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1. Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Photos, illustrations, and information on Harry Truman (1884-1972), former President of the United States, national senator from Missouri, Jackson County judge, Kansas City hat merchant, World War I veteran,...

2. Tom Pendergast Tom Pendergast Newspaper clippings with photos, illustrations, and information about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) and his political machine in Kansas City in the 1920s-1930s, associating with organized crime and election...

3. Kansas City Citizens League Kansas City Citizens League Photos and information on the Kansas City Citizens League (or Citizens' League), a non-partisan local political organization established in 1918 for better city government and involved with the fight against...

4. David Milton Proctor David Milton Proctor Photos and information on David Milton Proctor, or David Proctor, a Missouri state senator and author of books (1936's "Pay Day," 1937's "False Faces on Quality Street," and 1939's "Riding High!", etc.)...

5. K. C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri K. C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri //1978 Photo and various references to and descriptions of L. P. Cookingham, the first city manager of Kansas City after the removal of the Pendergast machine in 1940. He was chosen by the city government in...

6. 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.

7. False Faces on Quality Street: An Intimate Close-Up View of Political Intrigue, Scandal and Romance False Faces on Quality Street: An Intimate Close-Up View of Political Intrigue, Scandal and Romance in the American City, with Its Daily Drama of Struggles and Pathos; Triumphs and Thrills 1937 Book set in a fictional version of late 1910s to mid-1930s Kansas City (called Larcen City here) and satirizing "the social life and political conditions" revolving around the Pendergast machine. Written...

8. Where These Rocky Bluffs Meet: Including the Story of the Kansas City Ten-Year Plan Where These Rocky Bluffs Meet: Including the Story of the Kansas City Ten-Year Plan 1938 Photo of Bryce Smith, mayor of Kansas City starting in 1930 during the Pendergast machine era.

9. Tom's Town: Kansas City and the Pendergast Legend Tom's Town: Kansas City and the Pendergast Legend 1947 Description of the legalization of horse racing by the Pendergast machine in the late 1920s, including the establishment of the "Riverside Park Jockey Club" in 1928, in Riverside, Missouri, "five miles...

10. Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years 1947 Chapters of the book about Harry Truman and his rise to political power from Jackson County as a member of a local family of Jackson County Goats (especially his father).

11. Missouri Waltz: The Inside Story of the Pendergast Machine by the Man Who Smashed It Missouri Waltz: The Inside Story of the Pendergast Machine by the Man Who Smashed It 1948 Chapter of the book about the Union Station Massacre in 1933 and the events leading up to and following it, including descriptions of John Lazia, "Pretty Boy" Floyd, or Pretty Boy Floyd, and police officers...

12. Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City 1948 Description of segregation practices in Kansas City as a factor in the popularity of the Pendergast machine. Discussion on the tradition (still active in 1948) of discrimination against black people through...

13. Investigation of Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce Part 4-A: Missouri Investigation of Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce Part 4-A: Missouri 1951 Testimonies of James Pendergast and Thomas Lacoco, respectively, about ballot theft, gambling money, the Gargotta and Binaggio murders, and other organized crime activities related to the Pendergast machine....

14. Leaders in Our Town Leaders in Our Town 1952 Photo and bio of L. P. Cookingham, city manager of Kansas City starting in 1940, arriving that year from Michigan, known for his reform activities in city government following the Pendergast machine era,...

15. Leaders in Our Town Leaders in Our Town 1952 Photo and bio of Judge Albert Reeves, chief judge of the Western District of Missouri in Kansas City. Born near Steelville, Missouri in 1873 and coming to Kansas City in 1913 as a lawyer before being appointed...

16. Opposition to the Pendergast Machine, 1925-1934 Opposition to the Pendergast Machine, 1925-1934 1955 Thesis about the Tom Pendergast machine, starting with 1925 and including a large section on Rabbi Mayerberg's "crusade" against the machine.

17. The Forward Kansas City Committee, 1939-1940 The Forward Kansas City Committee, 1939-1940 196-? A 38 page paper from the University of Kansas City, Special Project - 490, about the Forward Kansas City Committee, an organization promoting corruption-free city government in the transition period during...

18. Judge Truman Runs For the Senate Judge Truman Runs For the Senate 1966 A 20 page paper about Harry Truman's senatorial campaign of 1934 and his political career and ties to the Jackson County Pendergast machine, etc. Indicates on the paper that it was written for a Kansas...

19. William Kemp William Kemp 1968 Photo and bio of William Kemp (1889-1968), mayor of Kansas City from 1946 to 1955 and a leader of several organizations during the Kansas City Centennial in 1950. Description of his life and career as...

20. The Bosses The Bosses 1972 Descriptions of Harry Truman (1886-1972) and his ties to and disagreements with Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast during Truman's tenures as judge, senator and then president.