Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Bryant Building

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Letter from Democracy Publishing Company to Lloyd C. Stark asking if he would like to participate or place an advertisement in an upcoming issue, and describing their recent issues as featuring Tom Pendergast and James Aylward.

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Letter from Homer B. Mann to Jesse Barrett, describing a recent publication about a Thomas Hart Benton mural as well as his feelings about voting fraud in Kansas City during the recent election.

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Letter from Frederick E. Whitten to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 19, 1940. Whitten responds to William Hirth's suggestion that he run for office in the 1940 election.

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Letter from Frederick E. Whitten to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 21, 1935. Despite talk in Kansas City of Thomas J. Pendergast's power in Washington D.C., Whitten praises Mitchell for his stance against Pendergast's influence. He comments, "Socialism, Bossism, and gang control have no part in Democratic or American Government, and those of us who have a true concern and regard for the history and accomplishments of the Democratic party cannot help but look with alarm to the future of the party."

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Letter from Frederick E. Whitten to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 22, 1940. Whitten discusses his thoughts on Missouri political candidates ahead of the 1940 election.

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Letter from Frederick Whitten congratulating Jesse Barrett for his work in removing Pendergast Machine affiliates.

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Letter from Henry Bundschu to Republican gubernatorial candidate Jesse Barrett, describing his prospects for winning the election and the political outlooks in Kansas City and St. Louis in particular.

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Letter from F. E. Whitten to Jesse Barrett describing the atmosphere in Kansas City in response to federal investigations into the Pendergast Machine.

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Letter from Harry H. Watts, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, telling Stark that he has a good reputation in Kansas City, "too good to throw away to favor some gangsters," and hoping that extra protection will be brought in to ensure fair voting in upcoming elections.

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Letter from Henry A. Bundschu to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing election corruption and how it might be dealt with by the Board of Election Commissioners. He recommends "this matter should be attended to without delay for it requires time for the Board to set matter down for hearing, make the changes, if necessary, and procure the new personnel."