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Clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 1, 1934. The article provides a reproduction of the letter sent from Tom Pendergast to James A. Farley in which Pendergast asks for clemency for John Lazia. The clipping also includes portraits of Farley and Pendergast. After the reproduction, the newspaper provides information on people mentioned in the letter, including William T. Kemper, Sr., Jerome Walsh, and Frank P. Walsh.

Date: 
December 1st 1934

Pamphlet that states the political stance of the anti-Pendergast Citizens' Fusion Ticket in Kansas City and provides biographies for their candidates. These figures include: Thos. Leslie Johnson, John R. Suddarth, Alex S. Rankin, Frank H. Backstrom, Carll V. Kretsinger, William H. Wilson, Claude A. Ferguson, Dr. Arthur H. Wells, Frederick E. Whitten, Colonel D. S. Adams, and A. Ross Hill.

Date: 
1934

Entrance ticket to "W. T. Kemper's Annual Picnic" for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. It was held on Saturday, June 20, 1936 at 2:00 o'clock at Red Fox Farm, 152nd Street & Holmes Road. Directions indicate to "Follow American Flags West from 152nd."

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Clipping of a photograph by Strauss-Peyton showing "Mrs. James Madison Kemper, Publicity Chairman for the Notre Dame de Sion Recital, Friday, April 20, Hotel Kansas Citian."

Date: 
1935

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

Clipping entitled "Scenes at William T. Kemper's Annual Picnic at Red Fox Farm" from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 showing photographs from W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Those pictured include W. T. Kemper, Sr., Billy Purdy, W. T. Kemper, Jr., Helen Finch, Diana Sheffield, and Jimmy Lawrence.

Date: 
June 21st 1936

Program for a "Testimonial Dinner in honor of Henry M. Beardsley", President of the Young Men's Christian Association in Kansas City, Missouri for the Diamond Jubilee of the organziation. Included is a portrait drawing of Beardsley and a history of the organization.

Date: 
January 11th 1935

Photograph of the soda pop stand from Setzler's Soda Water Company at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Photograph of a crowd viewing one of the events at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Pamphlet for the anti-union, anti-Communist organization Kansas City Citizens Protective Council, Inc. The document states the necessity for the organization in Kansas City, the goals and methods of the council, and some of the violent acts allegedly committed by local labor unions within the past two years.

Date: 
1935

Book containing text and photographs of the history, facilties, art, and architecture of the courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri. The document also includes portrait photographs of the public servants that aided in the creation of the new Jackson County Courthouse and a list of county judges of Jackson County from 1827 to 1933.

Date: 
1935

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper the Missouri Democrat on November 2, 1934. This excerpt provides biographies for their list of preferred local, state, and national candidates for the upcoming election.

Date: 
November 2nd 1934

Photograph of Helen Finch (far right), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other 14 contestants after the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper the Missouri Democrat on December 7, 1934. The article provides the newspaper's opinion on a letter sent from Tom Pendergast to James A. Farley in which Pendergast asks for clemency for John Lazia. The newspaper shows its bias explaining that Pendergast admits to writing the letter because he is "always willing to assist his friends."

Date: 
December 7th 1934

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 describing W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. The article lists the activities, including a recognition of employment anniversaries, "bathing beauty" contest, hog calling contest, and a picnic.

Date: 
June 21st 1936

Clipping entitled "Candle Light in Booths" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Some of the election booths in Kansas City, Kas., were so dark, surrounded as they were with canvas, that candles were installed to enable voters to see the names of the candidates they were voting for. Mrs. Marie Griggs, 512 Minnesota avenue, here is shown casting her ballot by candle light in a booth at the city hall. -Journal-Post Photo."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post from May 20, 1936 showing attendees of the "Cradle of Missouri Democracy" rally in Fayette, Missouri. Pictured are Lloyd C. Stark, Katherine Stark, James P. Aylward, James M. Pendergast, John C. Stapel, W. L. Bouchard, Gil P. Bourk, and Max Asotsky.

Date: 
May 20th 1936

Three reproductions of the same photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. walking on the side of the street in downtown Kansas City.

Date: 
September 5th 1936

Photograph of an unidentified man with soda pop and barbecue at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Date: 
June 20th 1936

Clipping entitled "Landon Family Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing John Landon, Alf Landon, and Theo Cobb Landon voting on General Election Day. The caption states, "Governor and Mrs. Landon voted Tuesday in their home precinct in Independence, Kas. Left to right are John Landon, the governor’s father; Mrs. Landon, Governor Landon, and an election clerk. —Acme."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

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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.