Portrait photograph of Winston and Addie Holmes taken by the Williams Photo Studio, 1808 Vine Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Winston Holmes was a Kansas City producer and promoter in the 1920's and owner of Meritt records.
Photograph of the Vine Street Baptist Church Choir outside of the church building at 1825 Vine Street. This photograph was taken sometime before 1931 when the church moved to 2501 The Paseo and was renamed Paseo Baptist Church.
Photograph of the members of the Over the Top Club, part of the congregation of the Vine Street Baptist Church. This photograph was taken by Williams Photo Studio, Kansas City, Missouri, sometime before 1931 when the church moved to 2501 The Paseo and was renamed Paseo Baptist Church.
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.
An invitation to the World Bridge Olympic at Elk's Rest at the Lincoln Building, 18th & Vine on Monday, May 1, 1933. This championship bridge event includes bridge hands that are "delivered by special messenger service in sealed packages."
Invitation from the Brothers of Ivanhoe for a dinner and dance at Lincoln Hall on Friday, May 17, 1940. Each ticket of $1.50 includes a meal of half-broiled chicken, a cocktail, and various sides.
Invitation from the Frog Club, Inc. to a casual spring party at Elk's Rest.
Invitation from the Rag Doll Club to a dinner and dance at Elk's Rest on May 17, 1941.
Invitation from the American Beauty Art Club to a hillbilly themed party at Elk's Rest on May 24, 1940.
Invitation from the Oreadite Club to their Annual Card Party on April 24, 1941 at Lincoln Hall.
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.
Woody Walder, Corrine Walder, Alberta Minor, and Bob Minor at Joe Jacob's Place, 18th and Vine, no date. Source: Corrine Walder.
Photograph of the Beau Brummel Club's 15th anniversary celebration at the Elk's Place Restaurant.
Invitation to the Sky-high "12" Club's 3rd Annual Spring Dance at Lincoln Hall.
Permit for Dancing granted for a dance with "Co Eds" at Lincoln Hall from the Kansas City Department of Welfare, Division of Recreation.
Ticket for Friday night dancing to the Rythm Musketeers, a "Broadcasting Dance Band." It notes that "Clubs and Lodges [are] given half of Profits."
Mid-1920s photograph of the Eblon Theater Orchestra with drummer Samuel "Baby" Lovett (far left) and musical director & ragtime composer James Scott (second from right).
Photograph of an abandoned building at the southwest corner of 19th Street and Vine Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The building used to house a Sam's Market and a shoe shining parlor. The Pabst Milwaukee seal is shown above the main entrance to the building and a portion of a sign for Country Club Beer is shown at the far right of the picture. This sign was on the Roberts Building at the northwest corner of 19th and Vine.
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.
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.