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Invitation from the Rag Doll Club to a dinner and dance at Elk's Rest on May 17, 1941.

Date: 
May 17th 1941

Invitation from the American Beauty Art Club to a hillbilly themed party at Elk's Rest on May 24, 1940.

Date: 
May 24th 1940

Invitation from the Oreadite Club to their Annual Card Party on April 24, 1941 at Lincoln Hall.

Date: 
April 24th 1941

Invitation from the Optimistic Girls to a Cabaret Party at Lucille's Paradise on March 28, 1940.

Date: 
March 28th 1940

Letter from Chester Franklin, editor of "The Call" calling his attention to an enclosed article about Tom Pendergast.

Date: 
January 18th 1936

Letter from T. O'Donnell to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. in which O'Donnell informs Mitchell he will be sending a document describing "'Machine tactics' in Jackson County government." O'Donnell claims it would be useful information for any U.S. Senate candidate opposing the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
June 10th 1934

One-sided anti-Klu Klux Klan broadside written by O. J. Gilmore of Kansas City, Missouri. Gilmore provides an excerpt of a statement by Kansas Governor Henry Justin Allen and an account from the Saturday Evening Post that detail the racism and violence exhibited by the KKK. Gilmore then includes an excerpt of Congressman E. C. Ellis, Republican candidate for Congress, in which Ellis aligns himself with the views of the KKK.

Date: 
1922

Letter from James D. Pouncey of The Jackson County Bar Association to Senator Harry S. Truman. Pouncey attaches a resolution that the bar endorses Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Walter White in not accepting Truman's invitation to appear before the Truman Committee. Pouncey then provides four reasons for White's decision.

Date: 
July 22nd 1941

Circa 1938 photograph of the Black Elks band marching west at 18th Street and The Paseo. Street’s Hotel and Crown Drug Co. are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

Circa 1938 photograph of majorettes marching west at 18th Street and The Paseo in Black Elks parade. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

Circa 1938 photograph of the Association of Daughters of Elks (St. Louis) marching in Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo, Kansas City, MO. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

Circa 1938 photograph of the Black Elks parade crowd on south side of 18th Street, between The Paseo and Vine Street, Kansas City, MO. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

Circa 1938 photograph of a military unit marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel, Country Club Beer, Elnora's Cafe, and Crown Drug Co. are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

Circa 1938 photograph of a men marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel, Country Club Beer, Elnora's Cafe, and Crown Drug Co. are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

Circa 1938 photograph of marching band with majorettes in front marching west in the Black Elks parade at 18th Street and The Paseo. The Street Hotel and a streetcar are pictured in background. Source: Black Economic Union.

Date: 
1938

1926 photograph of the Lincoln Theatre stage and orchestra in pit. The Lincoln Theatre was once located at the northwest corner of 18th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Lawrence Denton.

Date: 
1926

1927 photograph of the Lincoln Theatre exterior, with staff posed in front. Advertisements for "The Strange Case of Captain Ramper" are displayed on the front of the theatre. The Lincoln Theatre was once located at the northwest corner of 18th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Lawrence Denton.

Date: 
1927

Composite of staff (heads only) of Lincoln Theatre, with building in background, 1926. The Lincoln Theatre was once located at the northwest corner of 18th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Lawrence Denton.

Date: 
1926

Woody Walder, Corrine Walder, Alberta Minor, and Bob Minor at Joe Jacob's Place, 18th and Vine, no date. Source: Corrine Walder.

Circa 1937 photograph of Count Basie (piano) and Herman Walder (saxophone) at Street's Blue Room, part of the Street Hotel at the northeast corner of The Paseo and 18th Street. Source: Herman Walder.

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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.