The charter for American Legion Wayne Miner Post No. 149, created and signed in August 1920. Wayne Miner Post No. 149 was organized by African American World War I veterans in September 1919 and was named for U.S. Army Private Wayne Miner, believed to be one of the last American soldiers to die in World War I.
Photograph of the members of Wayne Miner Post No. 149, American Legion, Kansas City, Missouri. This picture was taken on October 20, 1921 by J.E. Miller at Lincoln High School at the northeast corner of Tracy Avenue and 19th Street.
Letter from Charles D. Osborne to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark in which the author makes a recommendation for a recipient of WPA funds and discusses American Legion members' support of his candidacy.
Letter from Josephine Lay to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark discussing attitudes about his recent endoresement by Tom Pendergast.
Report from William Kitchen on the status of Lloyd Stark's gubernatorial campaign in various communities across Missouri.
The author urges Lloyd Stark's secretary Sallye Powell to communicate Stark's schedule for a Legion Convention in Springfield to Jerry Duggan.
This letter from Kitchen recommends placing an advertisement in the 'Missouri Legionnaire' in response to one placed by his competitor in the gubernatorial primary. He concludes by encouraging Lloyd Stark to meet very soon with Tom Pendergast because he learned that the Kansas City strongman was soon to have surgery in New York.
Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.
Letter from Missouri candidate for governor Francis Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark criticizing his opponent, Russel Dearmont as too good-looking and inquiring about his war record.
Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the escape from federal police in Kansas City of Sam Randazzo, "a St. Louis gangster" being released from Leavenworth, with the help of police officials Otto Higgins and Jeff Rayen. Other featured articles include: “Patriots Go to Riverside” (p.
Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the Kansas Citians of Italian descent and their often unfair treatment in the newspapers for their comparatively few members of organized crime, and descriptions of several "cultured and law-abiding" local Italians such as musicians M. A. Lenge, N. DeRubertis, Mike Russo, Arturo Corti, Gustavo Corti, and Rosemarie Brancato; artists Dante Cosentino, Frank Tommassini, and Paulo D'Anna; and scientists and teachers Dr.
Interview with Francisco Ruiz, Millie Rivera, Mike Sanchez, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Amayo, Carmen Ayala and others by Robert Oppenheimer as part of a project to document the history of the Kansas City, Kansas, Hispanic community. Among the topics discussed are the local Mexican community working for the railroads, on farms, and for the meatpacking companies between the two world wars, unionization efforts, and the movement of workers and their families around the Midwest.
Postcard of the American Legion Fountain that was once at 9th and Main streets, later relocated to the Budd Park Esplanade at Van Brunt Boulevard and Anderson Avenue. This vantage point faces north and shows Main Street north of 9th Street. Also pictured is the Westgate Hotel to the left.