Letter from Pastor Salvino Zanon to the court in Case No. 548628: Missouri vs. Peter DiGiovanni and Joseph DiGiovanni. Zanon attests that the two DiGiovanni brothers are charitable and of high moral character. Zanon believes, "they should not be deprived of their business just because of what may have happened many and many years ago, or because of politics, or propaganda."
Court Opinion by Commissioner James A. Cooley for Case No. 30195: State of Missouri, Respondent, vs. John Messino, Appellant. After considering Messino's appeal, Cooley affirms the initial judgment that Messino is guilty of killing traffic officer James H. Smith on June 14, 1928 after Messino and six other men stole $19,000 from Home Trust Company at 1117-19 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
Respondent's Statement, Abstract of the Record and Brief for Case No. 25240: State of Missouri, Respondent, vs. Cyreal Daugherty, Appellant. In this document, the Supreme Court of Missouri finds that Daugherty's guilty verdict is sufficient based on the given evidence. He was charged with ten years of imprisonment for robbing Ray E. Shore of $2,436 on June 24, 1922.
Jackson County Court documents regarding the Decree of Incorporation of the Negro Musicians Association. Documents include the statement that the purpose is to "unite ... the musical profession for the better protection of its members," "to serve the public in furnishing music on all occasionans where it may be required," as well as listing members including Count Basie, Bennie Moten, and Leroy Berry.
Document noting the terms and price for the sale of 1823 Highland Avenue, described as a "4 apartment flat," which was to become the headquarters of Musician's Protective Union No. 627. The building was sold for $4,750.
Death certificate for Lottie Conroy issued by the Missouri State Board of Health. She died on March 24, 1934, and her cause of death is listed as second and third degree burns resulting from her clothing catching fire.
Commitment in the trial of Criminal Case No. 4182: United States vs. Charley Gargotta, defendant. The document notes that Charles Gargotta was charged with "Violation of the Act of October 28, 1919," also known as the Volstead Act, and has been sentenced to a prison sentence of 30 days in the Jackson County Jail, "to commence at the expiration of sentence imposed in [Case] No. 4163."
Report of trial for Criminal Case No. 8085: United States vs. Frank DeLuca, defendant, summarizing DeLuca's arrest on June 2, 1927, the witnesses who appeared on his behalf, and the attorneys appearing on each side. Commissioner George D. Beardsley held that DeLuca was "probably guilty," ordered a recognizance of $1000.00, and ordered to appear in the District Court on November 7, 1927.