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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles Haake to Missouri Governor Guy Park indicating the postponement of a W.P.A. meeting in Kansas City

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from a WPA foreman indicating his ability to get out the vote for Stark in the upcoming election for Governor, and complimenting Stark on his Pendergast endorsement.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Anonymous letter to Governor Stark congratulating him on efforts to remove Matt Murray from oversight of the state W.P.A. The author also alerts the Governor to another potential scandal involving a W. P. A. construction project in Kansas City.

Genre: 
Correspondence
Clippings

Letter that describe retaliation against a Kansas City employee who had collaborated with reformers, and including a St. Louis Star-Times clipping advocating the ouster of Matthew S. Murray as the state WPA director.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from M. Ohern to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, writing that the election for Missouri Supreme Court in Scott County will not be an honest vote as the election judges are Pendergast-allied. He notes that the man who controls the WPA jobs in the county will withhold work unless voters "play ball," and also elections in which "votes have been miscounted or thrown out."

From Joseph A. Taranto to Governor Stark
Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter describing the corrupt practices of the WPA offices in Kansas City, under the direction of Matt Murray.

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Pamphlets

Pamphlet describing how Pendergast, "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri," and his machine gained power in Kansas City and its role in statewide election fraud.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from N. R. Aldrich of the W.P.A. to Missouri Governor Guy Park, indicating his intention to find a position for Pierce Boydston of Dearborn, Missouri.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Anonymous letter outlining WPA-related corruption taking place in Kansas City, and praising Stark for his efforts at reform.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett describing his political activities over the years and his opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett, detailing his knowledge of the workings of the Pendergast political machine in Kansas City, particularly as involves election and insurance fraud.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from J. G. Wells to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark describing an incident with WPA workers who were largely supportive of Stark's candidacy.

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