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Circa 1925 photograph of Saint Monica's Church and school, located at northeast corner of 17th Street and Lydia Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast from the southwest corner of 17th and Lydia.

Motion for new trial in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Bluford requests that the court set aside the verdict against her of October 24, 1940, and grant a new trial. Her attorneys argue that the court erred in numerous ways, and that the verdict did not conform to the law. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
October 25th 1940

Letter from Charles H. Houston to the clerk of the United States District Court for the Central Division of the Western District of Missouri, writing that he was enclosing a motion and order in the Lucile Bluford vs. S. W. Canada case, and asking that it is called to the attention of the court. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
January 23rd 1941

Letter from plaintiff's attorney Carl R. Johnson to the U.S. District Court clerk regarding Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Johnson writes to enclose the Notice of Appeal in the case, which they intend to appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also writes that Mr. T. B. Watkins, owner and operator of the Watkins Brothers funeral home, will be appeaing as surety in the case.

Date: 
December 4th 1940

Letter from plaintiff's attorney Carl R. Johnson to Judge John C. Collet in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Johnson writes that he is enclosing an amended petition in the case, and notes that the petition has already been forwarded to the defense counsel. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
February 19th 1942

Letter from Kansas City Call editor Chester A. Franklin to University of Missouri president Frederick A. Middlebush, discussing the importance and impetus of the Lucile Bluford case against the university. Franklin writes that the suit is "an effort to make Missouri provide the equal schooling for Negroes ordered by the supreme court in the Gaines decision," and that "the state has evaded its duty" in meeting that standard.

Date: 
May 21st 1942

Small pamphlet advertising pediatric medical school programs for African American doctors and nurses at the Mercy-Wheatley Ward for Colored Children at Wheatley Hospital, sponsored by Mercy Hospital for Children.

Date: 
1923

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking west near the 3000 block of East 18th Street; shows tip of Ransom Feed Mills, located at 3028 East 18th Street.

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking west near 19th and Vine; shows City Workhouse with railroad tracks beside it.

Photograph of spectators watching the detonation of a small structure in a vacant lot; several people are seen fleeing the explosion. The Summe Dairy Co. building on the south side of 15th Street (presently Truman Road) between Benton Boulevard and College Avenue is visible in the background. This vantage point faces east on Benton Boulevard just south of its intersection with 15th Street.

Photograph with view of Dick's Down Home Cook Shop.

Date: 
1929

Photograph with slide description, "Children's ward in Wheatley Hospital, K.C., Mo."

Photograph with slide description: "Wading pool, The Grove, 1914." This vantage point faces east from just north of Benton Plaza between Kansas Avenue and Agnes Avenue.

Date: 
1914

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the Montgall Hotel, located at the northwest corner of 15th Street (Truman Road) and Montgall Avenue. Also in the building are a Western Union office, cafes, book store, and the Gospel Trumpet Company.

Circa 1930 photograph with an exterior, street level view of the Manual Training High School located on the south side of 15th Street (Truman Road) between Forest Avenue and Tracy Avenue. This vantage point faces southeast from the northwest corner of 15th and Forest.

Handbook for the 1927-1928 school year at Lincoln High School. Contents include information on the faculty, courses, requirements for graduation, library, cafeteria, school rules, clubs, organizations, trophies, traditions, and other topics.

Date: 
1928

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments on bandstand, likely to be Paseo Hall, 15th Street and Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, c. 1925. Pictured from left: Willie McWashington, drums; LaForest Dent, banjo; Vernon Page, brass bass; Thamon Hayes, trombone; Lammar Wright, cornet; Bennie Moten, piano; Harlan Leonard, alto saxophone; Woody Walder, tenor saxophone. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Date: 
1924

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking northwest toward downtown Kansas City taken over near 18th and Harrison streets. Shows the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, Municipal Airport, and Fairfax area.

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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.