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Riverside Jockey Club 6th Day official program listing details of the day's eight races, including horse owners, trainers, and jockeys.

Date: 
June 2nd 1933

An autochrome photograph of an interior patio with movable skylight in the residence of Mack B. Nelson. The painting "Italian Woman at the Fountain" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau is visible on the left. Nelson was president of the Long-Bell Lumber Company.

Date: 
August 23rd 1932
Municipal Auditorium
Author: 
Susan Jezak Ford

When it was built, the Municipal Auditorium met the needs for a 20 th century city’s functional, multi-use space with the most modern, elegant decor imaginable. The building combined a variety of public-use interior spaces with technically advanced construction and encased it in a massive jewel of Art Deco design.

From Lloyd Stark to Frank Monroe

Letter from Lloyd stark to Frank Monroe, thanking him for his recent letter. Stark refers to the recent birth of his daughter.

Date: 
December 19th 1934

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 15, 1931 showing Tom Pendergast, Joe Shannon, and Cas Welch enjoying Home Rule of the Kansas City Police Deparment while trading police action figures. The spectator comments, "What more do they want?"

Date: 
February 15th 1931
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Author: 
Janice Lee

William Rockhill Nelson and Mary McAfee Atkins never met, but they shared an important dream: a fine art gallery for Kansas City. Decades after their deaths, the trust funds from their estates combined to create a museum so magnificent that it surely would have pleased them both.

A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: "Pop" Estep at Harding Home and Museum in Marion OH; Harding Memorial under construction; Band playing baseball in town with children; Home of William McKinley (S.W. corner of 8th St. and Market Ave.

Date: 
1926

A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: Footage of Sanders and Coon; Coon children in city and at home (820 W. 71st Terr.); Coon talking; Harold Thiel, Carleton Coon and Eula Coon in city; Coon home exterior; John Coon skating and Coon daughter dancing in front of home; More footage of Sanders and Coon.

Verdict in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Jury foreman Edwin J. Bedford announces the jury found in favor of the defendant, University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada and against defendant Lucile Bluford. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, led to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
October 24th 1940

Memo from University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada to Leslie Cown, secretary of the MU Board of Curators, and university president Frederick A. Middlebush regarding Lucile Bluford filing suit against Canada in federal court for refusing her admission to the university. Canada reports that he is being sued for $20,000 in damages, and that the suit is an outgrowth of a suit filed by Bluford in the circuit court. Canada also notes that he must answer or plead to the suit within 20 days.

Date: 
February 5th 1941

Capias for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. This capias commands H. L. Dillingham, U.S. Marshal, to arrest the three defendants. Dillingham certifies on the back of the document that he procured Pendergast and O'Malley, but was unable to find McCormack.

Date: 
July 16th 1940

Two recognizances for appearance in court for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In these two documents, Thomas J. Pendergast and Robert Emmet O'Malley assert that he will appear before court to answer for charges of "interferring with the orderly and lawful functioning of the Judiciary Department."

Date: 
July 16th 1940

Order transferring case for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, Albert L. Reeves transfers Case No. 14912 to No. 14937 as both cases have the same defendants and allegations.

Date: 
August 20th 1940

Affidavit of bias and prejudice for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this affidavit, Pendergast claims that Judge Merrill E. Otis has a personal bias and prejudice against the defendant. Since Otis is also a judge in the cases Pendergast has illegal involvement in, Pendergast claims a personal bias.

Date: 
August 21st 1940

Order upon plea of not guilty Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, the court acknowledges Pendergast's oral plea of not guilty and orders that any :any demurrer to the indictment or motion to quash or other preliminary motion shall be filed" by September 6, 1640.

Date: 
September 5th 1940

Separate plea in abatement of defendant, T. J. Pendergast for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, attorneys for Pendergast ask the court to remove said defendant from the indictment based upon the evidence provided within.

Date: 
September 9th 1940

Memorandum in plea for abatement of indictment for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, attorneys for Pendergast submit a request to void the indictment for the reason outlined within.

Date: 
September 10th 1940

Motion to stay proceedings herein and to continue this case as to the defendant, T. J. Pendergast, for the purpose of permitting this defendant to apply for executive clemency in Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, attorneys for Pendergast request the court to delay the case so that the defendant can apply for a pardon on account of his previous penitentiary sentence and payment of fine.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Subpoena duces tecum for W. T. Kemper in Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. This document orders W. T. Kemper, Jr. of the Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City, Missouri, to testify in court on November 18, 1940 and to bring as evidence "records as custodian of the impounded insurance premiums under order of the U. S. Court for the Western District of Missouri."

Date: 
November 16th 1940

Separate demurrer of defendant, Robert Emmet O'Malley for Criminal Case No. 14937: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Robert Emmet O'Malley, and A. L. McCormack, Defendant. In this document, attorneys for O'Malley outline their objections to the indictment in 14 separate points.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

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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.