Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression
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Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark thanking Stark for his opinion on Congressman Cannon.

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March 5th 1935

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark, offering to provide Stark information on the "state situation" and saying his plan sounds "right and proper."

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April 5th 1935

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark regarding appointing Hugh Humphrey to a position in Arkansas.

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January 22nd 1936

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark remarking that he thinks Stark has "an unbeatable machine lined up for the coming campaign" and offering to be of service.

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October 20th 1936

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark indicating that he supports Stark's campaign for governor and making suggestions for campaign staff and equipment. He suggests "it would be a good plan to discuss the whole situation iwth Jim Aylward and Jim Pendergast, and abide by the conclusion that the three of you come to."

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January 11th 1936

Letter from Harry Truman to Jack Stapleton descibing his positive attitude toward Lloyd Stark and his candidacy for Missouri Governor.

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June 3rd 1935

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Guy B. Park reporting that some state employees say that they like Truman but will vote for Cochran and asking for Park for help increase his support.

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June 6th 1934

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Missouri Governor Guy Park asking for consideration of Fred Wallace for architectural work.

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October 12th 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman, presiding judge of the Jackson County Court to Missouri Governor Guy Park, expressing his support for recent budget legislation.

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May 2nd 1933

Letter from Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols. Truman states that it would not be prudent for the federal government to interfere with Kansas City labor issues. Instead, he suggests contacting the Director of Police in Kansas City.

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July 21st 1937

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Vernon D. Fulcrut regarding the New Deal and the Supreme Court.

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February 26th 1937

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman shows his commitment to the state and his ideals: "I went into the R.R. business again today and I think got some more real information. I have a notion it didn't please Mr. [William T.] Kemper [Sr.] very much. But I can't help it. I'm not working for him. I'm working for Missouri."

Date: 
November 3rd 1937

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then shows his political persistence: "If I quit this thing now, they'll say that Kemper and the Boss pulled me off, and I'm going to go through with it if I don't get home at all."

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November 9th 1937

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then provides the latest information concerning Kansas City and Missouri politics: "I missed a call from [Joseph B.] Shannon... Jim P. [Pendergast] said he hoped I'd keep him here but I'm glad he's going home. He says [Lloyd C.] Stark will run against [Bennett C.] Clark and not against me."

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November 22nd 1937

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then provides some candid information concerning Kansas City and Missouri politics: "…[Bennett C.] Clark has definitely lined up with the Boss [Tom Pendergast] you see. He and Maurice Milligan almost came to blows the last time they met and now the Pres and [Lloyd C.] Stark are thinking of running him for Senator against Clark."

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November 28th 1937

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then recounts the dinner he had with railroad lobbyist Jim Nugent: "In fact I think everyone has a right to be heard if you expect to get all the facts. Of course it is the job of some people to befog the issue and cover up the facts. I don't put Jim in that class."

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December 6th 1937

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his travel and then provides information on the Missouri public's current opinion of Governor Lloyd C. Stark: "There are a number of letters from all over the state giving the governor a real dressing down. One calls him Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-for T.J.P. to get elected and against him to get headlines."

Date: 
July 5th 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his travel and speaks about Kansas City Bar Association President Henry Depping: "Depping is a Republican and one of the inner circle in K.C. He told me he'd try to get enough Republican candidates into the Senatorial race so they wouldn't vote in my primary."

Date: 
July 22nd 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then provides his opinion on Maurice M. Milligan and Lloyd C. Stark: "I don't want Milligan to run unless he and Stark run together. That would be too good."

Date: 
July 24th 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then provides details on Clark and Truman's political maneuvering: "Clark said he was to see Tuck [Jacob] Milligan yesterday and that he'd rub a little salt on Stark. He thinks maybe we can get 'em all in the race."

Date: 
July 27th 1939

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