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Draft of an editorial for True Detective Mysteries, a true crime magazine, about the political corruption in Kansas City and how it is being brought down.

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to Hon. Fred Blair Townsend, regarding Missouri's delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Stark says he believes that "Missouri is safely in line with the Roosevelt forces."

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April 29th 1940

Memo for the press containing a response from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to a report from the US Senate's Gillette Committee to Investigate Campaign Expenditures. Stark says the report proves that allegations against his camapign were "just another effort of the Pendergast remnants and their allies in the 'smear Stark movement' designed to put the Pendergast crowd back in control of Missouri."

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June 22nd 1940

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to the headquarters of James Douglas' campaign for Missouri Supreme Court, asking them to look into whether Anna Watson of Marceline is working for the Billings campaign, as she said she was obligated to Tom Pendergast.

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July 11th 1938

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to the headquarters of James Douglas' campaign for Missouri Supreme Court, asking them to look into whether Anna Watson of Marceline is working for the Billings campaign, as she said she was obligated to Tom Pendergast.

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July 11th 1938

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to J. H. Easley discussing Stark's gubernatorial campaign. He writes that he understands "that the Kansas City organization will support the strongest candidates, and if that is true,... we should have their support."

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February 6th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Mabel Dunlap regarding her support for his gubernatorial campaign and his likely endorsement by the Pendergast machine.

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April 29th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Mrs. Francis M. Wilson, stating his confidence that he will receive the support of the Pendergast machine and Bennett Clark.

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July 6th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James Pendergast to schedule a meeting with Tom Pendergast.

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September 16th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Dr. W. Y. Foster reporting that there is strong support for his campaign reported by members of the Pendergast organization.

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October 8th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to R. P. Spencer, thanking him for his advice and reporting that he thinks Senator Bennett Clark will be friendly to his campaign. He also mentions contacts in Howard County and Arrow Rock.

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July 5th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to R. P. Spencer, writing that he does have friends within the Pendergast organization but that he does "not intend to be a candidate of any faction or section, but of the whole Democratic Party in Missouri."

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June 22nd 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

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September 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

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November 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards, along with an example form letter to be send in advance.

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September 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Chas. W. Dickey, mentioning a trip to dedicate a statue of William Joel Stone and having to miss the Young Democratic banquet.

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October 14th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Chas. W. Dickey regarding his correspondence with John Green and the positive reaction the Pendergast machine is hearing about Stark's candidacy.

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October 4th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Harry S. Truman reporting on his meeting with Tom Pendergast and Jim Aylward about his campaign and how the campaign is being staffed. He writes that "on the advice of everybody, including T.J., we are not even mentioning his name; just ignoring him entirely."

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January 17th 1936

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Sheriff B. R. Williams, thanking him for his congratulations at receiving the Democratic nomination for governor.

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October 24th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Gil P. Bourke, acknowledging that Bourke will be taking over the political activities of Casimir Welch, and including a newspaper clipping about that handover.

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January 31st 1936

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