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Photograph of Preston Allen, Jr. in uniform, taken by Ronson Studio.

A pamphlet showcasing six wardrobes from Nelly Don Soapsuds Fashions'. This specific document was mailed to Miss Adelaide Navious of 3028 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. The pamphlet also advertises Nelly Don Week, April 27 to May 3 at Emery, Bird, Thayer & Company at 1016-1018 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri.

In this legal complaint, Paul F. Broderick, Acting Regional Director of the Seventeenth Region of the National Labor Relations Board, details the charges made against the Donnelly Garment Company by the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Broderick lists thirteen points in which the Donnelly Garment Company violates the National Labor Relations Board Rules and Regulations.

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April 6th 1939

Letter from Henry A. Bundschu to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing election corruption and how it might be dealt with by the Board of Election Commissioners. He recommends "this matter should be attended to without delay for it requires time for the Board to set matter down for hearing, make the changes, if necessary, and procure the new personnel."

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July 1st 1938

Letter from John T. Harding to L. H. Forman, discussing anti-Clark/Douglas circulars being "thrown into the river" in St. Louis.

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August 2nd 1938

Letter from Edgar Shook to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing potential legal action against Kansas City, Missouri as well as "the present controvery respecting the County Court's refusal to pay our employees compensation which we have certified for them." Shook writes that "McElroy has seen fit to abuse the Board and its employees at meetings of the City Council."

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January 13th 1938

Letter from W. W. Filkin to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding voter intimidation at Kansas City elections. He writes that the "presence of the police of this city is no protection," and reports that in his experience as a Republican election judge, he was "insulted, cursed many times, ... threatened to be taken for a ride and finally the next morning was refused admittance behind the counter on which the registration books were lying."

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January 25th 1938

Letter from W. W. Filkin to Edgar Shook suggesting that police protection at elections "has been nil in the past" and that National Guard forces might be in order to prevent voter intimidation. He reports that when he served as an election judge, he was "cursed" and "threatened."

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January 25th 1938

Letter from Grover Childers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark reporting on current activities of the Pendergast machine, and opinions about Stark's efforts to clean up the police department. Childers also reports that President Roosevelt "is not in sympathy with political machines that defeat the public in elections."

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March 30th 1939

Letter from Grover Childers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding the Circuit Court in Jackson County, "and the fact that it is the seat of power behind the Pendergast machine."

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May 27th 1939

Letter from Grover Childers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, suggesting that the Pendergast machine hopes Stark will run against Maurice Milligan in the Senate race in an attempt to defeat both of them.

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January 13th 1940

Leaflet promoting Fred Whitten as the Coalition candidate for Kansas City mayor.

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1938

Letter from Democracy Publishing Company to Lloyd C. Stark asking if he would like to participate or place an advertisement in an upcoming issue, and describing their recent issues as featuring Tom Pendergast and James Aylward.

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June 18th 1935

Letter from Claude Manlove to members of the Woodmen of World urging them to support Missouri candidates who will not pursue the taxation of dues and insurance premiums paid to fraternal societies.

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June 1st 1936

Letter from Mitchell J. Henderson to Guy B. Park, incoming Missouri Governor, asking to meet with him about a job in his administration.

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December 31st 1932

Letter from Henry Bundschu to Republican gubernatorial candidate Jesse Barrett, describing his prospects for winning the election and the political outlooks in Kansas City and St. Louis in particular.

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February 4th 1936

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

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 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

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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.