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Miscellaneous Documents

Information on the Jackson County Hospital for the Poor, located at the County Farm near the Little Blue River.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Thomas McGee to Harry S. Truman in which McGee discloses his efforts to get Pendergast and James P. Aylward to help re-appoint his son-in-law, John Lillis, to the Federal Housing Administration. McGee says that Pendergast may seek the help of Truman and Bennett C. Clark in this matter. He also informs Truman of his meeting with William Boyle and J. J. Pryor of Boyle-Pryor Construction Company.

Genre: 
Essays

Essay documenting the role Ralph E. Truman and Olive L. Truman played in the 1940 U.S. Senatorial campaign in Missouri. Olive describes how Governor Lloyd C. Stark asked for Ralph's support for Stark's senatorial campaign, as Stark had recently appointed Ralph to a General. After Ralph put his support towards the reelection of his cousin Senator Harry S. Truman, Stark attempted to have Ralph's status as General revoked. In response, Ralph, Olive, and Bennett C. Clark resolved to get another Democratic candidate to enter to decrease Stark's chance of nomination.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harry Easley to Matthew S. Murray in which Easley informs Murray that men in Jasper County, MO are continually visiting him to seek employment with the Works Progress Administration, even though Easley is no longer Deputy State Administrator of the W.P.A.. He then updates Murray on public sentiment in Southwestern Missouri towards the Kansas City Organization.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from James P. Aylward to Sam M. Wear in which Aylward invites Wear to a Democratic National Committee meeting of Missouri Democrats at Kansas City on October 1, 1940.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from J. W. Thompson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark concerning social security pensions and Thompson's view of Missouri politicians. He admits he does not like Bennett C. Clark, but as an anti-Pendergast voter, Thompson believes "Clark is better than Truman at his best."

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Photographs

Collection of portrait photographs of the officers and directors of the Community Savings and Loan Association of Missouri. Pictured are Homer L. Rogers, Robert W. Barr, Lou E. Holland, M. T. Colgan, V. N. Adamson, F. E. Garman, H. H. Halvorson, Harry S. Truman, Arthur S. Metzger, Spencer Salisbury, James H. Clinton, Joseph Cartella, C. C. Daniel, Vera Holland Henthorn, and R. F. Crawford.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter to Sam M. Wear from the Aladdin Hotel commenting on Harry S. Truman: "If some one don't stop him, it looks like he will back in Independence looking for a job. Don't you think so?"

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Fred Canfil to Harry S. Truman in which Canfil presents a way to sway the vote of the WPA workers for the upcoming primary election by speaking critically of Lloyd C. Stark.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Thomas McGee to Harry S. Truman in which McGee thanks Truman for giving an appointment to Norman Bowes, saying that it will likely increase support in the Stockyards. McGee acknowledges Truman's receipt of a picture of Thomas J. Pendergast that he sent to Truman. He then updates Truman on a meeting Pendergast calls for that morning.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Rufus B. Burrus to Hopkins B. Shain congratulating Shain on his nomination for Judge of the Kansas City Court of Appeals. Burrus recalls the moment when Shain announced Pendergast's endorsement of Shain's campaign, saying, "At that time I told you it was the same as substantially securing the nomination."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harry Easley to Harry S. Truman in which Easley urges Truman not to give Fred Black, Jr. a political appointment. Easley notes that Black "tells me that Jim Pendergast and Shannon Douglass are going to insist that you help him get this appointment."

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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.