Letter from John T. Harding to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing corruption in the city and county government, as well as the local police department. He tells Stark that until he enacts new laws, "Kansas City will be at the mercy of the Organization.
Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to S. J. Payne in which Lozier informs Payne that he should not send his recommendation of Payne to Thomas J. Pendergast, as it "would do no good and might do harm." Instead, he suggests procuring a recommendation from Mr. Fleming or Mr. Taaffe of Pendergast's organization.
Letter to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark advising him as to the status of support for his campaign in various Missouri communities and the likely performance of William Hirth in the race. Brisley added as a postscript: "Please destroy."
Letter from Jesse Barrett to David M. Proctor indicating his desire to clean up Kansas City and rid the state of the influence of the Pendergast Machine.
Letter from Congressman Clarence Cannon to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on his support from Pendergast and Dickmann in St. Louis, as well as being uncontested in the Democratic primary.
Manuscript in which Milton C. Lewis outlines talking points (possibly for a speech) concerning political, social, and economic issues that affect the Kansas City black community. The first talking point mentions the Pendergast Machine and efforts to dismantle it.
Henry F. McElroy was hand picked in 1926 by boss Thomas J. Pendergast to be Kansas City’s first city manager. This gave Pendergast complete control over Kansas City.
"They did not try to build something ‘good enough for Negroes’ but something as good as money could buy." This is how Chester Arthur Franklin, the Republican founder of The Call newspaper and one of Kansas City’s most prominent black leaders, greeted the newly constructed eight-story building that housed General Hospital No. 2, serving the indigent African American population of Kansas City.