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Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13951: United States vs. William H. Schultz, Mary Gossey, Algo Davis, Beverly Bledsoe, Virgil Lee Gibbs, and Anita C. Davis, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 5th Precinct of the 11th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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October 26th 1937

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13952: United States vs. Fred Johnston, Leona M. O'Brien, John F. Green, Elizabeth England, Clara Wilk, and Merle Thompson, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 21st Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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October 26th 1937

Program for a concert featuring contralto Marian Anderson as part of the "Annual Douglas [sic] Celebration". Biographies of numerous musicians and writers are included, and the program also notes that Frederick Douglass has three grandchildren residing in Kansas City.

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February 16th 1937

Invitation to a Kansas City Playboys Social Club event, including a listing of officers and members of the Club, and instructing people to "Get hip to the jive with the Playboys of K.C."

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September 7th 1937

Invitation to the Sky-high "12" Club's 3rd Annual Spring Dance at Lincoln Hall.

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May 18th 1937

Permit for Dancing granted for a dance with "Co Eds" at Lincoln Hall from the Kansas City Department of Welfare, Division of Recreation.

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November 19th 1937

Court Opinion by Judge George R. Ellison for Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood, Appellant. Upon reviewing the assignments of error in Gadwood's motion for a new trial, Ellison affirms that Gadwood was guilty of murdering Lee Flacy on March 27, 1934. The alleged murder occurred "during a city election in Kansas City at a restaurant located at 5824 Swope Parkway, two doors from the polling place for the 25th precinct of the 16th ward." Gadwood was the "rabbit" faction ward leader and Flacy was a "goat" faction precinct captain.

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December 17th 1937

Portrait photograph of Guy B. Park, governor of Missouri from 1933–1937. Park was principal speaker at the Court of Honor, December 21, 1937 at Holy Cross School Auditorium.

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December 21st 1937

Letter from Bishop Thomas F. Lillis to Reverend Louis Franchinotti of the Holy Rosary Church. Lillis comments that since all students in the Holy Rosary School are taught in English, it would be counterintuitive to employ another Italian-speaking priest at Holy Rosary.

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May 18th 1937

Photograph of Boy Scouts Troop 80 who formed a guard of honor for the field Mass on the ground of St. Agnes Academy during the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy, Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured, back row: Charles Hrenchir, Junior Brummel, Ralph Gray, Jack Ost, Robert McMillen, William McDonald, John Jones. Front row: William Ward, Jack [?], Nichols Brummell, William Ost, Buddy Lonergan. This vantage point faces nortwest towards the Hardesty Avenue entrance to the academy.

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September 2nd 1937

Photograph of the chapel at the Saint Agnes Convent, Kansas City, Missouri.

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1937

Photograph of Monsignor Keyes carrying the Blessed Sacrament back to the chapel at the St. Agnes Academy after a field Mass for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy, Kansas City, Missouri. This vantage point faces northwest towards the Hardesty Avenue entrance to the academy.

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September 2nd 1937

Souvenir of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy, Kansas City. Included are photographs of Bishop Thomas F. Lillis, Reverend John P. Prendergast, and other local clergy. Also included is a history of the Sisters of Mercy in Kansas City along with building photographs of the First Convent of Mercy in Kansas City and St. Agnes Academy Chapel. Notable political figures paying compliments include the 12th Ward Democratic Club, 10th Ward Democratic Club, Thomas J. Pendergast, James M. Pendergast, and D. M. Nigro.

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September 2nd 1937

Report prepared by city planning consultants Harland Bartholomew and Associates, for the Kansas City, Kansas City Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration in compiling and tabulating data, among other tasks. The report addresses appropriate development and physical improvements in relation to the size and location of the city's population, and notes that "citizens are leaving the older and more congested districts and moving to the outskirts -- often beyond the city limits," while those central areas remain vacate and deteriorating.

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July 1937

Postcard of Hotel President, located at the northeast corner of Baltimore Avenue and 14th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the hotel and a short letter to Mrs. Lester Snow of Somerville, Massachusetts.

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July 11th 1937

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Liberty Memorial from just south of Union Station. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the memorial and a short letter to Mrs. Newton Hicklin of St Joseph, Missouri.

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November 8th 1937

Postcard showing the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri This vantage point faces south-southwest towards Liberty Memorial from just south of Union Station. The back of the postcard includes a brief caption about the memorial and a short letter to Dollie Page of St Joseph, Missouri.

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May 5th 1937

Booklet describing the services rendered at St. Luke's Hospital, located at 44th Street and Mill Creek Parkway [presently J C Nichols Parkway] in Kansas City, Missouri. Also included are photographs of the interior and exterior of the hospital, resolutions of the hospital's endowment fund, and appeals for donations to the endowment.

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1937

Survey of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium for review by doctors across the country. In the foreword of the document concludes with the following: "After perusing this review, the doctor will not hesitate in recommending any good girl who has made the error of the flesh, to repair to The Willows for seclusion and protection. Any fear he or the patient's family might have of her being thrown among the undesirables and under demoralizing influences, will be dispelled by the charts herein presented...

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1937

KMBC radio broadcast of "Family Album of Song", a musical program featuring the Midwesterners Quartet, vocal quartet, and organist P. Hans Flath, with announcer Jack Starr. Musical selections include: Song of songs (opening theme); At dawning (I love you; Tell me the old, old story; Organ solo; Long, long ago; Oh promise me; Closing.

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June 22nd 1937

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