Circa 1930 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at the Terrace Room in the New Yorker Hotel, NYC. Pictured are top row from left: Pope and Richolson; middle row from left: Krebs, Downing, H. Thiell, and Stout; front row from left: Sanders, Coon, Estep, and J. Thiell. An NBC microphone is soon on a stand near them.
10" 78-rpm recording of "I Want a Little Girl", an instrumental fox trot by Billy Moll and Murray Mencher, performed by Eddie Durham And His Band. Members include Buster Smith, Willard Brown, Lem C. Johnson, saxophones; Joe Keys, trumpet; Conrad Frederick, piano; Eddie Durham, guitar; Averill Pollard, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums. Matrix number: 68336A; Catalog number: 18126 B.
10" 78-rpm recording of "Overhand (New Froggy Bottom)", an instrumental composition by Mary Lou Williams, performed by Mary Lou Williams, piano; Booker Collins, bass; Ben Thigpen, drums. Matrix number: 60878A; Catalog number: 3385 A.
10" 78-rpm recording of "Little Joe From Chicago", a fox trot with vocal ensemble by Mary Lou Williams and Henry Wells, performed by Andy Kirk And His Clouds of Joy featuring Mary Lou Williams on piano. Other instrumentalists include John Williams, John Harrington, saxophones and clarinet; Booker Collins, bass; Ben Thigpen, drums; Henry Wells, Ted Donnelly, trombones; Clarence Trice, Earl Thomson, Harry Lawson, trumpets. Matrix number: 60878A; Catalog number: 3385 A.
10" 78-rpm recording of "Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today", a fox trot with vocal chorus by James Rushing. It was composed by Count Basie and performed by Count Basie And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 63289A; Catalog number: 1880 A.
Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr. contributed $5,000 "to pay the necessary expenses of the campaign in behalf of the election of Alfred E. Smith as President and Joseph T. Robinson as Vice President of the United States." The document issued by the Democratic National Committee includes portrait photographs of Smith and Robinson.
Clipping from the Kansas City Daily Democrat on June 18, 1931 showing Thomas J. Pendergast and his wife Carolyn E. Pendergast before their vacation to Europe. The Kansas City Daily Democrat shows its bias as a Pendergast-controlled newspaper in the title and caption of this clipping.
10" 78-rpm recording of "627 Stomp", an instrumental fox trot by Pete Johnson and Dave Dexter, performed by Pete Johnson's Band. Members include Don Stovall, Don Byas, saxophones; Eddie Barefield, clarinet; Oran "Hot Lips" Page, trumpet; Pete Johnson, piano; John Collins, guitar; Abe Bolar, bass; A. G. Godley, drums. Matrix number: 68332A; Catalog number: 18121 A.
Clipping from Time (magazine) on February 22, 1937 detailing the election fraud that occured in Kansas City during the 1936 General Election. The article features extended quotes from Judge Albert L. Reeves concerning the election fraud, including the following: "We can't surrender the ballot boxes to thugs, gangsters and plug-uglies who patrol the streets with machine guns. We can't stand for that any longer." The article then provides a history of political corruption in Kansas City through 1936.