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An autochrome photograph of an unidentified woman standing under a banana tree on the property of T. T. Hurley, Operator, Kansas City Water Department.

Date: 
September 16th 1938

This photograph was taken looking north Prospect Avenue from just south of 20th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards and the Prospect Ave Carlines and the 27th Street Carline.

This photograph of the Southeast Side Business District was taken looking southeast from the intersection of Prospect Avenue and 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured are four Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company billboards. 18th & Prospect Drugstore and stores located on two of the other corners. Prospect Avenue, 18th Street, 27th Street, and Indiana Avenue carline tracks are pictured.

Photograph of the residence of Rev. Samuel W. and L. Jeanetta Bacote, once located at 2210 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west on Kansas Avenue between 22nd Street and 23nd Street. Pictured is Rev. S. W. Bacote watering his lawn and trees. Samuel Bacote was the pastor of Second Baptist Church, one of the oldest and largest black churches in Kansas City.

Photograph of the residence of Anna H. Jones, located at 2444 Montgall Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west on Montgall Avenue, just north of 25th Street.

Letter from James H. White to Lloyd C. Stark, in which Stark asks if he might make speeches in support of Judge James Douglas' campaign for Missouri Supreme Court and offers information about the campaign support with Kansas City Democrats. White writes that he has "been unemployed for more than two and one half years at this time," and suggests the reason is related to machine control.

Date: 
July 6th 1938

Telegram from Bonnie Mary Wyatt to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, requesting additional protection at Kansas City polling places for the upcoming election for herself and her husband. She reports that they and a number of friends "have been threatened because we are working for Coalition ticket."

Date: 
March 29th 1938

Letter from Ernest O. Boone, principal of the Dunbar School, to Lloyd C. Stark congratulating Stark on his election as Director of the State Chamber of Commerce, as well as discussing African-American politics in Missouri.

Date: 
May 7th 1933

Letter from Ernest O. Boone to Lloyd C. Stark regarding desired job appointments for he and his wife.

Date: 
February 4th 1933

Enclosed list of endorsements for a job appointment desired by Ernest O. Boone.

Date: 
February 4th 1933

Letter from Hugh O'Connor to Guy B. park demanding an investigation into the August 4, 1936 primary election and the ouster of the election commissioners and election judges and clerks.

Date: 
August 19th 1936

Letter from Hugh O'Connor to Guy B. Park asserting that the governor is surely a proper person to hear complaints about election fraud in the state and listing specific allegations from the recent primary election.

Date: 
August 20th 1936

Band at Chauncey Down's Hall includes Herman Walder, Booker Washington, Walter Page, no date. Chauncey Down's Hall (known later as the Casa Loma Ballroom) was located in the Downs Building at the southeast corner of 18th Street and Prospect Avenue, ca. 1940. Source: Herman Walder.

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the fifteenth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is largely bounded by 9th Street to the north, Cleveland Avenue to the west, 23rd Street to the south, and eastern city limits to the east.

Date: 
1918

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the fourteenth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is largely bounded by 23rd Street to the north, Indiana Avenue to the east, 35th Street to the south, and sections east of Blue River bounded by the eastern city limits to the east.

Date: 
1918

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the tenth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 20th Street to the north, Michigan Avenue to the west, 31st Street to the south, and Indiana Avenue to the east.

Date: 
1918

Map showing the boundaries of precincts as defined in 1918 for the ninth ward of Kansas City, Missouri. This ward is bounded by 9th Street to the north, Euclid Avenue to the west, 20th Street to the south, and Cleveland Avenue to the east.

Date: 
1918

Photograph of the Tiphereth Sphorad Synagogue at 2539 Benton Boulevard. This vantage point faces east on the west side of Benton Boulevard just north of 26th Street.

Telegram from Lucile Bluford to University of Missouri President F. A. Middlebush regarding her denial of admission to the university's journalism school. She notes that she was referred to Lincoln University, the state's black university, but that they offer no journalism courses. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and seeking admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism.

Date: 
September 14th 1939

Letter from Lucile Bluford to University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada, frustrated because she has not received a reply to her telegram of February 11. She writes that, while Canada insists he has no authority to admit her to the university, other MU officials report that he is the sole authority on such matters. She reiterates that Lincoln University offers no journalism courses, leading her to demand admission to the University of Missouri, and includes a check for $41.50 to cover student fees for the coming semester.

Date: 
February 16th 1941

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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.