Mutual Musicians Foundation Building

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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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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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