Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ruby Henshaw describing the results of the recent elections in Kansas City, remarking that Tom Pendergast and his affiliates were victorious. She also comments on the poor state of economic affairs in Kansas City, and also provides some personal updates and business suggestions for Stark's nursery & orchard operation.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Chester A. Franklin, editor of The Call newspaper, offering to discuss further his suggestions "concerning the need of better educational facilities for the Negroes in Missouri."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ernest O. Boone, principal of the Dunbar School, to Lloyd C. Stark congratulating Stark on his election as Director of the State Chamber of Commerce, as well as discussing African-American politics in Missouri.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast discussing family health and his orchards, as well as the business of the last state legislature.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast, mentioning "certain rumors ... regarding a mutual friend of ours" in Jefferson City and asking for a meeting.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Arthur L. McKenney, editor of The Labor magazine, to Lloyd C. Stark, with advice about the upcoming campaign and national politics. He writes that he knows Stark has "more ability in your great toe than has" Kansas governor Alf Landon.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Arthur F. Smith, thanking Smith for his support for his campaign.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Carrell Hull to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor. Hull compliments Stark's business, Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards, and reporting on support he perceives for Stark's gubernatorial campaign. He also states that the Howell County democratic organization are "only active when personal gain is promised or is in sight."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Mrs. Francis M. Wilson, stating his confidence that he will receive the support of the Pendergast machine and Bennett Clark.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter describing unfair treatment by Pendergast bosses at the WPA in Crawford County, Missouri.

Genre: 
Clippings
Correspondence

Clipping and brief note encouraging Gov. Stark to crack down on illegal gambling and slot machines in Kansas City. The clipping quotes city manager Henry McElroy as saying he'll feed a Stark Brothers' Nursery Golden Delicious apple to his dog.

Genre: 
Advertisements

Political advertisement in the form of a letter to Missouri voters which characterizes Lloyd Stark as a corrupt affiliate of the Pendergast machine.

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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.