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Nancy J Hulston
Mary Semple Scott
Board of Election Comm...
When a Woman Is the Head
Autobiographical article by Alice Moyer-Wing, state industrial commissioner of Missouri and author of "Men Only," discussing the often unfair employment climate in the state and nation for women in 1927....
What, Precisely, Is a Machine?
Article about the definition of political machines and the Pendergast machine in Kansas City fitting this definition through unofficial financing, voting fraud, etc.
Voting Places for Metro Junior College Bond Election
November 15, 1965
Page 6 of the November 15, 1965 edition of the Kansas City Star showing map of Kansas City. Wards and precincts are shown; includes list of voting places.
Voting Out the Street-Car Smoker
Views of early woman voters on the controversial streetcar smoking issue.
Voting Made Easier
Article providing a description of the new voting machines, the first of their kind in Kansas City.
Voting instructions for the new punch card machines.
Voting for Lincoln in Missouri in 1860
Photos and article about the 1860 presidential election in Kansas and Missouri as told in the reminiscences of the author, a carpenter born in Ohio in 1833 and arriving at the Gillis House hotel of Kansas...
Voting Districts and Precincts of Kansas City, Missouri
Map shows election districts and precincts and former and contemporary city limits.
November 2, 1955
9th Ward, 10th precinct, 1030 W. 65th Street. Left to right: Charles Curry, Fred Goldman, and N. E. Paton.
Tuesday's Election--The Vote by Wards
Table showing the amounts of votes for Westport mayoral candidates by voting wards.
Trailblazers: A Celebration of the Human Spirit
This educational video discusses ''desegregation of Kansas City, Missouri, during the 1950s and 1960s, featuring interviews by local civil rights leaders [Dorothy Alexander, Dr. Julia Hill, Mamie Hughes,...
The Voting Scandal Surrounding Delaware Crossing (Secondine) -- 1858
June 27, 1905
Article describes voting irregularities in Wyandotte County, Kansas during the January 4, 1858 election. The voting took place at Delaware Crossing (also called "Secondine"), located near the Grinter Ferry...
The Upper Class Progressives In Kansas City, 1912-1926
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...
The Pendergast Machine and the African-American Vote
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.
The Irrepressible Urge to Manipulate: Election Fraud in Rural Missouri, 1940s-1970s
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...
State Senatorial Districts
Photos, maps, and information on voting districts in Kansas City for state senators.
Secessionist Strength In Missouri
This article traces the Secessionists political strength in Missouri in the 1860-61 elections. The presidential election of 1860 and the voting patterns between Unionists and Secessionists is explored....
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
SC117 Map Collection Finding Aid
1642-2009 and n.d.
This is an artificial collection consisting of maps found in the Missouri Valley Special Collections. The collection includes historical, road, and geological maps, as well as travel guides. Most of the...
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