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21. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biographical information about Samuel S. Mayerberg (1892-1964), a political and religious figure prominent in "his role in bringing down the Pendergast machine" in the 1930s, unusually outspoken on public...

22. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Thomas J. Pendergast (1872-1945), the political boss of Kansas City, Missouri, roughly during the 1920s and 1930s, responsible for much city government corruption and unenforced criminal activities...

23. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Roger T. Sermon (1890-1950), "twenty-six-year mayor of the city of Independence," Jackson County, during the Pendergast machine era and "closely allied" with it until 1942.

24. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Joseph Shannon (1867-1943), the main political rival and partner of Jim and Tom Pendergast in Kansas City government's Democratic Party during the early years of the 20th century. Also national...

25. Editorial Comment: "You Can't Fool All of the People. .." Editorial Comment: "You Can't Fool All of the People. .." May//1942 Article about the drastic disappearance of corruption in the city government between 1940 and 1942, as evidenced in elections, taxes, employment, etc.

26. Editorial Comment: Lucky "13" for Kansas City? Editorial Comment: Lucky "13" for Kansas City? June//1939 Summary of the thirteen years under the city manager plan of government of Kansas City and its failure due to corruption.

27. Encyclopedia of Missouri--A Volume of Encyclopedia of the United States Encyclopedia of Missouri--A Volume of Encyclopedia of the United States //1985 Biography of Tom Pendergast (1870-1945), "Democratic leader of Kansas City and 'boss' of Missouri politics for two decades [the 1920s and 1930s]," "born in St. Joseph, Missouri."

28. First Six Months in Kansas City: Form of Council-Manager Government Adopted; Next Step Is to Apply the First Six Months in Kansas City: Form of Council-Manager Government Adopted; Next Step Is to Apply the Spirit January//1927 Review of the first six months of the city government under the new council-manager form of government, pointing out improvements but notably weaknesses such as a sininster partisanship and uneven employment...

29. First Ward to Ward Parkway First Ward to Ward Parkway March/15/1935 Photo and description of the new Jackson County Courthouse and plans for two more "Pendergast Pyramids"--a municipal auditorium and city hall, all constructed with Tom Pendergast's Ready Mixed Concrete...

30. Folk: The Story of a Little Leaven in a Great Commonwealth Folk: The Story of a Little Leaven in a Great Commonwealth December//1905 Photo and article about the political corruption in the Missouri state government with descriptions of several politicians such as Alexander Cochran, "state counselor for the Missouri Pacific" Railroad,...

31. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the City Bosses Franklin D. Roosevelt and the City Bosses //1977 Chapter of the book about Tom Pendergast, political boss of Kansas City, with comparisons of him to other national urban bosses rising and falling in the Great Depression.

32. Gentlemen, Reach for All: Toppling the Pendergast Machine, 1936-1940 Gentlemen, Reach for All: Toppling the Pendergast Machine, 1936-1940 October 2000 Article discusses the downfall of Boss Tom Pendergast and how it was precipitated in part by turmoil within the Missouri Democratic Party.

33. Give 'Em Hell, Harry! Give 'Em Hell, Harry! January-February//1982 Article about personal memo documents of Harry S. Truman at the Truman Library, revealing many obscure thoughts, opinions, and actions of the former president, including dealings with the Pendergast machine,...

34. Good-By, Boss! Good-By, Boss! August//1939 Unverified article, missing from the bound periodical in this library.

35. Govt. and Politics: Ready-Mix Regime Govt. and Politics: Ready-Mix Regime September/13/1947 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).

36. Hock Shop Paradise Hock Shop Paradise March/1/1935 Photos and article about the selling of merchandise stolen from Kansas merchants in Kansas City pawn shops. Description of the subsequent closing of small shops not tied to the Pendergast machine and sentencing...

37. In Manhattan In Manhattan July/22/1935 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...

38. Indictment of Our City Council Indictment of Our City Council January/22/1938 Complaint against the city council about how it is run against the rules set up for it, and how the city manager "glories" in its illegal partisanship, etc.

39. Inside Story of Kansas City Inside Story of Kansas City December//1948 Address by Cookingham before the National Municipal League in Boston on November 23, 1948, concerning the city's recovery from political "bossism."

40. Joseph B. Shannon: Political Boss and Twentieth Century "Jeffersonian" Joseph B. Shannon: Political Boss and Twentieth Century "Jeffersonian" 1953 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...