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Letter from F. M. Kennard to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on July 1, 1936, regarding the lack of connection between Thomas J. Pendergast and the firm, Bowersock, Fizzel and Rhodes.

Date: 
July 1st 1936

Architectural rendering of a planned United States Courthouse on Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) between 8th and 9th Street, to be completed by 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces east-northeast on 9th Street between Grand Avenue and Walnut Street.

Letter from United Dry Forces of Jackson County Executive Secretary Martha Trimble to the County Court of Jackson County. Trimble claims that the court has not allowed those opposed to the repeal of the 18th Amendment equal representation on precinct boards of election in Jackson County.

Date: 
August 14th 1933

Letter from Kansas City attorney Joe W. McQueen to Senator Harry S. Truman. McQueen inquires what may be done to outfit the Fairfax Aviation School with the proper educational equipment to prepare workmen for employment in federal defense manufacturing.

Date: 
May 24th 1941

Letter from Granville A. Richart to Sam M. Wear in which Richart thanks Wear for Wear's letter of congratulations regarding Richart's nomination. He comments that, "my candidacy was opposed by the political prostitutes, gamblers, the city administration and the Kansas City Star."

Date: 
August 14th 1940

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri financial district from atop the Bell Telephone Building at the northwest corner of 11th Street and Oak Street. This elevated vantage point faces northwest and shows the Reliance Building (foreground right), the Lathrop Building (foreground left), the R. A. Long Building and Commerce Trust Building (background left), and the Scarritt Building and Federal Building (background right). The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about this city district and a short letter to G. A. Shadbolt of Hot Springs, Arkansas from his wife Nellie.

Date: 
October 21st 1922

Postcard showing Kansas City, Missouri from atop the R. A. Long Building at the northwest corner of 10th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). This elevated vantage point faces north-northeast and shows the Scarritt Building (pictured left) and the Federal Building (center). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Nancy Quinn of Macon, Missouri.

Date: 
September 9th 1920

Postcard of the United States Post Office & Custom House in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of 9th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Violet Doty of Le Mars, Iowa from her father.

Date: 
February 28th 1920

Postcard of the United States Post Office & Custom House in Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northeast at the intersection of 9th Street and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard). The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Mrs. Nellie Purcell of Loring (now Bonner Springs), Kansas her son.

Date: 
September 13th 1923

Postcard of the Grand Avenue Temple Building, located at the southeast corner of 9th and Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured behind and to the left is the Grand Avenue Temple Methodist Episcopal Church. This postcard faces southeast from an elevated vantage point catty-corner to the Grand Avenue Temple Building. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Louis Shirley Clapper of Unionville, Missouri.

Date: 
February 11th 1924

Form letter from Joseph B. Shannon to the people of Kansas City in which Shannon provides a list and figures documenting the rise of crime and police brutality in Kansas City from 1921-24 with the police department controlled by Matthew Foster and The Kansas City Star. In the postscript, Shannon alleges that policemen were ordered to "pay monthly political assessments" and states that the past "four years of police administration cost the taxpayers of Kansas City $5,232,691.74."

Date: 
March 19th 1925

Form letter from the Jackson County Republican Committee to the citizens of Kansas City in advance of the 1922 Election. The letter asserts that the nominees on the Democratic ticket were selected by Joseph Shannon, Tom Pendergast, Cas Welch, Johnny O'Neill, and Miles Bulger. The Jackson County Republican Committee instead urge the recipients to vote for Republican candidates.

Date: 
November 3rd 1922

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937 showing drawings and photographs from the 1936 Election Vote Fraud Trial. Included are depictions of the courtroom, evidence, and corridor outside of the courtroom. Vincent J. Doherty (Chief Deputy Election Commissioner), Fred M. Bellemere (Chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners), and Maurice M. Milligan (U.S. District Attorney).

Date: 
February 16th 1937

Clipping entitled, "The Thirteen Jurors Who Will Hear the Vote Fraud Trial" from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937. The caption provides the name, profession, and hometown of each juror, all of whom live outside of Jackson County.

Date: 
February 16th 1937

Letter from attorney Ralph E. Murray to Judge John C. Collet, regarding Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, requesting a continuance on behalf of the attorneys of both the plaintiff and defendant in the hearing of the motion to dismiss the case. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
December 26th 1939

Letter from attorney William S. Hogsett to the clerk of the U.S. District Court, regarding Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, to submit the defendant's motion to dismiss. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
November 22nd 1939

Letter from attorney William S. Hogsett to the clerk of the U.S. District Court, regarding Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, notifying the court of his intention, along with Senator Nick T. Cave, to represent the defendant, and to file a motion to dismiss the complaint. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
November 15th 1939

Letter from defense attorney Ralph E. Murray to Judge John C. Collet regarding Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, enclosing the reply brief from the defendant on the motion to dismiss the case. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
March 19th 1940

Letter from defense attorney William S. Hogsett to the clerk of the U.S. District Court regarding Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, enclosing the defendant's motion to dismiss the case. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
April 19th 1940

Letter from attorney William S. Hogsett to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush, regarding the issue of whether or not Lucile Bluford's application to the university was ever dealt with by the university's Board of Curators.

Date: 
October 6th 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.