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Photographs

Photograph of the Herman and Ella Voigts house at 2405 West 103rd Street in Leawood. The Prairie-style stone house was built in 1923 by Frank Bayrel for Herman J. Voigts and his family for $23,000. The house stood on a 218-acre cattle and dairy farm. Voigts was also president of the First National Bank of Olathe and vice president of the City National Bank and Patron's Bank of Olathe. The all but 10 acres of the surrounding farm property was sold off for suburban residential development by 1959. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

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Photographs

Photograph of a pond in the Quivira Botanical Gardens north of the Lake Quivira Dam in 1931 or 1932. The 10-acre site, included ponds, gardens, springs, and picnic areas.

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Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post that criticizes both candidates for mayor: Matthew Foster and Frank H. Cromwell. Foster, a Republican backed by the Kansas City Star, is described as being overzealous in his pursuit as Kansas City police commissioner to "stamp out vice and lawlessness". Cromwell, on the other hand, is accused of being backed by the Kansas City Democratic machine. The Journal-Post urges Kansas City to vote and make their voice heard.

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Clippings

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.

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Clippings

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on March 18, 1932 showing James P. Aylward, Casimir J. Welch, James M. Pendergast, William E. Sullivan (left to right, top) as well as Michael Ross (bottom). They are shown attending the Jackson County Convention at the Jackson County Courthouse once located between 5th Street and Missouri Avenue and Oak and Locust streets.

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Correspondence

Form letter from Thomas J. Pendergast to William T. Kemper, Sr. in which Pendergast urges the receipient to take the originally attached sample ballot to the polls to use to vote for the candidates selected by Pendergast and the Jackson Democratic Club.

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Clippings
Photographs

Clipping entitled "Home Again" in Kansas City Journal-Post on May 29, 1933 showing Mary McElroy after she was released from her kidnapping. The caption states, "A large crowd of friends which had awaited anxiously at the home of H. F. McElroy during the long hours following the kidnapping of his daughter, Mary, Saturday morning was on hand to greet her when she was returned Sunday afternoon by her father and brother following her release at the Milburn Golf club. The picture above, taken just after the family had stepped from the car, shows H. F.

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Photographs

John B. Gage, Kansas City mayor from 1940 to 1946, in city council chambers.

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Clippings
Photographs

Clipping entitled "Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Pendergast, Jr., at the Church" from the Kansas City Star on April 24, 1935 showing Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. and Mary Louis Weyer Pendergast leaving St. Peter's Catholic Church after their marriage.

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Ephemera

Small card to be used by voters in the second district to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 27, 1934. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

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Advertisements

Advertisement stating that the "Your vote to re-nominate Ernest S. Gantt, Democratic Candidate for Judge of the Supreme Court, will be personally appreciated by The Pendergast Organization." The card was produced by the Eighth Ward Democratic Club, Inc. for the primary election on Tuesday, August 4th, 1936. No signature is included on the blank for Precinct Captain.

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Clippings

Reproduction of an article from the St. Joseph News-Press from late July or early August 1937 describing Governor Lloyd C. Stark's refusal to reappoint the Kansas City election board and Emmett O'Malley as State Superintendent of Insurance. The author describes Pendergast as "an elderly man who, misguided as that man might be in many of his methods politically, certainly always has kept the faith..."

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