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Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Governor Lloyd Stark formally asking to be appointed to the vacant 21st Circuit Court judgeship.

Date: 
June 27th 1938

Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."

Date: 
1935

Letter from Chas. A. Orr to Guy B. Park discussing Republican employees in his law office and listing their recommendations and endorsements, as well as noting that current judges and clerks were primarily commissioned by the prior election board.

Date: 
January 17th 1934

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Guy B. Park reporting that some state employees say that they like Truman but will vote for Cochran and asking for Park for help increase his support.

Date: 
June 6th 1934

Campaign letter, political advertisement and newspaper clipping in support of Harry S. Truman senatorial campaign.

Date: 
July 11th 1934

Letter from Hiram Chinn of Springfield to Missouri Governor Guy Park, explaining why Greene County voters did not strongly come out in support of Harry Truman for Senator.

Date: 
August 15th 1934

Response letter from Guy Park to Hiram Chinn indicating his desire for a meeting with him, Sam Wear, and George Olendorf.

Date: 
August 17th 1934

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park to Harry S. Truman, congratulating him on his successful senatorial campaign.

Date: 
November 7th 1934

Letter from Martha E. Truman to Guy B. Park, thanking him for his congratulations and basket of flowers on the event of her son Harry Truman being elected to the U.S. Senate.

Date: 
November 13th 1934

Letter from Harry Pence to Missouri Governor Guy Park, accompanied by two newspaper articles about Harry Truman's candidacy for U.S. Senate.

Date: 
July 12th 1934

Letter from S. A. Killian to Joe Kenton describing his activities on behalf of Harry Truman's senatorial campaign.

Date: 
July 15th 1934

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article entitled "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri" about the corrupt activities of Boss Tom Pendergast of Kansas City.

Date: 
March 6th 1937

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett describing his political activities over the years and his opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Date: 
April 11th 1938

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He asserts "[t]he first nomination for United States Senator of Harry S. Truman was stolen," and proceeds to argue that point. The Pendergast machine is described as "the most corrupt, the most brazen, gang of thieves who ever looted an American city," and describes the Pendergasts' businesses' activities and obstructions around the city.

Date: 
October 6th 1944

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He first responds to Harry Truman's statement to a reporter that "he never had sought the support of the Pendergast political organization in Missouri" and that the Pendergast machine was not involved in scandal until after he was elected to the Senate.

Date: 
October 1944

Draft of a letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast. Lozier most politely reminds Pendergast that in the event Charles M. Howell did not run for Senate, Pendergast said that he would support Lozier in his campaign for the Senate. This heavily edited draft contains many strikethroughs in the pursuit of brevity.

Date: 
January 1934

Letter from Lue C. Lozier to his father Ralph F. Lozier in which Lue updates Ralph on Thomas J. Pendergast's response to Ralph's letter. Lue relates the list of people Pendergast is currently willing to support for the 1934 U.S. Senate campaign. Lue then provides insight on the current intentions and patronage of those people, and offers advise of Ralph's next actions.

Date: 
January 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Charles M. Howell in which Ralph explains why Charles should drop out of his Senate campaign race so that Ralph may enter with Pendergast's support.

Date: 
January 24th 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast. Lozier most politely reminds Pendergast that in the event Charles M. Howell did not run for Senate, Pendergast said that he would support Lozier in his campaign for the Senate.

Date: 
January 24th 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Katherine W. Halterman. Lozier informs Katherine that in the event Charles M. Howell did not run for Senate, T. J. Pendergast said that he would support Lozier in his campaign for the Senate. He then provides an analysis of the Missouri campaign for U.S. Senate, concluding that, "No Kansas City man can be nominated."

Date: 
January 24th 1934

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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.