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Photographs

Postcard of the Carnegie library at 625 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. It was razed in 1965 after the completion of a new Kansas City, Kansas Public Library building at the same address. This vantage point faces south-southwest with Minnesota Avenue in the foreground.

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Photographs

1930's photograph of Kansas Monarchs' trainer James Floyd, commonly know as Jew Baby Floyd, wearing the baseball team's uniform.

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Photographs

1920's photograph of a portion of the cattle pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in Kansas City, Missouri. This photograph was taken looking northwest from atop the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Building. The facility, established in 1871 along the Kansas River and the Kansas Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, became one the leading livestock markets in the United States. The stockyards closed for business in October of 1999.

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Miscellaneous Documents

List of fourteen rules reaffirmed by the State Board of Trustees for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. Rules include the pricing of meals and accommodations as well as the benefits of the home's superintendent. The rules also mention that, "No free meals are to be given to those coming to the back door at any time."

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Ephemera

Invitation to the 35th Annual Commencement Exercises for the Western University and State Industrial Department on June 4, 1931 at Western University.

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Photographs

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of men playing horseshoes in Kensington Park, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team at Natatorium Park in Spokane, Washington. The franchise was organized in 1920 and located in Kansas City, Missouri. It became the longest running Negro League team in the United States before disbanding in 1965. The players have been identified by their respected rows. Back row: left to right; Frank Duncan, Sr., Andy Cooper, Charles "Hooks" Beverly, Chet Brewer, Sam Crawford, John Donaldson, George Giles, T.J. Young.

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Pamphlets

Pamphlet containing a brief history of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document begins with a biography of "Carry A. Nation, the Kansas Saloon Smasher", followed by the eventual acquisition of Nation's home by the W.C.T.U. This is followed by a profile of the administrators of the home up until publication in April 1928.

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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas State College President W. A. Lewis to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring. Lewis extends his support for the accreditation of Western University as a junior college. Lewis comments, "Personally I would be inclined to be far more linient with the colored people in their deficiencies than I would be if it were an institution for the whites."

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Photographs

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of a baseball game at the North American Aviation Athletic Field, Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas. The game was part of a program supported by the Works Progress Administration.

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Photographs

1920s photograph of switch engines belonging to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in the Argentine rail yards in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Pamphlets

Rulebook for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document outlines the duties of the residents, superintendent, and board of directors. Also included are rules for donations and rights of donors as well as terms for beneficiaries. The document lists the address as 723 Grandview Avenue, but post address was changed during the time period to 738 Broadview Avenue.

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