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Burglary and Robbery Bureau of 1945
Group photo of the Burglary and Robbery Bureau of the Kansas City Police. Everyone is looking forward and smiling. Sitting in the front row (left to right) are Ray Minnic, Clarence Raisbeck, James Sprague, Raymond Williams, and L. Gilmore. Leon Jordan is standing fifth from right. The other detectives are Tommie Redmond, Alex Stewart, Prime McDonough, James Messick, Jack Clifford, Sr., George Beckwith, William Peters, Lou Myers, Victor Phippen, George Mall, Fred Ennis, Albert Sagand, Delbert Cull, Clifford Warren, and John Cunningham., 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo is signed by each person in photo and Jack Swift, Chief of Detectives.
Chauncey Downs, Leon Jordan, and Clifford Warren with three Antler Lodge members
Chauncey Downs, Leon Jordan, and Clifford Warren with three unidentified men at an event for Antler Lodge No. 1426. The members are awarding a gift to Warren, second from right, for attaining the rank of Colonel, at the time the highest rank of any black officer in the Kansas City Police Department. Jordan is standing third from right and Downs is standing third from left. The Antler Lodge members are wearing hats with lodge information. Warren is receiving a small wrapped box. Everyone is looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1965 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance of photo: purchase from Dolores Hobley, Waldo Antique Mall & Flea Market - Kansas City, June 2009.
Clifford Warren
Headshot of Major Clifford Warren, Leon Jordan's KCPD partner. Warren is wearing a dress uniform and hat along with badges and insignia of the Kansas City Police Department. Warren is looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance of photo: Dr. Robert M. Farnsworth, courtesy of Errol and Vesta Warren (son and daughter-in-law of Clifford Warren), acquired September 2007.
Duke Garrette featured with Lionel Hamptons Orchestra
Publicity photo of Duke Garrette playing trumpet. He is holding the trumpet up and looking forward. Garrette is wearing a suit and standing against a studio wall., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Caption: "Duke Garrette Featured With Lionel Hampton's Orchestra"; inscribed: "To Leon a Great / Friend of Mine / I do wish you and / your wife Lots of / Luck and success / Musically yours / Duke Garrette." Photo is a facsimile copy of the original photo in Brian Thurn Collection (P12).
Etta Moten posing for a publicity photo
Etta Moten posing for a publicity photo. Moten is looking up and to the left. She is wearing a laced black dress., No date; likely between 1931 and 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo was given to the Jordans in 1952. Photo inscribed: "Love & best wishes / to Leon & Orchid / Etta Moten / Liberia / 1952"
Fifteen people in the offices of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Fifteen unidentified people sitting in the offices of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. The man in the center of the front row is holding a plaque for Employee of the Year. All the men are wearing dress shirts and slacks. Everyone is looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Four unidentified women on the steps of a building
Four unidentified women standing on the steps of a building. The woman on the left is wearing a dress and the others are wearing dress jackets and skirts. All four are wearing fancy hats and holding gloves and purses., No date; likely between 1941 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Graduating class photo
Graduating class photo in front of a large brick building. Orchid Jordan is standing in the first row, sixth from right. Everyone is wearing black robes and mortarboard hats with tassels. Everyone is looking forward and some are smiling. Several names are listed on the back of the photo including Elmer Stokes, Melba Lawrence, Grace Cooper, Charlotte Stoner, Charlotte Howard, Lillian Williamson, and Blanche Falfus., No date; likely between 1931 and 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Green Duck Tavern and Freedom, Inc. office
Green Duck Tavern (2548 Prospect) and Freedom, Inc. office in Kansas City, Missouri. The bar is a two story building with several signs advertising alcohol. Two unidentified men are standing in the corner entrance to the bar. The Freedom, Inc. office has a banner sign and a striped awning., 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance of photo: Dr. Robert M. Farnworth via James Humphrey, prosecuting attorney for the James Willis and Maynard Cooper cases, acquired May 26, 2009.
Group photo of Orchid Ramsey's school
Group photo of Orchid Ramsey's [Orchid Jordan] elementary school. Several adults are sitting with dozens of children in suits and dress uniforms. Orchid is sitting far left in the second row. Everyone is looking forward with neutral expressions., No date; likely between 1915 and 1920, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo housed in oversized manuscript box 5, folder 3, of Jordan Collection. Photo is mounted to 13.5x11.5 paperboard.
Headshot of Leon Jordan
Headshot of Leon Jordan. Jordan is looking forward with a neutral expression. He is wearing a dark suit jacket and black tie., No date; likely between 1961 and 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Headshot of Warren E. Hearnes
Headshot of Warren E. Hearnes, Governor of Missouri. Hearnes is looking forward with a neutral expression. He is wearing a dark suit and tie., No date; likely between 1968 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo housed in oversized manuscript box 5, folder 3, of Jordan Collection. Photo is inscribed: "To My Good Friend Leon Jordan, Personal Regards, Warren E. Hearnes."
Hendrik Jordense, Howard Jordan, Orchid Jordan, Leon Jordan, and Lt. T. Colwel Jordense on a beach
Hendrik Jordense, Lt. T. Colwell Jordense, Orchid Jordan, Leon Jordan, and Howard Jordan standing left to right on a beach in Monrovia. They are setting up a canopy and placing a pole in the ground. Everyone except Colwell is looking forward and smiling., February 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Hendrik Jordense, Lt. T. Colwell Jordense, and Leon Jordan on a beach
Hendrik Jordense, Lt. T. Colwell Jordense, and Leon Jordan standing left to right on a beach in Monrovia. Colwell is holding rope used to set up a canopy., February 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Inauguration Album - Republic of Liberia - January 1952
Photo album of the people and events surrounding the 1952 inauguration of Liberian President William V. S. Tubman., 1952
Inner City Dames
Kansas City social club, The Inter City Dames, posing for a photo outside the residence of Mrs. Nettie Gleed, 2322 Lydia, Kansas City, Missouri. The members are identified in "Your Kansas City and Mine" as (seated) Mrs. Gleed, Mrs. Maude Olden, Mrs. Callie Edwards, Mrs. Myrtle Cook, Mrs. R.T. Coles, Mrs. Susie V. Bolden; (second row) Mesdames Geneva Wiley, Phoenix, Lena Rivers Jordan (Leon Jordan's mother), Josephine Branch, Annis Garrett, Irene Fairfax, Daisy Day MacKnight, Minnie Crosthwaite; (third row) Mattie G. Hubbell, Nettie Westmoreland, Lena Fountain, Maggie Clay; (fourth row) Leana McCampbell, Rose Kenkins, Corrine Jenkins, G.B. Buster, Mable Reynolds; (fifth row) I.F. Bradley, Andrew Brent, Frankie Givens, T.C. Unthank, Lena Rhone; (sixth row): Sallie Love, Francis Trent, Ted Lee, Gertrude Huff, Eva Fox Evans, Sallie Dibble., 1925, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Provenance of photo: Dr. Robert M. Farnsworth (research files), January 20, 2010. Three copies of various sizes: 1-10x8, 2-9x7.25, 3-10x8 (photocopy of image with overlay of photo information in bottom left); photo source: Your Kansas City and Mine (book).
Jewelry from Jordan art collection
Jewelry from the Jordan's collection of African art. A gold necklace and earrings encircle two ivory necklaces with large medallions., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jewelry from Jordan art collection
Jewelry from the Jordan's collection of African art. A gold necklace and earrings encircle two ivory necklaces with large medallions., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Description of jewelry written on back of photo.
Leon Jordan and Liberian President William Tubman
Leon Jordan and Liberian President William Tubman with two unidentified men at a ceremony awarding Jordan a medal for his coordination of a rescue of a downed plane of French diplomats visiting Liberia. Jordan is standing on the left and Tubman is standing second from right. Tubman is holding a document in his hand while talking., September 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan and an unidentified girl in front of a car
Leon Jordan standing with an unidentified girl, possibly Lavera Smith, and a black dog in front of a car on the street in Kansas City. Jordan is looking down. The girl is looking forward and smiling., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan and an unidentified woman in front of a car
Leon Jordan with an unidentified woman, possibly Lavera Smith, in front of a car and wooden garage in Kansas City. Jordan is hugging the woman. Both are looking forward and smiling., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan on the steps of his house
Leon Jordan standing on the steps in front of his house in Kansas City with a black dog. Jordan is looking down at the dog and petting it., 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan posing for a photograph
Leon Jordan posing for a photograph. Jordan is looking forward and smiling. He is wearing a tweed jacket and scarf along with a visor or hat., March 20, 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan posing for a photograph
Leon Jordan sitting in a photo booth used for criminal mugshots. Jordan is making a silly grimace with his face. An identification bar reads "KCMO PD 67602/ 4-20-50." The camera has a stack of photo plates and another mugshot attached to the back., March 20, 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk with a typewriter and rotary phone. Jordan is holding a cigarette over an ash tray and is wearing a pin-stripe suit. He is looking up at the camera., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk
Leon Jordan sitting at a desk with a typewriter and rotary phone. Jordan is holding a cigarette over an ash tray and is wearing a pin-stripe suit., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan sitting with an unidentified man
Leon Jordan sitting with an unidentified man on living room chairs. The unidentified man is wearing glasses and a suit and looking at papers in his had. Jordan is holding a cigarette in his mouth and looking down at the papers. There is a radio against the wall and a briefcase on the floor., No date; likely between 1941 and 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Leon Jordan sitting with unidentified man taking notes
Leon Jordan sitting with an unidentified man on living room chairs. Jordan is on the left, holding an envelope and looking at the unidentified man writing on papers., No date; likely between 1941 and 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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