Correspondence

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From Theodore Gary to T.J. Pendergast

Letter from Theodore Gary to Thomas J. Pendergast on May 27, 1931. Theodore Gary writes from the Telephone Building in Kansas City, Missouri, to "Boss" Thomas J. Pendergast, congratulating him on the successful termination of the Bond Campaign.

From Thelma Strauss to Sam Hargus

Letter from Thelma Strauss to Sam Hargus asking for advice on getting a recommendation for a state job.

From the NAACP to Ben S. Paulen

Letter from the president, secretary, and chairman of the executive board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Kansas Governor Ben S. Paulen. The NAACP thanked Governor Paulen for not passing Senate Bill 269 known as the Ku Klux Klan bill. If passed, this bill would have allowed organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan to operate in Kansas without taking out a charter. Governor Paulen disagreed with the bill and discouraged its passing. The bill failed in the Kansas House of Representatives with 65 nays and 57 yeas.

From the Kansas City Charities Fund to William T. Kemper, Sr.

Letter from the Special Subscriptions Committee of the Charities and Unemployment Relief Fund campaign acting as an official invitation for William T. Kemper, Sr. to serve as a member of the Committee.

From the Jackson County Republican Committee to the Citizens of Kansas City

Form letter from the Jackson County Republican Committee to the citizens of Kansas City in advance of the 1922 Election. The letter asserts that the nominees on the Democratic ticket were selected by Joseph Shannon, Tom Pendergast, Cas Welch, Johnny O'Neill, and Miles Bulger. The Jackson County Republican Committee instead urge the recipients to vote for Republican candidates.

From The Forward Kansas City Committee to Bryce B. Smith

A letter from The Forward Kansas City Committee to Kansas City mayor Bryce B. Smith. Committee chairman J. W. Perry urges Smith to dismiss Fred Bellemere, City Counsellor; Jerry J. Ryan, Director of Welfare Department; Preble Hall, Director of the Personnel Department; W. J. Teefey, Commissioner of Purchases and Supplies; and Matthew S. Murray, Director of Public Works. Perry outlines how the aforementioned staff is affiliated with the Pendergast machine and states that they must be dismissed to gain public confidence.

From the Dr. Milton C. Lewis to the Musicians' Protective Union, Local No. 627

Letter from the Council of Men's Clubs President Milton C. Lewis to the Musicians' Protective Union, Local No. 627, A. F. of M. Lewis on behalf of the Council of Men's Clubs believes the Local No. 627 should accept "a reduction in the price of Union Music, in conformity with the reduction of wages in other crafts."

From The Call Club Greeting Committee to Club Members

Letter from Alma Henderson and Dorothy H. Davis, co-chairmen of The Call's Club Greeting Committee, to members of local clubs regarding the possibility of placing Christmas greetings and other messages in the paper during the holiday season.

From the 25 Industrus Club to Unknown

Letter from the 25 Industrus Club to an unknown recipient. The writer provides information on a number of "whisky joints" run by Italians from the North End as well as places of prostitution. The writer comments that "when the Republicans party was in there was about 150 of such women but sinse the Democrats have got in office they have increased to about 250 or more with out exaggerateing a bit, and we have sat and watched the police come and take money from these girls and would never do a thing to stop it."

From Th. Y. Matley to J. W. McCammon

Letter from Thomas Y. Matley to J. W. McCammon, discussing bipartisan support for James Douglas in the campaign for Missouri Supreme Court in Clay and Platte Counties. He notes that with some individuals, "Governor Stark was being criticized for removing old folks from the pension roll," and that "quite a few who seemingly are not sufficiently interested to go and vote."

From T. W. Griffith to Lloyd Stark

Letter frin T. W. Griffith to Missouri candidate for Governor, Lloyd Stark offering his assistance in securing the votes of miners across Missouri.

From T. V. Bodine to Lloyd Stark

Letter from T. V. Bodine of Paris, Missouri to Lloyd Stark. Bodine advises him to tap W. W. Barnes as a campaign manager for Monroe County.