Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression
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Manuscript in which Milton C. Lewis outlines talking points (possibly for a speech) concerning political, social, and economic issues that affect the Kansas City black community. The first talking point mentions the Pendergast Machine and efforts to dismantle it.

A ten page typewritten history of Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.'s political career in relation to Missouri politics through 1935 when the President of the United States removed him from office.

Date: 
1936

Two-page typewritten article titled, "Hon. John T. Wayland Overrules the U. S. Supreme Court and Appoints a Democrat. - A Republican After Holding the Sinecure for Thirty Years Is Deposed - An Interesting Story from Washington" by an unknown author. Includes a vote tally from Kansas City wards and handwritten notes in Ewing Young Mitchell Jr.'s hand.

Speech made by J. C. Nichols in Washington, D.C. in June, 1924. Nichols discusses how community features such as neighborhood activities, golf courses, and festive decorations add distinction and consumer appeal to fledgling subdivisions.

Date: 
June 1924

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.

Date: 
February 1939

Harry S. Truman's final draft of his statement on the reappointment of Maurice Milligan as U.S. Attorney. Truman strongly opposes Milligan's reappointment because he finds him to be morally and professionally unqualified. Specifically, Truman takes issue with Milligan's selection of the petit jury in the 1936 election voter fraud cases where no residents of Jackson County or acquaintances of the same were allowed to take part. Truman comments on this saying, "I say to this Senate, Mr.

Date: 
1938

Manuscript written circa 1937-1938 describing the personalities, background, and undertakings of the various superintendents of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. These short biographies provide an account of each leader of the home from 1919 until the creation of the document.

Biography of Hermon Samuel Major, M.D., including a family history, description of Dr. Major's early life, and his entrance into the Scarritt Collegiate Institute in Neosho, Missouri, where Will Rogers was a classmate. Major later boarded with Senator and Mrs. Thomas Benton, and began attending University Medical College in September, 1900. In 1912 he was appointed clinical director of State Hospital No.