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1. A 13-Year Nightmare Ends A 13-Year Nightmare Ends May/6/1939 Letter to the editor reviewing the 13 years (from about 1926 to 1939) of unofficial city government control by the Pendergast machine in Kansas City and the demand for a clean-up campaign to ensure against...

2. A Political Boss Talks about His Job A Political Boss Talks about His Job February 1933 Candid interview with Tom Pendergast with several quotes and insights into the Pendergast machine.

3. Boss Pendergast Boss Pendergast February//1937 Unverified article about Kansas City's political boss Tom Pendergast.

4. Can It Happen Here? Can It Happen Here? June//1939 Comparison of city government corruption between Kansas City and Cincinnati, the more "rotten" one at the time being Kansas City.

5. Civic Housekeepers And More Civic Housekeepers And More December 2013 A history of women's organizations and women civic leaders in Kansas City. Beginning the in the 1850s and continuing forward, women in Kansas City sought to form groups that addressed issues of education,...

6. Clean-Up Campaign Clean-Up Campaign Information on the Clean-Up Campaign in the late 1930s, organized to remove local political machine boss Tom Pendergast from his position of unofficial power over the city.

7. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Thomas J. Pendergast (1872-1945), the political boss of Kansas City, Missouri, roughly during the 1920s and 1930s, responsible for much city government corruption and unenforced criminal activities...

8. Editorial Comment: Lucky "13" for Kansas City? Editorial Comment: Lucky "13" for Kansas City? June//1939 Summary of the thirteen years under the city manager plan of government of Kansas City and its failure due to corruption.

9. First Floor Cleaned First Floor Cleaned April/24/1939 News of City Manager Henry F. McElroy's resignation.

10. Good-By, Boss! Good-By, Boss! August//1939 Unverified article, missing from the bound periodical in this library.

11. Kansas City Politics: A Study of Boss Pendergast Kansas City Politics: A Study of Boss Pendergast Summer//1966 Unverified article about the political machine of Boss Tom Pendergast not found in this library.

12. Machine Politics: Kansas City Model Machine Politics: Kansas City Model 1940 Master of arts thesis on machine politics in Kansas City with information on political boss Tom Pendergast and many others, etc.

13. Opposition to the Pendergast Machine, 1925-1934 Opposition to the Pendergast Machine, 1925-1934 1955 Thesis about the Tom Pendergast machine, starting with 1925 and including a large section on Rabbi Mayerberg's "crusade" against the machine.

14. Persistence Pays Persistence Pays May//1955 Election of local party candidates over political machine members to dispell Pendergast's hold on the city with the Democratic Party.

15. Recall Unfaithful Officials Recall Unfaithful Officials June/17/1939 Article about the "investigations of grand juries, of the Forward Kansas City Committee and of the beginning of the audits of the city and county governments reveal[ing] incompetence and neglect in government...

16. Renaissance in Kansas City Renaissance in Kansas City July//1946 Report on the "outstanding progress" in reform of Kansas City's government (following the imprisonment of former boss Tom Pendergast), with financial statistics.

17. Ten Lessons Kansas City Can Teach the Nation Ten Lessons Kansas City Can Teach the Nation November//1955 Description of ten positive aspects of Kansas City's government after the ousting of the Pendergast machine.

18. Th Shame of the Cities Th Shame of the Cities April/23/1949 Article giving a history of the Pendergast political machine, pointing out how such machines across the country win the favor of the poor to stay in power.

19. The $5,000 Check That "Tom" Accepted The $5,000 Check That "Tom" Accepted April/4/1924 Photo and caption about the possible embezzlement of a check endorsed only by Tom Pendergast for the city government's bill for sewer work done by the Kelly-Dennis contractors.

20. The End of Pendergast The End of Pendergast July//1939 Article about the downfall of the Pendergast machine and the events leading up to it, starting more or less with murders of federal prisoners "in front of the city's railroad passenger terminal" in 1933....