Kansas City Police Department

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Pamphlets

Pamphlet describing how Pendergast, "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri," and his machine gained power in Kansas City and its role in statewide election fraud.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from M. E. Hartman to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, unenforce rape and other crimes occurring in Kansas City.

Genre: 
Correspondence

An update to the Kansas City Anti-Vice Society about improvements in Kansas City vice conditions, from Nat Spencer, secretary. He reports that "a great many shacks of houses formerly used for disreputable purposes are torn down," "indecent shows are receiving the attention of the vice squad," and "public gambling houses are closed."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles E. Ellis, one of Kansas City's 12th Ward election judges, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, concerned about threatened violence against poll workers who don't obey the Pendergast machine in upcoming elections, and requesting military protection due to distrust in the police. He reports that when he acted as an election judge, that he "was forcibly ejected by two North End Ruffians" when he didn't obey a Democratic precinct captain.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harley Ferguson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing the open gambling in Kansas City during the 1930s and hoping to shut it down. He expresses particular concern that gambling establishments are open on Sundays and open to women, and says they "operate without fear."

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Correspondence

Letter from J. R. Morgan to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding Stark's work cleaning up Kansas City and its police department. He describes Captain Dougherty at Station #4 as "crooked as any man that ever walked the face of the earth."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Bessie Peppard, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing local women in her political organization being threatened by city employees.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter dictated for a telegram from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to Colonel Otto P. Higgins, Kansas City Director of Police, regarding the requests he has received for National Guard protection for the upcoming election, and asking for his opinion of the matter.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter signed "A Kansas Citian" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, requesting assistance in ensuring honest elections in Kansas City by protecting voters, judges, and clerks.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from W. T. Foley to Governor Lloyd Stark describing an encounter with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department in which he was arrested at the city limit for speeding and had money taken by the officers.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Russell C. Cravens to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, thanking him for his work in cleaning up elections and the Kansas City police department. He also requests that Clark look into the "issuance of 'special lisences [sic] to the Kansas City political crowd," as they are routinely committing driving violations while using them. He is particularly upset at the "tax favoritism situation," noting large discrepancies between property tax assessments between his and other properties in his neighborhood.

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Periodicals

Kansas City Police Department newsletter from October 1940, sent to "leading Kansas Citians." The newsletter describes programs to protect local children from traffic and "exhibitionists and moral lepers," to eliminate marijuana growing within the city limits, and police training. It also includes information about the American Youth Club, the Kansas City Police Band, and the Police Quartet winning 4th place in the National Barber Shop Quartet Contest at the New York World's Fair.

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