Miss Independence Princess Pageant is congratulated
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, stands between a woman to her right, wearing a full-length sky-blue sleeveless dress and whose left hand is on Sheryl's right arm, and a man to her left wearing a white suit jacket, cream colored pants, a pink tie, wearing a boutonniere and holding a microphone in his left hand. Sheryl wears a sky-blue long-sleeved, full-length dress, a red velvet cape with white fake-fur outline, and a crown. She holds a bouquet of red roses and greenery and a scepter in her right hand. She looks to her left at the woman with a wide open-mouthed smile. A crowd is visible behind her on the stage and band is visible behind the crowd. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell after being crowned beauty queen during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, stands in a room in front of a plant that is taller than she is and smiles at the photographer as she holds a bouquet of roses and greenery in her left arm and has the train of a red velvet cape with white fake fur edging draped over her right arm. Besides the cape, she wears a crown, a contestant sash, a sky-blue long-sleeved evening gown with a white lace keyhole in the bodice that continues up to form a turtle neck. Two pictures hang on the walls behind her. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell begins her victory walk during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Marsia Kolich, points the way for Miss Independence Princess Pageant, Sheryl Cruwell, to begin her victory walk as another runner up stands to Sheryl's left and smiles. Marsia wears a pink long-sleeved evening gown with a silvery bodice and a crown. Sheryl wears a sky-blue long-sleeved evening gown with a white keyhole panel on the bodice the continues up to form a turtle neck collar. The straps of a red velvet cape are visible around her shoulders. She also wears a crown and a "Miss Independence Princess Pageant" sash as she holds scepter and a trophy. The contestant to her left wears a sleeveless, sky-blue evening gown, a wrist corsage, and a crown. A man's hand holding a bouquet of roses and greenery are visible on the bottom left corner of the photograph. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell being crowned queen during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, smiles at the photographer from behind Marsia Kolich's right arm. Marsia Kolich's hands are lifted high as if she has just finished placing the crown on Sheryl's head. Marsia's arms obscure her face. Another contestant's back is to the photographer as she is kneeling in front and to Sheryl's left side attaching the "Miss Independence Princess Pageant" sash to Sheryl's dress. A master of ceremony stands to Marsia's right holding a bouquet of roses and greenery in his right hand. Sheryl holds a trophy in her right hand. She wears a sky blue evening gown. The arms loops of a red velvet cape are visible around her shoulders. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell being escorted during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell wears a corsage on her left shoulder and a sky-blue, long-sleeved evening gown with white lace around the empire waistline and up the center of the bodice to form a keyhole. The lace continues up around her neck to form a turtleneck collar. She smiles as she walks through a seated crowd arm in arm with her escort, who has a mustache and is wearing a powder blue suit and a blue print shirt with a wide collar during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell dreaming during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell wearing a white bonnet, a blue plaid jumper over a blue button-down shirt and holding a microphone in her left hand as she sits on a low chair and looks dreamily forward during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell wears a sky-blue, long-sleeved evening gown with white lace cuffs and empire waistline line. The white lace outlines a keyhole in the bodice and continues up to form a turtleneck collar. She stands in front of gold drapes during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Her contestant number ribbon (7) is pinned to her dress by her left hip., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell embraces a fellow contestant during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, has her right side to the photographer as she gives a fellow contestant to her left an embrace. A band member can be seen in the background wearing red and leaning on an amplifier. Sheryl's face is obscured by her fellow contestant as she wears a sky-blue, long-sleeved evening gown with a white lace belt and cuffs. The contestant wears a barely green, sleeveless, evening gown with a sparkling empire waistline belt and a corsage on her left shoulder. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell faces a man in a dark suit speaking into a microphone during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, wears a sky-blue full-length long-sleeved dress, a white carnation corsage on her left shoulder, a red velvet cape with white fake fur edging, a Miss Independence Princess Pageant sash and a crown, as she stands and smiles towards her left at a man in a dark suit who is looking at her as she speaks into a microphone. Two other pageant participants wearing evening gowns stand to the man's left. Four other pageant participants wearing evening gowns stand on the stage with another master of ceremony in a white tuxedo. Band equipment and two band members are visible behind them. A man in a powder blue suit stands to the right of the beauty queen. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell faces left with a master of ceremonies during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, wearing a red velvet cape with white fake fur edging, a crown, a beauty queen sash, and a sky-blue full-length evening gown, faces to her left and smiles as she looks down at her hands during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant. A master of ceremony stands to her left wearing a white tuxedo and bending back toward the stage while holding a microphone in his left hand. Another master of ceremonies in a white tuxedo, another beauty contestant in a light blue evening gown, and an accordion player and band equipment are visible on stage behind the beauty queen. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell gets help being awarded Miss Independence Princess Pageant
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, looks down at a scepter and laughs as another contestant hands her a trophy and a sash. They both wear sky-blue evening gowns. Another contestant, Marsia Kolich. Stands to Sheryl's right and adjusts her crown. She wears a pink evening gown. A master of ceremonies is mostly out of the photograph on the right side but holds a bouquet of roses and greenery in his right hand. A couple is visible in the background to the left of the photograph. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell is fully decorated and able to accept the bouquet during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, smiles at a master of ceremony as he hands her a bouquet of roses and greenery. His right side is to the photographer and he wears a gray suit. Sheryl wears a sky-blue long-sleeved evening gown with a white turtle neck. She also wears a crown, a sash, and a red velvet cape with fake white fur edging. A master of ceremony, band members, and other contestants are visible behind them on the stage. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell lifts her head in order to reach the microphone during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell wears a sky-blue, long-sleeved evening gown with white lace cuffs and empire waistline line. The white lace outlines a keyhole in the bodice and continues up to form a turtleneck collar. She lifts her head slightly in order to speak into a microphone during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Her contestant number ribbon (7) is pinned to her dress on her left hip. Gold drapes are behind her., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell listens to a man in a dark suit during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, wears a sky-blue full-length long-sleeved dress with a white lace keyhole in the center of the bodice that leads up to a turtle neck, a white carnation corsage on her left shoulder, a red velvet cape with white fake fur edging, a Miss Independence Princess Pageant sash and a crown, as she stands to the right of a man in a dark suit turned to his left to speak into a microphone. Two other pageant participants wearing evening gowns stand to the man's left. Four other pageant participants wearing evening gowns stand on the stage with another master of ceremony in a white tuxedo. Band equipment is visible behind them. A man in a powder blue suit stands to the right of the beauty queen. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell looks excited during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell wearing a white bonnet, a blue plaid jumper over a blue button-down shirt and holding a microphone with both hands during the talent portion during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. She looks straight ahead with wide eyes and a open mouth in a smile., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell looks up and to her left during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell, wearing a white bonnet, a white apron over a blue plaid jumper over a blue button-down shirt and holding a microphone in her right hand during the talent portion Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. She holds a basket of flowers in her left hand down by her left hip. She shrugs her left shoulder as she leans her head toward her left shoulder and turns her eyes up and to her left as she possibly sings into the microphone., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell receives an envelope from the master of ceremony during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell wears a sky-blue evening gown, a crown, a sash, and a red velvet cape with fake fur edging during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event. She lifts her right hand to hold a piece of paper along with a master of ceremony to her left who wears a white suit jacket and cream colored pants and a boutonniere. Marsia Kolich is standing to his left wearing a pink evening gown. Jean Hausheer is to Marsia's left wearing a white, pink, and blue evening gown and holding a bouquet of roses and greenery. Another contestant is to Jean's left wearing a pink sleeveless, evening gown. Six more contestants wearing evening gowns and another master of ceremony stand on the stage behind them. Two members of the band and band equipment can be seen behind everyone on the stage. A man in a power blue suit stands to Sheryl's right with his right side to the photographer looking at Sheryl's and the master of ceremony's hands. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell receives congratulations during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, wears a sky-blue evening gown, a crown, a sash, and a red velvet cape with fake fur edging while she holds a bouquet of roses during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event. She lifts her right hand to touch the shoulder of a woman to her right who is turned toward her to offer her congratulations. The woman looks to her left at Sheryl while she wears a sleeveless sky-blue evening gown. To her right stands a man with a mustache who wears a plaid suit jacket, white pants and white shoes. to Sheryl Cruwell's left stands a master of ceremony who wears a white jacket, a boutonniere, and cream colored pants as he holds a microphone in his left hand. To his left is Jean Hausheer who holds a trophy and papers in her right hand and a bouquet of roses and greenery in her left arm. She wears a pink, white, and blue sleeveless, evening gown as she looks at Sheryl. Several contestants, including Marsia Kolich wearing a pink and silver evening gown, stand behind them on stage as well as another master of ceremony and members of the band. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell show off her dress during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell smiles as she holds out the skirt of her sky-blue, long-sleeved evening gown with white lace cuffs and empire waistline line. The white lace outlines a keyhole in the bodice and continues up to form a turtleneck collar during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Her contestant number ribbon (7) is pinned to her dress on her right hip. Gold drapes are behind her and a microphone stands to her left., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell sits with a basket during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell sits on a low chair beside a basket of flowers wearing a white bonnet, a blue plaid jumper over a blue button-down shirt and holds a microphone in her right hand during the talent portion of the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell stands in front of a plant in her queen regalia during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, stands in a room in front of a plant that is taller than she is and smiles at the photographer as she holds a bouquet of roses and greenery in her left arm and has the train of a red velvet cape with white fake fur edging draped over her right arm. Besides the cape, she wears a crown, a contestant sash, a sky-blue long-sleeved evening gown with a white lace keyhole in the bodice that continues up to form a turtle neck. Two pictures hang on the walls behind her. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell turns to her left to receive congratulations during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Sheryl Cruwell, the new Miss Independence Princess Pageant, wears a sky-blue evening gown, a crown, a sash, and a red velvet cape with fake fur edging while she holds a bouquet of roses during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event. A woman to her right is turned toward her to offer her congratulations. The woman looks to her left at Sheryl while she wears a sleeveless sky-blue evening gown. To her right stands a man with a mustache who wears a plaid suit jacket, white pants and white shoes. To Sheryl Cruwell's left stands a master of ceremony who wears a white jacket, a boutonniere, and cream colored pants as he holds a microphone in his left hand. To his left is Jean Hausheer who holds a trophy and papers in her right hand and a bouquet of roses and greenery in her left arm. She wears a pink, white, and blue sleeveless, evening gown as she looks at Sheryl. Several contestants, including Marsia Kolich wearing a pink and silver evening gown, stand behind them on stage as well as another master of ceremony and members of the band. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Sheryl Cruwell wears a swimsuit during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
Contestant Sheryl Cruwell wears a hunter green one-piece swimsuit with four buttons in the center of the bodice and pump shoes during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri. Her contestant number ribbon (7) is pinned to her swimsuit on her left hip. Gold drapes are behind her., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4
Ten beauty contestants stand on stage during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event
A master of ceremonies wearing a white tuxedo, stands farthest to the left on a stage of ten contestants during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant event. All wear full-length evening gowns. Sheryl Cruwell stands fifth from the left. Band equipment and a few members of a band are visible behind the contestants. This was during the Miss Independence Princess Pageant at Truman High School in Independence, Missouri., August 23, 1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Located with Scrapbooks in Box 48, Folder 3 - 4