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Letter from Helen N. Hall to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing pressure against WPA employees to support the Pendergast machine, and affirming her support for Stark's work as governor.

Date: 
August 31st 1938

Letter from E. K. Bonebrake to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing his experience with machine election fraud in his role as a Republican election judge in 1936. He reports that "the job is not to be envied by an honest citizen," and that Pendergast's machine "had such a large force of workers, against which I had to fight almost single-handed."

Date: 
January 27th 1938

Letter from Elisabeth S. Nelty to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, expressing concern that "it is beginning to get around that your Election Officials, and they are yours, are Machine controlled," and warns that if the Pendergast machine regains control after the hard work of the "clean-up forces," that "if such a thing happens it will be laid on your door-step and you will be the most unpopular person hereabouts."

Date: 
January 21st 1940

Letter from Herbert Welch to Guy B. Park requesting Park's and Tom Pendergast's assistance in finding steady work.

Date: 
December 16th 1935

Letter from Birt Keys of Kansas City to Missouri Governor Guy Park complaining about corruption, particularly in regard to old age pensions in the state.

Letter from Oscar B. Elam addressed to the librarian of the Kansas City Public Library offering copies of documents for the library's collection. He believes they are of interest to the public as he was the first citizen of Kansas City to demand a recall of the mayor and city council and circulate petitions to that end.

Date: 
May 8th 1940
From Joseph A. Taranto to Governor Stark

Letter describing the corrupt practices of the WPA offices in Kansas City, under the direction of Matt Murray.

Date: 
June 26th 1939
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.