Missouri State Highway Department

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Leaflets
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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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Miscellaneous Documents

The full text of a speech given by Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark over radio at St. Louis station KSD on August 3, 1936 from 8:45-9 p.m.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Guy Park to Tom Pendergast inquiring about his earlier request to have him check the political affiliations of State Highway Department employees.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Harold E. Brawley to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing corruption in the Missouri Works Progress Administration and State Highway Department in Reynolds County. Brawley writes that he "lost today's work on the State Highway because [he] said yesterday 'Our Gov. is right, for Judge Douglas is the proper man for the place,'" as well as other similar incidents.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from S. A. Killian to Joe Kenton describing his activities on behalf of Harry Truman's senatorial campaign.

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Correspondence

Letter signed "Who Knows" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing Louis Stigall, Chief Counsel of the Highway Department, reporting that he has allegiances to Pendergast. Per the letter, Stigall "has always claimed his appointment came from T. J. Pendergast and that he was closely connected with him for years," and the writer describes Still as "an enemy in your camp" who is "snooping around gathering information to relay to Pendergast."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Governor Park to Tom Pendergast, asking him to read the list of Highway Department employess and identify each person's political affiliation.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Arthur Nelson, vice-chairman of the Missouri State Highway Department, to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor, noting with pleasure that Stark appears to have gained Tom Pendergast's support in his run for governor, and assuring him that "no matter who the republicans nominate you are going to get a large republican vote."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Fred Deuchler for a job in the state highway department.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park to James M. Pendergast, asking him to investigate the political affiliations of State Highway employees.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles Matthews to Claude Lambert asserting that Lloyd Stark will not be beholden to Tom Pendergast's interests, regardless of garnering his endorsement. This letter is a near replica of SHSMO-C0004-F08113-0001.

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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.