Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Municipal Auditorium, which also served as a campaign stop for his 1936 presidential run.
Jackson County Historical Society
Photograph of James Madison Kemper (left), father of William Thornton Kemper, Sr. (right), father of James M. Kemper, Sr. (center), father of David W. Kemper (front).
Clipping entitled "Could Hear Police Calls" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "The McElroy kidnapers were able to listen to broadcasts by the police department.
Clipping from the Kansas City Star of Tom Pendergast, Joe Shannon, and Cas Welch dressed as old women and knitting while the Kansas City Police Department plays like children on the floor. The signs on the wall show, "God Bless Our Home", "Crime never pays", and "The way of the transgressor is hard".
Clipping entitled "Accused in Plot" from the Kansas City Post on May 7, 1935 with caption stating, "Peter Warren (left), 20-year-old Dallas youth, is shown here with Edward E.
Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post showing Gladys W. Kemper (wife of James M. Kemper, Sr.) as hostess at the Fiesta ball. Photograph by Cauthen.
Photograph of Henry F. McElroy, Jr. and Eleanor Beach, daughter of Kansas City Mayor Albert I. Beach, christening "The Kansas City", a Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Ford Tri-Motor airplane, by pouring water from the Missouri River upon the propeller at Municipal Airport.
Letter from Albert P. Newell to Ellison A. Neel regarding Neel's statement regarding the Pendergast machine in a recent Kansas City Star. Newell writes that "it took great courage on your part to come out so flat-footedly against the powers that be," and states that he is confident the machine will be overturned.
Invitation to W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. Events include a "Ladies Bathing Beauty Contest - eight to eighty (Men Judges)", "Hog Calling Contest", "Fat Man's Race", "Pipe Smokers race", and others.
Clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 28, 1932 entitled "Kansas City Boss and Congressman" and with caption stating, "Thomas J. Pendergast (left), and Congressman Joseph B. Shannon of Kansas City in a pow-wow at Hotel Jefferson preceding the Democratic State Convention."
Photograph of nurse Hilda Fielder (later Mrs. Lawrence Williams) standing under an arbor in the grounds of The Willows Maternity Hospital.
Clipping from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 describing W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. The article lists the activities, including a recognition of employment anniversaries, "bathing beauty" contest, hog calling contest, and a picnic.