Smith, J. R.

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Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from J. R. Smith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing advertisements distributed around Kansas City to discredit James M. Douglas and promote Pendergast machine positions, and that "cards are being circulated by persons drawing big salaries from the State Liquor Dep."

Object Type: 
Correspondence
Clippings

Letter from J. R. Smith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a St. Joseph News-Press newspaper clipping about an Al Capone associate marveling at Kansas City vice. The article is titled "WIDE OPEN AND VULGAR." Smith also requests that Stark help retain Henry Dillingham as U.S. Marshall, and writes that Harry Truman "is not fit to represent a good dog kennel."

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from J. R. Smith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, expressing frustration with a 1938 election. Smith also describes having had 70 head of cattle stolen and having abandoned his farm as a result.

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.