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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 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

Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. standing in front of bouquet of flowers.

Date: 
1932

Clipping from the St. Louis Star on March 28, 1932 of "Tom Himself". The photograph of Thomas J. Pendergast was taken that day at the Democratic State Convention for Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri.

Date: 
March 28th 1932

Clipping entitled "A Real Goat Makes the Trip" from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Members of the Washington Township Democratic Club, a Pendergast organization, are shown with their brown goat mascot, which they took along on one of the special trains. However, the goat will not be in the big parade planned by the local Democrats in St. Louis today. Leaders said it might cause some trouble."

Date: 
March 27th 1932

Clipping entitled "A Powerful Team" from the Kansas City Star on March 28, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Casimir J. Welch, on the left, posing with the "big" boss, T. J. Pendergast."

Date: 
March 28th 1932

Clipping entitled "Aids Police" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Abe Starr, Leavenworth junk dealer, who sold two motor cars to alleged members of the kidnaping ring. Walter McGee and Clarence Click both purchased cars from Starr. It was through a telegram from McGee in Amarillo to Starr that federal authorities put their finger on McGee and his companions. Starr is not suspected of complicity in the ring."

Date: 
June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "His House" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Clarence Click, one of the kidnapers of Miss Mary McElroy, lived in the house on County Line road between Shawnee and Merriam, Kas., in which Miss McElroy was held captive while ransom negotiations wore in progress. Click is 27 years old and was arrested Thursday in Kansas City, Kas. He is an exconvict."

Date: 
June 3rd 1933

Clipping entitled "Detective Who Got Tip" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "R. K. Cole, one of the city detectives, who obtained the information leading to the arrest of the alleged kidnapers of Miss Mary McElroy, is shown here standing beside T. J. Higgins, chief of detectives, as he made his report. Inset shows A. H. Kessel, partner of Cole, who worked with him in obtaining the information."

Date: 
June 3rd 1933

Photograph of H. Roe Bartle, Boy Scout executive and future Kansas City mayor.

Photograph of John B. Gage, mayor of Kansas City from 1940 to 1946, seated at his desk with a pen in hand.

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.

Photograph of the cast of "Womanless Wedding," the all-male production performed at Memorial Building in Independence, Missouri on April 20 and 21, 1933. The cast was made up of local civic leaders including Judge C. Jasper Bell and Independence Mayor Roger Sermon, and the production was directed by Frank W. Rucker, assisted by Blevins Davis. All of the female characters are played by men, and some of the actors appear in blackface.

Date: 
April 20th 1933

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

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

Photograph of Kansas City Mayor John B. Gage, who served from 1940 to 1946, with members of the City Council.

Date: 
August 17th 1942

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses, as well as an unidentified man and toddler, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses, as well as Mr. E. P. Haworth, superintendent, and an unidentified man at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Photograph of Dr. Kepner, obstetrician, seated on the steps at the entrance to The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses, as well as an unidentified man and woman, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

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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.