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Henry R Luce
Goin' to Kansas City
Book about Kansas City jazz and jazz history, with the title taken from a song by "Little" Willie Littlefield.
Unverified article, missing from the bound periodical in this library.
Govt. and Politics: Ready-Mix Regime
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).
Harry S. Truman
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...
Historic Building Being Converted to Lofts
June 30, 2005
The historic Hotel Monroe at 1904 Main St. once owned by ''corrupt Kansas City political boss TomPendergast in the early to mid-1900s'' is being renovated into eight lofts. The building was added to the...
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...
Horse Racing Preceded Casino in Riverside
In Honor of Tom Pendergast
Photos and article arguing against the promotion by the Kansas City Landmarks Commission and the Kansas City Star "that Tom Pendergast's old office building at 1908 Main be designated for the National...
Photo and description of "Thomas Joseph ("Big Tom") Pendergast," or Tom Pendergast, "Democratic boss of Kansas City," bragging about his control over Kansas City as political boss and comparing himself...
Joseph B. Shannon: Political Boss and Twentieth Century "Jeffersonian"
Dissertation toward a doctorate degree for Columbia University describing the career of political boss Joseph Shannon (1867-1943) and his struggles with and against fellow Jackson County, Missouri, Democratic...
Junk Dealer Says Hotel's Pendergast Connection Makes It Ideal for a Museum
September 3-9, 1998
Discusses a proposal put forth by Sleyster to turn the Monroe Hotel and the adjoining building--headquarters of Tom Pendergast--into a museum honoring the city boss.
K. C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri
Photos of Thomas Joseph Pendergast, Sr., or Tom Pendergast in about 1902 and in 1936, with various descriptions of his career and influences on the city throughout the book (specific pages listed in index)....
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...
Kansas City House Cleaning
Origins of the federal investigation of political corruption by Judges Albert L. Reeves and Merrill E. Otis and District Attorney Maurice M. Milligan, beginning in about 1936.
Kansas City in Caricature
Illustrated caricature of Tom Pendergast, a wholesale liquor dealer and later a local political machine boss.
Kansas City Politics: A Study of Boss Pendergast
Unverified article about the political machine of Boss Tom Pendergast not found in this library.
Kansas City Presents "a Challenge to Missouri" [headline article]
Illustrated caricature and multiple articles including the "cover story," a reprint from the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch about an investigative report on the threats of Kansas City organized crime to the...
Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor
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....
Kansas City: An American Story
June 21, 1905
Chapter of the book about the decade of the 1930s in Kansas City, highlighting the Pendergast political machine, including "jobs and jazz; crime and corruption," in the era of the Depression, with photos...
Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis
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...
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