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A longhand note written by Harry S. Truman while he was a judge for Jackson County, Missouri. In this note, Truman recounts his childhood and early adulthood. Notable events described include his first encounters with his future wife, Bess Wallace; his start in politics at the hands of Mike Pendergast; and his decision to join the military.

Date: 
May 1931

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" implies that all important decisions made by Truman are first approved by the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" attempts to implicate Truman with the Pendergast Machine within the questions.

Date: 
1924
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.