Letter from L. P. Presler to William A. Kitchen in which Presler responds to Kitchen's letter campaigning on behalf of Truman. After addressing Kitchen as "My Dear Inconsistent Friend", Presler recounts a time when Kitchen tried to convince him to vote for Lloyd C. Stark. Stark then turned on Kitchen and the Kansas City organization. As for Truman, Presler says, "I know you will not experience anything in the future, with him, that you did in the past. He's 100% and of course, you can "sell" me on him.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his latest political maneuvers with Bennett C. Clark: "Mr. Clark and I have had a time trying to get to the W.P.A. office to recommend a man for [Matthew S.] Murray's place. It looks as if they would really put poor old Murray in the jug."
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman tells Bess of his meeting with President Roosevelt, Bennett C. Clark, and Clarence Cannon concerning relief for flood victims. Truman adds that, "I had a chance to tell Mr. Roosevelt what I thought of Mr. Mitchell. He very readily agreed with me."
Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discusses a number of Missouri political matters including possible state chairman replacements. He also provides intelligence concerning a secret political meeting held in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. In attendance were Lloyd C. Stark, J. D. James, William E. Kemp, Edgar Shook, Andrew Murphy, et al..
A World War I Color Guard (either 128th or 129th field artillery or 140th infantry) marches down Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri, in a parade of soldiers returning home from Europe. From: Mrs. D. S. Catechis.
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 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 Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and expresses his simple desire to be a businessman in a small town. He then recounts a dinner meeting with other Senators, including Joseph F. Guffey. Truman exclaims that, "He has a desire to be a Senate boss and since I don't like Pennsylvania anyway it wasn't hard for me to be against him. He tried to get Tom P. [Pendergast] to bring pressure on me about his real bill and Tom told me about it."
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and with county matters, saying that, "The sheriff has... closed the Independence jail. He thinks he'll cripple the road work. I'm not sorry he closed the jail because we don't need two and it will give me an excuse to cut some more expense."
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. Although the decision is not finalized by the board, the report completed from the hearing recommends that the Board deny the proposed air route. The complete report detailing their recommendation is attached to the letter.
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.