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1. Window Display Window Display 1965 Street level view of store window featuring an exhibit on Coon-Sanders Nighthawks. Store may be Jenkins Music Store in downtown Kansas City. Exhibit believed to have been prepared by the Kansas City Public...

2. Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri December 9, 1927 Exterior, partial view of Union Station located in Kansas City, Missouri. Sanders captions the photo in Scrapbook A (SC1, Box 6.1, p. 56): "Another view of the homecoming parade forming at the Kansas City...

3. Unidentified Horn Player Unidentified Horn Player N.d. View of unidentified musician playing the trumpet.

4. Unidentified Female Unidentified Female N.d. Portrait of unidentified female.

5. Two Dancers Two Dancers n.d. Full body portrait of a man and woman dancing, autographed to Joe Sanders. Autograph reads "To Joe, can't put into words how much we think of you - A million thanx for your grand assistance. Sincerely,...

6. Tommy Saunders Tommy Saunders n.d. Autographed portrait of Tommy Saunders as a child. Autograph reads "'Unce Joe', if I keep trying I know I can someday sing like you-Tommy Saunders".

7. Tom Waring Tom Waring 1937 Portrait of Tom Waring autographed to Joe Sanders. Autograph reads "To Joe Sanders. In case he ever needs it, my right hand is his. Tom Waring, Jan. 23, 1937".

8. The Dells Nightclub The Dells Nightclub Circa 1920s Exterior view of the building and entrance to The Dells, a nightclub located in Morton Grove, Illinois. Joe Sanders' Auburn car is parked under the canopy. The band played here several summers in the late...

9. The Dance Band Era--The Dancing Decades from Ragtime to Swing: 1910-1950 The Dance Band Era--The Dancing Decades from Ragtime to Swing: 1910-1950 1971 History of the Coon-Sanders Band, also known as the Kansas City Nighthawks, a Kansas City and Chicago-based band (led by Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon) of the late 1910s to the early 1930s, performing...

10. The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: "The Band That Made Radio Famous" The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: "The Band That Made Radio Famous" 2003 This book contains the history of the Nighthawks musical group and of Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon who led the band. It covers the beginning years to the death of Carleton Coon. They played a prominent...

11. The Big Band Almanac The Big Band Almanac //1978 History of the Coon-Sanders Band, also known as the Kansas City Nighthawks, formed in 1919 with their first broadcasting over the radio in 1921. Subject of "doubtless the first radio fan club. ..the 'Nighthawk...

12. Ted Weems Ted Weems n.d. Portrait of band leader Ted Weems autographed to Joe Sanders. It reads "To my good friend Joe Sanders with sincere good wishes, Ted Weems".

13. Ted Fiorito Ted Fiorito Circa 1930s Autographed, publicity portrait of Ted Fiorito, also written as Ted Fio Rito. Autograph reads: "To Joe--Master of the proffession and a real boy--Fraternally Ted Fiorito." Fiorito had has own orchestra...

14. State Lake Theater State Lake Theater ca1940s Night view of the front of the State Lake Theater in Chicago. Joe Sanders and orchestra is featured on the marquee and sign.

15. Sophie Tucker Sophie Tucker 1936 Portrait of performer Sophie Tucker autographed to Joe Sanders.

16. Sheet Music Cover Sheet Music Cover Circa 1920s The sheet music cover for the Joe Sanders composition "Nighthawk Blues" which was the early theme song for the Nighthawks group. Photographs on the bottom include the band and individual portraits of Joe...

17. Sheet Music Cover Sheet Music Cover n.d. View is of sheet music entitled "Am I Dreaming?", words and music by Joe Davis, Bobby Gregory and Charles Dornberger. It contains on the cover a composite of various band/orchestra leaders of the day....

18. Rudy Vallee Rudy Vallee Circa 1930 Autographed, publicity portrait of singer Rudy Vallee. Autograph reads: "To Joe Sanders, Co-partner of America's finest all around dance band. Most Sincerely, Rudy Vallee."

19. Rites for Carlton Coon Rites for Carlton Coon May 6, 1932 Article describing the funeral of Carleton Coon, co-director of the Coon-Sanders Orchestra. The services were conducted by a minister of the Third Church of Christ Scientist, and Coon was buried in Mt....

20. Raven Club Reunion Raven Club Reunion 1953 Banquet scene identified as the Raven Club Reunion, November 27, 1953, Pine Room--Union Station. Joe Sanders is included in the group. Large train mural is visible on the wall.