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Mary Semple Scott
Alice Curtice Moyer-wi...
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Maurice H Winger
171 Voters Are Registered from the Fox Hotel
Illustration of the Fox Hotel and list of voters registered from there.
2000 Census to Change Council Districts: Northeast Resident Input Sought to Influence New Boundaries
Map and article about the redrawing of "boundaries for the nine congressional districts based on Census 2000 data" in Kansas City, Missouri by the Missouri State Legislature. Description of the Northeast...
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...
Board of Election Commissioners, Kansas City, MO
Map showing 23 election districts and the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri.
Boutin's Department House
Advertising card for Boutin's Department House showing a portrait of presidential candidate James G. Blaine. One of two cards showing portraits of presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls in the 1884...
Census Changes School District Boundaries: Northeast Split between Three Subdistricts
Map and article about the "new subdistrict boundaries for the Kansas City, Mo. School District" resulting in potential "shaky representation for Northeast" with its division into three of the different...
Citizens' Election Committee in Action
Story of political corruption involving Democratic party officials at the polls and threatening phone calls following a police interaction.
Council Districts Divide Northeast
The City Council's Operations Committee discussed the proposed redistricting based on the Census 2000 figures. Article expresses concern on the Northeast neighborhoods split between the First and Third...
Council Lines Drawn, and Residents Bristle
October 24, 2011
Due to shifts in population indicated by the 2010 Census, the Kansas City Council will redraw six council district boundaries. This will be the second time this year the lines are redrawn because the "new...
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,...
First Voting Machine Election Tuesday
Short article with diagram of how to use the new voting machine in three steps, for the upcoming school levy election.
First Voting Machines in Kansas City
Voting machines were first used in Kansas City on April 6, 1954.
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.
Hispanic Community Threatens Lawsuit
Map and article about the redrawing of "councilmanic boundaries for the population reported in the 2000 Census" resulting in evenly divided numbers of Hispanic residents among districts in Kansas City,...
File containing a pamphlet about the economic and electoral influence of Hispanic people in Kansas City and across the country, noting prominent Hispanics such as mayors of San Antonio, Denver, etc.
Historic Northeast Divided
Article about the upcoming redistricting of Northeast Kansas City with conflicts between "two interest groups: Historic Northeast residents residents and the burgeoning Hispanic population."
History of Johnson County, Kansas
Item describing the voting practices of the town of Oxford, Kansas during the slavery debates of the late 1850's. The town of Oxford, which was directly across the state line from New Santa Fe, Missouri,...
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.
Independent Voters Association
File containing a flyer with photos and information on the Independent Voters Association at 3230 Main Street, formed in 1963 for more efficient voting and city government and supporting Duttom Brookfield...
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