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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 Bead on the Goats: Coalition Leader Seeks End of Pendergast Power A Bead on the Goats: Coalition Leader Seeks End of Pendergast Power July//1954 Article about the movement to purge the Kansas City area of its last vestiges of the Pendergast machine in the form of three court officers in an election.

3. 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.

4. Biography of Henry Francis McElroy (1865-1939), City Manager Biography of Henry Francis McElroy (1865-1939), City Manager 1999

5. Biography of James Francis Pendergast (1856-1911), Kansas City Alderman Biography of James Francis Pendergast (1856-1911), Kansas City Alderman 1999

6. 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,...

7. Frank Walsh and His Relationship With the Kansas City Star Frank Walsh and His Relationship With the Kansas City Star 2007 A great deal of detail concerning Irish Kansas City lawyer and political figure, Frank Walsh. Includes information on his connection with the Board of Public Welfare, U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations,...

8. Kansas City Cleanup Kansas City Cleanup April/15/1940 Article about the elections encouraged by Mayor Gage spurring on the removal of the Pendergast machine.

9. Kansas City Will Try Again Kansas City Will Try Again February//1938 Article about the upcoming opportunity "to oust the [Tom] Pendergast machine," and history of the council-manager plan of city government since 1916.

10. Kansas City's Declaration of Independence (with Apologies to Thomas Jefferson) Kansas City's Declaration of Independence (with Apologies to Thomas Jefferson) February/19/1938 Duplicate of the original Declaration of Independence of the United States, adapted to the revolution against the Pendergast machine.

11. Kansas City: Queer Votes Kansas City: Queer Votes October/14/1946 Article about the evidence of vote fraud in the 1946 city elections, involving "Salvatore P. Montell, the Pendergast machine's precinct captain."

12. Leadership in a Large Manager City: The Case of Kansas City Leadership in a Large Manager City: The Case of Kansas City May 1964 Extensive article (with many scholarly references) on Kansas City's municipal leadership centering "on the nonpartisan principle" through the Citizens Association (since 1941) "and the council-manager...

13. Municipal Service Bureau Satisfies Vexed Citizens Municipal Service Bureau Satisfies Vexed Citizens September//1942 Photo and article about the "Kansas City Bureau of Information and Service" or "Information and Service Bureau" of the city government at City Hall, "established September 1, 1940" for public provision...

14. 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.

15. Perspective: Reform in Truman's Town Perspective: Reform in Truman's Town February/25/1946 Article about the resurgent efforts of the former Pendergast machine to return to power in the upcoming city elections, with speculations on President Truman's influence.

16. Politics: Is Tom Pendergast Really Dead? Politics: Is Tom Pendergast Really Dead? August//1970 Article describing the book by Professor Thomas Murphy about Kansas City's history of crime in city politics, from Old West days to the Pendergast machine and beyond.

17. Rebuilding the Police Department Rebuilding the Police Department September/23/1939 Article expounding on the tenets of the new, corruption-free police department, following the fall of the Pendergast machine era of free "gambling, vice, protection of criminals, and inefficiency."

18. 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.

19. 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....

20. The Forward Kansas City Committee, 1939-1940 The Forward Kansas City Committee, 1939-1940 196-? A 38 page paper from the University of Kansas City, Special Project - 490, about the Forward Kansas City Committee, an organization promoting corruption-free city government in the transition period during...