From William A. Kitchen to Harry S. Truman, May 31, 1940

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Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen informs Truman of invitation to speak on Truman's behalf at a League of Missouri voters reception. Kitchen believes it is best to decline the offer as it would allow Truman's campaign opponent Lloyd C. Stark to criticize Truman and his connection to the Kansas City organization. Kitchen says, "I can smear him [Stark] a lot better under cover than I can by getting out and making public speeches." He also suggests that the event organizer, Dan Carr, should be more conspicuous in his support of Truman.

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Date: 
May 31st 1940
Modern Location: 
728 Delaware Street
Kansas City, MO
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Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
William A. Kitchen Papers, Box 1, Corr. 1937-1940
Digital Object Identifier: 
TPL-KWA-0027
Transcription: 
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.