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.