Sheet music for "The Heim Two-Step, Kansas City, Mo., March by N. Clark Smith," leader of the Kansas City Pickaninni Band. This document was published by Carl Hoffman of Kansas City, Mo. in 1897.
LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri – Kansas City
Invitation to Kansas City's Resident Theatre preview performance of "Susan and God" on January 12, 1940 at the Resident Theatre Playhouse.
Invitation from the Alpha Chapter of the Lamda Alpha Phi Sorority to an at home event on Sunday October 27, 1940.
Publicity photo of the Boogie-Woogie Boys featuring Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Joe Turner, and Albert Ammons. All four are smiling, wearing tuxedoes with white handkerchiefs, and facing forward in two rows.
Invitation from the Frog Club, Inc. to a casual spring party at Elk's Rest.
Mary Lou Williams and Andy Kirk looking over an arrangement of "Moten Swing" for Decca Records "Kansas City Jazz" album produced by Dave Dexter. Williams is playing the piano and Kirk is standing next to her, holding music in one hand and a drink in the other hand while looking down.
Receipt acknowledging that Q. J. Gilmore, Chairman of the Young Mens Negro Democratic Club's Committee, transferred $20.00 to William Kenner, secretary to the American Legion, Wayne Miner Post No. 149. This money was generated from the sale of tickets for a celebration held at Winwood Beach.
Letter from Kansas City, Missouri Department of Police Director Otto P. Higgins to Wayne Miner Post No. 149 Post Commander Dr. Milton C. Lewis. Higgins writes that he appreciates Lewis's letter concerning police officers Cavanaugh and Keleher.
Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin and His Pla-Mor Orchestra standing outside of the Pla-Mor Ballroom on the sidewalk; caption reads: Yours for dance satisfaction / Chic Scoggin's Pla-Mor Ball Room Orchestra.
A 1920 photograph of Milton C. Lewis.
Letter from Musicians' Protective Union, Local 627 President William Shaw to Dr. Milton C. Lewis, President of the Council of Men's Clubs. Shaw on behalf of the Local No. 627 believe that despite the current depression, the current wages for musicians as set by the union are "not exhorbitant [sic]".