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Scene in Kansas City, Missouri, looking west on 13th street near Oak Street. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Date: 
1922

An invitation to the Democratic Union Mass Meeting on February 21, 1922 at the Woman's City Club at 1111 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1922

Letter from Harry S. Truman to W. F. Woodruff in which Truman provides a list of "good Democrats, who are the kind of men we want." The seven men listed live in Kansas City and the southern suburbs of Grandview, Martin City, and Hickman Mills, Missouri.

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January 25th 1922

Letter from W. F. Woodruff to Harry S. Truman in which Woodruff approves Democratic Union membership to five of the men Truman recommended in previous correspondence. Woodruff urges Truman in "making these persons real converts to our cause...".

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January 30th 1922

Newsletter from the Democratic Union aimed at increasing membership. The union invites its members to a dinner for this purpose on February 3, 1922 at 1111 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
1922

Letter from Kansas City resident O. Koenig to Harry S. Truman. Koenig informs Truman of severe water flow issues at the corner of 82nd Street and Highland Avenue, where water often stagnates and blocks traffic.

Date: 
1922

Letter from W. F. Woodruff to Harry S. Truman in which Woodruff attaches Democratic Union cards. Woodruff then requests the return of signed membership cards of new Democratic Union members that Truman recommended.

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February 17th 1922

Letter from Gallup Map & Supply Co. President F. E. Gallup to Harry S. Truman. The letter serves as confirmation of delivery of 15,000 Jackson County maps to be used for Truman's judge campaign. The back of the letter includes a 1916 sample map of Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 20th 1922

Letter from Laborers Local No. 303 President A. G. Webb to Harry S. Truman. This letter serves as a declaration of support for Harry S. Truman from the Laborers Local No. 303 in Truman's campaign for Eastern Jackson County Judge. This is because Webb finds Truman to be in support of "a wage sufficient for us to have a balance for savings."

Date: 
1922

Letter from WWI veteran E. B. Young to Harry S. Truman in which Young proclaims his support in Truman's campaign for Judge of Jackson County. Young comments on the Kansas City Post criticizing Truman, saying that "it is the dirtiest little trick any one could do to you...".

Date: 
July 23rd 1922

Letter from Ernest H. H. to Harry S. Truman congratulating him on his Democratic nomination for Judge of Jackson County, Missouri. He then provides cryptic details concerning the campaign.

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August 3rd 1922

Letter from William T. Kemper, Sr. of the Commerce Trust Company to Harry S. Truman congratulating him on his Democratic nomination for Judge of Jackson County, Missouri.

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August 5th 1922

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Kansas City Department of Civics Secretary Carl B. Jenkins. In this correspondence, Truman clarifies his previous statement of "politics and business will not mix." He states that if elected judge, he would not have time to conduct private business affairs, as his time is paid for by the public.

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September 16th 1922

Letter from Harry S. Truman to George H. Combs, Jr. in which Truman proclaims his sincere gratitude for Combs's help in Truman's Democratic nomination for Judge of Jackson County, Missouri.

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August 14th 1922

Letter from Harry S. Truman to J. W. Corn of Oak Grove, Missouri in which Truman proclaims his sincere gratitude for Corn supporting Truman as Democratic nominee for Jackson County Judge. Corn was previously supporting Thomas W. Parrent as nominee until Truman's win at the local primary election.

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August 14th 1922

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Mrs. A. L. Yingling in which Truman proclaims his sincere gratitude for Yingling's help in Truman's win as Democratic nominee for Jackson County Judge. Truman states that, "It was loyalty of my friends that put me over for we had no money and I did not promise a road or a job for votes."

Date: 
August 14th 1922

A "thank you" letter from Harry S. Truman to William T. Kemper, Sr. for Kemper's congratulations of Truman's win for Democratic nominee of Jackson County Judge.

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August 14th 1922

A "thank you" letter from Harry S. Truman to Mrs. Orin K. Fry for her help in securing Truman's win for Democratic nominee of Jackson County Judge.

Date: 
August 14th 1922

Letter from Harry S. Truman to fellow WWI veteran James A. Burkhardt of Springfield, Missouri. Truman writes that he feared his primary election opponent might file a contest to the vote. He then informs Burkhardt that Truman is gifting him his "trusty 45 that I carried all through the late unpleasantness with Kaiser Bill."

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August 14th 1922

One-sided anti-Klu Klux Klan broadside written by O. J. Gilmore of Kansas City, Missouri. Gilmore provides an excerpt of a statement by Kansas Governor Henry Justin Allen and an account from the Saturday Evening Post that detail the racism and violence exhibited by the KKK. Gilmore then includes an excerpt of Congressman E. C. Ellis, Republican candidate for Congress, in which Ellis aligns himself with the views of the KKK.

Date: 
1922

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