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1. 1908 Main Street: A Synonym for Power 1908 Main Street: A Synonym for Power October/November 1981 Photos (of the man and his office building) and biographical article about the early life and career of Tom Pendergast (1872-1945), political boss with his headquarters building still standing at 1908...

2. 1908 Main Street: A Synonym for Power 1908 Main Street: A Synonym for Power January/February 1982 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about the middle and later career of Tom Pendergast (1872-1945), political boss with his headquarters building still standing at 1908 Main Street and nominated...

3. 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...

4. A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940 A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940 July//1992 Photos, illustrated caricatures, and biographical article about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) during and after his 1939-1940 federal prison term (at Leavenworth, Kansas) for tax evasion. Description of his...

5. 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.

6. Ah! Union! Ah! Union! June/7/1935 Article about the 1936 election for Missouri state senator, with Bennett Clark winning over Pendergast candidate Charles Howell despite being "robbed of 20,000 votes in Kansas City."

7. Anniversary Anniversary April 20, 1940 Article about the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the fall of "the city's machine dictatorship," with a chronology of events in April 1939 starting with the resignation of city manager Henry McElroy...

8. Behind the Scenes with James E. Burke: Burke, Pendergast and J.C. Nichols Behind the Scenes with James E. Burke: Burke, Pendergast and J.C. Nichols August//1981 Excerpt from a 1976 speech given by local real estate developer and former Pendergast associate James Burke, about ties between J. C. Nichols and Tom Pendergast related to the paving of Brush Creek on...

9. Bennett Champ Clark and the 1936 Presidential Campaign Bennett Champ Clark and the 1936 Presidential Campaign January//1981 Article about federal senator from Missouri Bennett Champ Clark, or Bennett Clark, and his presidential campaign in 1936, "serv[ing] the state during both depression and war," with photos and descriptions...

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

11. Boss Rules: Tom Pendergast Holds Missouri Democracy in Hollow of His Hefty Hand Boss Rules: Tom Pendergast Holds Missouri Democracy in Hollow of His Hefty Hand August/15/1936 Article about the influence over the Democratic Party in the Missouri state government by self-proclaimed political boss of Kansas City, Tom Pendergast, with photo and quotes by him and personal insights...

12. Boss Tom's Deco Empire Boss Tom's Deco Empire July-August//1986 Photos and article about the Art Deco architecture in Kansas City built under the unofficial administration of political machine boss Tom Pendergast (Thomas J. Pendergast, Sr.) in the Great Depression...

13. Boss Tom's Legacy Boss Tom's Legacy December 2002 Article analyzes the impact of political boss Tom Pendergast on the growth of Kansas City.

14. 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.

15. City Window: Hollywood Asks Morris about Truman, Pendergast City Window: Hollywood Asks Morris about Truman, Pendergast June//1983 Photo and biographical article Milton Morris, or Milt Morris, a 71-year-old (in 1983) bar operator and "a chauffeur for Western Missouri Judge Truman at the same time he was a go-fer for the Pendergast...

16. Collapse of Boss Pendergast Domination Collapse of Boss Pendergast Domination April/15/1939 Illustrated caricature and article about the federal indictment of Tom Pendergast and his "lieutenant," R. E. O'Malley, for income tax evasion. Description of the court hearing prosecuted by "U. S. District...

17. Crime: In Truman's Back Yard Crime: In Truman's Back Yard April/17/1950 In-depth story of city politics between slain mob leader Binaggio and President Truman's supporter, Tom Pendergast.

18. Criminal Aspects of the Pendergast Machine Criminal Aspects of the Pendergast Machine January 1997 Detailed examination of the Kansas City political machine of Tom Pendergast (starting with his older brother James Pendergast), "one of the most powerful city machines in United States history," from "the...

19. 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.

20. Famous Monroe Hotel Slated for Demolition Famous Monroe Hotel Slated for Demolition Winter//1999 Hotel at 1904 Main Street, possibly to be demolished. Built in 1921 and owned by Pendergast starting in 1924, next door to his office as unofficial boss of the city.