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Letter from Mrs. A. P. Wolf to Lloyd C. Stark, expressing concern and disgust about Stark's ties to Pendergast. She writes that Stark "will be elected governor of Missouri with the help of the rottenest political machine that was ever built" and that Pendergast "seems to hold all relief in Missouri in the hollow of his hand."

Date: 
September 16th 1936

Portrait of Missouri Governor Lloyd C. Stark.

Date: 
1936

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.

Date: 
January 9th 1936

Telegram from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast about being in Kansas City the next day and hoping to meet with him and Jim Aylward.

Date: 
January 10th 1936

Letter from S. P. Lidell to Lloyd C. Stark regarding William Hirth deciding to enter the governors race and Stark's potential support by Tom Pendergast. Lidell writes that he is telling friends that Stark "couldn't afford to tell Mr. Pendergast that you wouldn't want his support."

Date: 
January 13th 1936

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to J. O. L. Goggin regarding his offer to provide printing to Stark's campaign.

Date: 
January 13th 1936

Letter from S. Powell, assistant to Lloyd C. Stark, to J. O. L. Goggin, acknowledging receipt of his letter and informing Goggin that Stark is out of town.

Date: 
January 9th 1936

Letter from J. O. L. Goggin to Lloyd C. Stark offering to engrave plates for printing for Stark's campaign at no cost.

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January 6th 1936

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Manny Schupan regarding the illness of a Mr. Werby.

Date: 
January 14th 1936

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark's secretary to Manny Schupan acknowledging receipt of Schupan's letter and writing that Stark is out of town.

Date: 
January 9th 1936

Letter from Manny Schupan to Lloyd C. Stark writing with news of Joseph Werby's heart attack and offering his own assistance during Werby's recovery and in support of Stark's campaign.

Date: 
January 8th 1936

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Clarence Cannon, thanking Cannon for providing "the military record of our mutual friend."

Date: 
January 14th 1936

Letter from Clarence Cannon to Lloyd C. Stark reporting on a dinner with William Hirth where Hirth expressed his intention of running for governor and described what he believed Stark's vulnerabilities were. He also writes that Hirth told him "that he does not intend to indulge in personalities and expects to confine himself to the issues of the campaign -- unless he is himself attacked on personal grounds."

Date: 
January 14th 1936

Letter from Clarence Cannon to Mrs. Charles L. Powell asking to show the accompanying letter to Stark and then destroy it.

Date: 
January 16th 1936

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Arthur L. "Mac" McKenney, editor of The Labor magazine, thanking him for his comments on the upcoming election.

Date: 
January 16th 1936

Letter from Arthur L. McKenney, editor of The Labor magazine, to Lloyd C. Stark, with advice about the upcoming campaign and national politics. He writes that he knows Stark has "more ability in your great toe than has" Kansas governor Alf Landon.

Date: 
January 12th 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.

Date: 
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."

Date: 
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."

Date: 
January 17th 1936

Letter from Sheriff B. R. Williams to Lloyd C. Stark, discussing his work and the upcoming campaign. Williams is undecided as to whether he will run for public office in this election, but writes that "there are so many insistent demands from friends for me to run for Prosecuting Attorney."

Date: 
January 18th 1936

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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.