Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper the Missouri Democrat on November 2, 1934. This excerpt provides biographies for their list of preferred local, state, and national candidates for the upcoming election.
Certificate to visit Mexico issued to William T. Kemper, Sr. by the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City, Missouri. The document includes a portrait photograph and physical description of Kemper and specifies that he may visit six months.
Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 11, 1931 showing a photograph of James M. Pendergast. The accompanying article states that "Jimmy" has been busy meeting people seeking jobs while Tom Pendergast is on vacation in Europe.
Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr. contributed $5,000 "to pay the necessary expenses of the campaign in behalf of the election of Alfred E. Smith as President and Joseph T.
Photograph of Kansas City blues shouter Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. Turner performed in Kansas City in the late 1920's and early 1930's before moving to New York City.
Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XIV, No. 4, featuring a biography of James Madison Kemper, Sr. on the occasion of his promotion to president of the Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City, Missouri.
Photograph clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on February 17, 1935 taken by Strauss-Peyton Photo and showing "Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper [Sr.]".
Photograph of jazz trumpet player Lammar Wright, who was active in Kansas City from the early 1920's until 1927. He is shown here as the lead trumpeter of Cab Calloway's Orchestra in New York City. This photograph is signed by Wright and addressed to VeEssa Spivey, owner of Kansas City's Black Hawk Barbecue.
Photograph of jazz singer Elmer "Pha" Terrell. He was active in Kansas City, primarily with Andy Kirk and the Twelve Clouds of Joy, from the early 1930's until 1941. This photograph is signed by Terrell and addressed to VeEssa Spivey, owner of Kansas City's Black Hawk Barbecue.
Circa 1925 photograph of Kansas City, Kansas band Paul Banks Syncopating Orchestra, posed with their instruments.
Clipping with caption stating, "Tomorrow R. Crosby Kemper Will Receive in His Bank's New Home. The City Bank's building at the southeast corner of Eighteenth street and Grand avenue will be open for inspection tomorrow. Here the president appears in a "going-to-luncheon" portrait.
Clipping from The Missouri Alumnus, Vol. XXI, No. 5, featuring a biographies and portraits of James Madison Kemper, Sr., Rufus Crosby Kemper, Sr., and William T. Kemper, Jr.