Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr. contributed $5,000 "to pay the necessary expenses of the campaign in behalf of the election of Alfred E. Smith as President and Joseph T. Robinson as Vice President of the United States." The document issued by the Democratic National Committee includes portrait photographs of Smith and Robinson.
Photograph of Helen Finch (far right), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other 14 contestants after the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.
Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 21, 1928 showing Missouri Governor Alfred E. Smith on his presidential campaign in Sedalia, Missouri. Also pictured are Charles M. Howell and William T. Kemper, Sr.
Clipping from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 describing W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. The article lists the activities, including a recognition of employment anniversaries, "bathing beauty" contest, hog calling contest, and a picnic.
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.
Certificate for the 1935-36 season certifying that William T. Kemper is designated as a benefactor of the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra "in recognition of the fine civic spirit shown and the enthusiastic and energetic assistance given in the establishment of the Orchestra as a cultural and educational asset for Kansas City and its trade territory."
Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XIV, No. 4, featuring a biography of James Madison Kemper, Sr. on the occasion of his promotion to president of the Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City, Missouri.
Clipping entitled "Scenes at Outing of 1,200 Members of 'Commerce Family'" from the Kansas City Post on June 9, 1935 showing photographs from W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Those pictured include "barbecue artists", W. T. Kemper, Jr., W. T. Kemper, Sr., James M. Kemper, Sr., Pauline Thompson, and James Mack.