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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Biographical article about Phyllis Pehr, a music composer of the "Queen's Coronation March" for the American Royal, awarded for "Variations on an Israeli Theme," and residing at 7126 Charlotte Street.
Article about the jazz or ragtime song "Twelfth Street Rag," written in 1897 by Euday Bowman while walking along 12th Street at Main. Biographical information about the ragtime music composer from Texas...
Above the Crowding
April 16, 2006
Article discusses the Conservatory of Music's need for more space, gives a historical timeline from its beginnings 100 years ago, and features successful graduates and some students.
AC2 First Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church Collection provides insight into the activities of First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kansas, through meeting minutes, anniversary programs, and other items.
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid
Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 37 with Unrelated Cards
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards. Four cards are very small cutouts of people, two playing music, one Asian, one with a monkey. The other five cards show the following:
1. A large brown...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 55 with People and Pets
Scrapbook page containing eleven advertising cards. Four small cards are cut to the shape of their image and show three cats and a dog. The other seven cards show the following:
1. A girl picking apples....
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 58 with Women and Children
Scrapbook page containing seven advertising cards showing the following:
1. A couple looking into each other's eyes as the woman plays a mandolin.
2. A winter scene of a house in snow.
3. A woman...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 81 with Kansas City Businesses
Scrapbook page containing nine advertising cards from Kansas City businesses showing:
1. Four cats. Card says: "Eyssell's Model Pharmacy. We mew for Eyssell Bros. Ginger Ale. Kansas City. Exposition....
Advertising Cards Vertical Files
These business or company name vertical files for the advertising cards from the late nineteenth century (circa 1880s-1900) have information about the company or business or people involved.
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 Theater Programs
File contains seven theater programs that featured African American productions or performers. Includes: "Fantasy in Black and Gold, A Musical Revue", presented by Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha...
African Americans in Mid-Missouri: From Pioneers to Ragtimers
This book describes some of the accomplishments and contributions African-Americans have made to Mid-Missouri. Included in the text are chapters on rag-time greats Scott Joplin and Blind Boone, focusing...
Portrait of violinist Albert Spalding shown with his violin.
Seated portrait of opera bass-baritone Alexander Kipnis. He sang with the Metropolitan Opera.
Alfred Benjamin Memorial
Postcard of Alfred Benjamin Memorial
Alfred Gregory Theater Program Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Alfred Gregory, a local attorney, was born August 15, 1858, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and died in Kansas City on May 15, 1946. His father was the first president of the University of Illinois. He had both...
All American Music
Description of the Youth Symphony, for youngsters of ages 11-21, recommended from their own school bands.
All That Jazz--On Film In KC
June 16, 2006
Located at the American Jazz Museum is a wonderful collection called the John Baker Film Collection. This collection contains about 700 hours of film. "Some of the holdings are full-length features, some...
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