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Diagram from the Kansas City Hearings of the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, illustrating the Kansas City Mafia's involvement in night clubs, liquor businesses, bookmaking and other gambling, voter fraud, narcotics, and murder, among other areas.

Memorandum containing a statement from an unnamed former member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners and his contacts with Charles Binaggio.

Hand drawn map of the Last Chance Saloon, which was built to span the Missouri/Kansas state line. The entry is located on Southwest Boulevard in Kansas, with gambling taking place behind several doors and upstairs, across the state line in Missouri.

Kansas City Police Department record for Morris "Snag" Klein, including numerous charges of disturbing the peace, traffic violations, and running a gambling game and keeping gambling equipment, from 1930 to 1948.

Document stating the objectives of the Kansas City hearings of the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, popularly known as the Kefauver Committee.

List of gambling operations located primarily in Kansas City, including the Green Hills Club and State Line Tavern, and numerous other bookmaking and dice games.

Photographs and quotes from Tony Gizzo, Kansas City mafia figure, during his testimony before the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, popularly known as the Kefauver Committee. Gizzo is quoted as saying "Senator, I wish to hell you would tell me what the Mafia is.

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles Binaggio. Binaggio, organized crime boss and ally of Tom Pendergast who rose to greater power after Pendergast's imprisonment, was found shot in April, 1950 along with Charles Gargotta at the First Ward Democratic Club.

Memorandum regarding James M. Pendergast, nephew of Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast. The document discusses his involvement in the 1948 election of Forest Smith as Missouri governor, with the understanding that Smith would allow crime boss Charles Binaggio to have greater influence over the Kansas City police board of commissioners.

Kansas City Police Department report for Jack J. "Nagel" Maroon, beginning in 1927 and spanning through 1950. The report includes numerous charges of robbery, income tax evasion, gambling, and traffic violations.

Memorandum regarding Kansas City, Kansas, Chief of Police Will Johns, stating that he will testify about raids on the State Line Club and surveys done to determine how much of the business existed on each side of the Missouri/Kansas state line.

Letter labeled "PERSONAL" from S. H. Toucey to Senator Estes Kefauver, regarding his Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce.

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