Democratic Party

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Correspondence

Letter from Mendell Myers to Ellison A. Neel, in response to Neel's "courageous remarks" published in the previous day's Kansas City Star.

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Leaflets
Photographs
Cartoons (Commentary)

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].

Genre: 
Leaflets
Photographs
Cartoons (Commentary)

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 Republican ticket for Missouri is included on page 3.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ellison Neel to Wallace I.

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Correspondence

Letter from Ellison A. Neel to Mr. I. N. Watson and Mr. Herman Langworthy with strategy suggestions for a 1938 election. Among his suggestions are organized responses to opponents' statements and positions, having the Kansas City Star compile relevant editorial cartoons on one page so they can easily be passed around, and to convince prominent citizens to sign a particular statement.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Frank E Mitchell to Lloyd C. Stark reporting on support for Stark's candidacy from Saline County and elsewhere in the state. He suggests that Stark would win the St. Louis and out-state vote if he is opposed by the Pendergast machine.

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Correspondence

Letter from Dr. J. P. Alle to Guy B. Park regarding a desired appointment as a physical at the Boonville Reformatory.

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Correspondence

Letter from A. G. Blakey to Guy B. Park about current displeasure with the Democratic Party and the Pendergast machine.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Press release from democratic Headquarters which quotes extensively from gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark. Content largely counters the argument that Stark is beholden to the Pendergast political machine.

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Leaflets

Statement by William Hirth, publisher of The Missouri Farmer, discussing the recent Missouri Supreme Court primary election. He describes it as "the greatest blow ever struck for decent government in the history of Missouri" and demonstrating "that when the people finally tire of political bossism they can and will arise in their might, and smite it hip and thigh."

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

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.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Clarence Cannon to Lloyd Stark, recounting a speech by his Republican opponent, Jesse Barrett. The text discusses corruption under the Pendergast Machine and throughout the state, including insurance and pension fraud.

Pages

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
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.