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This photograph was taken looking south-southeast on Main Street just south of 16th Street.

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Governor Guy Park recommending a Dr. Bourke for a position in the State Board of Health.

Date: 
August 19th 1933

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Fred Deuchler for a job in the state highway department.

Letter from James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park asking him to look into parole for Russell L. Miller.

Date: 
September 28th 1936

Letter from James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park making an introduction of Edward S. Saighman.

Date: 
May 10th 1936

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Miss Della Lapping for a clerical position in a state department.

Date: 
May 15th 1936

Letter from James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park making an introduction to Robert Esterly.

Letter from James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Miss Mildred Cherry for a position with a state department.

Photocopy of a letter from James M. Pendergast to his wife Kathleen Pendergast. He tells her that he will be traveling to Columbia, Missouri in the morning (July 6, 1934) for Harry S. Truman's senate campaign opening and a State Committee meeting. He then updates Kathleen on his plans for the next week and details of the past few days. The letter is written on Jackson Democratic Club letterhead that also includes Harry S. Truman and T. J. Pendergast as members of the executive board. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

Date: 
July 5th 1934

Photocopy of a letter from James M. Pendergast to his wife Kathleen Pendergast. James recounts the details of John Lazia's funeral which the local newspapers believe to be Kansas City's largest funeral gathering. He then updates Kathleen on his trip to Monroe County and on his upcoming trip with Harry S. Truman to Cameron, Missouri. The letter is written on Jackson Democratic Club letterhead that also includes Harry S. Truman and T. J. Pendergast as members of the executive board. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

Date: 
July 13th 1934

Letter from Thomas J. Pendergast to Kansas Governor Harry H. Woodring in which Pendergast introduces Howard M. Smith, "a member of my [Pendergast's] organization," for the purpose of discussing Black state schools in Kansas.

Date: 
January 30th 1931

Photograph of T. J. Pendergast (left) and James M. Pendergast (right). The caption on the back of the image reads, "KC 440785, K.C. POLITICAL SMILES AS MACHINE CLICKS KANSAS CITY, MO.----T. J. (Tom) Pendergast, dominant Democratic leader of Kansas City, is shown here with his nephew and Chief Lieutenant, James M. Pendergast, smiling broadly as they anticipated victory in the Kansas City elections. The picture was taken in the Pendergast wigwam, known as Jackson Democratic Club.

Date: 
March 30th 1938

Postcard showing the Kansas City, Missouri business district from atop Union Station. This elevated vantage point faces north, showing Main Street on the right and the H. D. Lee Mercantile Company Building at 20th and Wyandotte on the left. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about this city district and a short letter to Ira D. Mollet of Chanute, Kansas.

Date: 
April 21st 1922

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

Date: 
1930

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932. This drawing depicts people in line to meet with Thomas J. Pendergast for employment or other favors.

Date: 
February 28th 1932

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932. This photograph shows the outside of the Jackson County Democratic Club, located on the second floor of 1908 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
February 28th 1932

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932. This drawing depicts Thomas J. Pendergast sitting at his desk at Jackson County Democratic Club at 1908 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
February 28th 1932

Form letter from Thomas J. Pendergast to William T. Kemper, Sr. in which Pendergast urges the receipient to take the originally attached sample ballot to the polls to use to vote for the candidates selected by Pendergast and the Jackson Democratic Club.

Date: 
July 27th 1932

Small card to be used by voters in the second district to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 27, 1934. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

Date: 
1934

Postcard view of the skyline of downtown Kansas City, looking north from 17th Street and showing Main Street (left, center). Pictured from building signs are the Jones Store; Duff & Repp; Vincent Hair, Dolls & Wigs; Hotel Main, and Warren D. House Patents, Models, Dies, Machine Shop.

Date: 
1924

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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.