Park, Guy B.

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter of introduction for Fred Klein from the Missouri Governor Guy Park to Kansas City political boss, Tom Pendergast.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Governor Guy Park endorsing Harden Oliver for a post in the State Liquor Department.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from E. Edwards to Guy B. Park regarding the parole of "the Italian Carolla," election fraud, and other concerns.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Clippings

Letter from Harry Pence to Missouri Governor Guy Park, accompanied by two newspaper articles about Harry Truman's candidacy for U.S. Senate.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from E. C. Johnson to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, cautioning him not to speak too highly of the current governor, lest he alienate some voters.

Author: 
Nancy J. Hulston

Guy B. Park was a rather ineffectual governor bound to Thomas Pendergast's political machine by gratitude for putting him in office. Through Park's connection with the Pendergast organization, a great deal of federal money was diverted to Kansas City resulting in high dollar contracts going to Pendergast-machine owned businesses.

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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.