Letter from Kansas City Court of Appeals judge, Ewing C. Bland, to his uncle on April 19, 1921. Bland comments in relation to his own political campaign that, "The Pendergast faction now seems the strongest and could no doubt control any delegation from this county."
Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post that criticizes both candidates for mayor: Matthew Foster and Frank H. Cromwell. Foster, a Republican backed by the Kansas City Star, is described as being overzealous in his pursuit as Kansas City police commissioner to "stamp out vice and lawlessness". Cromwell, on the other hand, is accused of being backed by the Kansas City Democratic machine. The Journal-Post urges Kansas City to vote and make their voice heard.
Telegram from Tom Pendergast to Senator James A. Reed regarding "the Franklin matter."
Copy of a telegram form James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding "the Franklin matter."
Map printed in The Missouri Democrat on June 25, 1926, showing the latest official district, ward, and precinct lines for Kansas City, MO as rearranged under a recent charter. Included with the map is the voting booth location for each precinct. The Missouri Democrat was a Kansas City newspaper that began in 1925 under the control of the Pendergast Machine.
Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking for assistance for Samuel M. Cromwell.
Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding the position of city coroner, recommending Dr. Allen Porter for the job.
Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast seeking assistance for Tim Hallissey.
Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast recommending Judge Nichols for a position.
Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding a conversation with Joe Shannon about Mr. Kingsley (probably George Kingsley).
Letter from Judge William Ragland to Senator Francis Wilson of Missouri discussing upcoming re-election bids and the support of the Pendergast regime.
Letter to the editor from Grover Childers of Kansas City, complaining about Tom Pendergast's attempts to consolidate statewide power through the endorsement of Francis Wilson and Charles Howell.
Letter from Francis Wilson to James M. Pendergast describing the actions of H. G. Cherry, a Pendergast affiliate who was nonetheless speaking ill of Senator Wilson.
Letter from J. E. Turner of Kansas City to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis M. Wilson, offering his assistance and inviting him on a hunting trip.
Letter from Senator James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking for his assistance in getting William P. Ryan work.
Letter from Senator James A. Reed to James M. Pendergast forwarding a request from a young man seeking assistance.
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.
Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on July 19, 1931 showing a photograph of James P. Aylward and his boyhood home. The accompanying article provides a brief account of Aylward's childhood. The house pictured was once located on the north side of 4th Street between Gillis Street and Frances Street.
Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 15, 1931 showing Democrats eating around the "Water Main Job Counter" while Tom Pendergast says, "Those without letters from Democratic precinct captains eat at the second table, maybe." Those waiting to say "When do we eat?"
Unsigned postcard to Lloyd C. Stark expressing disappointment that Stark has "wander[ed] into Pendergast's stock yards" and asserts that Stark's gubernatorial ambitions will be ruined by the association.