Invitation from the Kansas City Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The organization is presents a recital featuring Yolande Meek, a pianist and pupil of Alberta Boehm of the Conservatory of Music. The event was held on Friday, April 26, 1940 at Edison Hall in the Power and Light Building.
Jay McShann Orchestra posing for a photo in the Century Room, located in Kansas City, Missouri. McShann is sitting at the piano. Other musicians shown include (left to right) an unidentified musician, Walter Brown, Charlie Parker, Bob Mabane, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, Orville "Piggy" Minor, an unidentified musician, Gus Johnson, and Gene Ramey.
Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance. Basie is sitting at the piano wearing a white suit and looking forward. Miranda is standing behind the piano against a studio wall and wearing a suit jacket and floral head wrap.
A list containing the addresses and principals of Kansas City, Missouri schools. Included are Attucks, Booker Washington, Bruce, Douglass, Foster Opportunity, Garrison, Penn, Sumner, W. W. Yates, Wendell Phillips, Wheatley, and Dunbar.
Letter from Director Insurance H. L. McCoy to The American Legion, Wayne Miner Post No. 149, Kansas City, Missouri. McCoy acknowledges receipt of the post's letter and has referred their request for information to the Adjutant General of the Army.
A group of people working in the Laugh-O-Gram office, located in the second story of the McConahay Building at 31st Street and Forest Avenue. Posters for 'Jack and the Beanstalk', and for 'Goldie Locks and the Three Bears' are shown.
Letter from the 25 Industrus Club to an unknown recipient. The writer provides information on a number of "whisky joints" run by Italians from the North End as well as places of prostitution. The writer comments that "when the Republicans party was in there was about 150 of such women but sinse the Democrats have got in office they have increased to about 250 or more with out exaggerateing a bit, and we have sat and watched the police come and take money from these girls and would never do a thing to stop it."
Program for a Council of Men's Clubs event on March 14, 1931 at the Elks Rest in the Lincoln Building. After an opening statement by Dr. Milton C. Lewis, the program includes musical numbers and games.