Brief letter that claims that federal spending in Platte County is completely run by Pendergast affiliates.
Letter from lawyer Scott R. Timmons to Ralph F. Lozier. Timmons informs Lozier of his meetings with Roy A. Roberts, Katherine W. Halterman, John Barker, John Dalton, and Lozier's sons. These meetings involved discussion of Lozier's proposed candidacy for the 1934 U.S. Senate.
Letter from James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Miss Mildred Cherry for a position with a state department.
Article from the New York World-Telegram on Tom Pendergast, in which the Kansas City boss offers his opinions on political machines, strong bosses and local politics. He and Mayor Bryce Smith also discuss Pendergast's Ready Mixed Concrete Company.
Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark warning him of a potential situation of concern involving Matthew Murray, director of the state relief fund, and his concern that Murray "might be something sinister in the making."
Manuscript in which Milton C. Lewis outlines talking points (possibly for a speech) concerning political, social, and economic issues that affect the Kansas City black community. The first talking point mentions the Pendergast Machine and efforts to dismantle it.
Henry F. McElroy was hand picked in 1926 by boss Thomas J. Pendergast to be Kansas City’s first city manager. This gave Pendergast complete control over Kansas City.
"They did not try to build something ‘good enough for Negroes’ but something as good as money could buy." This is how Chester Arthur Franklin, the Republican founder of The Call newspaper and one of Kansas City’s most prominent black leaders, greeted the newly constructed eight-story building that housed General Hospital No. 2, serving the indigent African American population of Kansas City.