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Letter from Harry S. Truman to James A. Reed in which Truman expresses why he is upset with Reed. Although Truman knows Reed has great respect for him, Truman is disheartened that Reed remains publicly neutral in his preference between Truman and Charles M. Howell as a 1932 senatorial candidate. Truman claims, "I believe that I can win, despite Howell's candidacy and despite your neutrality." Truman then provides reasons why he believes Reed's support of Howell goes against Reed's interests.

Date: 
December 28th 1931

Letter from Rufus B. Burrus to Jack Alexander, a St. Louis Post Dispatch writer who had written an article critizing Senator Harry S. Truman entitled "Missouri Dark Mule". Burrus responds to accusations that Truman is a Pendergast "yes-man" and that he won because of voter fraud.

Date: 
October 19th 1938

Essay documenting the role Ralph E. Truman and Olive L. Truman played in the 1934 U.S. Senatorial campaign in Missouri. Olive details how her and her husband helped Jacob L. Milligan with his campaign before learning that Ralph's cousin Harry S. Truman would enter as well. The two had committed themselves to the Milligan campaign and could not aid Harry. Olive also details tactics used by the Pendergast Organization during this campaign.

Date: 
June 9th 1964
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.