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171 Voters Are Registered from the Fox Hotel
Illustration of the Fox Hotel and list of voters registered from there.
Photos and article about the apartments on the Country Club Plaza and Armour Boulevard managed by the Assured Rental Company, Incorporated (led by George Goldman and Herman Shapiro), in the city's "South...
Cities: Kansas City Dynamite
Article about the robbery of the Jackson County Courthouse on 12th Street, supposedly of voting nominations, by James Michael Pendergast, or Jim Pendergast.
Citizens' Election Committee in Action
Story of political corruption involving Democratic party officials at the polls and threatening phone calls following a police interaction.
Contributors to Missouri Culture: Clara Cleghorn Hoffman
Biography of Clara Cleghorn Hoffman, a "longtime president of the Missouri Woman's Christian Temperance Union" against alcohol and activist for women's voting and other rights during the late 19th century...
Diamond Jubilee of Nineteenth Amendment
Article about the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, with information about the suffragette movement in Kansas City, including Susan B. Anthony,...
Fox Hotel Still "Foxy"
Illustration of the Fox Hotel and discussion about the "padded" number of voters registered from there, increased from 171 to 259 from the previous year.
Good Prospects for Permanent Registration
Essay on the favorable chances of the approval of permanent registration, a more efficient and honest voting registration system.
History of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Missouri
Extensive article about the women's suffrage, or right to vote, movement in Missouri, from 1910 to 1919 and its enactment into national law by Constitutional amendment, with photos.
Jackson County to the Fore
Report on the activities of the Jackson County Suffrage Campaign Committee and similar suffragette organizations.
Comprehensive article about the history of the state of Kansas since its first European exploration in 1541 by Coronado, with general information on its climate and major events, etc. Also portraits of...
Kansas City Organization
Report on the activities of the Jackson County Suffrage Campaign Committee, organized to promote the right of women to vote, located at 710 Walnut Street.
Lie Down for America: How the Republican Party Sows Ruin on the Great Plains
April 1, 2004
In this article Frank, author of 'What's the Matter with Kansas?', explores the phenomenon of working-class midwesterners voting Republican against what would seem to be their best interests. He discusses...
Missouri in Motion?
July 18, 1956
Article about the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church's isolationism, voting "to keep their denomination clear even of other Lutherans."
My Indignation. ..My Shame
Article about the election frauds in Kansas City government, with a photo of fraudulent signatures in a precinct book and a photo of Gil Bourk, promoter of "permanent registration."
National Week. ..Back of Missouri Vote Scandal: A Story That Will Echo in 1948
Article about the 1946 primary election fraud (involving the James Pendergast and his uncle Tom's former political machine) and the investigations of wrong doings, possibly involving President Truman,...
One Year Ago This Week
Descriptions of incidents in Kansas City on March 12-13, 1934, involving the blockage of registered voters from the polls and bringing in of paid voters by the Pendergast machine for "[t]wo bits a vote."...
Permanent Registration of Voters Needed
Essay on the needs of permanent voter registration records with history of United States registration law starting in 1800.
Reformers, Factionalists and Kansas City's 1925 City Manager Charter
Map showing political wards and districts from 1912 to 1925 in Kansas City, between the State Line, Missouri River, 31st Street, and roughly Paseo Boulevard.
Registration and Election in the North Side
Essay against the voting registration fraud carried out in the "North Side," or Downtown, voting precincts.
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