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1. 'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever 'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever April 2, 2000 Biographical article about Kansas City jazz singer Myra Taylor, a black woman starting out in 1930s night clubs and going on to USO and other overseas tours starting in World War II, with photos.

2. AC47 Felix H. Payne Collection Finding Aid AC47 Felix H. Payne Collection Finding Aid Felix H. Payne Collection The Felix H. Payne Collection contains materials related to the business activities of the Kansas City American newspaper and personal papers of Felix H. Payne, Sr.

3. AC51 Burton Publishing Company Collection Finding Aid AC51 Burton Publishing Company Collection Finding Aid 1914-1915 The Burton Publishing Company Collection contains items related to an unpublished book titled "Negro Men, Women and Affairs of Greater Kansas City," compiled between 1914 and 1915.

4. African American Clubs African American Clubs 1923-1967 File contains the yearbooks for the following African American clubs: Book Lovers Club, 1923-24 to 1956-57; Junior Book Lovers Club, 1932-33, 1939-40, 1940-41; Alexander Dumas Reading Club, 1924-25; and...

5. African American Clubs in Kansas City African American Clubs in Kansas City ca1930s-1950s File contains miscellaneous items pertaining to African American clubs, ca1930s-50s. Clubs include the Clio Club, Del Magnas Club, Research Club, and the Federation of Colored Women's Clubs of Kansas City,...

6. African American Kansas City Clubs African American Kansas City Clubs File includes various photocopies of articles about African American-related clubs in Kansas City and photocopies of club brochures and programs themselves. Clubs listed include the Women’s League (“first...

7. Biography of Felix Payne (1884-1962), Businessman and Politician Biography of Felix Payne (1884-1962), Businessman and Politician 1999

8. Biography of Jay McShann (1916-2006), Pianist and Bandleader Biography of Jay McShann (1916-2006), Pianist and Bandleader 2007;

9. Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman 2009;

10. Book Lovers Club Book Lovers Club One page with notes about the "Book Lovers Club," with "[o]riginal booklets [from 1923 to 1967] stored in the Missouri Valley Room file of the Ramos Collection."

11. Bubble Klice Bubble Klice Photo and information on Arrington Klice, or "Bubble" Klice, former "coach of the Gateway Boxing Club" from 1936 to 1978 in Kansas City, coach of "the Kansas City Gloves team" for 25 years, "assistant...

12. Deaths: Roosevelt Gray Deaths: Roosevelt Gray June/6/1972 Obituary for Roosevelt "Chappie" Gray, or Roosevelt Gray, "72 of 2835 Tracy" Avenue, "a former catcher in semipro and the old Negro National League baseball clubs," born in Arkansas about 1900 and coming...

13. Drifters, Inc. Drifters, Inc. August/7/1974

14. Fiermon Prymus, Bandleader, Dies Fiermon Prymus, Bandleader, Dies October 30, 2000 File containing a photo and obituary for Fiermon Prymus, "a bandleader, drummer and singer who started as a gospel singer in the 1920s and went on to become a fixture in Kansas City's jazz scene" dying...

15. From Slave to World-Class Horseman: Tom Bass From Slave to World-Class Horseman: Tom Bass 1999 Book with photos, illustrations, and information on Tom Bass (1859-1934), a black equestrian born near Ashland, Missouri, into slavery and becoming "the nation's preeminent horseman." Briefly a resident...

16. Intercity Book Lovers Celebrates 80th Anniversary Intercity Book Lovers Celebrates 80th Anniversary November 17-23, 2006 Column reporting the 80th anniversary of the Intercity Book Lovers, an African American women's group dedicated to a love of books. The group was founded in 1926, with 30 original members who were "mostly...

17. Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Jack and Jill of America, Inc. June 13, 1973 Jack and Jill of America is a non-profit black organization founded in 1938. There are more than 100 chapters in 38 states. Its goals are to stimulate social, cultural, and civic responsibilities in children...

18. Jay McShann Jay McShann Photos, illustrations, and information on Jay McShann, a jazz pianist born in Oklahoma about 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937, playing with several prominent jazz musicians and at many clubs, starting...

19. Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend November/8/2000 Biographical article about Jay McShann, "[r]ecognized as one of the great blues and jazz musicians of the twentieth century," born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937 as a...

20. Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm April, 1950 Article briefly traces the history of African American social life and status in Kansas City. Mentions the Ivanhoe Club and the Beau Brummels as early social groups. In Kansas City, Kansas, the Trouveur...