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Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman makes a request of Kitchen. He asks him to talk with General Joe Keenan when Keenan visits Kansas City on May 14, 1938. During this visit, Truman requests Kitchen to mention Fred Canfill as an excellent pick for U.S. Marshall at Kansas City.

May 10th 1938

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen updates Truman on General Joe Keenan's visit to Kansas City on May 14, 1938. As requested by Truman, Kitchen mentioned to Keenan that Fred Canfill would be an excellent pick for U.S. Marshall at Kansas City. Kitchen reports that Keenan agrees with such pick and that "Mr. Pendergast would greatly appreciate this appointment."

May 16th 1938

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman thanks Kitchen for talking with General Joe Keenan and mentioning Fred Canfill as an excellent pick for U.S. Marshall at Kansas City.

May 19th 1938

Speech made by Kansas City Mayor Bryce B. Smith on The Kansas City Star radio station WDAF on Monday evening, 10:15, March 30, 1938. On the eve of the local election, Smith addresses attacks made at him by opponents and discusses the future of Kansas City. He claims those in opposition to him and his Democratic faction as merely political opportunists with no agenda to help the city.

March 30th 1938

A letter from Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols in which Truman regrets having to leave Nichols's party early. Truman agrees with Nichols in his desire to attract oil industry businessmen to Kansas City. Truman goes further in exclaiming, "Kansas City ought to be the oil capital, the air capital and the main agricultural market... for the whole county."

September 14th 1938

A letter from J. C. Nichols to Harry S. Truman in which Nichols thanks Truman for his attendance at Nichols's party. He also states his intention to follow up with the guests of the party in an attempt to attract more businessmen of the oil industry to Kansas City.

September 13th 1938

Harry S. Truman's final draft of his statement on the reappointment of Maurice Milligan as U.S. Attorney. Truman strongly opposes Milligan's reappointment because he finds him to be morally and professionally unqualified. Specifically, Truman takes issue with Milligan's selection of the petit jury in the 1936 election voter fraud cases where no residents of Jackson County or acquaintances of the same were allowed to take part. Truman comments on this saying, "I say to this Senate, Mr.


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.

October 19th 1938

Letter from Fred Canfil to Harry S. Truman in which Canfil presents a way to sway the vote of the WPA workers for the upcoming primary election by speaking critically of Lloyd C. Stark.

July 22nd 1938

Letter from Harry Easley to Matthew S. Murray in which Easley informs Murray that men in Jasper County, MO are continually visiting him to seek employment with the Works Progress Administration, even though Easley is no longer Deputy State Administrator of the W.P.A.. He then updates Murray on public sentiment in Southwestern Missouri towards the Kansas City Organization.

October 6th 1938

Letter from Harry S. Truman's secretary V. R. Messall to Raymond H. Geist, American Consul General in Berlin, Germany. Attached is an affidavit of support by Alex F. Sachs for the family of Paul Matzdorff for immigration to the United States from Berlin, Germany.

December 20th 1938

Letter to Sam M. Wear from the Aladdin Hotel commenting on Harry S. Truman: "If some one don't stop him, it looks like he will back in Independence looking for a job. Don't you think so?"

February 19th 1938

Letter from Sam M. Wear to James P. Aylward in which Wear requests more money to use during the final days of 1938 Congressional Election.

November 1st 1938
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.