American Jazz Museum

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Woodie Walder's Swing Unit!

Photograph by J. E. Miller of Woodie Walder's Swing Unit. Pictured from left: Woodie Walder, reeds; Elbert "Coots" Dye, piano; Bill Terry, vocals; Baby Lovett, drums; Jack Johnson, bass.

William James "Count" Basie Musicians' Protective Union Card

Musicians' Protective Union membership card for William "Count" Basie for the year 1933. E. M. Jefferson is listed as the union secretary.

William H. Spivey and VeEssa Spivey with Black Hawk Barbecue Scooter

Photograph of William H. Spivey (left) and VeEssa Spivey (right), owners of Black Hawk Barbecue. They are posing with the Black Hawk Barbecue delivery scooter.

William H. Spivey and J. Jones with Black Hawk Barbecue Scooter

Photograph of men, identified as William H. Spivey (left) and J. Jones (right), posing with the Black Hawk Barbecue delivery scooter.

Vine Street Streetcar

Photograph of people riding the Vine Street Streetcar in Kansas City, Missouri

VeEssa Spivey with Black Hawk Barbecue Scooter

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey, owner of Black Hawk Barbecue, posing with her restaurant delivery scooter.

VeEssa Spivey at Black Hawk Barbecue

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey posing in front of her restaurant, Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet.

Two Men Outside of The Call Building

Photograph of men standing in front of the Kansas City Call Building on 18th Street.

Tommy Douglas and his Orchestra

Circa 1938 photograph of Tommy Douglas and his orchestra posed in front of their tour bus. The back of the photograph is an advertisement for the band that reads: "'Howdy' Folks, Tommy Douglas and his Band, The finest and fastest Colored Band on the road, Showmen, Vocalists, Musicians - A Real Entertaining Attraction. Remarks:- For Dates :- Write, Park Region Orchestra Service, Battle Lake, Minnesota. Tommy Douglas And His Band Will be tootin' near you soon. You Will Enjoy Them."

The Pink Elephant Cocktail Menu

Cocktail menu and listing of packaged liquors available for sale at The Pink Elephant, "Kansas City's Most Beautiful Cocktail Room," located at the Hotel Stats on 12th Street. The cover notes that for patron protection, "every bottle of liquor in this hotel is registered and carries a permanent number."

The Call Staff

Photograph of The Call newspaper staff outside of their office at 1715 E. 18th Street. Lucile Bluford is shown top row, fourth from left. Chester Franklin is shown seated, front center.

The Call Linotype Machine

Photograph of a man using the Kansas City Call's linotype machine.