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Letter signed "A disgusted Democrat" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a newspaper clipping about Missouri state senators Joseph H. Brogan, Mike Kinney, and M. E. Casey, and a request to take a strong stand against them if they don't vote in favor of laws protecting fair elections.

Date: 
May 7th 1937

Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.

Date: 
July 27th 1939

This is a photograph of a newspaper advertisement for Harry S. Truman's 1924 campaign for Eastern District Jackson County Court Judge. The photo ran in the Independence Examiner.

Date: 
October 31st 1924

Photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. as it appears on page 5 of the August 1927 issue of West Texas Today.

Date: 
August 1927

Photograph of James Madison Kemper (left), father of William Thornton Kemper, Sr. (right), father of James M. Kemper, Sr. (center), father of David W. Kemper (front).

Date: 
November 1921

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on February 26, 1925 showing three Kansas City policemen involved in a heist. The caption states, "Confessions they stole eleven cases of whisky from a $200,000 cache they found in a garage at 7112 East Fifteenth street, were made today by these three policemen. Their signed statements involve Joseph R. Gant, accused wrecker of the Centropolis bank. They are (1) Ira H. Miller, police chauffeur; (2) Lawrence Bowers, patrolman; (3) William F. Langford, patrolman."

Date: 
February 26th 1925

Three photographs of Senator James A. Reed with amusing captions.

Date: 
1926

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on April 4, 1924 showing the cancelled check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast. Also pictured are Mrs. Harvey W. Harris (left) who presented the check to W. B. Brown (right).

Date: 
April 4th 1924

Photograph with caption stating, "Kansas City's Councilmen, the city manager and the mayor, pose for a cameraman. Those in the rear row, left to right - C. Jasper Bell, Ira B. Burns, A. N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Clarence A. Burton, H. L. McCune and David B. Childs. Front row - H. F. McElroy, city manager, Albert I. Beach, mayor, and George L. Goldman. -Anderson Photo Co. Photo."

Date: 
1926

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on November 8, 1924 showing the Board of Governors for the Liberty Memorial Association. The caption states that, "A copper plate has been made from the above photographs of members of the board of governors of the Liberty Memorial association, and will be placed in the cornerstone of the memorial shaft at the cornerstone laying ceremonies tomorrow. The copper plate was made and donated by the Holland Engraving company. The photos are by Strauss-Peyton.

Date: 
November 8th 1924

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

Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XIV, No. 4, featuring a biography of James Madison Kemper, Sr. on the occasion of his promotion to president of the Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
December 1925

Clipping with caption stating, "Tomorrow R. Crosby Kemper Will Receive in His Bank's New Home. The City Bank's building at the southeast corner of Eighteenth street and Grand avenue will be open for inspection tomorrow. Here the president appears in a "going-to-luncheon" portrait.

Date: 
1926

Photograph with caption stating, "A Kansas City Banker and his Family. A corner of the living room in the home of George C. Kopp at 5441 Rockhill road is the setting for this intimate family group. Left to right: Genevieve, Mrs. Kopp, John Joseph, Mr. Kopp, George C. Kopp, jr., and Mary antoinette. Mr. Kopp is a vice-president of the City Bank."

Date: 
1926

Clipping from the Kansas City American on January 10, 1929 featuring a biography of William T. Kemper, Jr. on the occasion of his promotion to president of the First National Bank of Independence.

Date: 
January 10th 1929

Clipping from the St. Louis Star on March 28, 1932 of top Missouri Democrats at the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. Pictured are "Mrs. Nell Donnelly (Kansas City candidate for delegate at large), Ernest A. Green (St. Louis candidate for delegate at large), William T. Ragland (Supreme court judge), H. C. McElroy (City manager of Kansas City), C. W. Greenwade (Chairman state committee), Perl Decker (Joplin candidate for delegate at large), James Pendergast (Nephew of Tom Pendergast), Ewing Y. Mitchell (Springfield candidate for delegate at large), Mrs. Charles B.

Date: 
March 28th 1932

Photograph clipping of Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr.

Date: 
1932

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932. This drawing depicts Thomas J. Pendergast sitting at his desk at Jackson County Democratic Club at 1908 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
February 28th 1932

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on January 8, 1933 showing the governors-elect of Missouri and Kansas: Guy B. Park, Governor-Elect of Missouri and Alfred M. Landon, Governor-Elect of Kansas.

Date: 
January 8th 1933

Clipping from the September 1932 issue of The Jeffersonian showing a portrait photograph of the Honorable James A. Farley, Chairman Democratic National Committee, Chairman Democratic State Committee of New York. Farley had close ties with the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
September 1932

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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.