Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression
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Publication containing excerpts from newspapers throughout the state with endorsements and positive reports for Stark's candidacy for governor.

Date: 
1935

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.

Date: 
May 1931

One-sided anti-Klu Klux Klan broadside written by O. J. Gilmore of Kansas City, Missouri. Gilmore provides an excerpt of a statement by Kansas Governor Henry Justin Allen and an account from the Saturday Evening Post that detail the racism and violence exhibited by the KKK. Gilmore then includes an excerpt of Congressman E. C. Ellis, Republican candidate for Congress, in which Ellis aligns himself with the views of the KKK.

Date: 
1922

A 1922 broadside for distribution amongst black Jackson County voters that implicates the Republican candidates for office with the Ku Klux Klan. The document, addressed from "A Real American", urges the African-American community to vote against these Republican candidates, declaring that "many of these same candidates are members of the order."

Date: 
1922

An invitation to attend the Hood-Pratt Basket Picnic on the farm of William H. Wallace on Saturday, July 26, 1924. Guest speakers Mrs. Henry L. Ess, R. L. Hood, Judge Pratt, Judge E. W. Hayes, Judge John I. Williamson, Ex-Supreme Judge, Attorney L. T. Dryden, and others are invited to speak on the corruption in Jackson County politics and organize efforts against said corruption.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that disparages Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document states that Truman's county tax for 1924 is 98 cents. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" asks the reader to compare Truman's tax burden with theirs.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists seven questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" implies that all important decisions made by Truman are first approved by the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" implies that all important decisions made by Truman are first approved by the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" attempts to implicate Truman with the Pendergast Machine within the questions.

Date: 
1924

Sardonic broadside indirectly urging the public to vote Democrat on November 8, 1932 by advertising a "closing out sale" of the Republican Party and the Hoover Administration.

Date: 
1932

Three excerpts from Republican sources that document police brutality present in the Kansas City Police Department. Excerpts include an editorial from the Kansas City Star from August 30, 1921, a court opinion by Judge Thad B. Landon, and a statement from Attorney R. R. Brewster published on September 4, 1921. This broadside was produced to discourage Kansas Citians from voting for Kansas City Police Commissioner Matthew Foster, the Republican candidate for mayor.

Date: 
1922

Advertisement for a barbecue in Bunceton, Missouri in support of John W. Davis, Democratic Candidate for President. Transportation to the event is organized by M. J. Pendergast, and Frank C. Marqua with tickets on sale at the City Clerk's Office, Court House Cigar Stand, Jackson Democratic Club, Jefferson Democratic Club, and the Missouri Pacific Ticket Office.

Date: 
1924

Political advertisement that urges St. Louisans to vote against Bernard F. Dickmann, William Stone Madden, and Pendergast Machine at the April 4, 1933 election in order to mainstain low taxes and safeguard against, "a breakdown of its government such as we have witnessed at Jefferson City under a 'new deal.'" The document encourages support for Republicans Walter J. G. Neun and Louis Nolte.

Date: 
1933