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'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.
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.
AC51 Burton Publishing Company Collection Finding Aid
The Burton Publishing Company Collection contains items related to an unpublished book titled "Negro Men, Women and Affairs of Greater Kansas City," compiled between 1914 and 1915.
African American Clubs
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...
African American Clubs in Kansas City
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,...
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...
Biography of Felix Payne (1884-1962), Businessman and Politician
Biography of Jay McShann (1916-2006), Pianist and Bandleader
Biography of Josephine Silone Yates (1859-1912), Teacher, Journalist, and Clubwoman
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."
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...
Deaths: Roosevelt Gray
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...
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...
From Slave to World-Class Horseman: Tom Bass
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...
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...
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...
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...
Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend
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...
Kansas City's Social Season Highlights Much Grace and Charm
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...
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