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Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark, offering to provide Stark information on the "state situation" and saying his plan sounds "right and proper."

April 5th 1935

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing upcoming meetings with press associations and the support Stark has with various lawyers and politicians in the state versus other prospective candidates.

June 16th 1935

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing the logistics of the upcoming campaign, including how much time Stark will spend at his home in Louisiana, the upcoming Missouri Press Association meeting and American Royal, and gossip about other potential candidates including William Hirth.

October 8th 1935

Letter from E. Mont. Reily to Lloyd C. Stark, vowing to support the candidate backed by Tom Pendergast if he doesn't like the candidate nominated by the Republican party.

October 26th 1935

Letter from Charles D. Osborne to Lloyd C. Stark providing information on various individuals throughout the state, and stating that he believes Pendergast endorses good men. He is also concerned about drinking around the Capitol. Osborne describes himself as an "anti-prohibitionist" but worries that "mixed drinking in politics is bound to create very many unfortunate conditions and is demoralizing the women in politics."

November 4th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Duke Shoop discussing other potential candidates for governor as well as campaign logistics. Stark writes that his campaign has "received about 67% of all the spaces in the newspapers devoted to the gubernatorial candidates since the last election, while all the other candidates put together have received the remaining 33%."

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Stark suggesting Stark open his campaign in Fayette, William Hirth potentially running against him, and other campaign issues.

January 9th 1936

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark remarking that he thinks Stark has "an unbeatable machine lined up for the coming campaign" and offering to be of service.

October 20th 1936

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark indicating that he supports Stark's campaign for governor and making suggestions for campaign staff and equipment. He suggests "it would be a good plan to discuss the whole situation iwth Jim Aylward and Jim Pendergast, and abide by the conclusion that the three of you come to."

January 11th 1936

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."

January 17th 1936

Letter from Lloyd Stark to R. P. McNergney indicating his associations with Harry Truman and Tom Pendergast, and expressing an understanding that McNergney must align himself with the endorsement of the Pendergast organization.

March 2nd 1935

Letter from Joseph Werby to candidate for Missouri governor, Lloyd Stark. Werby states his affiliation with Tom Pendergast and offers to create slogans and billboard advertising for Stark's campaign.

October 16th 1935

Letter frin T. W. Griffith to Missouri candidate for Governor, Lloyd Stark offering his assistance in securing the votes of miners across Missouri.

November 18th 1935

Clipping from Time (magazine) on February 22, 1937 detailing the election fraud that occured in Kansas City during the 1936 General Election. The article features extended quotes from Judge Albert L. Reeves concerning the election fraud, including the following: "We can't surrender the ballot boxes to thugs, gangsters and plug-uglies who patrol the streets with machine guns. We can't stand for that any longer." The article then provides a history of political corruption in Kansas City through 1936.

February 22nd 1937
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.