Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Burke, Gil

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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City Council of Men's Clubs President Dr. Milton C. Lewis to Missouri Representative Gil Burke. Lewis on behalf of the council thanks Burke for his efforts to prohibit lynching in Missouri. Lewis writes, "although your efforts may apparently seems without immediate results, the effects are being felt not only in Missouri, but throughout the country."

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from the 25 Industrus Club to an unknown recipient. The writer provides information on a number of "whisky joints" run by Italians from the North End as well as places of prostitution. The writer comments that "when the Republicans party was in there was about 150 of such women but sinse the Democrats have got in office they have increased to about 250 or more with out exaggerateing a bit, and we have sat and watched the police come and take money from these girls and would never do a thing to stop it."

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
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