Letter from Lloyd Stark to Ruby Henshaw commenting on her recent vote in elections. Stark also recounts meeting Tom Pendergast at the funeral of Senator Francis Wilson, in response to her mention of a newspaper photograph.
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Telegram from Ralph F. Lozier, Jr. to his father Ralph F. Lozier. He reproduces for Lozier a Kansas City Star headline: "Judge Truman Will Announce with Support of Kansas City Organization."
Letter from Ruby Henshaw to Lloyd Stark. She describes atttitudes in Kansas City about Tom Pendergast and cautions Stark about associating with him. She also discusses her work with a life insurance company.
A collection of newspaper article reproductions concerning Kansas City's Ten-Year Plan. Most of these Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times articles of 1929-1931 detail Conrad H. Mann's work with the Ten-Year Plan.
Letter from Charles Leedy to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, providing his assessment of the campaign in various counties.
Series of articles from the Kansas City Star entitled "What Kansas City Is to Get for Its Ten-Year Plan Money". It details each proposition to be voted upon in the May 26, 1931 election.
Anonymous letter complaining about the potential appointment of C. K. Burroughs to be the Business Manager of the Jackson County Home for the Aged.
List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards, along with an example form letter to be send in advance.
Response letter from Governor Guy Park to Joseph Morton assuring him that the Kansas City Election Board is properly handling voter rolls. He also accuses the Kansas City Star of "political animus."
Photograph of Irwin R. Kirkwood, son-in-law of William Rockhill Nelson, co-founder of the Kansas City Star. With his wife, Laura Rockhill Nelson Kirkwood, Irwin Kirkwood operated the newspaper after Nelson's death.
Roy Roberts began his lifelong newspaper career delivering The Kansas City Star as a boy in Lawrence, Kansas. When he retired from The Star in January 1965, he had served the newspaper for 56 years as a reporter, managing editor, president, editor, and general manager. Roberts' 56 years with the newspaper took Kansas City readers through the Depression, the fall of the Pendergast machine, and many elections. He developed a national reputation for political savvy and his close acquaintances included Alf Landon, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon Johnson.
Ernest Hemingway said he learned how to write while working as a reporter for The Kansas City Star when he was only 17 years old. Ernest got a job on the paper and was assigned to cover General Hospital, Union Station, and the 15th Street police station, often riding in police cars to the scene of a crime.