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One-sided anti-Klu Klux Klan broadside written by O. J. Gilmore of Kansas City, Missouri. Gilmore provides an excerpt of a statement by Kansas Governor Henry Justin Allen and an account from the Saturday Evening Post that detail the racism and violence exhibited by the KKK. Gilmore then includes an excerpt of Congressman E. C. Ellis, Republican candidate for Congress, in which Ellis aligns himself with the views of the KKK.

Date: 
1922

A 1922 broadside for distribution amongst black Jackson County voters that implicates the Republican candidates for office with the Ku Klux Klan. The document, addressed from "A Real American", urges the African-American community to vote against these Republican candidates, declaring that "many of these same candidates are members of the order."

Date: 
1922

An invitation to attend the Hood-Pratt Basket Picnic on the farm of William H. Wallace on Saturday, July 26, 1924. Guest speakers Mrs. Henry L. Ess, R. L. Hood, Judge Pratt, Judge E. W. Hayes, Judge John I. Williamson, Ex-Supreme Judge, Attorney L. T. Dryden, and others are invited to speak on the corruption in Jackson County politics and organize efforts against said corruption.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that disparages Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document states that Truman's county tax for 1924 is 98 cents. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" asks the reader to compare Truman's tax burden with theirs.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists seven questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" implies that all important decisions made by Truman are first approved by the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" implies that all important decisions made by Truman are first approved by the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" attempts to implicate Truman with the Pendergast Machine within the questions.

Date: 
1924

Sardonic broadside indirectly urging the public to vote Democrat on November 8, 1932 by advertising a "closing out sale" of the Republican Party and the Hoover Administration.

Date: 
1932
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