Home of Jackson County Democratic Party boss, Thomas J. Pendergast, at 5650 Ward Parkway, built by the J. C. Nichols Company. This vantage point faces west on Ward Parkway, just north of 57th Street.
Letter from Theodore Gary to Thomas J. Pendergast on May 27, 1931. Theodore Gary writes from the Telephone Building in Kansas City, Missouri, to "Boss" Thomas J. Pendergast, congratulating him on the successful termination of the Bond Campaign.
Reissued certificate of baptism of Thomas Pendergast, performed on August 6, 1872, and referencing Pendergast's birth in St. Joseph, Missouri, on July 22, 1872. Ceremony performed by Rev. Thomas Walsh.
Photograph with caption, describing Thomas J. Pendergast Jr., his wife, Mary Louise Weyer Pendergast, and James M. Pendergast traveling to New York to see Thomas J. Pendergast, who recently underwent surgery.
Photograph with caption, describing Thomas J. Pendergast's abrupt decision to end his tour of Europe because of the illness of his wife, Carolyn Elizabeth Pendergast.
A Kansas CityJournal-Post opinion article by Westbrook Pegler arguing that in spite of rampant corruption, Thomas J. Pendergast's political machine thrives because "Mr. Pendergast runs a good town."
Newspaper clipping, possibly from 1974, describing an incident during the Great Depression in 1934 when Kansas City's Democratic organization, or the Pendergast political machine, fed 5,000 families.
Blank letterhead for T.J. Pendergast Wholesale Liquor Co. at 525-527 Delaware Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
Blank letterhead for the Pendergast Distributing Co. The header also includes Pabst Milwaukee and Blue Ribbon Brand Malt Syrup.
Blank order form for the T.J. Pendergast Wholesale Liquor Co. at 525-527 Delaware Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
Transcript of testimony given by Thomas J. Pendergast Jr. in the office of the Intelligence Unit of the Internal Revenue Service at 1301 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Internal Revenue Agent P. J. McGrath asks various questions related to Thomas J. Pendergast Jr.'s finances starting in 1932.
Loan agreement between T.J. Pendergast, T.J. Pendergast Jr., and P.H. McCrory and the Commerce Trust Company.
Memorandum describing the stockholders of Ready-Mixed Concrete Company, Centropolis Crusher Company, and P. R. Realty Company and their respective shares of the companies.
Correspondence from Thomas Pendergast Jr. to Margaret Truman Daniel, likely dated after the 1973 publication of her biography about her father, Harry S. Truman. It is unclear if the note was ever delivered or if it remained in Pendergast Jr.'s possession. In it, Pendergast Jr. accuses Harry Truman and James M. Pendergast of betraying his father.
Telegram from August A. Busch of Anheuser-Busch to James A. Reed. Busch suggests that Reed contact Thomas J. Pendergast concerning "his men at Jefferson City". Busch says that "only one" is openly opposing prohibition.
Telegram to August A. Busch of Anheuser-Busch on behalf of James A. Reed. In his absence, the office of James A. Reed contacted Thomas J. Pendergast as requested by Busch and communicates that "he has been committed to Nelson since day after election."
Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark suggests that Reed convinces Pendergast to support Elmer Jones instead of H. O. Maxey or Gene Nelson as Missouri Speaker of the House.
Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed agrees with Clark in support of Elmer Jones as Missouri Speaker of the House. However, Reed says that he has not yet been able to speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter.
Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark discusses a Redistricting Bill and asks Reed to ask for Thomas J. Pendergast's input on the matter.
Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed states that he is not sure what he can accomplish concerning the Redistricting Bill, but says that he will speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter. Reed then explains rumors of his endorsement of Harry Hawes.