Pendergast, James M.

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen describes in detail an investigation by Harvey L. Duncan concerning an alleged theft of an interstate shipment of liquor. Kitchen warns against a conspiracy charge, which would reflect poorly on the Kansas City organization. Thus, he suggests that any suspect be tried separately, and not as co-conspirators in a large scheme. In order to do this, Kitchen recommends Truman has Bennett C. Clark call Maurice M. Milligan and request that Milligan prosecutes violators separately.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Independence, Missouri Mayor Roger T. Sermon to Senator Harry S. Truman. Sermon expresses to Truman he is appalled that James M. Pendergast "has just simply quit." He then discusses Kansas City Mayor John B. Gage and the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harry S. Truman at The Majestic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman gives Bess his opinion of the 1936 Democratic National Convention and mentions that James M. Pendergast was present. He also makes note that the date marks his seventeenth anniversary with Bess.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman discusses a few minor personal matters and mentions his activities from the previous day: "...Joe Guffey and I studied the various strains of thoroughbred horses at Laurel (in the interest of agriculture you understand). I lost most of my Saturday's winnings but we had a grand time..."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Pickwick Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri to his wife Bess in Buena Vista, Colorado. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his return to Kansas City and his speech there. Of his associates, he noted that "Mr. [Bennett C.] Clark accepted but failed to appear as usual. Told Jim P. [Pendergast] he'd be in this afternoon but didn't come."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Photocopy of a military circular letter that calls fourteen officers of the 130th Field Artillery to be present at a general court-martial for persons unnamed in the letter. Among these officers are 1st Lieutenant James M. Pendergast, who had previously served with Harry S. Truman in the 129th Field Artillery. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

Genre: 
Correspondence

A letter from James M. Pendergast to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Pendergast requests information from Truman pertaining to a rumored rationing of radios and radio equipment due to the war effort. Pendergast seeks this information because he has "some friends here engaged in the wholesale radio distribution business."

Genre: 
Programs

The program for the Fourth Annual Mess Call of the Battery "D" 129th Field Artillery, held as a St. Patrick's Day Banquet at the Elks Club in Kansas City, March 17, 1921. The program includes the list of speakers, menu, and lyrics for the songs sung at the event. Speakers include, "Little Jimmy Pendergast-Who takes subscriptions for the Star" and "Capt. Truman-Shirts, Socks, Checks and Hootch." Each of the menu items also include entertaining quips.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Young Democratic Club of Eastern Jackson County President Jewell B. Hodge to Senator Harry S. Truman. Hodge writes Truman on behalf of Judge Leslie I. George requesting a solution for the political situation currently affecting Independence, Missouri Mayor Roger T. Sermon and James M. Pendergast.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from "Lafe" of Linn, Missouri to Kansas City attorney Fred A. Boxley in which Lafe asks Boxley to offer Truman his congratulations in his senate primary campaign victory. He then describes the political atmosphere in Osage County, Missouri where Republicans are warning of Pendergast influence.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast noting the success of Guy Park in the election, the death of Doc Biggs, and other matters.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast, nephew of Boss Tom Pendergast, inquiring as to when Tom will return to Kansas City from a trip to Colorado so that Stark might travel to meet with them.

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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.