Group portrait of Harry Truman, Senator Thomas P. Gore, and others at a dinner held by the South Central Business Association at the LaSalle Hotel in Gore's honor. Men identified on photo as standing left to right: Dr. C. Charles Gray, Ira S. Burns, James P. Aylward, Judge Truman, Judge Thomas B. Bash and Judge Robert W. Barr. Front row, seated: James M. Pendergast, Gore, Garrett L. Smalley (toastmaster), Charles M. Howell, James R. Page and Father J. W. Keyes.
Clipping from the Independence Examiner on February 18, 1932 that advertises Kansas City lawyer Charles M. Howell as candidate for the U.S. Senate. The advertisement provides his qualifications, platform, party service, and availability.
Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes a notice that Future’s publishers plan to temporarily suspend publication to reorganize the paper, and also note that “youth is interested and youth is organizing,” and “FUTURE is their paper.” Other featured articles include: “Why Charge a Cover?” (p.
Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the apartments on the Country Club Plaza and Armour Boulevard managed by the Assured Rental Company (led by George Goldman and Herman Shapiro), in the city's "South Side," voting against the Pendergast ticket City Council nominees.
Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the Kansas Citians of Italian descent and their often unfair treatment in the newspapers for their comparatively few members of organized crime, and descriptions of several "cultured and law-abiding" local Italians such as musicians M. A. Lenge, N. DeRubertis, Mike Russo, Arturo Corti, Gustavo Corti, and Rosemarie Brancato; artists Dante Cosentino, Frank Tommassini, and Paulo D'Anna; and scientists and teachers Dr.
Letter from Rufus B. Burrus to Jack Alexander, a St. Louis Post Dispatch writer who had written an article critizing Senator Harry S. Truman entitled "Missouri Dark Mule". Burrus responds to accusations that Truman is a Pendergast "yes-man" and that he won because of voter fraud.
Essay documenting the role Ralph E. Truman and Olive L. Truman played in the 1934 U.S. Senatorial campaign in Missouri. Olive details how her and her husband helped Jacob L. Milligan with his campaign before learning that Ralph's cousin Harry S. Truman would enter as well. The two had committed themselves to the Milligan campaign and could not aid Harry. Olive also details tactics used by the Pendergast Organization during this campaign.
Letter from Harry S. Truman to James A. Reed in which Truman expresses why he is upset with Reed. Although Truman knows Reed has great respect for him, Truman is disheartened that Reed remains publicly neutral in his preference between Truman and Charles M. Howell as a 1932 senatorial candidate. Truman claims, "I believe that I can win, despite Howell's candidacy and despite your neutrality." Truman then provides reasons why he believes Reed's support of Howell goes against Reed's interests.
Draft of a letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast. Lozier most politely reminds Pendergast that in the event Charles M. Howell did not run for Senate, Pendergast said that he would support Lozier in his campaign for the Senate. This heavily edited draft contains many strikethroughs in the pursuit of brevity.
Letter from Charles G. Nichols to James A. Reed, discussing both his previous employment in city and county offices and the financial contributions he has made to political causes in recent years. Nichols asks Reed to assist him in obtaining work through Tom Pendergast, and states that he believes a man has three duties: "1st he must take care of his family, 2nd must pay his honest debts & 3rd must vote the Democratic ticket."