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Genre: 
Photographs

Candid photograph of an unidentified nurse at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Genre: 
Photographs

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses seated on the steps at the entrance of The Willows Maternity Hospital.

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Catalogs

Catalog for the The Cottage Department of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium, including photographs of their facilities and staff, and an introduction stating that the sanitarium "must protect its patients' reputations and secrets, in addition to the usual services rendered by a hospital." The Cottage department is aimed at "patients whose means are limited" but are "worthy unfortunates." The catalog advertises its ability to provide seclusion and privacy, including careful mail handling, and notes that "disreputable, degenerate, and immoral characters

Genre: 
Photographs

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Genre: 
Photographs

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Genre: 
Photographs

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses seated with Dr. John W. Kepner, obstetrician, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

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Maps

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the eleventh ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 20th Street to the north, Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) to the west, 31st Street to the south, and Michigan Avenue to the east.

Genre: 
Pamphlets

Circa 1926 picture book depicting Willows Maternity Sanitarium during the summer months. Included are pictures of the staff with infants born at the institution, as well as photographs of the facilities. This pamphlet was published for perusal by doctors with patients in need of a maternity hospital.

Genre: 
Pamphlets

Small booklet detailing the officers and by-laws for The Willows Maternity Sanitarium Alumni. Listed officers are Mildred D. Hickman, President; Lucy A. Mize, Vice-President; Faye Witter, Secretary & Treasurer.

Genre: 
Pamphlets

Survey of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium for review by doctors across the country. In the foreword of the document concludes with the following: "After perusing this review, the doctor will not hesitate in recommending any good girl who has made the error of the flesh, to repair to The Willows for seclusion and protection. Any fear he or the patient's family might have of her being thrown among the undesirables and under demoralizing influences, will be dispelled by the charts herein presented...

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City resident Edwin A. Ferguson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Ferguson attaches a letter he sent the same day to Howard Williams, Director of the W.P.A. in Kansas City, Missouri. Ferguson explains that he has been unjustly dismissed from his W.P.A. funded position and provides the circumstances to both Truman and Williams. He also mentions to Truman that he believes he was dismissed for his support of the Pendergast organization (the "Goat" faction).

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Miscellaneous Documents

Invoice from the Greenlease Motor Car Company for a car sold to Lillian Lewis of 2208 Garfield Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Lewis bought a used Buick Sedan for $714.28 on July 26, 1935.

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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.