Roberts, Roy A.

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Roy A. Roberts

Roy Roberts began his lifelong newspaper career delivering The Kansas City Star as a boy in Lawrence, Kansas. When he retired from The Star in January 1965, he had served the newspaper for 56 years as a reporter, managing editor, president, editor, and general manager. Roberts' 56 years with the newspaper took Kansas City readers through the Depression, the fall of the Pendergast machine, and many elections. He developed a national reputation for political savvy and his close acquaintances included Alf Landon, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon Johnson.

From Scott R. Timmons to Ralph F. Lozier

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.

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, December 9, 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Carroll Arms Hotel in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his recent travels including a meeting with Roy A. Roberts, president and editor of The Kansas City Star. Truman says that "Both Mr. Stark & Mr. Milligan were in Roy Roberts room when Charlie and I made the rounds and they both looked and acted like men without a country."

From Frank Hilmes to Jesse Barrett

Letter from Frank Hilmes to Jesse Barrett, candidate for Missouri governor, advising him to seek a meeting with Roy Roberts of the Kansas City Star.

Cider List & Form for Cider Letter

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards, along with an example form letter to be send in advance.