Bill Kemp Mayor KCMo
William Kemp in suit and tie standing on the roof of City Hall; the Missouri River can be seen in the background., November 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Bob Hope meets city staff
L. Perry Cookingham, Barney Allis, Frank Backstrom, Koontz, William Kemp, Bob Hope, Roy Roberts, Lester Milgram, other unidentified men all in suits standing in room., 1954, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
City Council in Pre-council Session
Kansas City's City Council sitting around a conference table in an unidentified office., February 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Council party for LPC. Kemp, Gavin + I. Davis
William Kemp, Thomas J. Gavin and Ilus Davis, all in suits and ties holding drinks., 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Council party for LPC. Kemp, LPC, Gage + cake
William Kemp, L. Perry Cookingham, and John B. Gage pose behind City Hall cake for Cookingham's farewell party., 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Dorman O'Leary, William Kemp, and L. Perry Cookingham pose for picture
Dorman O'Leary, William Kemp and L. Perry Cookingham all in business suits pose for picture., No date; likely between 1941 and 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Former Mayors of Kansas City
Mr. & Mrs. H. Roe Bartle, Mr. & Mrs. William Kemp, and Mr. & Mrs. John B. Gage pose for picture in unidentified room., No date; likely between 1941 and 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Four mayors of K.C.
William Kemp, John B. Gage, and Bryce B. Smith sit on floral print couch. H. Roe Bartle stands with hands on the back of the couch. All wear suits and ties., April 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption in black misspells Bartle.
Frank + Mary Backstrom + Mayor Kemp with gift
Frank & Mary Backstrom opening gifts on a table with a red checkered table cloth. William Kemp sits off to the side., April 10, 1951, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
HWC in her new Chevy convertible
Harriette W. Cookingham, William Kemp, Bill Allen, and L. Perry Cookingham sitting in a Convertible Chevy DeLuxe in a show room., 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Jewels + photo of LM Kemp
Photo of William Kemp dressed as a traditional English Lord Mayor sitting next to a gavel and a flatware box with a jeweled Chain of Office in it., No date; likely between 1946 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Kemp party for old + new Council
William Kemp, H. Roe Bartle, Walter Scott, Reed Gentry, Thomas J. Gavin, Joseph Nolan, Harry Davis, and Lee Jackson all in suits and ties stand besides table with silver candelabras, plates, flatware, and water goblets., April 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
L. Perry Cookingham sits in window in a giant newspaper titled Press Club Griddle
L. Perry Cookingham, James T. Blair, Jeffery Hilleson, William Kemp, and Clark Tucker all wearing tuxedos sit behind microphones in various raised platforms so they appear in windows cut into screen painted to resemble a giant newspaper titled Press Club Griddle and various joke headlines. Two groups of three men in tuxedos sit at tables to either side. The backs of heads of a large number of audience members can be seen in foreground., February 23, 1954, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
L. Perry Cookingham with Major General Spivey, William Kemp and an unidentified man
L. Perry Cookingham with Major General Spivey, unidentified man, and William Kemp standing in unknown living room with Asian screen, chairs, and fireplace, all wear suits and ties., April 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
L. Perry Cookingham, William Kemp, and 3 unidentified men in business attire standing
L. Perry Cookingham, William Kemp, and 3 unidentified men in business attire standing., Most likely 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption with later corrections.
Luncheon at Park College
Luncheon at Park College with Pres. Zwingle, L. Perry Cookingham, Harriette W. Cookingham, William Kemp and other unidentified people seated at table eating. Cookingham is at head of table Zwingle standing., June 2, 1952, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Man of the Month luncheon
Gavin Leedy, William Kemp, and L. Perry Cookingham stand holding drinks, talking. "Man of the Month" luncheon., May 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Mayor Kemp + Lou Holland
William Kemp standing in Council chambers in KC City Hall wearing ceremonial robe and jewels holding a photo standing next to Lou Holland., No date; likely between 1946 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Mayor Kemp with robe + jewels
William Kemp standing in Council chambers in KC City Hall wearing ceremonial robe and jewels., No date; likely between 1946 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
New City Council
Thomas J. Gavin, Frank Backstrom, Reed Gentry, Ilus Davis, L. Perry Cookingham, William Kemp, Walter Scott, Harry Davis, and Joseph Nolan Robert stand in front of various flower arraignments and plants in Council chambers in the City Hall, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Pre-council Dinner
William Kemp, Sheridan Ferral, Thomas J. Gavin, and 2 unidentified men all wearing suits sit around a table clothed table having a meal., Approximately 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption and note on back.
Ray Wilson, Frank Backstrom, Bill Kemp. Ad Club
Ray Wilson, Frank Backstrom, and William Kemp sit behind a flower arrangement and microphone at Ad Club event., December 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
Three Mayors & one City Manager
John B. Gage, William Kemp, H. Roe Bartle shaking L. Perry Cookingham's hand., 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption.
William Kemp and L. Perry Cookingham review a map of Kansas City North on folding stand
William Kemp on right and L. Perry Cookingham on left both wearing suits and ties review a map of Kansas City north on folding stand. L. Perry is using pen to point to map., August 1953, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption in blue on white label.