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Genre: 
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."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Walker C. Johnson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, expressing happiness at James Douglas winning the Missouri Supreme Court election, but describing further corruption to be eliminated in his county and WPA. He describes a WPA foreman that other workers call "Little Tom" passing out campaign information for Billings in advance of the election.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd Stark thanking Jimmie Hurst for passing along Tom Pendergast's words in a previous letter. Stark also indicates that he fought in a World War I battle with Jim Pendergast.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Mrs. L. M. Fry to Governor Lloyd C. Stark describing her and her husband's encounters with the Pendergast Machine and issues related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She writes that the mayor of Independence "is really a double crosser if there was one,"

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Resolution from the Democratic Central Committee of Stone County, Missouri, endorsing Lloyd Stark for Governor.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Elsie Belle McD to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing support throughout the state for James Douglas in his campaign for the Missouri State Supreme Court.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Helen N. Hall to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing pressure against WPA employees to support the Pendergast machine, and affirming her support for Stark's work as governor.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ruben R. Schade to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on the state of the Douglas-Billings Missouri Supreme court race in southeast Missouri counties, as well as other updates about regional politics.

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.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter to the Governor from Mrs. L. M. Fry describing corruption and injustices occuring at her husband's job.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Matthew Murray to Guy park indicating his intention to follow through with a job for Sam Ford in the W.P.A.

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.