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Memoradum discussing plans for Lloyd Stark's gubernatorial campaign. It notes the importance of announcing the Pendergast endorsement quickly and openly "to prevent, as far as possible, a 'reconsideration' later." It also discusses plans for establishing Stark-for-Governor clubs throughout the state, establishing patronage, finance and executive committees, and how to deal with the likely anti-Pendergast movement.

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October 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

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September 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

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November 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Harry S. Truman reporting on his meeting with Tom Pendergast and Jim Aylward about his campaign and how the campaign is being staffed. He writes that "on the advice of everybody, including T.J., we are not even mentioning his name; just ignoring him entirely."

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January 17th 1936

Letter from Tony Buford to Lloyd C. Stark discussing his projection for the make up of the next House of Representatives, as well as support for Stark vs. William Hirth for governor.

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January 24th 1936

Letter from William Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard discussing financial and organizational arrangements of Stark's gubernatorial campaign.

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February 10th 1936

Letter from William Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard discussing Stark campaign issues, how appointments will be allotted through Missouri counties, and appointing members of the campaign's finance committee.

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February 11th 1936

Letter updating gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark on fundraising activites and expenditures for the campaign.

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March 2nd 1936

Letter from Colonel W. L. Bouchard describing a recent trip to Kansas City on behalf of the Stark-for-Governor campaign.

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March 2nd 1936

Letter from W. M. Ledbetter acknowledging the receipt of a campaign contribution and discussing contributions from other supporters.

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March 18th 1936

Letter from W. M. Ledbetter to James P. Aylward in which the author describes his investigations into scandals involving the Republican party in St. Louis.

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April 18th 1936

Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St. Louis newspapers about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described. The last page is titled "Pendergast Gang is Strictly 'Business'" [this portion could not be scanned due to adhesive].

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1932
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