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Peter Warren and Edward E. Conroy

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. Conroy, special agent in charge of the Kansas City office of the federal bureau of investigation, after Conroy and agents under him had effected Warren's arrest. The youth is charged with writing three letters in an attempt to extort $250,000 from James M. Kemper, president of the Commerce Trust company.

Pendergast: "Always Willing to Assist His Friends"

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper the Missouri Democrat on December 7, 1934. The article provides the newspaper's opinion on a letter sent from Tom Pendergast to James A. Farley in which Pendergast asks for clemency for John Lazia. The newspaper shows its bias explaining that Pendergast admits to writing the letter because he is "always willing to assist his friends."

Pavilion Tent at W. T. Kemper Annual Picnic

Photograph of people seated under a pavilion tent at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic and barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Pauline Thompson and Other Bathing Suit Contestants at W. T. Kemper Barbecue

Photograph of Pauline Thompson (front), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other three contestants during the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Pauline Thompson and Other Bathing Suit Contestants at W. T. Kemper Barbecue

Photograph of Pauline Thompson (left), winner of the "bathing beauty contest", along with the other three contestants after the contest at W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s barbecue for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks.

Passport of William T. Kemper, Sr.

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.

Officers of the Grand Avenue Cleanup Association

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on March 24, 1926 showing the five officers of the Grand Avenue Cleanup Association. Pictured are T. S. Abernathy, Treasurer; R. C. Kemper, Vice-President; John W. Wagner, President; E. L. Scarritt, Vice-President; Charles Tucker, Secretary.

Nurse McKinzie at The Willows Maternity Home

Nurse Miss McKinzie ("who got fired yesterday," per a note written on the back of the photograph) posing in a baby bed with a hot water bottle on her stomach at The Willows Maternity Home.

Nurse Hazel Wagner

Photograph of nurse Hazel Wagner posing under the entrance of The Willows Maternity Hospital, where she trained between 1923 and 1926.

Nell Q. Donnelly and C. W. Greenwade

Clipping entitled "In the News Again" from the Kansas City Star on March 28, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The photograph's caption states, "Mrs. Nell Q. Donnelly, who beat Baby Lindbergh to the kidnaping spotlight on page 1, is shown exchanging political gossip with C. W. Greenwade, new chairman of the state committee."

Municipal Airport at Night

Municipal Airport at night with a crowd gathered outside the main terminal building and a Ford Tri-Motor airplane on the runway. The aircraft was operated by Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) - Maddux Air Lines, which merged with Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) in 1930. Municipal Airport (known currently as Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport) is located on the opposite side of the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers.

Mrs. L. R. Gilbert

Clipping entitled "Pet Rat to Holdover" from an article in Kansas City Journal-Post on June 3, 1933 documenting the kidnapping of Mary McElroy. The photograph's caption states, "Mrs. L. R. Gilbert, wife of one of the McElroy kidnap gang, insisted on taking her pet white rat with her when she was returned to Kansas City by airplane. She is shown here holding the pet while waiting to board the plane."