Letter from Oma R. Bell, local supervisor of the National Youth Administration Historical Records Survey, to Harold J. Henderson, state director of the Historical Records Survey project of the Federal Writers' Project, a part of the Works Progress Administration.
Profiles of prominent Kansas City organized crime figures, including Charles Binaggio, Gaetano "Thomas" Lococo, and James Balestrere.
Memorandum regarding James DeSimone, an associate of Kansas City and St. Louis organized crime figures and suspeted Black Hand killer. He also served time on narcotics charges and is believed to have been involved in the murder of Joe Patito, a John Lazia pallbearer.
Kansas City Police Department record noting James Balestrere's arrest on March 19, 1940, on charges of speeding and lacking a city or state auto license. The city license charge was dismissed, and Balestrere was fined $5 for each of the other two charges. The document also includes Balestrere's home address.
FBI record for Kansas City organized crime figure Joseph DeLuca, including numerous charges including Prohibition Act and narcotics violations beginning in 1930.
Memorandum regarding Peter DiGiovanni, former Kansas City bootlegger and brother of Joseph DiGiovanni. The two brothers operated Mid-West Distribution Company, a liquor distributor throughout Jackson County, which also employed other mafia-affiliated men.
Report containing information received from an undercover informant on counterfeiting and narcotics and liquor distribution stemming from a group in Kansas City during the years 1943, 1944, and 1945. The informant asserts that the name individuals are still engaging in the same activities at the time of her report.
Kansas City Police Department report on Walt Rainey, including numerous traffic and liquor violations, as well as a charge of income tax violation, ranging from 1918 to 1950.
Kansas City Police Department record for Morris "Snag" Klein, including numerous charges of disturbing the peace, traffic violations, and running a gambling game and keeping gambling equipment, from 1930 to 1948.
Memorandum summarizing the biography and criminal activity of James Balestrere.
Memorandum regarding Kansas City organized crime figure James Balestrere, owner of the White House Tavern, where Walt Rainey ran a gambling establishment.
FBI record for Peter DiGiovanni listing IRS and liquor violations, and including biographical information and a physical description.