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Election pamphlet giving brief biographies and formal portraits of major Democratic candidates running for office in 1924, from President to Jackson County public administrator. These candidates include Lewis C. Ayers for County Surveyor, Burto Z. Palmer for County Assessor, Fred W. Klaber for Public Administrator, Charles D. Capelle for Sheriff, Thomas W. Alton for Prosecuting Attorney, Dr. Harry Czarlinsky for Coroner, C. A. Winfrey for County Treasurer, John W. Davis for President, Arthur W. Nelson for Governor, George H. Combs, Jr. for Congress, B.

Date: 
1924

Booklet describing the facilities available at Menorah Hospital, located at 50th Street and Rockhill Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Also included are photographs of the interior and exterior of the hospital as well as a list of the board of directors.

Date: 
1938

Booklet describing the history, purpose, and operation of The Helping Hand Institute of Kansas City, Missouri. The document details the necessity for prosperous citizens to donate to the organization so that they may help the homeless find employment. Also included are pictures of the organization's facilities and beneficiaries.

Date: 
1930

Booklet describing the services rendered at St. Luke's Hospital, located at 44th Street and Mill Creek Parkway [presently J C Nichols Parkway] in Kansas City, Missouri. Also included are photographs of the interior and exterior of the hospital, resolutions of the hospital's endowment fund, and appeals for donations to the endowment.

Date: 
1937

Circa 1941 pamphlet detailing the three services provided by the Division of Social Service Welfare Department, Kansas City, Missouri: case work, parole & pardons, and penal institutions. The Municipal Farm (for convicted men) and Reformatory (for convicted women) are described. Illustrations and parole statistics are also included.

Date: 
1941

Small booklet detailing the officers and by-laws for The Willows Maternity Sanitarium Alumni. Listed officers are Mildred D. Hickman, President; Lucy A. Mize, Vice-President; Faye Witter, Secretary & Treasurer.

Date: 
October 1st 1925

Circa 1926 picture book depicting Willows Maternity Sanitarium during the summer months. Included are pictures of the staff with infants born at the institution, as well as photographs of the facilities. This pamphlet was published for perusal by doctors with patients in need of a maternity hospital.

Date: 
1926

Survey of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium for review by doctors across the country. In the foreword of the document concludes with the following: "After perusing this review, the doctor will not hesitate in recommending any good girl who has made the error of the flesh, to repair to The Willows for seclusion and protection. Any fear he or the patient's family might have of her being thrown among the undesirables and under demoralizing influences, will be dispelled by the charts herein presented...

Date: 
1937

Booklet touting the new Kansas City Club building, to be located at the northwest corner of 13th and Baltimore, planned to be "nine or more stories high" and containing "all features and departments essential to an up to date club," including a billiard room, ladies' dining room, barber shop, Turkish bath, and "seventy-five to one hundred bed rooms." Total cost for the new facilty is projected to be $1,000,000. Membership requirements are included.

Pamphlet describing the history and purpose of City Union Mission after 15 years of service. The Mission asserts its mission to shelter and feed people in need, and writes that "to help a man without belittling him ...

Date: 
1939

Report published by the Kansas City Society for Suppression of Commercialized Vice describing the actions of the society to combat local vice and to stay "the invidious and deathly march of human lechery and moral degeneracy in our midst." The group participated in the formation of the Injunction and Abatement bill through which "houses of prostitution are defined as nuisances," in taking action against Annie Chambers' "immoral resort," and in fighting "the allied evils of the liquor and drug habits" with the help of of local police and judges.

Date: 
October 31st 1923

Small pamphlet advertising pediatric medical school programs for African American doctors and nurses at the Mercy-Wheatley Ward for Colored Children at Wheatley Hospital, sponsored by Mercy Hospital for Children.

Date: 
1923

Small book containing prints of Kansas City attractions, including the outside and grand lobby of Union Station, Grand Avenue looking south from 8th Street, Petticoat Lane looking east, the lake and speedway in Penn Valley Park, Armour Boulevard, the entrance and shelter house of Swope Park, Gladstone Boulevard with view of R. A. Long residence, Cliff Drive, The Paseo, and Coates Drive.

Date: 
1918

Pamphlet detailing the social services available from the Italian Mission at 505 Forest Ave., Kansas City, Mo. sponsored by the Central Presbyterian Church since ca. 1893. Includes staff directory, mission history, clubs, and facilities.

Date: 
1923

Promotional booklet for building family homes in 1920s luxury Kansas City suburban tract development now in the Santa Fe Hills neighborhood southeast of 85th St. and Wornall. It was to include rare amenities such as an open air theater, bell tower, pool, club house, and Dutch windmill. Built on property owned by Daniel Boone's son Nathan, and featuring the Boone school and home. Businessman developer Emory Sweeney founded an automobile school and WHB radio. Landscape architects Hare & Hare were to handle the project, and George Hamilton Stone was assigned as General Manager.

Date: 
1925

Pamphlet advertisement for the YMCA with testimonials, statistics, camps, programs, services, and roster of division chairmen and board of directors, all to promote support of the group.

Date: 
1940

Pamphlet describing services and offers statistics at the Italian mission in the Northeast district of Kansas City, Missouri, sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. Includes child welfare station, nursery school, music department, boys work, girls work, religious organizations, daily vacation bible school, and church services.

Date: 
1940

Handbook for the 1927-1928 school year at Lincoln High School. Contents include information on the faculty, courses, requirements for graduation, library, cafeteria, school rules, clubs, organizations, trophies, traditions, and other topics.

Date: 
1928

Promotional pamphlet from the Curtiss-Wright Flying school. The pamphlet gives detailed descriptions of the standard courses and methods of instruction and gives more detailed information regarding the commercial pilot's course, the transport pilot's course, the seaplane pilot's course, a listing of all the flying service bases, the Curtiss-Wright Base of Kansas City, and financial planning for students.

Date: 
August 1930

Reprint of a J.C. Nichols article regarding a new subdivision opening in Kansas City. He gives an account of the struggles and successes of the development of this new subdivision and as a real-estate agent. Nichols relates his experiences working with sellers and buyers to provide the best possible home investments and the struggles of the housing market.

Date: 
1923

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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.