Elections--1936

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Clipping entitled "Court Order Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Above is a scene in the circuit court room of Judge Darius A. Brown Tuesday where many unregistered persons made application for court orders to permit them to vote. By the time Judge Brown, shown in the high-backed chair in the center background, recessed for lunch, he had granted 149 vote orders."

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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.

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Programs

Program from the 5th Ward Democratic Club's October 1936 fundraising dance. The program lists "Pendergast's Organization of the Fifth Ward," including the ward's precinct captains, and endorses a slate of candidates for the upcoming election. Music was provided by Sol Dobrov's Orchestra, and proceeds are pledged to go to Christmas baskets. Advertisements were placed by local businesses, as well as individuals including Police Director Otto P. Higgins and Chief of Police Robert J. Coffey.

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Periodicals

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article reporting on the 1936 Election Voter Fraud Trials and general corrpution in Kansas City. Other articles document the cost of crime, air transportation, tax dogers, economic plans, federal salaries, and Kansas City gambling.

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Clipping entitled "Candle Light in Booths" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Some of the election booths in Kansas City, Kas., were so dark, surrounded as they were with canvas, that candles were installed to enable voters to see the names of the candidates they were voting for. Mrs. Marie Griggs, 512 Minnesota avenue, here is shown casting her ballot by candle light in a booth at the city hall. -Journal-Post Photo."

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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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Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post from May 20, 1936 showing attendees of the "Cradle of Missouri Democracy" rally in Fayette, Missouri. Pictured are Lloyd C. Stark, Katherine Stark, James P. Aylward, James M. Pendergast, John C. Stapel, W. L. Bouchard, Gil P. Bourk, and Max Asotsky.

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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."

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Clipping entitled "Landon Family Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing John Landon, Alf Landon, and Theo Cobb Landon voting on General Election Day. The caption states, "Governor and Mrs. Landon voted Tuesday in their home precinct in Independence, Kas. Left to right are John Landon, the governor’s father; Mrs. Landon, Governor Landon, and an election clerk. —Acme."

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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.

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Clipping entitled "Casts Absentee Ballot" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Mrs. Mae Meehan of Denver (above) prepared her absentee ballot in the office of the election commissioners in the courthouse Tuesday. It was forwarded to Denver. She voted the Democratic ticket."

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Advertisements

Advertisement stating that the "Your vote to re-nominate Ernest S. Gantt, Democratic Candidate for Judge of the Supreme Court, will be personally appreciated by The Pendergast Organization." The card was produced by the Eighth Ward Democratic Club, Inc. for the primary election on Tuesday, August 4th, 1936. No signature is included on the blank for Precinct Captain.

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