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William James "Count" Basie Musicians' Protective Union Card

Musicians' Protective Union membership card for William "Count" Basie for the year 1933. E. M. Jefferson is listed as the union secretary.

Western University Band

Panoramic view of Western University Band at Muehlebach Field in 1925, G. H. Taylor, director. Source: Booker T. Washington.

The Bon-Ton Girls Annual Yule-tide Cocktail Hour

Invitation from the Bon-Ton Girls to a Annual Yule-tide Cocktail Hour at 2308 Brooklyn Avenue on December 3, 1939.

The 20th Century Girls' Tea

An invitation to a tea party hosted by the 20th Century Girls' at 2639 Brooklyn Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, April 30, 1939.

Photograph of Kansas City Monarchs and Hilldale Giants at the Negro Leagues' first Colored World Series

Kansas City Monarchs and Hilldale Giants standing side by side at the opening game Negro Leagues' first Colored World Series in Kansas City, Missouri on October 11, 1924. From left to right players and officials are identified as Loyd, McNair, Joseph, Morris, C Johnson, Roban, Allen, Menpez, Moore, W. Bell, Hawkins, Duncan, C. Bell, Mothell, McCall, Drake, Sweatt, Wilkinson, Dr Smith, Spedden, Pompez, Foster, Bolden, Santop, Winters, Cuffie, Lee, Carr, C. Johnson, J. Johnson, Ryan, Mackey, Allen, Campbell, Lewis, Thomas, Cockrell, Briggs, Werfeld, Stevens, Lambert.

Night Baseball Game at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of a nightime baseball game at Muehlebach Field at the northwest corner of 22nd Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

Muehlebach Field Dedication

Program distributed for the Muehlebach Field dedication on July 3, 1923, including a proclamation by Mayor Frank H. Cromwell recommending that "every employer forget the ever present serious side of life" in order to attend, and let employees attend, the opening game. To set the example, Cromwell declared that day a half-holiday for city employees. The program also notes speeches from George Muehlebach, the governors of Kansas and Missouri,and mayors of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. Photographs depict the stadium, the team, and local supporters.

Kansas City Monarchs' L. D. Livingston

Photograph of L. D. Livingston of the Kansas City Monarchs. The photo appears to be autographed "To Vessa From a Friend, L. D. Livingston." Vessa is likely VeEssa Spivey of Black Hawk Barbecue.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Monarchs at Muehlebach Field

Photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs playing baseball at Muehlebach Field in Kansas City, MO.