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Letter from Civil Aeronautics Board Chairman Harllee Branch to Senator Harry S. Truman. Upon Truman's proposal of a new air route between Kansas City and New Orleans, Harllee Branch informs Truman that the Civil Aeronautics Board held a meeting to discuss the matter.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discussing advertising for Truman's 1940 Senate re-election campaign. He informs Truman that he has been preparing campaign literature targeted towards veterans.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman discusses his 1940 campaign for Senate reelection: "I wished then I'd never made the fight. But it was a good fight... I hope some good fact-finder will make a record of that campaign. It will be history someday."

A short biography and profile of William Marshall Boyle, Jr. made for journalist Doris Fleeson. Boyle was the Pendergast precinct captain of the 8th Ward in Kansas City and then appointed by Mayor Bryce B. Smith to Director of the Kansas City Police Department.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman responds to Kitchen suggestion that President Roosevelt attends the 1935 American Legion National Convention in St. Louis. Truman agrees that it would be wise for the President to attend and will try to convince him to do so.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Independence, Missouri resident Louise Sheldon. After Sheldon informs Truman that the Kansas City Star is attacking the reputation of Judge Marion D. Waltner of the Independence Division of the Circuit Court, Truman replies that little can be done to help Waltner in this situation.

Letter from an unknown person to Judge Elihu W. Hayes, Henry F. McElroy, and Harry S. Truman in which the writer takes issue with the attached campaign card of Henry F. McElroy, Democratic candidate for Judge of County Court, Western (Kansas City) District.

Letter from C. A. Capellis to Judge Harry S. Truman. This document serves as a recommendation for Charlie Roberts of Independence, Missouri for employment as "superintendent of the County Home for Colored People south of this city."

Letter from Kansas City City Manager L. P. Cookingham to Senator Harry S. Truman. After recent flood control issues, Cookingham expresses his interest in an "upland airport". He cites fog, smoke, and air traffic among the reasons why another Kansas City airport is needed.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this revealing letter, Truman provides a detailed update on politics in Kansas City and says, "The Star is making a goat of me--not a Pendergast goat either but a tax goat. I'll lick the whole gang yet and make 'em like it."

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman encloses a letter he had just written to Robert Walton of the Armstrong Herald in Armstrong, Missouri. In this letter, Truman thanks Walton for a favorable article Walton wrote about Truman.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this candid letter, Truman informs Bess that he intends to travel in secret to New York to meet with Tom Pendergast.

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