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

4. 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...

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. 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...

7. Gentlemen, Reach for All: Toppling the Pendergast Machine, 1936-1940 Gentlemen, Reach for All: Toppling the Pendergast Machine, 1936-1940 October 2000 Article discusses the downfall of Boss Tom Pendergast and how it was precipitated in part by turmoil within the Missouri Democratic Party.

8. Govt. and Politics: Ready-Mix Regime Govt. and Politics: Ready-Mix Regime September/13/1947 Photo (of Tom Pendergast) and book review of "Tom's Town" by William Reddig, about the Kansas City Pendergast machine headed by Boss Tom Pendergast (owner of the "Ready-Mixed Concrete" company).

9. Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman April/30/1945 Biographical article about President Harry Truman and his rise to political power starting in Jackson County, Missouri, through endorsement by but not corrupted by the Pendergast machine. Description of...

10. 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...

11. Kansas City Blacks, Harry Truman and the Pendergast Machine Kansas City Blacks, Harry Truman and the Pendergast Machine October 1, 1974 Article explores the political aspects of race relations in Kansas City during the 1920s and 1930s in respect to the Pendergast regime and Harry Truman's place in the political scene. Includes photos of...

12. Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor January/9/1939 Article about the history of campaigns to stop vice-type crime in Kansas City, highlighting the lastest by Governor Lloyd Stark against the vice propagated by the Pendergast machine, especially Downtown....

13. 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...

14. Machine Defends "Night Life" Machine Defends "Night Life" February 26, 1938 Article about an investigative report by Westbrook Pegler of the Kansas City Journal-Post on the support and justification of the Pendergast machine's organized crime in the city "'on the ground of public...

15. Missouri Dark Mule Missouri Dark Mule October/8/1938 Article about the possible 1940 presidential campaign of Missouri Senator Bennett Champ Clark, or Bennett Clark, discussing his political history, including relations with the Pendergast machine, with...

16. 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.

17. Missouri: A Gentleman's Jury Moves on a Know-Nothing Boss Missouri: A Gentleman's Jury Moves on a Know-Nothing Boss January/2/1937 Photo (of Tom Pendergast) and article about the 1936 election returns and their fraudulent collection led by "the Pendergast machine."

18. Missouri: Kansas City's Boss Rises to New Statewide Power Missouri: Kansas City's Boss Rises to New Statewide Power August/15/1936 Article about the spread of the Pendergast machine's power from Kansas City to the Missouri state government (including his eventual domination of rival Joseph Shannon), with photo of and quotes from Pendergast...

19. Missouri: Machine Busting Missouri: Machine Busting February/22/1937 Article about the involvements against the Pendergast machine and Federal Judges Merrill Otis and Albert Reeves, following the 1936 election fraud.

20. National Affairs--Missouri: Zealous Judges National Affairs--Missouri: Zealous Judges February/6/1939 Photo of "Missouri's Circuit Judge" Allen Southern and article about his role in the prosecution of Kansas City officials involved in organized crime with the Pendergast machine. Mention of Governor Lloyd...