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Ford, Susan Jezak
H J Fortunato
Jane F Flynn
18th & Vine: Kansas City's Most Famous Intersection
Story of the neighborhood symbolizing "the jazz era that flourished in Kansas City between 1920 and World War II."
A New Home for Black Archives
January 3, 2011
The newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives...
B.E.U. Gearing up for Self-Sufficiency
September 23, 1977
News article about the Black Economic Union in Kansas City, a private corporation, but for ten years "supported predominantly by federal funds." The union was included in or affected by revitalization...
Ballplayers, Celebrities Gather for Opening of Negro Leagus Baseball Museum
Details the events surrounding the opening of the museum, located in the 18th and Vine district.
Biography of Claude Williams (1908-2004), Musician
Biography of Felix Payne (1884-1962), Businessman and Politician
Biography of John A. Jones (1867-1937), Businessman and Barber
Biography of L.C. "Speedy" Huggins (1913-1999), Dancer and Musician
Federal Loan Agency to Hold Gala Opening
June 25, 1954
News article about the opening of the "Twin City Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1825 1-2 Vine St., the first institution of its kind to be organized by Negroes in the Midwest." H. W. Sewing was the...
Housing Conditions for African Americans
Chapter of book, "Housing" covers housing conditions and "spatial isolation", or "the extent to which blacks lived in neighborhoods that are predominantly black". The author also describes efforts by whites...
Information on the Kansas City Jazz Museum in the 18th & Vine District, opening in the late 1990s and called "the fist jazz museum in the world," with photos.
Jazz Museum Excludes Neighboring Businesses From Celebration
Discusses how nearby local businesses are excluded from plans and projects within the 18th and Vine district.
Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
Photo and bio of Leona Pouncey Thurman, or Leona Thurman (1911-1985), "the first black woman to practice law in Kansas City." Native of Arkansas coming to Kansas City in 1931 as a legal secretary before...
Kansas City's Vine Street
This chapter is a "study of the special urban sites of black city-dwellers in Deep Deuce, as Oklahoma City's East Second Street was known, and Vine Street, black Kanas City's main stem (more specifically,...
Longtime Asset to Community Needs an Angel
June 3, 2008
"If the Black Economic Union of Greater Kansas City can't find a partner, get an injection of cash or receive help from the city, the agency faces the real possibility of folding." This group could not...
O'Neil: 18th & Vine was "Live" in the 1940s
Interview with Buck O'Neil, who played on the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team.
Riffs: Vine Street Rumblings
Photos and article about the official "black-tie event" reopening the 18th & Vine District in Kansas City in 1997, "featur[ing] performances by Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny, Jay...
Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies
December 29, 2008
Article about the death of sculptor Robert Graham, at age 70, in Santa Monica Califoarnia. Graham was the creator of the 18-foot monument to Charlie Parker at 17th and Vine, near the American Jazz Museum....
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1909-1937, Page p247
A portion of Kansas City from E. 13th Street south to E. 15th Street and from Lydia Avenue east to Highland Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 2, 1909-1937, Page p248
A portion of Kansas City from E. 13th Street south to E. 15th Street and from Highland Avenue east to Euclid Avenue, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page...
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