Kansas City Journal-Post

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Maps

Map printed in The Missouri Democrat on June 25, 1926, showing the latest official district, ward, and precinct lines for Kansas City, MO as rearranged under a recent charter. Included with the map is the voting booth location for each precinct. The Missouri Democrat was a Kansas City newspaper that began in 1925 under the control of the Pendergast Machine.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Major Gregory Vigeant, Jr., to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners discussing issues at polling places during previous elections. He writes that "citizens have been threatened and told if they did note vote as ... they were told to by the machine that taxes would be raised and I, myself, have been threatened by violence."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Robert Locke, Kansas City Journal-Post science editor, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, requesting Stark's approval to start a "Stark for President" Club. He also writes of R. Emmet O'Malley's removal as head of the state insurance commission and other concerns about the extent of corruption in state politics and elections, and expresses his belief that Stark might "wrest control of the state Democratic Party from the Pendergast-Shannon-Clark faction."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Hiram Chinn of Springfield to Missouri Governor Guy Park, explaining why Greene County voters did not strongly come out in support of Harry Truman for Senator.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from J. T. Montgomery to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing machine candidates in an upcoming election. He writes, "If I were in your place, I would tell these gentlemen that their ticket was not a Democratic ticket, but was a machine ticket in order to get control again of Kansas City, and rob its people."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing coverage of Stark's candidacy in the Louisiana Press-Journal and his support by Pendergast and Bennett Clark.

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Photographs

Photograph with caption, describing Thomas J. Pendergast Jr., his wife, Mary Louise Weyer Pendergast, and James M. Pendergast traveling to New York to see Thomas J. Pendergast, who recently underwent surgery.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Governor C. Stark to Robert Locke, science editor of the Kansas City Journal-Post. Stark thanks Locke for his support and vows to "give the state the very best administration of which I am capable."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from James F. Rollins to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding a ward meeting where a ward boss and editor of the Kansas City Journal spoke out against Stark and told attendees to "go out and solicit and bring in five new subscriptions for the Journal."

Genre: 
Correspondence

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

Genre: 
Correspondence

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Documents

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards, along with an example form letter to be send in advance.

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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.