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This collection consists of Personal correspondence, newspaper photocopies, newsletters, brochures and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center of Pittsburg, Kansas.

Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium was built as the Mirza Temple (Masonic) for the Pittsburg Chapter. Construction of the building began in 1923 and finished in 1925. In 1945, the temple was purchased by the city of Pittsburg after voters approved the use of bonds in the purchase. The Memorial Auditorium was dedicated to the servicemen of WW1 and WW2, as well as the devoted women and Red Cross nurses who accompanied them. Various influential entertainers have performed at the Auditorium throughout its years, such as Ziegfeld’s Follies, Will Rogers, V.P. Charles Curtis, and many others.

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Architecture, Business and Industry, Social Life and Customs


Architecture | Business

Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0342

Memorial Auditorium Collection, 1999-2004



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