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Nancy J Hulston
Mary Semple Scott
Board of Election Comm...
National Week. ..Back of Missouri Vote Scandal: A Story That Will Echo in 1948
Article about the 1946 primary election fraud (involving the James Pendergast and his uncle Tom's former political machine) and the investigations of wrong doings, possibly involving President Truman,...
One Year Ago This Week
Descriptions of incidents in Kansas City on March 12-13, 1934, involving the blockage of registered voters from the polls and bringing in of paid voters by the Pendergast machine for "[t]wo bits a vote."...
Permanent Registration of Voters Needed
Essay on the needs of permanent voter registration records with history of United States registration law starting in 1800.
Pitzman's New Atlas of the City and County of Saint Louis, Missouri
Book of plat maps showing political and voting wards and real estate ownership maps of Saint Louis County and City.
Platte County Voting
File contains a booklet or pamphlet (1960) with map, chart, and description of voting districts and other voting information in Platte County, Missouri.
Political Parties, Elections, and the General Assembly in Missouri
Research report on the potential need for restructuring the voting districts in Missouri to allow for more equal representation for voters across the state, by demographics and political affiliation, showing...
Polling Places in Kansas City, Missouri
Map identifying various polling places within the school district boundaries of Kansas City, Missouri, including schools, fire stations, filling stations, and other sites.
Presidential Ballots: 1836-1892
Tables showing voting figures in Kansas City area counties for the presidential elections from 1836 to 1892, with Jackson County, Missouri, on page 580.
March 29, 1905
Item relating the story of Princeton, Kansas, a townsite once existing two miles southwest of Olathe. In an election to determine the county seat of Johnson County, Princeton lost to Olathe due to the...
Property of Board of Election Commissioners, Kansas City, Missouri
Map showing 25 election districts in Kansas City, Missouri.
Reformers, Factionalists and Kansas City's 1925 City Manager Charter
Map showing political wards and districts from 1912 to 1925 in Kansas City, between the State Line, Missouri River, 31st Street, and roughly Paseo Boulevard.
Registration and Election in the North Side
Essay against the voting registration fraud carried out in the "North Side," or Downtown, voting precincts.
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...
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...
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....
State Senatorial Districts
Photos, maps, and information on voting districts in Kansas City for state senators.
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...
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 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 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...
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