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Ruth Brown, a popular jazz , pop and R&B musician, shown here performing at the Dreamland Ballroom, ca. 1949. Ruth Brown was one of many popular musicians to play at the Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and 1950s.

This photograph shows The Lucky Millinder Orchestra performing popular Big Band and jazz music at the Dreamland Ballroom, ca. 1948. Performances such as The Lucky Millinder Orchestra drew large crowds at The Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and…

Former Omahan, Anna Mae Winburn, standing right in this photograph, leading The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm performed their jazz and Big Band hits at The Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s.

Charles Mellon gave this mechanical coin bank to the Otoe County museum so that generations of children could continue to enjoy a hundred-year-old toy. Mechanical coin banks were a post-Civil War American invention, popular among Victorians because…

This clipping is one of many birthday announcements that appeared in the Omaha Star. The coverage of events such as these, including the list of attendees, illustrates the closeness of the North Omaha community. For interviews and oral histories of…

This clipping is one of many birthday announcements that appeared in the Omaha Star. The coverage of events such as these illustrates the closeness of the North Omaha community. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit…

This collage depicts several examples of community involvement. The articles vary in topic, but include pastors at the St. John Baptist Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items…

This image is of Joseph Shearron, the winner of the Omaha Star's 1949 bicycle contest. The Omaha Star held this contest for its paper boys every twelve weeks. Miller won the contest by selling the most newspapers. The Schwinn bicycle was presented by…

This is a photo of the 1955 pledge class of the Sphinx Club. They are part of the Beta Xi Lambda and Beta Beta chapters of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. According to the article, "Chapter Secretary Welcome T. Bryant said, 'We feel that we have one…

This image shows three photographs from the Omaha Star newspaper. The image on the left shows Anna Williams being presented with a scholarship from a women's club in North Omaha. The two images on the right show some events from the Centennial…
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