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Photograph of jazz singer Elmer "Pha" Terrell. He was active in Kansas City, primarily with Andy Kirk and the Twelve Clouds of Joy, from the early 1930's until 1941. This photograph is signed by Terrell and addressed to VeEssa Spivey, owner of Kansas City's Black Hawk Barbecue.

Date: 
June 7th 1945

Program for a "Battle of the Champions" Walkathon Speed Derby at the Pla-More Amusement Center, produced by Sam Fox. King Brady, Hal Brown, Art Wolfe, and Marvin Hobaugh served as MCs. The program includes competitors, advertisements, rules and regulations for the competition, and pictures of other Pla-Mor events.

Date: 
April 9th 1940

Photograph of a "colored wading pool" located in the median of The Paseo just south of 15th Street (now Truman Road), Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
June 1939

Photograph of people riding the Vine Street Streetcar in Kansas City, Missouri

Date: 
June 26th 1939

Photograph of Catherine Sanders and Helen Dupree standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

Date: 
May 1939

Photograph of Mr. Russell, an automobile mechanic teacher at R. T. Coles Vocational and Junior High School. He is pictured with his daughters just west of the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. Also pictured is the Crown Drug Co. sign (top) and the Lincoln Building (left background).

Date: 
May 30th 1939

Photograph of Felix Street (left) and David Samuels (right) standing on the east side of The Paseo between 19th Street and the railroad tracks. This vantage point faces east towards the Woodland Avenue viaduct between 19th Street and 21st Street in the far right background.

Date: 
June 1939

Photograph of Felix Street standing with a pipe near the Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo.

Date: 
June 26th 1939

Photograph of Artie Banks standing outside the entrance to Crown Drugstore at the northeast corner of 18th Street and The Paseo. This vantage point faces east with the Street Hotel sign in the background.

Date: 
June 4th 1939

Contract between Musicians' Protective Union Local 627 and Harlan Leonard on terms for a performance from 10 PM to 1 AM at Co-Eds Club.

Date: 
May 28th 1938

Letter from Alma Henderson and Dorothy H. Davis, co-chairmen of The Call's Club Greeting Committee, to members of local clubs regarding the possibility of placing Christmas greetings and other messages in the paper during the holiday season.

Date: 
November 11th 1938

Photograph by J. E. Miller of Woodie Walder's Swing Unit. Pictured from left: Woodie Walder, reeds; Elbert "Coots" Dye, piano; Bill Terry, vocals; Baby Lovett, drums; Jack Johnson, bass.

Date: 
1938

Photograph of Kansas City jazz drummer Jesse Price (left) and jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker in the summer of 1938 in Kansas City.

Date: 
1938

Program for a concert featuring contralto Marian Anderson as part of the "Annual Douglas [sic] Celebration". Biographies of numerous musicians and writers are included, and the program also notes that Frederick Douglass has three grandchildren residing in Kansas City.

Date: 
February 16th 1937

Invitation to a Kansas City Playboys Social Club event, including a listing of officers and members of the Club, and instructing people to "Get hip to the jive with the Playboys of K.C."

Date: 
September 7th 1937

Invitation to the Sky-high "12" Club's 3rd Annual Spring Dance at Lincoln Hall.

Date: 
May 18th 1937

Permit for Dancing granted for a dance with "Co Eds" at Lincoln Hall from the Kansas City Department of Welfare, Division of Recreation.

Date: 
November 19th 1937

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.

Date: 
January 22nd 1937
Lawrence Denton and His Seibrand Brothers Circus Orchestra Handbill

Handbill advertising Lawrence Denton and His Seibrand Bros. Circus Orchestra performing at Shine Hall. Admission is thirty-five cents and attendeees are instructed to "come for fun ... not to fight!"

Date: 
October 17th 1935

Photograph of The Call newspaper staff outside of their office at 1715 E. 18th Street. Lucile Bluford is shown top row, fourth from left. Chester Franklin is shown seated, front center.

Date: 
October 5th 1935

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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.