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//1978 (2)
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1. Youth Goes into Action Youth Goes into Action February//1935 Description of the defeat of the Youth Movement led by Fennelly in the election of 1934, involving members being "slugged, kicked, or beaten at the polls."

2. What, Precisely, Is a Machine? What, Precisely, Is a Machine? January/11/1935 Article about the definition of political machines and the Pendergast machine in Kansas City fitting this definition through unofficial financing, voting fraud, etc.

3. Unbossed Judge Unbossed Judge January/30/1939 Article about the efforts to stop vice in the city by Pendergast machine opponent Judge Southern, with raids on gambling houses and brothels.

4. Truman's "Purge": Aided by Pendergast Machine He Defeats a Stubborn Congressman Truman's "Purge": Aided by Pendergast Machine He Defeats a Stubborn Congressman August/19/1946 Photos and biographical article about President Harry Truman and his defeat in a 1946 primary election of "Kansas City's conservative, wealthy Congressman Roger C. Slaughter, who has blocked some of the...

5. Tom's Trouble Tom's Trouble April/17/1939 Report of the indictment of Boss Pendergast for income tax evasion and its consequences on organized crime in the city.

6. Tom Pendergast: Boss of Kansas City Ages, and Turn of Fortune Changes Tom Pendergast: Boss of Kansas City Ages, and Turn of Fortune Changes March/21/1938 History of the still-ruling political machine and its illegal activities under Tom Pendergast, with photos, including Pendergast and his concrete plant and liquor distributorship.

7. The Women--In Public Affairs The Women--In Public Affairs May//1940 Report on Kansas City women's efforts in the city elections that helped oust the Boss Tom Pendergast machine.

8. The Upper Class Progressives In Kansas City, 1912-1926 The Upper Class Progressives In Kansas City, 1912-1926 1976 A 126 page thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with honors, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The critique...

9. The Strange Case of Dr. Gray The Strange Case of Dr. Gray May/10/1935 Photo, illustration and article about the "anti-machine speech" by Missouri state representative J. A. Gray broadcast "over station WOS in Jefferson City," Missouri, cut off in mid-transmission after scathing...

10. The Same Manager The Same Manager March/23/1940 Article labeling the replacements for Pendergast in the city government as more of the same machine politicians, a "fake change."

11. The Public Indicts the Machine The Public Indicts the Machine April/22/1939 Essay listing several of the criminal practices found out about the Pendergast machine in the wake of Tom Pendergast's prison sentencing in 1939, including violations of the city charter, election frauds,...

12. The Presidency: Busy Week [and] Political Notes: Home to Roost? The Presidency: Busy Week [and] Political Notes: Home to Roost? June/16/1947 Photo (of Harry in a local parade) and articles about President Harry Truman's return to Kansas City in 1947 for political and personal reasons, being accused in involvement with the ongoing Pendergast...

13. The Politics of Reform: Kansas City's Municipal Government, 1925-1950 The Politics of Reform: Kansas City's Municipal Government, 1925-1950 1956 Dissertation toward a doctorate degree from the University of Chicago about the city government of Kansas City during the "council-manager" period, the first half of which served as "a symbol of municipal...

14. The Politics of Philanthropy: The Contrasting Styles of Pendergast and Volker The Politics of Philanthropy: The Contrasting Styles of Pendergast and Volker Summer-Autumn, 2002 Article compares the similarities between the philanthropic efforts of Tom Pendergast and William Volker in Kansas City.

15. The Pendergast Machine and the African-American Vote The Pendergast Machine and the African-American Vote Autumn//1998 Article about the voting behavior and treatment of black people during the Pendergast machine era in Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s, largely in the political wards of Casimir Welch.

16. The March of Events around the World: Kansas City Citizens Seek to End Rule of Pendergast The March of Events around the World: Kansas City Citizens Seek to End Rule of Pendergast February/26/1938 Article about the imminent ousting of Tom Pendergast, referred to as "Tammany Hall Jr.," in comparison to the boss of New York City, with a caricature of Pendergast and a lion in a garbage can labelled...

17. The Man Who Would Be Mayor The Man Who Would Be Mayor April//1982 Photos and biographical article about William Waris, "38-year-old Jackson County Legislature chairman, Avila College basketball coach, St. Thomas More School principal and mayoral aspirant." Also photo...

18. The Irrepressible Urge to Manipulate: Election Fraud in Rural Missouri, 1940s-1970s The Irrepressible Urge to Manipulate: Election Fraud in Rural Missouri, 1940s-1970s Fall//2000 Article about voting frauds in rural Missouri elections from the 1940s to the 1970s, especially about Sullivan County and Wright County, Missouri, with photos, map, and copies of letters and newspaper...

19. The End of Pendergast The End of Pendergast July//1939 Article about the downfall of the Pendergast machine and the events leading up to it, starting more or less with murders of federal prisoners "in front of the city's railroad passenger terminal" in 1933....

20. The City Manager The City Manager 1927 Photo and chapter of the book about Henry McElroy, city manager of Kansas City starting in 1926. Description of his life and career, born in Illinois in 1865 and coming to Kansas City in 1895 "engaged...