Kemper, William T., Sr.

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Genre: 
Ephemera

Invitation to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Events include a "Bathing Beauty Contest", "Hog Calling Contest", "Fat Man's Race", "Pipe Smokers race", and others.

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Photographs

Photograph of a crowd viewing one of the events at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

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Photographs

Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. with his grandchildren David W. Kemper (left) and James M. Kemper, Jr. (right). The woman could not be positively identified.

Genre: 
Periodicals

5th issue of Kansas City Mexican-American newspaper Variedades. In the featured story, the editor calls for Conrad H. Mann to collaborate with Mexico as part of Kansas City's Ten Year Plan. Other articles detail the history of Memorial Day and provide news concerning the local Kansas City Mexican-American community.

Genre: 
Clippings
Photographs

Photograph of Pauline Thompson (left), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other three contestants after the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Genre: 
Pamphlets

Pamphlet for the anti-union, anti-Communist organization Kansas City Citizens Protective Council, Inc. The document states the necessity for the organization in Kansas City, the goals and methods of the council, and some of the violent acts allegedly committed by local labor unions within the past two years.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents
Photographs

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.

Genre: 
Periodicals

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the “lug,” “an involuntary or forced contribution to something a luckless employee isn’t nearly as interested in” as his and his family’s own welfare. Other featured articles include “T. J. and W. T.” (page 2), about patching up of differences between William Kemper, Sr. ("Democratic national committeeman for Missouri") and Tom Pendergast (Democratic No.

Genre: 
Periodicals

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the apartments on the Country Club Plaza and Armour Boulevard managed by the Assured Rental Company (led by George Goldman and Herman Shapiro), in the city's "South Side," voting against the Pendergast ticket City Council nominees.

Genre: 
Correspondence

A "thank you" letter from Harry S. Truman to William T. Kemper, Sr. for Kemper's congratulations of Truman's win for Democratic nominee of Jackson County Judge.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from William T. Kemper, Sr. of the Commerce Trust Company to Harry S. Truman congratulating him on his Democratic nomination for Judge of Jackson County, Missouri.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman shows his commitment to the state and his ideals: "I went into the R.R. business again today and I think got some more real information. I have a notion it didn't please Mr. [William T.] Kemper [Sr.] very much. But I can't help it. I'm not working for him. I'm working for Missouri."

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