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1. 45th & State Line Shops 45th & State Line Shops Map, brochure, list of antique and art shops located at 45h and State Line.

2. A Foundation for Creativity A Foundation for Creativity April 10, 2011 The 2011 award winners of grants from Charlotte Street Foundation include Peggy Noland, Ricky Allman, and Andy Brayman. Works from the three are pictured: Noland's Crossroads boutique "with outlandish...

3. A Well-Earned Drink A Well-Earned Drink October 4, 2003 Captioned photograph of the Mary A. Fraser Memorial Fountain located at the Kansas City Zoo. It was recently restored thanks to students who raised $300 in coins. It was placed on the zoo grounds in 1951....

4. Advertising Cards Vertical Files 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.

5. African American Artists in Greater Kansas City African American Artists in Greater Kansas City 1947-1984 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...

6. African American Bibliographies African American Bibliographies ca1960s-70s 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,...

7. 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...

8. 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,...

9. African American Music and Musicians African American Music and Musicians 1920s-1950s 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...

10. African American Small Businesses 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...

11. African Americans in Kansas City African Americans in Kansas City 1931-1988 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;...

12. American Legion American Legion 1921 Folder includes published brochures and speeches, photographs of the 1921 American Legion Convention Executive Committee, charter of the William T. Fitzsimons Post No.8 which was the first post organized...

13. American Royal American Royal [1917] - 1986 Folder 1 includes an American Royal Coronation Ball invitation for 1940 and Coronation Ball programs for 1957, 1960, 1962, and 1964. Folder 2 contains a cassette tape and sheet music for the song "Pride...

14. Aquirre Family Aquirre Family 1968 Folder contains photocopies of correspondence between Adrienne Christopher and others concerning the Aguirre family as well as other miscellaneous items. Epifanio Aguirre was an early freighter and ranch...

15. Automobile Shows Automobile Shows 1916-1918 This vertical file folder contains advertising ephemera for the Kansas City Automobile Show.

16. Benton School Benton School 1919 Folder contains copies of the fifteenth annual commencement program for Benton School held in 1919. The vertical files in this collection were formerly a part of the department's regular vertical files....

17. Bi-State Cultural District 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.

18. Biography of Catherine Hale (1868-1947), Founder of the Kansas City Association for the Blind Biography of Catherine Hale (1868-1947), Founder of the Kansas City Association for the Blind 1999

19. Biography of Clarence M. Kelley (1911-1997), Kansas City Police Chief and FBI Director Biography of Clarence M. Kelley (1911-1997), Kansas City Police Chief and FBI Director 1999

20. Biography of Lucile H. Bluford (1911-2003), Journalist and Former Owner/Publisher of "The Call" Newspaper Biography of Lucile H. Bluford (1911-2003), Journalist and Former Owner/Publisher of "The Call" Newspaper 2004