LaBudde Special Collections at the University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Genre: 
Sheet Music

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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Mortgage for a car purchased by Dr. Milton C. Lewis and Lillian Lewis at the Greenlease Motor Car Company on July 26, 1935. The mortgage included a sum of $661.40 of the total purchase price of $786.40.

Genre: 
Programs

Program for the graduation of the Municipal Hospital No. 2 School of Nursing, Class of 1941, held at the Wendell Phillips Auditorium.

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Correspondence

Letter from Dr. Milton C. Lewis to Dwight Brown, President of Parole Board, Missouri State Penitentiary. Lewis believes that inmate Willie Smith's parole application should be considered favorably because of his good record before and during incarceration. He informs Brown that if approved, Smith would be under the care of Vincent Spizzuca of St. Louis, Missouri.

Genre: 
Correspondence

A draft of a letter from Dr. Milton C. Lewis to an unknown recipient. Lewis informs this person of the purpose and mission of the Kansas City Council of Men's Clubs. He then provides what he believes to be the six duties of a Kansas City colored organization. Lewis then comments that those on the council are serious and hardworking men.

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Photographs

Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin, Pla-Mor Orchestra director, standing and holding a conducting baton.

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Photographs

Jazz singer Myra Taylor.

Genre: 
Photographs

Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.

Genre: 
Ephemera

Invitiation from the Sewing Circle of Paseo Baptist Church presenting Western Seminary students in two dramatic plays on Thursday, December 14, 1939.

Genre: 
Photographs

Staged shot with a fake camera on the roof of the Laugh-O-Gram building. Walt Disney holding a gun over Carman Maxwell; Ub Iwerks is "directing"; Adolph Kloepper behind the camera; Rudolf Ising standing in the background.

Genre: 
Photographs

Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo. Musicians include Mary Lou Williams at the piano, John Harrington holding a saxophone, Ben Webster holding a saxophone, Pha Terrell (musical director) holding a conducting baton, John Williams holding a saxophone, Ben Thigpen sitting at a drum set, Harry Lawson holding a trumpet, Ted Brinson holding a guitar, Irving "Mouse" Randolph holding a trumpet, Kirk (leader) sitting next to a tuba, Ted Donnelly holding a trombone, and Earl Thomson holding a trumpet.

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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.