The Black Archives of Mid-America

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Photographs

The Generalite, 1940 is a yearbook for the General Hospital Number Two, Class of 1940. Included are portraits of Dr. Edwin Henry Schorer, director of Health for Kansas City, Missouri; Dr. Percy C. Turner, Superintendent for General Hospital No. 2; Lorenda S. Harris, R. N., Superintendent of Nurses; and Miss Bernice F. Brown, R. N., Instructor of Nurses. Also included are group photographs of the staff physicians, staff nurses, graduate nurses, and students of each graduating class.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking east on 12th Street just west of Park Avenue.

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Photographs

This photograph of Douglass School was taken looking northeast at the intersection of 27th Street and Jarboe Street (also known as W. Prospect Pl. at this time). Douglass School was built in 1890 as a public school for African Americans.

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Clippings

A reprint of an article clipped from defunct Kansas City newspaper, The Kansas City American. This clipping documents the shift in local and national politics in which black voters begin to support Democratic candidates. Felix H. Payne and the Central United Democratic Committee provides an endorsement for Judge James V. Billings for Judge of the Supreme Court, urging readers to "join us August 2, [1938,] primary election day, to go to the polls in your community..."

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Correspondence

A letter in which Henley L. Cox informs Mrs. W. A. Masters that Cox has sent out the formal call to 145 educators to meet and organize the Missouri state branch of the National Colored Association. He inquires if there are any funds available to help facilitate the meeting and then lists all of the steps taken in preparation for the meeting.

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Photographs

Chauncey Downs and five unidentified women behind a microphone with instrumentalists in the background.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Alpha Lyra Glee Club, under the direction of Mrs. D. A. Holmes.

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Photographs

Photograph of Mary Downs, wife of Chauncey L. Downs, in blouse and skirt holding a purse.

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Photographs

Photograph of pioneering social worker Minnie Crosswaithe wearing a coat and hat.

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Photographs

Street photograph of the Wheatley-Provident Hospital Dedication Parade at the intersection of 18th Street and The Paseo on September 29, 1918. This vantage point faces east on 18th Street from just west of The Paseo.

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Photographs

This photograph was taken looking northeast at the intersection of the Prospect Avenue and 17th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Two billboards are pictured: the left illustrates two faces and the following text, "Pricilla Dean, Don Chanby, Outside the law, Liberty Marriage?"; the right illustrates two people with the words "Milky Way" printed below.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Ministers Congress in Kansas City, posed inside of an unidentified church.

Pages

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.