Grand Avenue

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Cartoons (Commentary)

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 15, 1931 showing Democrats eating around the "Water Main Job Counter" while Tom Pendergast says, "Those without letters from Democratic precinct captains eat at the second table, maybe." Those waiting to say "When do we eat?"

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Correspondence

Form letter from the Jackson County Republican Committee to the citizens of Kansas City in advance of the 1922 Election. The letter asserts that the nominees on the Democratic ticket were selected by Joseph Shannon, Tom Pendergast, Cas Welch, Johnny O'Neill, and Miles Bulger. The Jackson County Republican Committee instead urge the recipients to vote for Republican candidates.

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Clippings
Cartoons (Commentary)

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on April 23, 1931 showing three men (presumably Tom Pendergast, Cas Welch, and Joe Shannon) taking a joy ride while a young boy holds a sign stating, "We have no money for playground supervision."

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Cartoons (Commentary)

Cartoon from the Kansas City Star after the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts James P. Aylward driving a street sweeper with Bryce B. Smith, Henry F. McElroy, Alfred N. Gossett, Thomas J. Pendergast, Joseph B. Shannon, and Casimir J. Welch. The caption reads, "The Democratic Machine makes a clean sweep in our recent municipal election."

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Clippings
Cartoons (Commentary)

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on April 25, 1931 showing Henry F. McElroy trying to account for a $200,000 deficit by April 30th while two countrymen in the background keep warm by a fire. One of them says, "He sure kin figger."

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Miscellaneous Documents
Photographs

Certificate to visit Mexico issued to William T. Kemper, Sr. by the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City, Missouri. The document includes a portrait photograph and physical description of Kemper and specifies that he may visit six months. The Mexican Consulate was located in Room 523 of the first Bryant Building at the southwest corner of 11th Street and Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Misssouri.

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Clippings
Cartoons (Commentary)

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on May 3, 1931 showing motorists avoiding potholes with men sleeping in them. A pedestrian asks, "See anyone?" The caption states, "There are 150 Men filling holes in the streets says Matt S. Murray. -But where are they? ('Has anybody looked in the bottom of the holes?')."

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Ephemera

William T. Kemper, Sr.'s membership card for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 26 of Kansas City, Missouri. The document states that Kemper is a life member since May 30, 1914.

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Clippings
Cartoons (Commentary)

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 15, 1931 showing Tom Pendergast, Joe Shannon, and Cas Welch enjoying Home Rule of the Kansas City Police Department while trading police action figures. The onlooking "Kibitzer" references a pseudonymous City Hall inside source for the Kansas City Star in the early 1930s.

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Ephemera

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. This Democratic ticket was issued by the Democratic County Committee.

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Pamphlets

Booklet describing the history, purpose, and operation of The Helping Hand Institute of Kansas City, Missouri. The document details the necessity for prosperous citizens to donate to the organization so that they may help the homeless find employment. Also included are pictures of the organization's facilities and beneficiaries.

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Postcards

Postcard of the Grand Avenue Temple Building, located at the southeast corner of 9th and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured behind and to the left is the Grand Avenue Temple Methodist Episcopal Church. This postcard faces southeast from an elevated vantage point catty-corner to the Grand Avenue Temple Building. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Louis Shirley Clapper of Unionville, Missouri.

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.