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Letter from Philip A. Lantz to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, lauding him for his work against corruption in Missouri, including his work for James Douglas' election to the Missouri Supreme Court. Lantz says the Pendergast machine is an "Ala Baba band of boodlers [who] want to get their filthy paws on the whole state for the glory of Ready Mixed and the plethora of loot."

Date: 
July 15th 1938

Postcard from E. E. West to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, stating his support for James M. Douglas in the upcoming Supreme Court primary and accusing corruption in city concrete business. He reports that the city won't pass inspections for builders who mix their own concrete, "but if Ready Mix furnishes it they pass it without seeing it."

Date: 
July 28th 1938

Unsigned letter to Governor Lloyd C. Stark describing acts of corruption taking place throughout the city stemming from businesses affiliated with the Pendergast machine and John Lazia.

Letter from Reginald D. Frame to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation him on his support from Tom Pendergast and pledging his own support for his campaign in Clay County. He writes that with Pendergast's support, "there is no doubt of your VICTORY in both the Nomination as well as the Election."

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, advising Stark on strengthening certain political relationships for the upcoming campaign, including his connection with Jim Aylward. He also writes that Judge Ross "is one of the very last men T.J. consults with when making an important political move," and that he spoke with the judge about Stark.

Date: 
September 5th 1935

Letter from Robert A. Glenn to Lloyd C. Stark writing about the view of the governors race from St. Louis and what issues may await him during the campaign.

Date: 
October 17th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast, writing that he is sending "a little fountain pencil" as a gift for Mrs. Pendergast.

Date: 
May 21st 1935

Letter from Tom Pendergast to Lloyd C. Stark, asking him to give special consideration to Mart Barrons and ensure that he gets the advertising business for the Apple Association.

Date: 
June 5th 1933

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

Date: 
November 1935

Correspondence from Thomas Pendergast Jr. to Margaret Truman Daniel, likely dated after the 1973 publication of her biography about her father, Harry S. Truman. It is unclear if the note was ever delivered or if it remained in Pendergast Jr.'s possession. In it, Pendergast Jr. accuses Harry Truman and James M. Pendergast of betraying his father.

A letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Ready Mixed Concrete Company Vice President R. P. Lyons. After being informed that Independence Republican Lyle Weeks was awarded a contracting job by Kansas City, Truman provides a critical opinion of Weeks. However, Truman comments, "if you think it would help for me to say a word for you I will be please of course to do it." The Ready Mixed Concrete Company was closely associated with the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
November 7th 1941

A letter from Ready Mixed Concrete Company Vice President R. P. Lyons to Senator Harry S. Truman. Lyons informs Truman that Independence Republican Lyle Weeks was awarded a contracting job by Kansas City and requests that Truman suggest to Weeks to use Ready Mixed Concrete Company concrete for the job. The Ready Mixed Concrete Company was closely associated with the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
October 31st 1941
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.