Manuscript in which Milton C. Lewis outlines talking points (possibly for a speech) concerning political, social, and economic issues that affect the Kansas City black community. The first talking point mentions the Pendergast Machine and efforts to dismantle it.
Letter from J. T. Pinnel to the Governor's Secretary, J. D. James regarding a speech given by the Governor in Pineville, Missouri the previous day, as well as the distribution of Billings campaign materials.
Letter from J. T. Pinnell to Governor Lloyd Stark identifying persons in McDonald County who worked against Republican interests in recent elections. Pinnell describes the Pendergast machine as a "hydra headed monster."
Letter from Glidewell to Governor Stark encouraging him to consider running in the upcoming 1940 presidential election.
Letter from Roy Glidewell asking governor Stark to acknowledge his previous letter and indicate a timeline for appointing a vacant judgeship.
Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Governor Lloyd Stark formally asking to be appointed to the vacant 21st Circuit Court judgeship.
Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Stark's campaign manager Col. W. L. Bouchard.
Letter from Kansas City resident David C. Bagby which claims that, despite some reforms, the Pendergast machine still controls the city, particularly the jobs.
Letter from a construction foreman praising Gov. Stark for removing a Pendergast affiliate from the role of WPA Director. The letter outlines corruption taking place on a site at the River Des Peres near St. Louis.
Brief letter that claims that federal spending in Platte County is completely run by Pendergast affiliates.
Letter to Governor Lloyd stark praising him for his efforts in removing Pendergast influence from the state management of WPA projects.
Letter signed by "A Republican Supporter" offering a tip about a corrupt construction scheme involving Pendergast supporters.
Letter alerting the Governor to the illegal activities of Roy Fulton, president of the union democratic club in Kansas City and operator of a brewery.
Letter from a former timekeeper on a Missouri WPA project, describing the corruption in place regarding the awarding of jobs. Gov. Lloyd Stark is CC-ed on the letter.
Letter to the Governor from Mrs. L. M. Fry describing corruption and injustices occuring at her husband's job.
Brief letter naming three WPA bosses in Stella Missouri whom the author recommends be ousted from their positions.
Letter describing unfair treatment by Pendergast bosses at the WPA in Crawford County, Missouri.
Letter from John T. Harding to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing corruption in the city and county government, as well as the local police department. He tells Stark that until he enacts new laws, "Kansas City will be at the mercy of the Organization. The Police Department is their gun; as long as they have it, they will make us step around." Harding also suggests that the Pendergast Machine has control over nearly every aspect of the city, "except the sewer system," and indicates that he believes most policemen are good and only acting on orders from above.
Letter from J. R. Morgan to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding Stark's work cleaning up Kansas City and its police department. He describes Captain Dougherty at Station #4 as "crooked as any man that ever walked the face of the earth."
Letter from George E. Kimball to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing corruption in public service. Kimball identifies himself as "a former judge of the Jackson County Court, a former City Comtroller of Kansas City, and a Republican candidate for Mayor of Kansas in 1930." He writes to recommend Fred H. Carlson as trustworthy, "clean in his private life as well as his public service," and "highly in favor of taking the police department out of the hands of the corrupt political machine here in Kansas City."