Report and statements regarding the investigation into the 1936 election fraud by the Honest Elections Committee of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City. The report supports the approval of the selected nominees for the Board of Election Commissioners.
St. Louis Star-Times article about the 1936 investigation into election fraud, including a sketch of Pendergast by Thomas Hart Benton. The article reports Pendergast "said today that he had been investigated so often that 'one more doesn't bother me much.'" He argued that he had no idea of any election fraud.
Letter from Chas. W. Dickey to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing the influence of the Pendergast machine in Greene County, and lauding his work in cleaning up state politics.
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."
Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to W. W. Filkin regarding honest elections and voter intimidation.
Letter from E. K. Bonebrake to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing his experience with machine election fraud in his role as a Republican election judge in 1936. He reports that "the job is not to be envied by an honest citizen," and that Pendergast's machine "had such a large force of workers, against which I had to fight almost single-handed."
Telegram from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners, regarding requests for National Guard protection to ensure voter safety at the upcoming election and asking for their opinions on the matter.
Letter from J. E. Woodsmansee, chairman of the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing the work of the Board and a conversation he had with Pendergast wherein Pendergast "assured me he would emphatically inform his organization that it must adhere strictly to the letter of the law and the rulings of the Board of Election Commissioners."
Letter from Burns Strader to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding the upcoming Missouri Supreme Court primary. He writes that "the elections have been characterized by deliberate violation of the law governing elections," and offers suggestions for cleaning up the process.
Letter from Spencer Salisbury to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing the election board and voter registration in Eastern Jackson County ahead of the Douglas-Billings Supreme Court vote.
Legal documents alleging election fraud in the primary election of August 2, 1938.
Letter from Paul G. Koontz to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding the activities of election clerks and precinct captains in local elections. He is concerned that "Charter Party precinct captains insist on accompanying [election] clerks," and believes "the Election Board has the situation well in hand."
Letter from J. E. Woodmansee to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing work that remains to clean up voter registrations and other Board of Election Commissioners business. He reports that registration rolls have been reduced by 60,000 "by our method of lawful elimination," but that there are "many unregistered people, who are entitled to vote."
Letter from Mrs. Edw. E. Miller to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding inconsistent voter registrations related to the Charter Party. She writes: "The machine also is attempting to pad some empty houses."
Letter from Major Gregory Vigeant, Jr., to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners discussing issues at his polling place during August and March 1940 elections, including evidence that "a dead man and his wife in this precinct had been voted."
Letter from Major Gregory Vigeant, Jr., to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners discussing issues at polling places during previous elections. He writes that "citizens have been threatened and told if they did note vote as ... they were told to by the machine that taxes would be raised and I, myself, have been threatened by violence."
Report from Paul G. Koontz on the activities of the Board of Election Commisioners regarding canvassing and fradulent voter registrations, with cover letter from Paul G. Koontz to Governor Lloyd C. Stark.
First page of a multi-page letter to Governor Lloyd Stark, encouraging him to remove R. Emmet O'Malley from his position as Insurance Commissioner.
Response letter from Governor Park to Guy Peabody assuring him that Kansas City would experience clean election on November 3 and citing problems during a 1928 election.