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Photograph of the interior of Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City during President Franklin Roosevelt's address, October 13, 1936.

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Program from the 5th Ward Democratic Club's October 1936 fundraising dance. The program lists "Pendergast's Organization of the Fifth Ward," including the ward's precinct captains, and endorses a slate of candidates for the upcoming election. Music was provided by Sol Dobrov's Orchestra, and proceeds are pledged to go to Christmas baskets. Advertisements were placed by local businesses, as well as individuals including Police Director Otto P. Higgins and Chief of Police Robert J. Coffey.

Date: 
October 23rd 1936

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Municipal Auditorium, which also served as a campaign stop for his 1936 presidential run.

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Municipal Auditorium, which also served as a campaign stop for his 1936 presidential run.

Date: 
October 13th 1936

Clipping entitled "Casts Absentee Ballot" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Mrs. Mae Meehan of Denver (above) prepared her absentee ballot in the office of the election commissioners in the courthouse Tuesday. It was forwarded to Denver. She voted the Democratic ticket."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Court Order Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Above is a scene in the circuit court room of Judge Darius A. Brown Tuesday where many unregistered persons made application for court orders to permit them to vote. By the time Judge Brown, shown in the high-backed chair in the center background, recessed for lunch, he had granted 149 vote orders."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Photograph of the Jackson County Juvenile Court Building, also known as Jackson County Parental School. This vantage point faces east-southeast from the southwest corner of Locust Street and 13th Street.

Date: 
1936

Postcard of the Music Hall in Municipal Auditorium. The back of the card reads, "New home of the Kansas City Philharmonic orchestra, the Music Hall also is available for conventions, lectures, concerts, plays, musical shows, motion picture shows and all other gatherings which require the use of a theater of large proportions and complete equipment. H.F. McElroy, City Manager."

Date: 
1936

Postcard of the main arena in Municipal Auditorium. The back of the card reads, "The main arena, largest unit of the auditorium, is best described as a gigantic oval stadium seating 15,000 persons, with a domed ceiling suspended 96 feet above the floor. Dimensions of the room are 301 by 291 feet....and the oval floor is 130 by 220 feet. Ceiling and roof are suspended without posts or pillars to obstruct the view of spectators."

Date: 
October 13th 1936
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.