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61. 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...

62. Julia Lee (The Last of the Great Blues Singers) Julia Lee (The Last of the Great Blues Singers) January-February//1960 Photo and biographical article about Julia Lee (1902-1958), an early Kansas City jazz and blues singer and pianist starting in the 1910s with her brother, bandleader George Lee. Description of her life...

63. 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...

64. Kansas City Blacks, Harry Truman and the Pendergast Machine 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...

65. 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...

66. 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.

67. Kansas City Night Life Kansas City Night Life November-December//1961 Illustrations and article about the Prohibition and Great Depression eras of Kansas City, coinciding with the Pendergast machine years of open vice and jazz and blues night clubs. Mention of numerous organized...

68. Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor January/9/1939 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....

69. 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.

70. Kansas City's Declaration of Independence (with Apologies to Thomas Jefferson) Kansas City's Declaration of Independence (with Apologies to Thomas Jefferson) February/19/1938 Duplicate of the original Declaration of Independence of the United States, adapted to the revolution against the Pendergast machine.

71. Kansas City, Kansas City Kansas City, Kansas City March-April//1997 Photos and review of the 1996 movie entitled "Kansas City" set in the city's 1930s big band jazz scene and directed by native Kansas Citian Robert Altman. Description of the movie as "a tale of jazz clubs...

72. Kansas City: Queer Votes Kansas City: Queer Votes October/14/1946 Article about the evidence of vote fraud in the 1946 city elections, involving "Salvatore P. Montell, the Pendergast machine's precinct captain."

73. Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis 2002 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...

74. 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,...

75. 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...

76. Leadership in a Large Manager City: The Case of Kansas City Leadership in a Large Manager City: The Case of Kansas City May 1964 Extensive article (with many scholarly references) on Kansas City's municipal leadership centering "on the nonpartisan principle" through the Citizens Association (since 1941) "and the council-manager...

77. Local Pipe Dreams: That of the Hon. Local Pipe Dreams: That of the Hon. June 18, 1904 Poem about James Francis Pendergast, or Jim Pendergast, older brother of Tom Pendergast and political boss of the "North End" of Kansas City.

78. M. J. Pendergast Dies [and] Pendergast Was a Fighter M. J. Pendergast Dies [and] Pendergast Was a Fighter September/2/1929 Photo and obituary articles for Michael Pendergast (ca. 1867-1929), "former city clerk, and for more than thirty years a leader in the Democratic organization in Kansas City." Native of Saint Joseph, Missouri...

79. M. J. Pendergast Dies Following 4 Years' Illness: Brother of Democratic Leader Inactive Politically M. J. Pendergast Dies Following 4 Years' Illness: Brother of Democratic Leader Inactive Politically since 1925 September/2/1929 Photo and obituary articles for Michael Pendergast (ca. 1867-1929), "lieutenant of the 'big boss'" Tom Pendergast in his Kansas City political machine, dying at the age of 62 on September 2, 1929. Native...

80. Machine Defends "Night Life" Machine Defends "Night Life" February 26, 1938 Article about an investigative report by Westbrook Pegler of the Kansas City Journal-Post on the support and justification of the Pendergast machine's organized crime in the city "'on the ground of public...