Letter from a former timekeeper on a Missouri WPA project, describing the corruption in place regarding the awarding of jobs. Gov. Lloyd Stark is CC-ed on the letter.
Letter signed "Executive Secretary" to Hon. Drew Pearson, regarding the Missouri delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The letter says that, despite the efforts of the "anti-Roosevelt forces, headed by Missouri's Senior Senator" Bennett Clark and the Pendergast machine, the Missouri delegation to the convention "will be guided ... by a strongly worded resolution praising President Roosevelt's leadership," favored by Governor Stark.
Press release containing the test of a statement given by William Hirth, publisher of the Missouri Farmer and president of the Missouri Farmers' Association, regarding the state Democratic convention. Hirth reports that the recent "convention in St. Louis was the most shameful gathering of its kind in the history of Missouri," and describes animosity between Clark-Pendergast forces and Governor Lloyd C. Stark.
Letter from Grover Childers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark reporting on current activities of the Pendergast machine, and opinions about Stark's efforts to clean up the police department. Childers also reports that President Roosevelt "is not in sympathy with political machines that defeat the public in elections."
Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, inviting Roosevelt to stop to speak at the State Capitol during a trip west. Stark writes that Roosevelt's "fine record and splendid help in aiding us in our local housecleaning is appreciated by every decent Missourian - certainly more than 90% of them."
Letter from Robert A. Glenn to Lloyd C. Stark writing about the view of the governors race from St. Louis and what issues may await him during the campaign.
Letter from Jim Huron to Governor Lloyd C. Stark prior to his election as Missouri governor, recommending rest before the upcoming strenuous gubernatorial campaign, and predicting a political career leading to bigger things than governor.
Resolution from the Democratic Central Committee of Stone County, Missouri, endorsing Lloyd Stark for Governor.
Western Union telegram from Governor Guy Park of Missouri to President Franklin Roosevelt recommending the release of funds for Missouri River improvement due to the "unemployment situation."
Letter from M. Ross to Governor Park asking on behalf of Tom Pendergast that Park write to President Roosevelt about releasing federal Missouri River improvement funds.
Response letter to M. Ross from Governor Park's Executive Secretary acknowledging receipt of his letter and indicating that the Governor contacted President Roosevelt as requested.
Newspaper clipping of an article that describes Missouri Governor Guy Park's defense of the Kansas City Pendergast political machine in a recent speech.
Letter from Frank P. Walsh, attorney and counselor at law, to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on February 20, 1932. Walsh discusses Pendergast's patronage concerning Mitchell's and Franklin D. Roosevelt's individual campaigns.
Letter from H. B. Blair to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. in early 1932. Blair admits that he will support Charles Hay and Dearmont if they start an anti-Pendergast movement, saying that as a Democrat he would rather have a Republican Missouri than one controlled by boss rule.
Telegram from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to judge Casmir J. Welch on March 24, 1932. Mitchell encourages Cas Welch's support of Franklin D. Roosevelt for President.
Letter from Kansas City Court of Appeals judge, Ewing C. Bland, to his uncle, Ewing Young, Mitchell, Jr. on March 27, 1932. Bland updates Mitchell on his meeting with James P. Aylward and recounts the individual opinions of Aylward, Thomas J. Pendergast and Cas Welch of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the Democratic nominee for President.
Letter from George G. Vest, attorney and counselor at law, to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on May 10, 1932. Vest comments that Thomas J. Pendergast's personal physician, Dr. D. M. Nigro, would speak with Pendergast on Vest's behalf. He also discusses Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidential primary campaign.
Letter from Barney E. Reilly to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on May 13, 1932. Reilly discusses Franklin D. Roosevelt's primary campaign as it relates to Kansas City and northwestern Missouri politics.
Letter from Barney E. Reilly to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on May 23, 1932. Reilly discusses Franklin D. Roosevelt's primary campaign as it relates to Kansas City and northwestern Missouri politics.
Letter from Barney E. Reilly to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on November 8, 1932. Reilly expresses his desire to position himself for one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration appointments. He requests Mitchell's help in securing one and proposes methods at acquiring influence from acquaintances for it.