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Postcard of the Kansas City Club Building at the northwest corner of 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The vantage point faces northwest at the intersection of 13th and Baltimore. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. John Alran of Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania.

Date: 
November 30th 1921

Program from the 5th Ward Democratic Club's October 1936 fundraising dance. The program lists "Pendergast's Organization of the Fifth Ward," including the ward's precinct captains, and endorses a slate of candidates for the upcoming election. Music was provided by Sol Dobrov's Orchestra, and proceeds are pledged to go to Christmas baskets. Advertisements were placed by local businesses, as well as individuals including Police Director Otto P. Higgins and Chief of Police Robert J. Coffey.

Date: 
October 23rd 1936

Souvenir program for the memorial of Frank C. Niles (1858-1932), philanthropist and President of the Niles & Moser Cigar Company. An address was made by Conrad H. Mann at the Salvation Army Citadel in Kansas City, Missouri on September 16, 1932. The document provides an extensive biography of Niles, who aided in the creation of the "Wheatley Mercy Ward for Negro children in Wheatley Provident Hospital" and "The Niles Home for Negro Children."

Date: 
September 16th 1932

Souvenir program for the memorial of Frank C. Niles (1858-1932), philanthropist and President of the Niles & Moser Cigar Company. Tributes were given by Bryce B. Smith, Henry F. McElroy, Conrad H. Mann, and Ruby D. Garrett at the Salvation Army Citadel in Kansas City, Missouri on September 16, 1932. The program includes a portrait photograph of Niles, order of service, and hymns.

Date: 
September 16th 1932

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Municipal Auditorium, which also served as a campaign stop for his 1936 presidential run.

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Municipal Auditorium, which also served as a campaign stop for his 1936 presidential run.

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Book containing text and photographs of the history, facilties, art, and architecture of the courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri. The document also includes portrait photographs of the public servants that aided in the creation of the new Jackson County Courthouse and a list of county judges of Jackson County from 1827 to 1933.

Date: 
1935

Clipping entitled "Casts Absentee Ballot" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Mrs. Mae Meehan of Denver (above) prepared her absentee ballot in the office of the election commissioners in the courthouse Tuesday. It was forwarded to Denver. She voted the Democratic ticket."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Court Order Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Above is a scene in the circuit court room of Judge Darius A. Brown Tuesday where many unregistered persons made application for court orders to permit them to vote. By the time Judge Brown, shown in the high-backed chair in the center background, recessed for lunch, he had granted 149 vote orders."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Photograph of the Jackson County Juvenile Court Building, also known as Jackson County Parental School. This vantage point faces east-southeast from the southwest corner of Locust Street and 13th Street.

Date: 
1936

Proceedings of the Second Imperial Klonvokation of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, held at the Convention Hall in Kansas City, MO in September 1924. Several names of klansmen were redacted in this publication of the proceedings, including ones from Kansas City. Notable named speakers include George C. McCarron, Grand Dragon and Governor Clifford Walker of Georgia.

Date: 
September 1924

Postcard of the Music Hall in Municipal Auditorium. The back of the card reads, "New home of the Kansas City Philharmonic orchestra, the Music Hall also is available for conventions, lectures, concerts, plays, musical shows, motion picture shows and all other gatherings which require the use of a theater of large proportions and complete equipment. H.F. McElroy, City Manager."

Date: 
1936

Postcard of the main arena in Municipal Auditorium. The back of the card reads, "The main arena, largest unit of the auditorium, is best described as a gigantic oval stadium seating 15,000 persons, with a domed ceiling suspended 96 feet above the floor. Dimensions of the room are 301 by 291 feet....and the oval floor is 130 by 220 feet. Ceiling and roof are suspended without posts or pillars to obstruct the view of spectators."

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Photograph of participants in the Summer Playground Feeding Program lined up at Mulkey Square Park. This vantage point faces east near the intersection of 13th Street and Belleview Avenue (defunct at this block).

Date: 
1942

Photograph with interior view of Monsignor Keye's benefit party for orphan children, held in the Little Theater at Municipal Auditorium.

Date: 
December 17th 1938

Photograph with full frontal and side view of Kansas City Club building looking northwest from 13th Street and Baltimore Avenue. A small gas station is visible on the south side of 13th Street.

Photograph looking west along north side of 13th Street between Troost Avenue and Forest Avenue. The Odd Fellows Temple is pictured to the left.

Date: 
1925

Photograph looking north along the west side of the 1300 block of Walnut Street.

Date: 
December 8th 1925

Photograph looking east along the south side of 13th Street between Locust Street and Cherry Street. St. Mary's Church is pictured in the background.

Date: 
August 14th 1924

Photograph looking west along the north side of 13th Street at Baltimore Avenue. The Kansas City Club Building is pictured to the right.

Date: 
February 26th 1926

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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.