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Tom Pendergast Inmate File: Parole Information Survey

Document assessing information about Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, as relates to his potential parole. The document includes statements that the Pendergast family "has lived in luxury," that Pendergast has no financially dependent family members, and notes that his reputation is divided - friends are "fanatical in their devotion and enemies are equally fanatical in their prejudices." Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S.

Thomas J. Pendergast and Carolyn E. Pendergast

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on April 24, 1935 showing Thomas J. Pendergast and Carolyn E. Pendergast attending the marriage of Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. and Mary Louise Weyer. The caption states, "Pendergasts at Wedding - Mr and Mrs. Thomas J. Pendergast, parents of Thomas James Pendergast, jr., whose wedding to Miss Mary Louise Weyer was solemnized Wednesday morning at St. Peter's church, are shown above as they left the church. More than 1,000 persons crowded into the church to attend the nuptials. Among the guests were Gov. and Mrs. Guy B. Park.

St. Peter's Church Choir

Photograph of the St. Peter's Church Choir posed outside of the entrance to the original corrugated iron church building, known by the congregation as the "Tin Cathedral". This vantage point faces south on the south side of Meyer Boulevard between Holmes Street and Charlotte Street.

St. Peter's Church and School

Circa 1940 photograph of St. Peter's Church and School at 6400 Charlotte Street. This vantage point faces east-northeast with Meyer Boulevard pictured on the left.

St. Peter's Church and Rectory

Mid-1920's photograph of St. Peter's Church (left) and Rectory (right) on the south side of Meyer Boulevard between Holmes Street and Charlotte Street. This original corrugated iron church building was known by the congregation as the "Tin Cathedral". This vantage point faces southeast from the northwest corner of Holmes and Meyer.

Silver Jubilee of Msgr. James N. V. McKay

Photograph of the St. Peter's Church altar during the Silver Jubilee for Monsignor James N. V. McKay, pastor of St. Peter's.

Silver Jubilee of Msgr. James N. V. McKay

Photograph of the Silver Jubilee for Monsignor James N. V. McKay, pastor of St. Peter's Church. This room in St. Peter's Church doubled as the parochial school's gym.

Morse School

Photograph with a distant exterior view of the Morse Public School, showing students outside with playground equipment and playing a game of baseball. The school was named after S. F. B. Morse, American inventor. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the northeast corner of 21st Street and Charlotte Street.

Mens' Day, Mothers' Day: The Beautiful Commemoration, Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church, May 12, 1940

Program for a Mens' and Mothers' Day commemorative event at the Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church on May 12, 1940 with Rev. T. J. Burwell, Pastor.

Mary Louise Weyer and Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr.

Clipping entitled "Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Pendergast, Jr., at the Church" from the Kansas City Star on April 24, 1935 showing Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. and Mary Louis Weyer Pendergast leaving St. Peter's Catholic Church after their marriage.

Mary Louise Weyer and Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr.

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on April 24, 1935 showing Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. and Mary Louis Weyer Pendergast leaving St. Peter's Catholic Church after their marriage.

Karnes School First Communion Class of 1919

Photograph with caption, "Standing in front of the bath house of Karnes School are 135 boys in their first communion class in 1919. Most of the boys attended Karnes." The school was located south of Pacific Street between Missouri Avenue and Independence Avenue and between Holmes Street and Charlotte Street.