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Composite of staff (heads only) of Lincoln Theatre, with building in background, 1926. The Lincoln Theatre was once located at the northwest corner of 18th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Lawrence Denton.

Circa 1938 photograph of majorettes marching west at 18th Street and The Paseo in Black Elks parade. Source: Black Economic Union.

Letter from James D. Pouncey of The Jackson County Bar Association to Senator Harry S. Truman. Pouncey attaches a resolution that the bar endorses Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Walter White in not accepting Truman's invitation to appear before the Truman Committee.

One-sided anti-Klu Klux Klan broadside written by O. J. Gilmore of Kansas City, Missouri. Gilmore provides an excerpt of a statement by Kansas Governor Henry Justin Allen and an account from the Saturday Evening Post that detail the racism and violence exhibited by the KKK. Gilmore then includes an excerpt of Congressman E. C.

Letter from Chester Franklin, editor of "The Call" calling his attention to an enclosed article about Tom Pendergast.

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

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

Program for a Council of Men's Clubs event on March 14, 1931 at the Elks Rest in the Lincoln Building. After an opening statement by Dr. Milton C. Lewis, the program includes musical numbers and games.

Invitation from the Optimistic Girls to a Cabaret Party at Lucille's Paradise on March 28, 1940.

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."

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

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.

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