Truman, Harry S.

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Inaugural Address of Hon. Bryce B. Smith
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Inaugural address of Bryce B. Smith, mayor of Kansas City, Missouri delivered on April 10, 1930 in the Council Chamber of City Hall. Smith addresses the current challenges of corruption and how his administration will regain the trust of the public through his political agenda. Smith encourages a community-wide effort through cooperation among public officials to best serve the public.

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Maps

Map of Jackson County, Missouri, indicating surface conditions of roads, plus railroads, electric lines, streams, etc. Under title of map: "Leo E. Koehler. County Surveyor and Ex-officio County Highway Engineer of Jackson County, Missouri."

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Group portrait of Harry Truman, Senator Thomas P. Gore, and others at a dinner held by the South Central Business Association at the LaSalle Hotel in Gore's honor. Men identified on photo as standing left to right: Dr. C. Charles Gray, Ira S. Burns, James P. Aylward, Judge Truman, Judge Thomas B. Bash and Judge Robert W. Barr. Front row, seated: James M. Pendergast, Gore, Garrett L. Smalley (toastmaster), Charles M. Howell, James R. Page and Father J. W. Keyes.

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Photograph with full frontal and side view of the Truman Farmhouse, located in Grandview, Missouri.

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Photograph of Harry S. Truman speaking to James Pendergast following Tom Pendergast's funeral.

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Photograph of the Liberty Memorial Rededication with dignitaries standing at the base of the Liberty Memorial including former President Harry S. Truman and unidentified military officers.

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Photograph of Harry S. Truman walking with unidentified men.

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Clipping from Time (magazine) on February 22, 1937 detailing the election fraud that occured in Kansas City during the 1936 General Election. The article features extended quotes from Judge Albert L. Reeves concerning the election fraud, including the following: "We can't surrender the ballot boxes to thugs, gangsters and plug-uglies who patrol the streets with machine guns. We can't stand for that any longer." The article then provides a history of political corruption in Kansas City through 1936.

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Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper the Missouri Democrat on November 2, 1934. This excerpt provides biographies for their list of preferred local, state, and national candidates for the upcoming election.

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Programs

Program from the edication ceremony of the new United States Court House and Post Office on Pershing Road. Federal judge Merrill E. Otis presided over the event, with guests including Senator Bennett "Champ" Clark, Senator Harry Truman, and Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Music was provided by the Letter Carriers' Band, and the event was broadcast by WDAF Radio. The program also includes photographs and histories of earlier Kansas City federal buildings, and a list of the agencies that will be housed in the new facility.

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Photograph of Harry S. Truman with Robert W. Barr, William O. Beeman, Eugene I. Purcell, Howard Vrooman and Sheriff Thomas Bash. The men are attending at celebration barbecue for the Jackson County Ten Year Plan.

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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.

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