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Beveridge, Mary I
45th & State Line Shops
Map, brochure, list of antique and art shops located at 45h and State Line.
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...
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....
AC49 Health and Welfare Archival Vertical Files Finding Aid
The Health and Welfare Archival Vertical Files contain documents, photographs, ephemera, and other materials concerning African American health and social welfare institutions and organizations, doctors...
AC54 Education and Schools Archival Vertical Files Finding Aid
The Education and Schools Archival Vertical Files contain documents, photographs, and other items related to African American education and schools.
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 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;...
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...
 - 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...
This vertical file folder contains advertising ephemera for the Kansas City Automobile Show.
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....
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.
Biography of Catherine Hale (1868-1947), Founder of the Kansas City Association for the Blind
Biography of Clarence M. Kelley (1911-1997), Kansas City Police Chief and FBI Director
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