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A pamphlet showcasing six wardrobes from Nelly Don Soapsuds Fashions'. This specific document was mailed to Miss Adelaide Navious of 3028 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. The pamphlet also advertises Nelly Don Week, April 27 to May 3 at Emery, Bird, Thayer & Company at 1016-1018 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri.

Pamphlet describing how Pendergast, "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri," and his machine gained power in Kansas City and its role in statewide election fraud.

Date: 
1938

Letter and enclosed pamphlet entitled "The Truth" concerning Missouri Secretary of Insurance R. Emmet O'Malley and his supposed antipathy toward the Knights of Columbus.

Date: 
October 30th 1936

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He asserts "[t]he first nomination for United States Senator of Harry S. Truman was stolen," and proceeds to argue that point. The Pendergast machine is described as "the most corrupt, the most brazen, gang of thieves who ever looted an American city," and describes the Pendergasts' businesses' activities and obstructions around the city.

Date: 
October 6th 1944

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He first responds to Harry Truman's statement to a reporter that "he never had sought the support of the Pendergast political organization in Missouri" and that the Pendergast machine was not involved in scandal until after he was elected to the Senate.

Date: 
October 1944

Pamphlet with information concerning Kansas City's Municipal Airport, Richards Field. The document provides the airport's specifications including: class, position, description, obstructions, lighting, accommodations, communication and signal, equipment, meteorological data, and other facts and figures. Also included is a map of its location.

A special bulletin by William M. Campbell, Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, providing his opinion on Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith, the 1928 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate. Campbell opposes Smith on the grounds that Smith is an Irish, Catholic, and supports the repeal of Prohibition. Campbell proclaims, "Out of this new second generation of cults, with their gay philosophy and their continental Sabbaths, with their belief in authority for conduct in the church, rather than in the state, come Smith and his kind."

Date: 
November 1st 1928

Pamphlet is support of Maurice M. Milligan for U.S. Senator of Missouri. Milligan ran in opposition to current Senator Harry S. Truman and lost the primary because the anti-Pendergast vote was split between Milligan and Lloyd C. Stark.

Date: 
1940

Pamphlet containing a brief history of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document begins with a biography of "Carry A. Nation, the Kansas Saloon Smasher", followed by the eventual acquisition of Nation's home by the W.C.T.U. This is followed by a profile of the administrators of the home up until publication in April 1928.

Date: 
April 1928

Rulebook for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home in Kansas City, Kansas. The document outlines the duties of the residents, superintendent, and board of directors. Also included are rules for donations and rights of donors as well as terms for beneficiaries. The document lists the address as 723 Grandview Avenue, but post address was changed during the time period to 738 Broadview Avenue.

Election pamphlet giving brief biographies and formal portraits of major Democratic candidates running for office in 1924, from President to Jackson County public administrator. These candidates include Lewis C. Ayers for County Surveyor, Burto Z. Palmer for County Assessor, Fred W. Klaber for Public Administrator, Charles D. Capelle for Sheriff, Thomas W. Alton for Prosecuting Attorney, Dr. Harry Czarlinsky for Coroner, C. A. Winfrey for County Treasurer, John W. Davis for President, Arthur W. Nelson for Governor, George H. Combs, Jr. for Congress, B.

Date: 
1924

Booklet describing the facilities available at Menorah Hospital, located at 50th Street and Rockhill Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Also included are photographs of the interior and exterior of the hospital as well as a list of the board of directors.

Date: 
1938

Booklet describing the history, purpose, and operation of The Helping Hand Institute of Kansas City, Missouri. The document details the necessity for prosperous citizens to donate to the organization so that they may help the homeless find employment. Also included are pictures of the organization's facilities and beneficiaries.

Date: 
1930

Booklet describing the services rendered at St. Luke's Hospital, located at 44th Street and Mill Creek Parkway [presently J C Nichols Parkway] in Kansas City, Missouri. Also included are photographs of the interior and exterior of the hospital, resolutions of the hospital's endowment fund, and appeals for donations to the endowment.

Date: 
1937

Circa 1941 pamphlet detailing the three services provided by the Division of Social Service Welfare Department, Kansas City, Missouri: case work, parole & pardons, and penal institutions. The Municipal Farm (for convicted men) and Reformatory (for convicted women) are described. Illustrations and parole statistics are also included.

Date: 
1941

Small booklet detailing the officers and by-laws for The Willows Maternity Sanitarium Alumni. Listed officers are Mildred D. Hickman, President; Lucy A. Mize, Vice-President; Faye Witter, Secretary & Treasurer.

Date: 
October 1st 1925

Circa 1926 picture book depicting Willows Maternity Sanitarium during the summer months. Included are pictures of the staff with infants born at the institution, as well as photographs of the facilities. This pamphlet was published for perusal by doctors with patients in need of a maternity hospital.

Date: 
1926

Survey of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium for review by doctors across the country. In the foreword of the document concludes with the following: "After perusing this review, the doctor will not hesitate in recommending any good girl who has made the error of the flesh, to repair to The Willows for seclusion and protection. Any fear he or the patient's family might have of her being thrown among the undesirables and under demoralizing influences, will be dispelled by the charts herein presented...

Date: 
1937

Booklet touting the new Kansas City Club building, to be located at the northwest corner of 13th and Baltimore, planned to be "nine or more stories high" and containing "all features and departments essential to an up to date club," including a billiard room, ladies' dining room, barber shop, Turkish bath, and "seventy-five to one hundred bed rooms." Total cost for the new facilty is projected to be $1,000,000. Membership requirements are included.

Pamphlet describing the history and purpose of City Union Mission after 15 years of service. The Mission asserts its mission to shelter and feed people in need, and writes that "to help a man without belittling him ...

Date: 
1939

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.