The State Historical Society of Missouri-Kansas City

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Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast seeking assistance for Tim Hallissey.

Letter from Tom Pendergast to Senator James A. Reed recommending he hear Ruth J. Rubel's business proposition.

Letter from Miss Reta Walters accusing Harry Truman of being in league with Tom Pendergast and providing evidence to support her claim. She also notes prominent Kansas Citians who advocated for clemency for Pendergast after his conviction of tax evasion.

Yates Drive, which provided a new entrance to Swope Park from the north, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces south-southeast from the intersection of 63rd Street, Elmwood Avenue, and Yates Drive (now Starlight Road).

Legal document that details the housing and property restrictions imposed upon sections of Blocks 27 through 30 in Mission Hills, Kansas. Some benign restrictions stipulate acceptable architectural features and minimum residence cost and ground frontage.

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which Clark sends his regrets for not being able to visit Reed while in Missouri. He then discusses various appointments to state and federal positions.

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast recommending that he support Lee B. Ewing for Congress.

Photograph showing the through paving of Gregory Boulevard near Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces west-northwest on Gregory Boulevard from just west of Jackson Avenue.

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast, hoping to obtain Tom Swope work supplying milk to the city hospitals.

Photograph showing improvements to Brush Creek, Kansas City, Missouri, with the widened Wornall Road Bridge in the background, ca. 1930s. This vantage point faces east from the north side of Brush Creek.

A Kansas CityJournal-Post opinion article by Westbrook Pegler arguing that in spite of rampant corruption, Thomas J. Pendergast's political machine thrives because "Mr. Pendergast runs a good town."

Certificate of authority to commence business, issued by the Secretary of State of Missouri Dwight H. Brown and given to City Beverage Company. Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. was a partner of City Beverage Company and provided Kansas City with Anheuser-Busch products.