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Soup line at the northeast corner of 6th and Delaware, in Kansas City, Missouri. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and muses upon an alternative time line in which he and Bess were married earlier, commenting that, "I don't see how I got along until I was thirty-four without you.

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman comments that he is getting in shape while at Fort Leavenworth and exclaims, "I'll be able to lick all the rabbits and the Kansas City Journal too when I get home."

Preferred stock certificate for Truman & Jacobson, Incorporated, signed and sealed on March 10, 1921. The document provides a receipt that John H. Thacher owns 5 shares of the company, at $100.00 per share. The certificate includes signatures by Truman and Jacobson.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman provides copies of favorable recommendations he gave to Julien N. Friant on behalf of H. M. Long and to Harry Easley on behalf of Ralph C. Bowman.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen encourages Truman to give K. E. Long of Newburg, Missouri a job under Mr. Murray. Kitchen finds Long to be "well connected politically in Phelps County and I am, therefore, extremely anxious that he be placed on the payroll at the earliest possible date."

Letter from Harry S. Truman aboard the National Limited (Baltimore & Ohio Railroad) to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri.

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Robidoux in St. Joseph, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. On the eve of his forty-ninth birthday, Truman reflects to Bess that, "Politics should make a thief...

Letter from H. H. Vaughan on behalf of Senator Harry S. Truman to Kansas City, Missouri Mayor John B. Gage. Vaughan informs Gage that the Vocational Training Bill is still pending in the Senate. This bill in part affords $75,000 to the Kansas City Public Schools for vocational training in federal defense manufacturing.

A letter from William M. Boyle to James M. Pendergast in which Boyle inquires if Pendergast would like to renew his commission as an officer in the Army for combat in the second World War.

Letter from Joseph F. Keirnan, Director of the Department of Liquor Control of Kansas City to attorney Jerome K. Walsh. Keirnan provides details on the activities of what he calls "Italian hoodlums" Joe and Tudie Lusco and Tommy Manzella. Keirnan also writes of the "clip joint" Jungle Club at 313 East 10th Street.

Letter from an anonymous democrat to Judge Harry S. Truman. This woman states her belief that new telephone operators should be employed at the Independence, Missouri Court House. She states, "Just because they have some friend politician is no reason they should stay in office forever."

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