Machine Politics, Organized Crime, and Reform

CORRESPONDENCE

All Political Correspondence
All local, regional, and national correspondence relating to Kansas City politics, whether clean or corrupt, during the time period.

Letters from Governor Lloyd C. Stark
Responses by Governor Lloyd C. Stark to letters from the public addressing corruption and other scandals. Also included is campaign correspondence.

Letters to Governor Lloyd C. Stark
Letters to Governor Lloyd C. Stark providing evidence of election fraud and other Pendergast influence throughout the state.

From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman
Correspondence between Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess W. Truman with details relating to Kansas City politics.

Pendergast / Gov. Park Correspondence
Correspondence showing the relationship between Missouri Governor Guy B. Park and the Pendergast Machine.

Douglas-Billings Campaign of 1938
Correspondence discussing issues related to the 1938 Democratic nomination to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Anonymous Letters to Governor Stark
Letters from the more eccentric constituents of Governor Stark, largely discussing the Pendergast Machine.

Stark's Pendergast Machine Crackdown
Correspondence largely focused on the methods in which Governor Stark used to dismantle the Pendergast Machine.

Stark's Campaign for Governor
Correspondence discussing issues related to Lloyd C. Stark's 1936 gubernatorial campaign for Missouri.

Jesse W. Barrett Papers
Correspondence in which Barrett disparages the Pendergast Machine for personal political gain.

Francis M. Wilson Papers
Correspondence showing the relationship between the Pendergast Machine and Missouri Democrat Francis M. Wilson.

Ralph F. Lozier Papers
Correspondence showing the relationship between the Pendergast Machine and U.S. Representative Ralph Lozier.

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.