Naomi Feaster's graduate diploma from the R. T. Coles Junior High School in Kansas City, Missouri.
Letter from Pardon Attorney Daniel M. Lyons to Judge Merrill E. Otis concerning Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this letter, Lyons requests Judge Otis's view on the prospect of executive clemency for T. J. Pendergast's remaining parole.
Letter from Judge Merrill E. Otis to Pardon Attorney Daniel M. Lyons concerning Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this reply, Judge Otis denies Lyon's request for T. J. Pendergast's release from probation, despite letters of support by James M. Kemper, Howard Cook, J. C. Nichols, E. F. Swinney, Herbert M. Woolf, Chester C. Smith, Burris Jenkins, Thomas McGee, A. Sophian, Father Thomas B. McDonald, and B. C. Adams.
Order for Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this document, Judge Merrill E. Otis orders a copy of the letter from Daniel M. Lyons to Otis and Otis's reply to be filed with the aforementioned case.
Loan agreement between T.J. Pendergast, T.J. Pendergast Jr., and P.H. McCrory and the Commerce Trust Company.
Docket entries in Criminal Case No. 14639: United States vs. Charles Carollo, defendant. Carollo, aka "Charlie the Wop," was a Kansas City mob boss. The document lists the timeline of events in the case, including the indictment filing on July 21, 1939, guilty pleas on counts 3 and 4 on October 19, 1939, and sentencing on October 29, 1939. Carollo was committed to the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on November 14, 1939, and a notice of appeal was filed on September 9, 1943.
Admission summary for Giuseppe "Joseph" DeLuca, Inmate #1742-TT, describing his previous record, family and personal data, medical and psychiatric status, and recommendations for his imprisonment. DeLuca was sentenced to three years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Texarkana, Texas, after being convicted of selling and concealing narcotics.
Mugshot of Giuseppe "Joseph" DeLuca, Inmate #1742-TT. DeLuca was sentenced to three years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Texarkana, Texas, after being convicted of selling and concealing narcotics.
Postcard showing ten of Kansas City's most distinct landmarks, including The Scout Statue, Liberty Memorial, Power & Light Building, et al.
Photograph of Thomas Y. Baird (left, co-owner of the Kansas City Monarchs), Chester A. Franklin (center, owner of The Call), and James L. Wilkinson (right, founder of the Kansas City Monarchs) reviewing a petition in The Call to "Save Negro Baseball". During WWII, the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation was planning to forbid private baseball teams from using private bus transportation to tour.