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1. Biography of Thomas Pendergast (1873-1945), Business Owner and "Political Boss" Biography of Thomas Pendergast (1873-1945), Business Owner and "Political Boss" 1999

2. 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,...

3. Historic Renovation Nears Completion Historic Renovation Nears Completion February 2, 2006 Article reports the near completion of the renovated Hotel Monroe, located at 1904 Main Street. Once a hub of Pendergast political machinations, the building in 2006 will offer eight luxury condominiums...

4. Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis 2002 Chapter explains the rise of James Pendergast and then Tom Pendergast in Kansas City politics and machine control. Also explains how their control of the city affected events that happened as the jazz...

5. Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present 1935 Biographical descriptions of James Francis Pendergast, or James Pendergast (1856-1911) and his younger brother Tom Pendergast, heir to James's Kansas City political machine.

6. Organized Crime in Kansas City, Missouri Organized Crime in Kansas City, Missouri 2007 Book jacket reads: "The alliance between organized crime and politics was never stronger than it was in Kansas City, where the local Mob boss controlled the police department and terrorized elections.......

7. Pendergast vs. Stark: Politics, Patronage, and the 1938 Supreme Court Democratic Primary Pendergast vs. Stark: Politics, Patronage, and the 1938 Supreme Court Democratic Primary April 2002 Article describes conflict between Tom Pendergast and Governor Lloyd Stark over appointments to State office and the contest between James V. Billings and James M. Douglas in the 1938 primary for a Missouri...

8. The Ghost of Tom Pendergast The Ghost of Tom Pendergast February 2008 Article about Tom Pendergat's influence on local and national politics. Also discussed is the Pendergast Organization's Ten-Year Plan and the dark side of the Pendergast era. Includes images.

9. The Pendergast Era in Missouri State Politics The Pendergast Era in Missouri State Politics 2004 This chapter discusses the decade of the Great Depression in Missouri and in particular Thomas Pendergast and his influence in state politics. Includes mention of Harry Truman and Governor Lloyd Stark....

10. The Shame of Kansas City: Crime and Machine Rule The Shame of Kansas City: Crime and Machine Rule October//1938 Magazine article on the microfilm roll with photos and information on the Pendergast machine. Comparison of Boss Tom Pendergast to Benito Mussolini (the fascist dictator of Italy) and photos and descriptions...

11. Thomas Pendergast and His Political Machine Thomas Pendergast and His Political Machine 2005 A portion of a chapter in the book is devoted to the Irish Pendergast family and their rise to fame in Kansas City politics in the first half of the 20th century.

12. Thunder over Kansas City: A Machine and a Massacre Thunder over Kansas City: A Machine and a Massacre September/17/1938 First of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal figures associated here...

13. Thunder over Kansas City: Conclusion Thunder over Kansas City: Conclusion October/8/1938 Fourth of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of the 1936 election fraud here...

14. Thunder over Kansas City: Murder and an Election Thunder over Kansas City: Murder and an Election September/24/1938 Second of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal and legal figures associated...

15. Thunder over Kansas City: Slaughter and a Challenge Thunder over Kansas City: Slaughter and a Challenge October/1/1938 Third of a four-part series of magazine articles on the microfilm roll with photos, illustrations, and information on the Pendergast machine of Kansas City. Description of criminal and legal figures associated...

16. Tom Pendergast Tom Pendergast Newspaper clippings with photos, illustrations, and information about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) and his political machine in Kansas City in the 1920s-1930s, associating with organized crime and election...

17. Water Cooler Water Cooler August 1, 2006 Photograph and six quotations related to Tom Pendergast and the era of machine politics in Kansas City. Among those quoted are Tom Pendergast, Jim Pendergast, and Harry S. Truman.