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Letter from William Hirth to Judge James T. Montgomery, including an article by Hirth titled "Why the Politicians Hate Stark." The article discusses Stark's work against the Pendergast machine and endorses James Douglas for the Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
July 21st 1938

Text of a Kansas City Star article on the August 4, 1936 election in Kansas City. It describes ballot boxes being removed before polls closed, threats made against voters, fake votes, and other problems. Joe Shannon is quoted as saying the election was "so corrupt it was a disgrace to American civilization."

Date: 
August 4th 1936

Letter from Olive Turner to Governor Lloyd C. Stark saying "it seems a shame that law abiding, tax-paying citizens have to get under cover and write to their Governor in order to live in this town." She expresses concerns about corruption, particularly at the state cosmetology board and the County Home for the Aged.

Date: 
March 25th 1939

Letter from James F. Rollins to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding a ward meeting where a ward boss and editor of the Kansas City Journal spoke out against Stark and told attendees to "go out and solicit and bring in five new subscriptions for the Journal."

Date: 
March 31st 1939

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."

Date: 
March 30th 1939

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark discussing Pendergast support in the gubernatorial race vs that for Roy McKittrick, and Hurst's efforts to gather support for Stark.

Booneville Daily News editorial expressing concern that voter fraud will be a problem in the upcoming gubernatorial election. The editorial reports that in a second ward precinct, "Kansas City Star reporters investigating registration irregularities yesterday could not find or account for 131 names at addresses shown on the precinct verification list to be the homes of 236 voters."

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Duke Shoop discussing other potential candidates for governor as well as campaign logistics. Stark writes that his campaign has "received about 67% of all the spaces in the newspapers devoted to the gubernatorial candidates since the last election, while all the other candidates put together have received the remaining 33%."

Publication containing excerpts from newspapers throughout the state with endorsements and positive reports for Stark's candidacy for governor.

Date: 
1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

Date: 
September 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

Date: 
November 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards, along with an example form letter to be send in advance.

Date: 
September 1935

Letter from Ernest O. Boone to Lloyd C. Stark reporting that the statewide Negro Democratic Convention voted to endorse Stark's candidacy for governor.

Date: 
October 25th 1935

Letter from Lloyd Stark to Ruby Henshaw commenting on her recent vote in elections. Stark also recounts meeting Tom Pendergast at the funeral of Senator Francis Wilson, in response to her mention of a newspaper photograph.

Date: 
November 18th 1933

Letter from Ruby Henshaw to Lloyd Stark. She describes atttitudes in Kansas City about Tom Pendergast and cautions Stark about associating with him. She also discusses her work with a life insurance company.

Date: 
October 19th 1932

Letter from Charles Leedy to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, providing his assessment of the campaign in various counties.

Date: 
October 9th 1936

Anonymous letter complaining about the potential appointment of C. K. Burroughs to be the Business Manager of the Jackson County Home for the Aged.

Date: 
May 3rd 1940

Response letter from Governor Guy Park to Joseph Morton assuring him that the Kansas City Election Board is properly handling voter rolls. He also accuses the Kansas City Star of "political animus."

Date: 
October 8th 1936

Letter from Governor Guy Park to H. V. Shirts, downplaying the Kansas City Star's recent allegations of election fraud. He indicates that the paper is biased toward Republicans.

Date: 
October 9th 1936

Letter from H. V Shirts to Guy B. Park, refuting the governor's previous claims that election fraud was not a concern in Kansas City.

Date: 
October 14th 1936

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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.