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Letter from Jesse Barrett to Lowell R. Johnson inquiring about the possibility of filing a contest of Missouri election results in order to prompt a probe.

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January 11th 1937

Letter from Lowell R. Johnson to 1936 Missouri gubernatorial candidate Jesse Barrett, indicating the presence of election fraud in Kansas City.

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January 12th 1937

Letter and statement from William Hirth, refuting accusations about his support of Jesse Barrett for Missouri Governor.

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January 1st 1937

Letter from Homer B. Mann to Jesse Barrett, describing a recent publication about a Thomas Hart Benton mural as well as his feelings about voting fraud in Kansas City during the recent election.

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January 22nd 1937

Statement signed "A BUM ART CRITIC" (later found to be written by Homer B. Mann) analyzing the negative representation of Kansas City contained in a Thomas Hart Benton mural in the State House rotunda.

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January 12th 1937

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett, losing Republican candidate for Missouri Governor, describing the prosecution of perpetrators of vote-rigging in Kansas City.

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February 2nd 1937

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett, describing his preference for caution in reacting to indictments of persons responsible for voting fraud in Kansas City.

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February 4th 1937

Letter and document written by Jesse Barrett providing a positive accounting of the career of U.S. District Judge Merrill E. Otis of Kansas City.

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March 10th 1937

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.

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March 6th 1937

Letter from F. E. Whitten to Jesse Barrett describing the atmosphere in Kansas City in response to federal investigations into the Pendergast Machine.

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April 15th 1937

Letter from I. N. Watson of Kansas City to Jesse Barrett, describing the status of federal indictments for election fraud in the District Court. He also discusses the pending appointments of new Election Board members.

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October 2nd 1937

Response letter from Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson describing his positive reactions to developments in Kansas City, including the prosecutions of election fraud perpetrators and the Governor's appointments to the Election Board.

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October 23rd 1937

Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing his work coordinating a new slate of city council candidates and other attempts to oust the Pendergast Machine from power.

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October 26th 1937
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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
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