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Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Governor Guy B. Park recommending Ernest O. Boone and his wife for positions at the State Industrial Home for Girls in Tipton, Missouri.

Date: 
May 17th 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 Daniel Miller to Guy B. Park regarding his inability to find work due to an injury. He also writes that his wife and children have tuberculosis and they are in need of assistance, and that he has been unable to see Tom Pendergast due to Pendergast's own illness.

Date: 
September 29th 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.

Letter from O. E. Shouse to Guy B. Park asking for his assistance in getting to meet with Tom Pendergast in order to obtain his endorsement for a position.

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article entitled "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri" about the corrupt activities of Boss Tom Pendergast of Kansas City.

Date: 
March 6th 1937

Letter from Charles G. Nichols to James A. Reed, discussing both his previous employment in city and county offices and the financial contributions he has made to political causes in recent years. Nichols asks Reed to assist him in obtaining work through Tom Pendergast, and states that he believes a man has three duties: "1st he must take care of his family, 2nd must pay his honest debts & 3rd must vote the Democratic ticket."

Date: 
August 3rd 1930

Typed on United States Senate Memorandum paper, this list includes the names and addresses of every Pendergast Democratic Organization officer and ward leader including Thomas J. Pendergast, James M. Pendergast, George Harrington, Elijah Mathes, and B. W. Gnefkow.

Letter from 10th Ward Precinct Captains Ralph Hickman and Edward Lamasney to their constituents before the 1940 primary election. Hickman asserts "that all Democratic candidates are good citizens and worthy of the offices for which they have filed." However, Hickman includes with the letter a sample democratic primary ballot that indicates which Democrats the Tenth Ward Democratic Club, Inc. and the Tenth Ward Regular Democratic Club would like their members to vote for. This includes Harry S. Truman for Senator in Congress for Missouri.

Date: 
August 1st 1940

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 the Kansas City Star on March 18, 1932 showing James P. Aylward, Casimir J. Welch, James M. Pendergast, William E. Sullivan (left to right, top) as well as Michael Ross (bottom). They are shown attending the Jackson County Convention at the Jackson County Courthouse once located between 5th Street and Missouri Avenue and Oak and Locust streets.

Date: 
March 18th 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

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 11, 1931 showing a photograph of James M. Pendergast. The accompanying article states that "Jimmy" has been busy meeting people seeking jobs while Tom Pendergast is on vacation in Europe.

Date: 
June 11th 1931

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