Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides detailed intelligence concerning the appointment of a new judge position on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kitchen believes that the probability of a Iowan appointment to the court is now less likely, and that Missourian Charlie Carr might have a more favorable chance.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman comments on Lloyd C. Stark running for the Senate while still the governor of Missouri. Truman then reflects on his past influence in Kansas City: "My patronage troubles were the result of the rotten situation in Kansas City and also the jealous disposition of my colleague. While the President is unreliable, the things he's stood for are, in my opinion, best for the country, and jobs should not interfere with general principles."
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then provides the latest information concerning Kansas City and Missouri politics: "I missed a call from [Joseph B.] Shannon... Jim P. [Pendergast] said he hoped I'd keep him here but I'm glad he's going home. He says [Lloyd C.] Stark will run against [Bennett C.] Clark and not against me."
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."
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman addresses the WPA controversy previously mentioned by Kitchen. He defends his decision in interest of cutting federal expenses where need is no longer as critical. He also addresses other issues that Kitchen believes might hurt the Democratic party in the 1940 election.
Letter from Frederick E. Whitten to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 21, 1935. Despite talk in Kansas City of Thomas J. Pendergast's power in Washington D.C., Whitten praises Mitchell for his stance against Pendergast's influence. He comments, "Socialism, Bossism, and gang control have no part in Democratic or American Government, and those of us who have a true concern and regard for the history and accomplishments of the Democratic party cannot help but look with alarm to the future of the party."
Letter signed "Executive Secretary" to Hon. Drew Pearson, regarding the Missouri delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The letter says that, despite the efforts of the "anti-Roosevelt forces, headed by Missouri's Senior Senator" Bennett Clark and the Pendergast machine, the Missouri delegation to the convention "will be guided ... by a strongly worded resolution praising President Roosevelt's leadership," favored by Governor Stark.
Letter from Jim Huron to Governor Lloyd C. Stark prior to his election as Missouri governor, recommending rest before the upcoming strenuous gubernatorial campaign, and predicting a political career leading to bigger things than governor.
Letter from C. J. Hitchcock to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 22, 1934. Hitchcock praises Mitchell for his public attack on Thomas J. Pendergast and discusses unemployment among trained railroad men.
Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, inviting Roosevelt to stop to speak at the State Capitol during a trip west. Stark writes that Roosevelt's "fine record and splendid help in aiding us in our local housecleaning is appreciated by every decent Missourian - certainly more than 90% of them."
Memorandum Prepared by Mr. Mitchell's Secretary Giving Content of Letter Written by Lyman G. Coffin of Kansas City, Missouri. The document recounts Coffin's part in a voter fraud incident on March 6, 1934. In attempt to get employment, Coffin took orders from a Pendergast precinct captain to "ghost" vote. After being exposed of voter fraud, he was severely injured by an anti-Pendergast gang. He requests that the Pendergast headquarters provide for his medical bills and for his wife until he is able to get a job.