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 Ralph F. Lozier to Clarence Cannon of Elsberry, Missouri. Lozier relates his political discussions with Thomas J. Pendergast, commenting on who might be adequate candidates for the following election.
Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast. Since James P. Alyward no longer intends to run for U.S. Senate, Lozier contacts T. J. Pendergast to discuss Lozier's candidacy. Lozier admits that he does not know whether he should contact Pendergast or if Pendergast would contact him. However, he did not want to seem indifferent to the matter, so he uses this telegram to initiate contact.
Letter from Kansas City Chamber of Commerce President Conrad H. Mann to Ralph F. Lozier. Mann reproduces a telegram to be sent to the House Conference Committee on Appropriation Bill for State, Commerce and Labor. The telegram is in support of the continued existence of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce office in Kansas City.
Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier to Charles M. Howell. After polling rural Missouri counties, Lozier rules that Truman would come in last place behind John J. Cochran and Jacob L. "Tuck" Milligan as Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator. Lozier believes that if he ran, "a very substantial majority of rural Democrats" would support him and Truman would withdraw. Thus, he inquires what candidate Pendergast would support if Truman withdraws.
Letter from Dave Morris of Nourse Oil Company to Ralph F. Lozier. Morris urges Lozier to oppose any legislation that would propose a revenue tax on gasoline or lubricating oils. He states that any additional tax would create an undue burden on the oil industry.
Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Katherine W. Halterman in which he expresses his regret that Pendergast retracted his support for Lozier's U.S. Senate candidacy. He comments that, "the Missouri Democracy will not take Judge Truman's candidacy seriously," and believes that Jacob L. "Tuck" Milligan will win.
Letter from Lue C. Lozier to his father Ralph F. Lozier in which Lue updates Ralph on Thomas J. Pendergast's response to Ralph's letter. Lue relates the list of people Pendergast is currently willing to support for the 1934 U.S. Senate campaign. Lue then provides insight on the current intentions and patronage of those people, and offers advise of Ralph's next actions.
Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to S. J. Payne in which Lozier informs Payne that he should not send his recommendation of Payne to Thomas J. Pendergast, as it "would do no good and might do harm." Instead, he suggests procuring a recommendation from Mr. Fleming or Mr. Taaffe of Pendergast's organization.