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This is a photograph of a newspaper advertisement for Harry S. Truman's 1924 campaign for Eastern District Jackson County Court Judge. The photo ran in the Independence Examiner.

Date: 
October 31st 1924

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Connor in Joplin, Missouri to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman describes his trip to Joplin with Jimmy (James M.) Pendergast.

Date: 
August 18th 1924

Letter from an unknown person to Judge Elihu W. Hayes, Henry F. McElroy, and Harry S. Truman in which the writer takes issue with the attached campaign card of Henry F. McElroy, Democratic candidate for Judge of County Court, Western (Kansas City) District.

Date: 
1924

Letter from Ralph Emerson Truman to his cousin Harry S. Truman in which Ralph expresses his condolences for Harry's loss in re-election as judge of Jackson County. Ralph reminds Harry of his accomplishments while in office and mentions that after the upcoming administration, he could easily win re-election in two years.

Date: 
November 7th 1924

Letter from Porter T. Hall to Judge Nelson E. Johnson in which Hall states he will no longer be voting for Johnson for Judge of Jackson County. Instead, he writes of his interest in the re-election of Judges Henry F. McElroy and Harry S. Truman.

Date: 
October 29th 1924

Letter from Oak Grove, Missouri resident Athol A. Cummins to Judge Harry S. Truman. Cummins informs Truman on the latest polls from villages in Eastern Jackson County for the November 1924 election.

Date: 
October 29th 1924

Letter from Ralph Emerson Truman to his cousin Harry S. Truman in which Ralph provides Harry with cryptic information and advise concerning Jackson County politics.

Date: 
May 7th 1924

Letter from Jackson County Bank President Mark H. Siegfried to Judge Harry S. Truman. Siegfried inquires if his friend could be hired as Deputy Assessor and then provides a short recommendation.

Date: 
May 15th 1924

An invitation to attend the Hood-Pratt Basket Picnic on the farm of William H. Wallace on Saturday, July 26, 1924. Guest speakers Mrs. Henry L. Ess, R. L. Hood, Judge Pratt, Judge E. W. Hayes, Judge John I. Williamson, Ex-Supreme Judge, Attorney L. T. Dryden, and others are invited to speak on the corruption in Jackson County politics and organize efforts against said corruption.

Date: 
1924

A flyer that disparages Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document states that Truman's county tax for 1924 is 98 cents. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" asks the reader to compare Truman's tax burden with theirs.

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 seven 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" 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

The official program for the Ararat Temple Fiftieth Annual Session Golden Jubilee of the Imperial Council A. A. O. N. M. S. in Kansas City, June 3-5, 1924. The program includes the list of activities, extensive information on the city, and a map of downtown Kansas City where the festivities are held.

Date: 
1924

The souvenir program for the Irish-American Societies of Kansas City, Mo. Thirty-Seventh Annual Picnic, held in Fairyland Park in Kansas City, August 17, 1924. The program includes a list of activities, sponsors, and advertisements. Activities include athletic events divided into nine groups, including a "Fat Ladies' Race", of which the first prize is a five-pound box of chocolates. Portraits of Judges Henry F. McElroy and Harry S. Truman are included in the program. The back cover shows sponsorship by T. J. Pendergast.

Date: 
1924
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