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Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of the Herman and Ella Voigts house at 2405 West 103rd Street in Leawood. The Prairie-style stone house was built in 1923 by Frank Bayrel for Herman J. Voigts and his family for $23,000. The house stood on a 218-acre cattle and dairy farm. Voigts was also president of the First National Bank of Olathe and vice president of the City National Bank and Patron's Bank of Olathe. The all but 10 acres of the surrounding farm property was sold off for suburban residential development by 1959. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Genre: 
Photographs

Photograph of a pond in the Quivira Botanical Gardens north of the Lake Quivira Dam in 1931 or 1932. The 10-acre site, included ponds, gardens, springs, and picnic areas.

Genre: 
Ephemera

William T. Kemper, Sr.'s ticket for seat 11, row 2 on the reviewing stand at the Third Annual American Legion Convention parade on November 1, 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents
Photographs

Three-page excerpt from William T. Kemper, Sr.'s passport. Included is a portrait photograph and details on physical description, date and place of birth, and profession.

Genre: 
Drawings
Clippings

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932. This drawing depicts people in line to meet with Thomas J. Pendergast for employment or other favors.

Genre: 
Photographs
Clippings

Clipping entitled "A Real Goat Makes the Trip" from the Kansas City Times on March 28, 1932 that shows Kansas City Democrats boarding trains the previous day to the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Members of the Washington Township Democratic Club, a Pendergast organization, are shown with their brown goat mascot, which they took along on one of the special trains. However, the goat will not be in the big parade planned by the local Democrats in St. Louis today. Leaders said it might cause some trouble."

Genre: 
Clippings
Photographs

Clipping entitled "Pals" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on January 11, 1931 with caption stating, "Rufus Crosby Kemper, jr., and his little toy dog are fast friends. -J Alfred Mitchell Photo."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ellison A. Neel to Mr. I. N. Watson and Mr. Herman Langworthy with strategy suggestions for a 1938 election. Among his suggestions are organized responses to opponents' statements and positions, having the Kansas City Star compile relevant editorial cartoons on one page so they can easily be passed around, and to convince prominent citizens to sign a particular statement.

Genre: 
Clippings
Photographs

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.

Genre: 
Clippings
Photographs

Clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 1, 1934. The article provides a reproduction of the letter sent from Tom Pendergast to James A. Farley in which Pendergast asks for clemency for John Lazia. The clipping also includes portraits of Farley and Pendergast. After the reproduction, the newspaper provides information on people mentioned in the letter, including William T. Kemper, Sr., Jerome Walsh, and Frank P. Walsh.

Genre: 
Photographs

Three reproductions of the same photograph of William T. Kemper, Sr. walking on the side of the street in downtown Kansas City.

Genre: 
Clippings
Photographs

Clipping entitled "Voters Stand in Line" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "The extremely heavy early vote Tuesday morning caused voters to stand in line awaiting their turn at many polling places over the city. Above is the line at the thirty-third precinct of the Eighth ward at 115 West Gregory boulevard. Many voters had to wait in line more than half an hour for their turns. —Journal-Post Photo."

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