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Unsigned letter to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a clipping from the Kansas City Times, regarding the demand to prosecute violations of election laws. The letter also mentions that Prosecutor Tom Graves intends to marry the widow of John Lazia.

Date: 
June 16th 1937

Letter from Ralph B. Shepard to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, concerned about the safety and honesty of upcoming elections. He claims that "on Election day [the machine will] allow 20 votes to the Honest people and 630 to the Crooked Machine."

Date: 
January 18th 1940

Letter from Jack Stapleton to Lloyd Stark referencing Harry Truman's attitudes toward the Stark gubernatorial candidacy.

Date: 
June 20th 1935

Mailing to Kansas City Democratic voters, encouraging them to turn out early and vote for Lloyd C. Stark for Governor and Ernest S. Gantt for Supreme Court Judge of Missouri.

Date: 
August 1st 1936

Letter to Governor Lloyd Stark complaining about the prevalence of illegal gambling and slot machines in the city.

Date: 
June 29th 1937

Letter from Rich Correll to Governor Park referencing an attached editorial which excoriates the Kansas City Star for its supposed anti-Democratic leanings.

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April 20th 1934

Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to James A. Farley on March 20, 1934. Mitchell discusses C. W. Greenwade's appointment for postmaster at Springfield, Missouri as well as the upcoming election in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
March 20th 1934

A collection of newspaper article reproductions concerning Kansas City's Ten-Year Plan. Most of these Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times articles of 1929-1931 detail Conrad H. Mann's work with the Ten-Year Plan.

Letter from Lewis J. Grout, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, to Myrl E. Alexander, Acting Parole Executive with the Bureau of Prisons, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. Grout summarizes Pendergast's case, noting he plead guilty to multiple charges of income tax evasion, and notes that there are special conditions of probation, including paying a fine and back taxes. Grout also draws attention to editorials from the May 22, 1939 edition of the Kansas City Star and the May 23, 1939 edition of the Kansas City Times.

Date: 
May 24th 1939

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on March 24, 1926 showing the five officers of the Grand Avenue Cleanup Association. Pictured are T. S. Abernathy, Treasurer; R. C. Kemper, Vice-President; John W. Wagner, President; E. L. Scarritt, Vice-President; Charles Tucker, Secretary.

Date: 
March 24th 1926

Advertisement in the Kansas City Times for the American Beauty Macaroni Products featuring Enid J. Kemper (wife of R. Crosby Kemper, Sr.) with her children Sarah Ann (Sally), R. Crosby, Jr., Jan Claire Kemper (left to right). The caption states, "Healthy and Good Looking are the Three Children of Mrs. Crosby Kemper and They All Like Macaroni!"

Date: 
January 23rd 1929

Clipping entitled "Ready for the Big Parade" 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, "Left to right, M. D. Waters, George Harrington, Pendergast leader in the fifteenth ward; Mrs. Margaret Denoit, secretary of the Jackson County Democratic committee; John J. Manning, city assessor; Mrs. Catherine Selby Riley, Mrs. Morris Bigus and Mrs. Mamie Horton."

Date: 
March 27th 1932

Clipping entitled "All Aboard" 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, "Left to right, William Hornbuckle, secretary to A. L. Darby, city director of finance; Joseph W. Spoor, a member of the board of zoning adjustment, and other Democrats are shown at one of the special trains just before it left yesterday."

Date: 
March 27th 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 "Delegates Must Eat" from the Kansas City Times on March 29, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention the previous day in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Some of the Kansas City women delegates. Left to right, Miss Philippine Buntinx, an employee of the water department; Mrs. Mary Frick, fifteenth ward; Miss Virginia Dana, deputy county clerk, and Mrs. Betty Glenn, an attache of the prosecutor's office."

Date: 
March 28th 1932

Clipping 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. Pictured is the Washington Township Democratic Club with their goat mascot, William Hornbuckle, Joseph W. Spoor, M. D. Waters, George Harrington, Margaret Denoit, John J. Manning, Catherine Selby Riley, Mrs. Morris Bigus, Mrs. Mamie Horton, and other Kansas City Democrats.

Date: 
March 27th 1932

Clipping entitled "Kansas Citians in Line" from the Kansas City Times on March 29, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention the previous day in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "A staff photographer snapes Tom Pendergast, ready to lead the first ward delegation in the big parade, yesterday."

Date: 
March 28th 1932

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

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on July 3, 1937 showing William D. Boyle of Boyle-Pryor Construction Company, Thomas J. Pendergast, and James M. Pendergast, all of whom allegedly assisted defendants in the 1936 Election Vote Fraud Trails. The caption for each photograph includes a quote from that person.

Date: 
July 3rd 1937

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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.