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

7. 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.

8. 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...

9. Editorial Comment: "You Can't Fool All of the People. .." Editorial Comment: "You Can't Fool All of the People. .." May//1942 Article about the drastic disappearance of corruption in the city government between 1940 and 1942, as evidenced in elections, taxes, employment, etc.

10. 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.

11. First Six Months in Kansas City: Form of Council-Manager Government Adopted; Next Step Is to Apply the First Six Months in Kansas City: Form of Council-Manager Government Adopted; Next Step Is to Apply the Spirit January//1927 Review of the first six months of the city government under the new council-manager form of government, pointing out improvements but notably weaknesses such as a sininster partisanship and uneven employment...

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

13. Inside Story of Kansas City Inside Story of Kansas City December//1948 Address by Cookingham before the National Municipal League in Boston on November 23, 1948, concerning the city's recovery from political "bossism."

14. Kansas City Begins Council-Manager Government Kansas City Begins Council-Manager Government May//1926 Photo and article about the commencement of Kansas City's council-manager form of government and its first city manager, Henry McElroy (pictured with his family).

15. 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.

16. Kansas City Clings to an Ideal Kansas City Clings to an Ideal June//1940 Discussion about Kansas City's recovery from the Pendergast regime in an editorial comment.

17. Kansas City Has Its Chin Up Kansas City Has Its Chin Up November//1941 Article about the political "house-cleaning" to start afresh after the imprisonment of Pendergast.

18. Kansas City Politics and Government Kansas City Politics and Government Information on local city and county government and political issues and organizations, especially during the Pendergast era.

19. 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.

20. 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.