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Letter to the editor from Grover Childers of Kansas City, complaining about Tom Pendergast's attempts to consolidate statewide power through the endorsement of Francis Wilson and Charles Howell.

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September 4th 1931

Letter from Francis Wilson to Tom Pendergast, thanking him for his advice and help after a recent meeting.

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September 19th 1931

Letter from Francis Wilson to James M. Pendergast describing the actions of H. G. Cherry, a Pendergast affiliate who was nonetheless speaking ill of Senator Wilson.

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November 6th 1931

Letter from J. E. Turner of Kansas City to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis M. Wilson, offering his assistance and inviting him on a hunting trip.

Date: 
December 31st 1931

Broadside with a Q&A concerning the Ten-Year Plan. This document was disseminated in support of the propositions to be voted upon at the May 26, 1931 election. These propositions include numerous developments to public utilities and services.

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May 1931

A report of the Executive Committee to the Civic Improvement Committee of Kansas City outlining a Ten-Year Improvement Program for Kansas City, Jackson County, and the School District of Kansas City. It details each proposed project with an estimated cost.

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January 22nd 1931

Series of articles from the Kansas City Star entitled "What Kansas City Is to Get for Its Ten-Year Plan Money". It details each proposition to be voted upon in the May 26, 1931 election.

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January 22nd 1931

Executive committee at work in preparation of the Ten Year Plan in Kansas City.

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January 13th 1931

Letter from Theodore Gary to Thomas J. Pendergast on May 27, 1931. Theodore Gary writes from the Telephone Building in Kansas City, Missouri, to "Boss" Thomas J. Pendergast, congratulating him on the successful termination of the Bond Campaign.

Date: 
May 27th 1931

Telegram from August A. Busch of Anheuser-Busch to James A. Reed. Busch suggests that Reed contact Thomas J. Pendergast concerning "his men at Jefferson City". Busch says that "only one" is openly opposing prohibition.

Date: 
January 6th 1931

Telegram to August A. Busch of Anheuser-Busch on behalf of James A. Reed. In his absence, the office of James A. Reed contacted Thomas J. Pendergast as requested by Busch and communicates that "he has been committed to Nelson since day after election."

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January 7th 1931

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark discusses a Redistricting Bill and asks Reed to ask for Thomas J. Pendergast's input on the matter.

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March 13th 1931

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed states that he is not sure what he can accomplish concerning the Redistricting Bill, but says that he will speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter. Reed then explains rumors of his endorsement of Harry Hawes.

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March 26th 1931

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark discusses his announcement of his U.S. Senator campaign and a meeting he had with Thomas J. Pendergast. He mentions that Pendergast said he "uniformly pursued the rule of supporting any Kansas City candidate who did not happen to be personally offensive" to him.

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May 27th 1931

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which he expresses his dismay of Reed's neutrality between Charles M. Howell and Clark's U.S. Senate campaign.

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December 28th 1931

Letter from Senator James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking for his assistance in getting William P. Ryan work.

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January 19th 1931

Letter from Senator James A. Reed to James M. Pendergast forwarding a request from a young man seeking assistance.

Date: 
February 20th 1931

Jackson County Judges Harry S. Truman, William O. Beeman, and Eugene I. "Buck" Purcell took the oath of office on January 6, 1931. L-R: Jackson County Clerk Eddie Becker, Eastern district Judge Eugene Purcell, Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman, Western district Judge William O. Beeman, and Jackson County Deputy Sherriff Tiny Johnson.

Date: 
January 6th 1931

Harry S. Truman is being sworn in as a judge of the county court of Jackson County, Missouri. Left to Right: Edward Becker, County Clerk; Eugene Purcell, Judge of Eastern District; Harry Truman, Presiding Judge; W. O. Beeman, Judge of Western District. From: Petey Childers.

Date: 
January 6th 1931

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Lafayette in Little Rock, Arkansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and comments that many people in Jackson County, Missouri are asking him for favors, saying that, "...the finances of the county were never in such shape since Miles Bulger handled them, and every person I've ever had any association with since birth has wanted me to take pity on him and furnish him some county money without much return."

Date: 
February 12th 1931

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