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Unsigned letter to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a clipping from the Kansas City Times, regarding the demand to prosecute violations of election laws. The letter also mentions that Prosecutor Tom Graves intends to marry the widow of John Lazia.

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June 16th 1937

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.

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May 7th 1937

Letter to Governor Lloyd Stark complaining about the prevalence of illegal gambling and slot machines in the city.

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June 29th 1937

Photograph of a woman with torn clothing, "caught in the middle of a fight between women garment workers and strike pickets," outside of a dress factory in Memphis, Tennessee.

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March 21st 1937

Clipping entitled "Getting Their Pay" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 18, 1937 with caption stating, "Scores of Ford assembly plant employes were in line today at window No. 9, Commerce Trust company, to receive wages following the closing of the Ford assembly plant here. Some employes turned in their badges and tool receipts, receiving $3 deposit, while others kept their badges and receipts."

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October 18th 1937

Reproduction of an article from the St. Joseph News-Press from late July or early August 1937 describing Governor Lloyd C. Stark's refusal to reappoint the Kansas City election board and Emmett O'Malley as State Superintendent of Insurance. The author describes Pendergast as "an elderly man who, misguided as that man might be in many of his methods politically, certainly always has kept the faith..."

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1937

Clipping entitled "'Their Terms Have Expired'" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on July 28, 1937 with caption stating, "That was the only reason given Tuesday by Gov. Lloyd C. Stark, en route home to Jefferson City after a vacation, for refusal of the request of T. J. Pendergast that he rename George V. Aylward and Fred Bellemere as members of the election board. The governor gave that "reason" as he had breakfast aboard the train as shown in the photo."

Date: 
July 28th 1937

Clipping entitled "Graduating Class of Pembroke-Country Day School" from May 1937 showing the graduates on the steps to the main entrance of the school. The caption states, "Shown (left to right) in the front row are Henry B. Taylor, jr., Dick Lowry, Chandler Smith, Stephen Harris and Arthur Landon. Second row: Jack Goodman, James Gray, William Geiger, jr., George C. Jordan, Lawrence E. Smith III and Charles Kimball, jr. Third row: Kinman Thompson, Fred Goldman, Charles McGee, Kenneth Larson, Richard Myers and Robert Rollin. Back row: Thomas H.

Date: 
May 1937

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937 showing drawings and photographs from the 1936 Election Vote Fraud Trial. Included are depictions of the courtroom, evidence, and corridor outside of the courtroom. Vincent J. Doherty (Chief Deputy Election Commissioner), Fred M. Bellemere (Chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners), and Maurice M. Milligan (U.S. District Attorney).

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February 16th 1937

Clipping entitled "'Why Not Talk It Over?'" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 19, 1937 with caption stating, "'Instead of having mass meetings,' T. J. Pendergast (shown above) told a group of the city's business leaders Saturday, 'Why don’t you men name a committee of employers to represent you and have that committee sit across the table from a committee of union labor representatives? I think you will accomplish a lot more if you thresh this thing out calmly and peacefully.'"

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June 19th 1937

Clipping entitled, "The Thirteen Jurors Who Will Hear the Vote Fraud Trial" from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937. The caption provides the name, profession, and hometown of each juror, all of whom live outside of Jackson County.

Date: 
February 16th 1937

Clipping entitled "They Receive Diplomas at the Barstow School" from May 1937 with caption stating, "Seated in the front row are (left to right) Joan Tureman, Jane Daily, Shirley Clark and Katharine Hall. Standing in the back row are (left to right) Dorothy King, Cherry Propst, Jean Rubbra, Elizabeth Evans and Ruth Dierks."

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May 1937

Clipping of R. Emmet O'Malley from the Kansas City Journal-Post on May 18, 1937 with caption stating, "R. Emmet O'Malley, state superintendent of insurance, was given a clean bill of health Tuesday in the report of a legislative committee which investigated the insurance rate compromise."

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May 18th 1937

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on July 3, 1937 showing William D. Boyle of Boyle-Pryor Construction Company, Thomas J. Pendergast, and James M. Pendergast, all of whom allegedly assisted defendants in the 1936 Election Vote Fraud Trails. The caption for each photograph includes a quote from that person.

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July 3rd 1937

Clipping of Frances B. Ryan from the Kansas City Journal-Post on April 1, 1937 with caption stating, "Mrs. Frances Ryan, Pendergast political leader of the Twelfth ward, county Democratic committeewoman, and superintendent of the Jackson County Parental school, was charged in an indictment returned by the federal grand jury Thursday, with violating a national election law in the November election. She is said to have been the first woman ward leader in Kansas City."

Date: 
April 1st 1937

Clipping from Time (magazine) on February 22, 1937 detailing the election fraud that occured in Kansas City during the 1936 General Election. The article features extended quotes from Judge Albert L. Reeves concerning the election fraud, including the following: "We can't surrender the ballot boxes to thugs, gangsters and plug-uglies who patrol the streets with machine guns. We can't stand for that any longer." The article then provides a history of political corruption in Kansas City through 1936.

Date: 
February 22nd 1937
Kansas City Anti-Vice Society

Kansas City Anti-Vice Society pamphlet published Ovtober 31, 1937.

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1937
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