Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City

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Photographs

Looking north along Baltimore Avenue, 9th to 11th Streets, with the New York Life Building in the center.

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Pamphlets

Pamphlet with information concerning Kansas City's Municipal Airport, Richards Field. The document provides the airport's specifications including: class, position, description, obstructions, lighting, accommodations, communication and signal, equipment, meteorological data, and other facts and figures. Also included is a map of its location.

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Correspondence

Telegram from Tom Pendergast to Senator James A. Reed regarding "the Franklin matter."

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Correspondence

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding a conversation with Joe Shannon about Mr. Kingsley (probably George Kingsley).

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Broadsides

Broadside with a Q&A concerning the Ten-Year Plan. This document was disseminated in support of the propositions to be voted upon at the May 26, 1931 election. These propositions include numerous developments to public utilities and services.

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Correspondence

Letter from Miss Reta Walters accusing Harry Truman of being in league with Tom Pendergast and providing evidence to support her claim. She also notes prominent Kansas Citians who advocated for clemency for Pendergast after his conviction of tax evasion. Documents also address Pendergast's involvement in the liquor distilling and distribution business.

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Manuscripts

Manuscript by J. C. Nichols for publication in the J. C. Nichols Edition of the "National Real Estate Journal," February 1939. Nichols discussing the difficulties in extending or perpetuating property restrictions in an effort to retain property value. Nichols also details some of these restrictions, particularly as to architectural regularity.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Series of articles from the Kansas City Star entitled "What Kansas City Is to Get for Its Ten-Year Plan Money". It details each proposition to be voted upon in the May 26, 1931 election.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Old Detention Home on Oak Street, south of Fifth Street, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces west-southwest on Oak Street.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Certificate of authority to commence business, issued by the Secretary of State of Missouri Dwight H. Brown and given to City Beverage Company. Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. was a partner of City Beverage Company and provided Kansas City with Anheuser-Busch products.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Municipal Auditorium and Power and Light Building in the background, taken along 14th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces east on 14th Street just west of Central Street.

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Photographs

Old municipal market and city hall in the process of being torn down for a new municipal market. This vantage point faces northwest from the intersection of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

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