Highland Avenue

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Photographs

Photograph of the Little Sisters of the Poor building, once located on the west side of Highland Avenue between 53rd Street and 54th Street. This vantage point faces northeast from the northwest corner of Highland and 54th.

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Photographs

Photograph with an exterior street level view of Linwood School, once located on the north side of Linwood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Woodland Avenue. This vantage point faces northwest from the southeast corner of Linwood and Woodland.

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Postcards

Postcard of the 27th Street bridge over Vine Street in Troost Park (now Troost Lake Park), Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces west just east of Highland Avenue and to the south of the bridge, and shows the Christian Church Hospital in the distance. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the bridge and a short letter from Nellie Shadbolt to her husband G.A. Shadbolt.

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Contract for the sale of 1823 Highland Avenue, which was to become the headquarters of Musician's Protective Union No. 627. The property was sold for $4750.

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Photographs

Panoramic photograph of the bands of the Musicians Protective Union Local 627, assembled for the annual Battle of the Bands at Paseo Hall, followed by a parade to the Musicians Association Building at 1823 Highland Avenue, where this picture was taken. The eight contestant bands pictured are Bennie Moten and George Lee's orchestras, Elmer Payne's Music Masters, Paul Banks's Rhythm Aces, Andy Kirk's 12 Clouds of Joy, Jap Allen's Troubadours, Julius Banks's Red Devils, and Bill Little and His Little Bills.

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Photographs

Exterior of Nifty and Dandy Club at the northeast corner of 14th Street and Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the intersection of 14th and Highland. Source: Frank Driggs.

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Photographs

WPA orchestra rehearsing at Union Hall, William Shaw, director, June 29, 1936. This photograph was taken at the Mutual Musician's Union Local #627 building at 1823 Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City resident O. Koenig to Harry S. Truman. Koenig informs Truman of severe water flow issues at the corner of 82nd Street and Highland Avenue, where water often stagnates and blocks traffic.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Musicians' Protective Union, Local 627 President William Shaw to Dr. Milton C. Lewis, President of the Council of Men's Clubs. Shaw on behalf of the Local No. 627 believe that despite the current depression, the current wages for musicians as set by the union are "not exhorbitant [sic]".

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Programs

Program for the graduation of the Municipal Hospital No. 2 School of Nursing, Class of 1941, held at the Wendell Phillips Auditorium.

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Ephemera

Invitation from the Two Fours Club to their Annual Spice Tea on Sunday, December 1, 1940 at 2534 Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

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