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Yolande Meek in Recital

Invitation from the Kansas City Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The organization is presents a recital featuring Yolande Meek, a pianist and pupil of Alberta Boehm of the Conservatory of Music. The event was held on Friday, April 26, 1940 at Edison Hall in the Power and Light Building.

William H. Spivey and VeEssa Spivey with Black Hawk Barbecue Scooter

Photograph of William H. Spivey (left) and VeEssa Spivey (right), owners of Black Hawk Barbecue. They are posing with the Black Hawk Barbecue delivery scooter.

William H. Spivey and J. Jones with Black Hawk Barbecue Scooter

Photograph of men, identified as William H. Spivey (left) and J. Jones (right), posing with the Black Hawk Barbecue delivery scooter.

VeEssa Spivey with Black Hawk Barbecue Scooter

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey, owner of Black Hawk Barbecue, posing with her restaurant delivery scooter.

VeEssa Spivey at Black Hawk Barbecue

Photograph of VeEssa Spivey posing in front of her restaurant, Black Hawk Barbecue & Buffet.

Sorority and Fraternity Artists' Recital

Program for an artists' recital sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The event was held at the Edison Hall in the Power and Light Building on December 28, 1940. The program includes works by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, et al..

Sailor Maids Program

Program for "Sailor Maids", a musical comedy in two acts by Charles Ross Chaney and presented by the St. Agnes Academy Departments of Music, Expression and Dancing at the Missouri Theatre on May 25, 1928. Notable political figures paying compliments include Miles Bulger, Conrad H. Mann, Walsh-Aylward, and Thomas J. Pendergast.

President Hotel

Circa 1928 photograph with full frontal and side view of the President Hotel; located on the northeast corner of 14th Street and Baltimore Avenue. A gasoline station called Pen-Jac and a parking lot is also in view.

Otto P. Higgins Inmate File: Borserine Parole Recommendation

Letter from E. G. Borserine, president of Yellow Cab Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Borserine writes of his belief that Higgins was "largely the victim of most unfortunate circumstances" and believes "he will prove a good citizen and an asset to the business life of this community." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Nifty and Dandy Club

Exterior of Nifty and Dandy Club at the northeast corner of 14th Street and Highland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, no date. This vantage point faces east-northeast from the intersection of 14th and Highland. Source: Frank Driggs.

Municipal Auditorium and Power and Light Building

Photograph of the Municipal Auditorium and Power and Light Building in the background, taken along 14th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces east on 14th Street just west of Central Street.

Mercantile Trust Company Robbery

Photograph of a police officer and other people inside Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street and Grand Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery. The suspects escaped out the middle window shown in the photo.