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A form letter from C. A. Schutty, General Chairman of the Railroad Brotherhoods, to Kansas City resident A. A. Gadow. Schutty reminds the recipient that in 1938, Truman fought against a wage reduction for railroad workers. Since Truman's campaign seeks financial support, Schutty asks that it is now time "to reciprocate and contribute dollars to the Senator's Campaign Fund."

Date: 
July 10th 1940

Souvenir program for the Golden Jubilee of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Included are portrait photographs of past and present clergy and church society officers, a history of the parish, and interior and exterior photographs.

Date: 
October 1940

Letter from F. Spencer Johnson regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Johnson writes that Higgins is "capable and industrious," and has "been sufficiently punished." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date: 
August 13th 1940

Letter from Eugene C. Trefz regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Trefz writes that he believes Higgins to be "a good industrious citizen" who "should be allowed to again support his family." Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date: 
August 13th 1940

Postcard of the General Post Office in Kansas City, Missouri. The building now houses the Kansas City Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This vantage point faces southeast towards the Federal Post Office on Pershing Road. The back of the postcard includes a short letter to Bessie Tucker.

Date: 
July 11th 1940
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.