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Political advertisement that urges St. Louisans to vote against Bernard F.

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article reporting on the 1936 Election Voter Fraud Trials and general corrpution in Kansas City. Other articles document the cost of crime, air transportation, tax dogers, economic plans, federal salaries, and Kansas City gambling.

Clipping entitled "Invincible Army of Kansas City Democrats Parade at State Convention - A Great Demonstration" from the Missouri Democrat on April 1, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention on March 28th in St. Louis, Missouri.

Clipping of Frances B. Ryan from the Kansas City Journal-Post on April 1, 1937 with caption stating, "Mrs.

Political cartoon in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 25, 1933 depicting Thomas J. Pendergast's hand reaching to control politics in St. Louis.

Clipping with a cartoon depicting a group of rabbits forcing a goat to run away. The rabbits represent the Kansas City Democratic faction controlled by Joe Shannon whereas the goat represents the faction controlled by Tom Pendergast.

Clipping entitled "Kansas Citians in Line" from the Kansas City Times on March 29, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention the previous day in St. Louis, Missouri.

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on October 20, 1966 describing the violence that erupted during the Municipal Election on March 27, 1934. The included photographs show damage done that day in 1934 to an automobile and building owned by the Citizens Fusion party, an anti-Pendergast organization in Kansas City.

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on July 19, 1931 showing a photograph of James P. Aylward and his boyhood home. The accompanying article provides a brief account of Aylward's childhood. The house pictured was once located on the north side of 4th Street between Gillis Street and Frances Street.

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?"

Letter from Albert P. Newell to Ellison A. Neel regarding Neel's statement regarding the Pendergast machine in a recent Kansas City Star. Newell writes that "it took great courage on your part to come out so flat-footedly against the powers that be," and states that he is confident the machine will be overturned.

Letter from Hazel Autry to Ellison A. Neel asking for help after having her daughter taken away from her five months prior.

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