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Photograph of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home at 738 Broadview Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. This photograph was reproduced on the occasion of the Fifty-Seventh Annual Convention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Kansas from October 1-4, 1934.

Date: 
October 1934

Pamphlet containing a brief history of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document begins with a biography of "Carry A. Nation, the Kansas Saloon Smasher", followed by the eventual acquisition of Nation's home by the W.C.T.U. This is followed by a profile of the administrators of the home up until publication in April 1928.

Date: 
April 1928

Blank agreement between a woman requesting room and board and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. In return for the woman relinquishing her assets to the W.C.T.U., the home provides free room and board, medical expenses, funeral, and burial after a $500 admittance fee. Other terms are set for a breach of contract.

Memorandum of July 13, 1938 regarding future policy at the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document addresses financial aspects of the home that no longer seem self-sustainable. The author suggests retracting the $500 admittance fee as those funds only cover approximately 19 months of room and board for that woman's share of costs to operate the home.

Date: 
July 13th 1938

Rulebook for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document outlines the duties of the residents, superintendent, and board of directors. Also included are rules for donations and rights of donors as well as terms for beneficiaries. The document lists the address as 723 Grandview Avenue, but post address was changed during the time period to 738 Broadview Avenue.

Photograph taken between 1925 and 1930 of the interior of the Westermann Sheet Metal company located at 1703 Central in Kansas City, Kansas. The business was owned by Joseph Thomas Westermann and Leo Westermann, Joseph's brother, worked at the shop.

Photograph taken between 1935 and 1943 of children are playing baseball at Waterway Park in Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration. There is a stone structure in the background.

Blank application for admission to the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. Included are questions regarding the applicant's medical, familial, religious, and financial background. Personal references are also requested.

Manuscript written circa 1937-1938 describing the personalities, background, and undertakings of the various superintendents of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. These short biographies provide an account of each leader of the home from 1919 until the creation of the document.

Sixteen rules given to inhabitants of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. These rules outline a frugal, healthy, and sober life to those residing at the home.

List of fourteen rules reaffirmed by the State Board of Trustees for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. Rules include the pricing of meals and accommodations as well as the benefits of the home's superintendent. The rules also mention that, "No free meals are to be given to those coming to the back door at any time."

Date: 
October 1933

Photograph of a meeting of a Workers Alliance Lodge meeting. Identified attendees are Charles Northington wearing suspenders; John Waltz, the adult man at far left; and Earl Burnley, the man in a tie, third from right in the front row. Workers Alliance was a national organization of unemployed people who found relief through the Works Progress Administration jobs. The group became closely affiliated with the Communist Party, and lobbied for increased funding for the WPA. "Workers Alliance Dinner up our house" is written at the top of the photograph.

Photograph of a meeting of a Workers Alliance Lodge meeting. Charles Northington is wearing suspenders, with Anna Northington to his right. John Waltz stands to her right, and Earl Burnley is the fourth person from right in the photograph. Workers Alliance was a national organization of unemployed people who found relief through the Works Progress Administration jobs. The group became closely affiliated with the Communist Party, and lobbied for increased funding for the WPA.

Date: 
1940

Photograph of the congregation of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church standing on the steps in front of the church building, circa 1920. The church was founded in 1917 by the Russian immigrants living in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas.

Photograph of the congregation of the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church on the occasion of its consecration in 1925. The church was located at the intersection of Bethany Street and Lowell Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.

Date: 
1925

Photograph of unidentified girls, members of the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church congregation.

Date: 
April 19th 1925

Photograph of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church choir dressed in costumes for a performance. The church was founded in 1917 by the Russian immigrants living in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas.

Date: 
November 16th 1930

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view of the Kansas River looking north and showing the neighborhoods Argentine (left), Armourdale (right), Kensington (left background), and Riverview (right background). The Proctor and Gamble plant is also pictured.

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