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45th & State Line Shops
Map, brochure, list of antique and art shops located at 45h and State Line.
African American Artists in Greater Kansas City
File contains a publication entitled "Exhibit of Outstanding Negro Americans" which is dated May 7-June 1, 1947. This exhibit contained 32 oil portraits done by Betsy Graves Reyneau and Laura Wheeler Waring...
African American Bibliographies
File contains various bibliographies dealing with numerous African American topics. Includes several done by the Kansas City Public Library including those done by the Film Department, Literature Department,...
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 Music and Musicians
File contains photocopied newspaper clippings which include: a 1927 article on American Negro spirituals; Musicians Local No. 627 officers in 1952; and the Metro-tones singing group. Also in the file is...
African American Small Businesses
File contains two copies of a brochure entitled "Clinic for Small Business" held at St. Stephens Baptist Church at Paseo at 15th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. It is dated April 17 and 18, 1946. The...
African Americans in Kansas City
Folder contains three unpublished papers relating to the history of African Americans in Kansas City. (1) "Assets and Liabilities of the Negro Community in K.C.", a radio talk by E.S. Lewis, Oct. 1, 1931;...
Bi-State Cultural District
File contains information on the Bi-State Cultural District organized to deal with various social and cultural issues in Kansas and Missouri.
Black Archives of Mid-America
File contains a two-page paper entitled "The Objectives of the Black Archives of Mid America." It is hand dated April 8, 1975.
Black Archives Oral History Project
File contains a variety of items concerning the Black Oral History Project which was funded by a grant from the Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations. Both the Kansas City Public Library and...
Black Studies Research Center
File contains a general statement and goals and objectives for a Kansas City Public Library sponsored Black Studies Research Center. The core of this center would be the library's Ramos Collection.
Clarence E. Shepard
File contains newspaper articles from the Kansas City Star, including a copy of his obituary. He was both an architect, designing over 600 homes in the Country Club and Mission Hills area, and an artist...
Cost of Living
Description of Kansas City in 1960s
File contains information on entertainment.
Douglass State Bank
File contains a booklet titled: "The Historical Background and Development of the Douglass State Bank". Appears to have been published ca1951. Contains photographs of bank employees and of Spears Crest...
Folder of materials about the Downtown Council of Kansas City including annual reports, meetings, brochures on housing and other downtown features.
Estate Papers of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick
April 3, 1952
Photocopy of estate papers for T. J. Fitzpatrick from the county court of Lancaster, Nebraska.
Fletcher Cowherd Residence
Folder contains a a copy of a sketch identified as the Fletcher Cowherd residence in Kansas City, Missouri. Also contains a small layout of the house plan. This sketch appeared in the American Architect...
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