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Letter signed "A disgusted Democrat" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a newspaper clipping about Missouri state senators Joseph H. Brogan, Mike Kinney, and M. E. Casey, and a request to take a strong stand against them if they don't vote in favor of laws protecting fair elections.

Date: 
May 7th 1937

Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.

Date: 
July 27th 1939

Photograph of a woman with torn clothing, "caught in the middle of a fight between women garment workers and strike pickets," outside of a dress factory in Memphis, Tennessee.

Date: 
March 21st 1937

Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. as it appears on page 5 of the August 1927 issue of West Texas Today.

Date: 
August 1927

Photograph of James Madison Kemper (left), father of William Thornton Kemper, Sr. (right), father of James M. Kemper, Sr. (center), father of David W. Kemper (front).

Date: 
November 1921

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on February 26, 1925 showing three Kansas City policemen involved in a heist. The caption states, "Confessions they stole eleven cases of whisky from a $200,000 cache they found in a garage at 7112 East Fifteenth street, were made today by these three policemen. Their signed statements involve Joseph R. Gant, accused wrecker of the Centropolis bank. They are (1) Ira H. Miller, police chauffeur; (2) Lawrence Bowers, patrolman; (3) William F. Langford, patrolman."

Date: 
February 26th 1925

Three photographs of Senator James A. Reed with amusing captions.

Date: 
1926

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on April 4, 1924 showing the cancelled check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast. Also pictured are Mrs. Harvey W. Harris (left) who presented the check to W. B. Brown (right).

Date: 
April 4th 1924

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on April 6, 1924 showing a truck carrying a large reproduction of a check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast. The advertisement was funded by the Republican city committee.

Date: 
April 6th 1924

Photograph with caption stating, "Kansas City's Councilmen, the city manager and the mayor, pose for a cameraman. Those in the rear row, left to right - C. Jasper Bell, Ira B. Burns, A. N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Clarence A. Burton, H. L. McCune and David B. Childs. Front row - H. F. McElroy, city manager, Albert I. Beach, mayor, and George L. Goldman. -Anderson Photo Co. Photo."

Date: 
1926

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on November 8, 1924 showing the Board of Governors for the Liberty Memorial Association. The caption states that, "A copper plate has been made from the above photographs of members of the board of governors of the Liberty Memorial association, and will be placed in the cornerstone of the memorial shaft at the cornerstone laying ceremonies tomorrow. The copper plate was made and donated by the Holland Engraving company. The photos are by Strauss-Peyton.

Date: 
November 8th 1924

Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on December 7, 1930 with caption stating, "Thomas J. (Tom) Pendergast of Kansas City, right, directing head of one of the most powerful political machines in the United States, as he appeared at the Democratic National Convention at Houston in 1928. Joseph B. Shannon, left, until recently the leader of an opposing faction of Kansas City Democrats, who was elected to Congress in the Fifth District. Pendergast actively supported Shannon and thereby eliminated the rival who had frequently challenged Pendergast's political supremacy.

Date: 
December 7th 1930

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on March 24, 1926 showing the five officers of the Grand Avenue Cleanup Association. Pictured are T. S. Abernathy, Treasurer; R. C. Kemper, Vice-President; John W. Wagner, President; E. L. Scarritt, Vice-President; Charles Tucker, Secretary.

Date: 
March 24th 1926

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.

Date: 
December 1925

Clipping with caption stating, "Tomorrow R. Crosby Kemper Will Receive in His Bank's New Home. The City Bank's building at the southeast corner of Eighteenth street and Grand avenue will be open for inspection tomorrow. Here the president appears in a "going-to-luncheon" portrait.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption stating, "A Kansas City Banker and his Family. A corner of the living room in the home of George C. Kopp at 5441 Rockhill road is the setting for this intimate family group. Left to right: Genevieve, Mrs. Kopp, John Joseph, Mr. Kopp, George C. Kopp, jr., and Mary antoinette. Mr. Kopp is a vice-president of the City Bank."

Date: 
1926

Clipping from the Kansas City American on January 10, 1929 featuring a biography of William T. Kemper, Jr. on the occasion of his promotion to president of the First National Bank of Independence.

Date: 
January 10th 1929

Clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 28, 1932 entitled "Kansas City Boss and Congressman" and with caption stating, "Thomas J. Pendergast (left), and Congressman Joseph B. Shannon of Kansas City in a pow-wow at Hotel Jefferson preceding the Democratic State Convention."

Date: 
March 28th 1932

Clipping from the St. Louis Star on March 28, 1932 of top Missouri Democrats at the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. Pictured are "Mrs. Nell Donnelly (Kansas City candidate for delegate at large), Ernest A. Green (St. Louis candidate for delegate at large), William T. Ragland (Supreme court judge), H. C. McElroy (City manager of Kansas City), C. W. Greenwade (Chairman state committee), Perl Decker (Joplin candidate for delegate at large), James Pendergast (Nephew of Tom Pendergast), Ewing Y. Mitchell (Springfield candidate for delegate at large), Mrs. Charles B.

Date: 
March 28th 1932

Clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on March 29, 1932 entitled "Democrats Talk Things Over at Convention" and with caption stating, "Democratic leaders talk things over during Democratic State Convention at the Coliseum yesterday. Left to right: Tom Pendergast, Democratic boss of Kansas City, and the most powerful political boss in the state, conferring with Congressman Joseph B. Shannon of Kansas City. Shannon is head of the lesser of the Democratic factions in Kansas City, was formerly a rival of Pendergast, but is now an ally."

Date: 
March 29th 1932

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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.