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1. Zahner and Battell Hardware Zahner and Battell Hardware May 1886 Illustration and description of the business of the "Zahner & Battell, dealers in stoves, hardware and house furnishings, 940 Main Street."

2. Zadock Martin Zadock Martin 1901 Biographical sketch of Zadock Martin, "one of the earliest and for many years an influential citizen of Platte County," born and reared in Tennessee and moving to Platte County, Missouri, in 1828 as an...

3. Z-International, Inc. Z-International, Inc. June 25, 1905 Profile of the history of Z-International, Inc., a producer of labels and other office supplies, as well as biographical information about the founder Fritz Zschietzschmann.

4. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950, 1997 Information with photo about the Urban League of Kansas City, organized "to secure better jobs, education, health, housing and recreation facilities" for black people.

5. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Photos and descriptions of landmarks of the Underground Railroad in the old Quindaro section of Kansas City, Kansas, showing the "Old Rock House" with a secret tunnel for fugitive slaves and remnants of...

6. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1997 (first edition 1950) Photo of Dr. Thomas Unthank, an early black physician of Kansas City.

7. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Discussion of the beginnings of jazz, starting with ragtime musician Scott Joplin (1868-1917), publisher of ragtime music written in Kansas City in 1898, and continuing with Count Basie (1904-1984), big...

8. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Photo and biographical sketch of black physician Dr. P. C. Turner, or Percy Turner, originally from Independence and becoming "Superintendent of City General Hospital Number 2" from 1933 to 1947, also...

9. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Photos of teams from different years with brief history of the Monarchs. Close-up of Jackie Robinson.

10. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1997 (1959 in first edition) Photo and bio of J. Oliver Morrison, an African American "teacher in the English and Dramatics Department of Lincoln High School." Description of his life and career as a native of Pennsylvania coming...

11. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1997 (1959 in first edition) Biographical sketches of Bennie Moten and Etta Moten, black jazz musicians in Kansas City. Description of Bennie as a bandleader joining "Will Basie" (soon known as Count Basie) from about 1925 until his...

12. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Information about the Kansas City branch of the organization, founded around 1915, to "help crystallize sentiment against lynching, dis[en]franchisement and peonage."

13. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1997 (first edition 1950) History of the "Wayne Minor Post No. 149 of the American Legion" established "in Kansas City in September, 1919" and "named after Pvt. Wayne Minor, a [black] native Missourian, who was killed in action...

14. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 History of the Kansas City Call newspaper for blacks in the Kansas City area.

15. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Photos and biographical sketch of Dr. John Edward Perry, or J. Edward Perry (1870-1962), an early local black physician and founder of the Perry Sanitarium and Training School for Nurses at 1214 Vine Street...

16. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Non-profit organization for the care of black girls at 2228 Campbell Avenue.

17. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 History of the hospital, starting in 1910, when it was known as the Perry Sanitarium at 1214 Vine Street, founded to help local African Americans by Dr. J. Edward Perry, a black physician.

18. Your Kansas City and Mine Your Kansas City and Mine 1950 Illustration and biographical sketch of John William "Blind" Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a blind, black pianist of the late 1800s and early 1900s from Warrensburg, Missouri.

19. Your City and You: The Story of Kansas City Your City and You: The Story of Kansas City 1947 Story of the settling of Emma Compton and her 1844 home "on a farm in Clay County," with photo.

20. Young & Bradley Young & Bradley 1879 Description of business between Main Street and Walnut Street that manufactured "superior carriages and buggies."