Works Progress Administration

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Miscellaneous Documents

Press release on a report by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration on the occupation of workers on relief in Kansas City, Missouri. The report states that 16,000 "employable persons" were on relief in the city as of May, 1934, with the largest portion formerly employed in manufacturing, building, and construction, and describes the racial and gender breakdowns of the group. The report notes that only two percent of the workers on relief were professionals, and that many of those were musicians, actors, artists, and teachers.

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Periodicals

"This Week in Kansas City Kansas" newsletter for the week of November 2-8, 1941. The publication lists entertainment at Fort Leavenworth, dances and sports for you and adults throughout the city, and art classes and music Works Progress Administration band performances. The listing was prepared by the Works Progress Administration Writers' Project and the Kansas Museum Project.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Report prepared by city planning consultants Harland Bartholomew and Associates, for the Kansas City, Kansas City Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration in compiling and tabulating data, among other tasks. The report addresses appropriate development and physical improvements in relation to the size and location of the city's population, and notes that "citizens are leaving the older and more congested districts and moving to the outskirts -- often beyond the city limits," while those central areas remain vacate and deteriorating.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Judgment in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Judge Albert L. Reeves' statement addresses the issue of whether certain payments are to be considered gifts, as the defendant claims, or compensation, which would be taxable, says that the deciding factor between the two is the intention of the parties involved, and suggests further inquiry into that question is required. Those payments were made by John J. Pryor, E. L. Schneider, and T. J.

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Miscellaneous Documents

U.S. Attorney Maurice M. Milligan's opening statement in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Milligan notes that Murray filed tax returns in each of those years, for considerably less than his actual income, i.e. reporting net income of $3,500.85 in 1935, but actually receiving $14,576.88, and that he defrauded the government out of $6,577.29 in total over those five years.

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Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City resident Edwin A. Ferguson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Ferguson attaches a letter he sent the same day to Howard Williams, Director of the W.P.A. in Kansas City, Missouri. Ferguson explains that he has been unjustly dismissed from his W.P.A. funded position and provides the circumstances to both Truman and Williams. He also mentions to Truman that he believes he was dismissed for his support of the Pendergast organization (the "Goat" faction).

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Correspondence

Letter describing unfair treatment by Pendergast bosses at the WPA in Crawford County, Missouri.

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Correspondence

Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Governor Lloyd Stark formally asking to be appointed to the vacant 21st Circuit Court judgeship.

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Correspondence

Letter from Charles W. Dickey to Lloyd C. Stark recommending Stark make a connection with Guy Wade, new District Federal Works Progress Administrator for Springfield, and suggesting he would be a useful campaign supporter.

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Correspondence

Letter from Howard Steel to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on James Douglas's success in the Missouri Supreme Court Democratic primary, and describing corruption in the Works Progress Administration.

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Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Chas. W. Dickey regarding his correspondence with John Green and the positive reaction the Pendergast machine is hearing about Stark's candidacy.

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Correspondence

Letter from Dr. Charles D. Osborne to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to his election as governor. Osborne discusses local political figures who have gone out of Pendergast's favor, namely Judge Monroe, "who is now completely out of the organization's confidence and trust." Osborne recommends aligning with candidate Henry Salveter, around whom "there will be a strong centralization of power," and "who will support your cause to the fullest."

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