Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Elections--1936

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Clipping entitled "Chilly Election Day" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Party workers of the nineteenth precinct of the Eighth ward are shown around a wood fire at 6011 Oak street, which they found necessary to build to keep warm while pursuing their duties on election day. They are (left to right) George Fischback, 5937 Holmes street; Mrs. Ethel Wilcox, 709 East Sixtieth street; Kenneth Prater, 4340 Warwick boulevard, and Owen L.

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Clipping entitled "Large Ballot Unwieldy" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Mrs. Sally Hughes, 5600 Tracy avenue, is shown here struggling with the general election ballot, almost as large as a tablecloth, in the poll of the twenty-first precinct of the Fifteenth ward at Fifty-fifth street and Troost avenue. E. A.

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Clipping entitled "Candidate Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Pal E. Bush, candidate for reelection as clerk of the district court of Wyandotte county, Kas, a Democrat, cast his vote in the basement of the city hall, Kansas City, Kas. He is shown here depositing: his ballot. —Journal-Post Photo."

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Clipping entitled "Cast Votes Early" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Voters in the twenty-fifth precinct of the Fourth ward were out early Tuesday morning at the polls. The photo shows some of them at 1604 East Thirty-first street at 6:15 a. m. casting their ballots. -Journal-Post Photo."

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Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing photographs of Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. Pictured are Pal E. Bush, Sally Hughes, George Fischback, Ethel Wilcox, Kenneth Prater, Owen L. Gilchrist, Marie Griggs, Mae Meehan, John Landon, Alf Landon, Theo Cobb Landon, and Darius A. Brown.

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Clipping entitled "Voters Stand in Line" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "The extremely heavy early vote Tuesday morning caused voters to stand in line awaiting their turn at many polling places over the city. Above is the line at the thirty-third precinct of the Eighth ward at 115 West Gregory boulevard. Many voters had to wait in line more than half an hour for their turns. —Journal-Post Photo."

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Clipping from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937 showing drawings and photographs from the 1936 Election Vote Fraud Trial. Included are depictions of the courtroom, evidence, and corridor outside of the courtroom. Vincent J. Doherty (Chief Deputy Election Commissioner), Fred M. Bellemere (Chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners), and Maurice M. Milligan (U.S. District Attorney).

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Clipping entitled "Workers and Voters" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Above is an early morning scene in Tuesday’s election at the voting place of the nineteenth precinct of the Seventh ward, showing challengers, voters, judges and clerks. The voting place is in the Bartleston apartments, 410 West Forty-seventh street."

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Clipping entitled "Court Order Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Above is a scene in the circuit court room of Judge Darius A. Brown Tuesday where many unregistered persons made application for court orders to permit them to vote. By the time Judge Brown, shown in the high-backed chair in the center background, recessed for lunch, he had granted 149 vote orders."

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Clipping entitled, "The Thirteen Jurors Who Will Hear the Vote Fraud Trial" from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937. The caption provides the name, profession, and hometown of each juror, all of whom live outside of Jackson County.

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Programs

Program from the 5th Ward Democratic Club's October 1936 fundraising dance. The program lists "Pendergast's Organization of the Fifth Ward," including the ward's precinct captains, and endorses a slate of candidates for the upcoming election. Music was provided by Sol Dobrov's Orchestra, and proceeds are pledged to go to Christmas baskets. Advertisements were placed by local businesses, as well as individuals including Police Director Otto P. Higgins and Chief of Police Robert J. Coffey.

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Periodicals

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article reporting on the 1936 Election Voter Fraud Trials and general corrpution in Kansas City. Other articles document the cost of crime, air transportation, tax dogers, economic plans, federal salaries, and Kansas City gambling.

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