Pendergast Machine

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Letter from N. W. Branson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting the presence of Pendergast men on primary election day in Neosho.

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term.

Letter from Von Mayes to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Mayes reports that he has worked with the Pendergast machine in the past but that now he believes that "the fraud exposures in Kansas City unfit him for a leader outstate."

Anonymous letter to Missouri governor Lloyd C. Stark describing state employees in the Oil and Grain Inspection Departments who do not perform any work for their pay.

Letter from H. R. Conway to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, outlining why he believes Saline County did not support Stark's candidacy in greater numbers.

Manuscript in which Milton C. Lewis outlines talking points (possibly for a speech) concerning political, social, and economic issues that affect the Kansas City black community. The first talking point mentions the Pendergast Machine and efforts to dismantle it.

Henry McElroy

Henry F. McElroy was hand picked in 1926 by boss Thomas J. Pendergast to be Kansas City’s first city manager. This gave Pendergast complete control over Kansas City.

General Hospital No. 2 Exterior

"They did not try to build something ‘good enough for Negroes’ but something as good as money could buy." This is how Chester Arthur Franklin, the Republican founder of The Call newspaper and one of Kansas City’s most prominent black leaders, greeted the newly constructed eight-story building that housed General Hospital No. 2, serving the indigent African American population of Kansas City.

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