Labor Speaks, Vol. 1, No. 1, released in July, 1940. This special publication was created ahead of the 1940 Primary Election, August 6, as an advertisement for Truman's U.S. Senate campaign. This document focuses almost entitling on praising Harry S. Truman's character and political career as a friend of labor.
Article from the 'Missouri Cash Book' criticizing the candidacy of Francis M. Wilson for Governor, mostly due to his associations with the Pendergast Machine of Kansas City.
Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.
Letter to Governor Lloyd Stark complaining about the prevalence of illegal gambling and slot machines in the city.
Letter signed "A disgusted Democrat" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a newspaper clipping about Missouri state senators Joseph H. Brogan, Mike Kinney, and M. E. Casey, and a request to take a strong stand against them if they don't vote in favor of laws protecting fair elections.
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.
Clipping from the Sunday Washington Star by O. K. Armstrong describing the Pendergast machine and efforts to take them down ahead of a March 1938 election.
Four page article subtitled "An Appeal to the Farm men and Women of Missouri," outlining William Hirth's focus on defeating the Pendergast political machine. Hirth was a democratic candidate for Missouri Governor, ultimately defeated by Lloyd Stark.
A letter from J. Stuart Morrison to Francis Wilson discussing the circumstances of his departure from the Missouri School for the Deaf, and implying that he would like the appointment if Wilson wins the general election for Governor.
Letter that describe retaliation against a Kansas City employee who had collaborated with reformers, and including a St. Louis Star-Times clipping advocating the ouster of Matthew S. Murray as the state WPA director.
Article from the New York World-Telegram on Tom Pendergast, in which the Kansas City boss offers his opinions on political machines, strong bosses and local politics. He and Mayor Bryce Smith also discuss Pendergast's Ready Mixed Concrete Company.
Clipping and brief note encouraging Gov. Stark to crack down on illegal gambling and slot machines in Kansas City. The clipping quotes city manager Henry McElroy as saying he'll feed a Stark Brothers' Nursery Golden Delicious apple to his dog.