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Candid photograph of unidentified nurses seated on the steps at the entrance of The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Entrance ticket to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. It was held on Saturday, June 8, 1935 at 2:30 o'clock at Red Fox Farm, 152nd Street & Holmes Road. Directions indicate to "Follow American Flags West from 152nd."

5th issue of Kansas City Mexican-American newspaper Variedades. In the featured story, the editor calls for Conrad H. Mann to collaborate with Mexico as part of Kansas City's Ten Year Plan. Other articles detail the history of Memorial Day and provide news concerning the local Kansas City Mexican-American community.

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on May 3, 1931 showing motorists avoiding potholes with men sleeping in them. A pedestrian asks, "See anyone?" The caption states, "There are 150 Men filling holes in the streets says Matt S. Murray. -But where are they? ('Has anybody looked in the bottom of the holes?')."

Photograph of a contestant from the bathing suit contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Clipping of R. Emmet O'Malley from the Kansas City Journal-Post on May 18, 1937 with caption stating, "R. Emmet O'Malley, state superintendent of insurance, was given a clean bill of health Tuesday in the report of a legislative committee which investigated the insurance rate compromise."

William T. Kemper, Sr.'s membership card for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 26 of Kansas City, Missouri. The document states that Kemper is a life member since May 30, 1914.

Photograph of one Fokker F.32 airplane (left) and three Ford Tri-Motor airplanes (right) displayed for a large crowd of several thousand at Municipal Airport, April 4, 1930. This F.32, NC334N, was one of two owned by Western Air Express, and shows "Fox Flying House Party, Western Air Express, New York to Hollywood" on the fuselage.

Book containing text and photographs of the history, facilties, art, and architecture of the courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri. The document also includes portrait photographs of the public servants that aided in the creation of the new Jackson County Courthouse and a list of county judges of Jackson County from 1827 to 1933.

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 16, 1932 showing the attendees of the funeral of Francis M. Wilson, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Missouri that year until his death. Those present include Tom Pendergast, Joe Shannon, Guy Park, Lloyd Stark, Thomas Bash, et al.

Reproduction of an article from the Springfield Leader on January 28, 1932 concerning the Pendergast Machine's efforts to retain control of their portion of the Democratic National Committee. Pendergast hopes that William T. Kemper, Sr.

Photograph of the Transcontinental and Western Air employees at the TWA administrative office at Municipal Airport.

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