Millie and Sue performing on stage with barn backdrop. Both standing behind KMBC microphone in dark dresses with guitar and mandolin. Charley Pryor playing drums in plaid shirt to left. Herb Kratoska in glasses and unidentified man in cowboy hat playing guitar on right. "Bud" amplifier and two men in background on right of photo.
Portrait of "Colorado" Pete. Pete standing on artificial grass in front of white wall with right foot on rock. Wearing light colored cowboy hat, light shirt with dark trim, dark scarf around collar, and dark chaps with "Colorado Pete" embroidered on left leg. Pete facing camera with hands on hips and smiling. Handwritten note and signature vertically along left edge: "To one I owe much for my success in radio, and admire for his success as a builder of dine things, A.B.C. (my boss) / "Colorado" Pete."
Headshot of Nancy Goode [Myrtle Wiley] of The Happy Kitchen in dark dress with silver brooch behind KMBC-CBS microphone. Dark background. Facing her left and 20-degree angle away from camera, head turned forward, and looking in to camera. Hair in pomp with barrettes. Handwritten note and signature on lower right across microphone: "To Mr. Church / creator of Nancy Goode and happily-so for Nancy."
Arthur B. Church giving speech during KMBC building dedication. Entire stage visible with large group of men and women seated on folding chairs in semi-circle. Lee Stewart [Keith Painton] seated next to Millie and Sue on right side of stage. Large bouquet in front of podium. Lights and "KMBC" labeled microphones on sides of podium. Heads of several audience members visible in foreground.
Eight Texas Rangers around table on television studio set. Set on right of photo. Four men seated on benches at round table. Four men standing with violin, guitar, accordion, and double bass. Wood burning stove on left of set. Camera operator wearing headphones behind RCA Television camera labeled "KTTV Times CBS" on left of photo. Microphone and lighting visible at top of photo.
Colorado Pete on stage with Kit & Kay. Pete standing between Kit and Kay behind microphone. Kit and Kay wearing dark tops and pants. One holding guitar. Pete holding guitar and wearing light pants and dark vest. All three wearing white cowboy hats.
Headshot of Fran Heyser in dark suit, white shirt, and striped tie against white background. Facing his right away from camera at 45-degee angle, head turned to his left, and looking further left past camera. Hair parted on his left. Handwritten note and signature in lower right corner of photo: "Thirteen years ago I thought he was a swell boss / Today I know he is The Best / Fran."
Headshot of Mark Smith in dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark tie against light background. Facing his left at a 30-degree angle from camera with head turned toward camera and looking to the right of camera. Hair parted on his left. Handwritten note and signature above shoulder on right edge: "Dear Arthur / They asked for it! / Mark."
KMBC building, B-C control room. Sound studio room with grand piano, upright piano, and three KMBC microphones. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting. Door with small horizontal window on right side of left wall.
Portrait of Joe Meloan in dark striped suit, white shirt, and striped tie. Meloan sitting in wood chair in front of radio equipment on wood desk. Meloan facing right of image towards desk at 75-degree angle from camera, both hands on equipment dials, head turned to his right, looking right, and smiling. Radio equipment with wires lining right wall. Smaller equipment on along back wall below large window. Handwritten note and signature on lower right corner: "[illegible] 73 Arthur one / Sincerely, / Joe Meloan / KMBC / (WGCGM-W9BPX)."
Happy Hollow Humdingers promotional photo. Four men in matching black suits and white shirts. All standing at 45 degree angle to camera and smiling. L to r: Slim, Smoke, Hank, Pete. Pete holding sheet music. KMBC microphone on right. Light background.
Publicity portrait of Sue & Millie. White picket fence prop in foreground. Sue on left in white shirt and plain vest holding Martin and Co. guitar with thin rope strap. Handwritten note and signature on guitar body: "A Merry Xmas / Sue." Millie on right in matching white shirt and plaid vest holding Kay mandolin. Handwritten note and signature on fence: "A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year / Millie."
Headshot of Frank Mandacina in dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie against dark background. Facing his right away from camera at 45-degree angle, head turned towards camera, and smiling. Handwritten note and signature in lower right corner of photo: "A Merry Christmas / Frank." Gratefully / Ken." Photography studio embossing in lower left corner: "Bert's Studio / Kansas City, MO."
KMBC building, Program Department (Volunteer Special Services) office. Large room with several wooden desks, typewriters, phones, filing cabinets, and ashtrays. Several women working. Linoleum floor. Fluorescent lighting. TWA and Greyhound Calendars on walls and desk set to April 1951. Door in middle of far wall reads Volunteer Special Services from outside. Door on left side of far wall leads to wood paneled room with leather arm chair.
Portrait of Josephine Zimmerman in medium-toned dress with dark stitching and glasses against light background. Torso facing camera, head facing her left, and looking further left past camera. Signature in bottom right corner.
Arthur B. Church giving speech at formal company dinner. Church standing at middle seat of long table. Used dinnerware on tables. Several guests seated in wooden chairs facing away from camera. "Head table L to R: Ray Moler, Chief engineer & technical advisor; Mrs. Arthur B. Church; Arthur B. Church, Pres. Midland Broadcasting Co.; Mildred Whitinng [correct spelling Whiting], Co. Secy; Ken Kraul [correct spelling Krahl], Studio Director" printed below photo.
Headshot of Martha Fray in light-toned suit with large buttons against light background. Facing her left with head turned towards her right and looking further right past camera. Fingers of right hand partially visible fold on left arm. Hair curled and parted in center. Handwritten note and signature on bottom right: "Merry Christmas Mr. Church \u2013 December \u201943 / Martha Fray."
Promotional photo of KMBC Chief Engineer Ray Moler standing in front of tall radio equipment cabinet along right wall with left hand on dial. Free standing equipment of left side of image. Moler is wearing dark three-piece suit and eyeglasses. "Ray Moler, KMBC Chief Engineer / Western Electric D97441 Amplifier seen at his right shoulder. Photo circa 1934" printed below photo.
Kit & Kay publicity shot. Kit & Kay in white dresses with white cowboy hats and standing in behind KMBC microphone. One holding Martin guitar; other holding Gibson mandolin. Greek style column partially visible in background.
Headshot of John McReuz in dark suit, white shirt, diagonally striped tie, and wire rimmed glasses against white background. Facing front and looking in to camera. Handwritten note and signature on lower left: "A Merry Christmas / John McReuz."
Headshot of William M. Sexton in dark suit, medium-toned striped shirt, and dark diagonally striped tie against light background. Sexton facing his left at 45-degree angle from camera and looking left and slightly up past camera. Handwritten note and signature on right center: "Best Wishes / William M. Sexton."
Portrait of Marie [unknown surname] in dark suit jacket, vertically striped shirt with scarf, and large earrings in front of wall with KMBC Radio "In Service of Home and Nation" plaque. Facing her left, head turned towards her right, looking further right and smiling. Switchboard receiver on left side of photo. Handwritten note and signature on left center: "Merry Xmas / Marie."
Headshot of Earl Clark in pinstriped suit, white shirt, and plaid tie against light background. Pen in his left lapel pocket. Facing forward, looking in to camera, and smiling. Handwritten note and signature in lower right corner: "Merry Christmas / Earl Clark." Image out of focus.