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From Edwin A. Ferguson to Harry S. Truman

Letter from Kansas City resident Edwin A. Ferguson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Ferguson attaches a letter he sent the same day to Howard Williams, Director of the W.P.A. in Kansas City, Missouri. Ferguson explains that he has been unjustly dismissed from his W.P.A. funded position and provides the circumstances to both Truman and Williams. He also mentions to Truman that he believes he was dismissed for his support of the Pendergast organization (the "Goat" faction).

From Edgar Shook to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.

Letter from Edgar Shook to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. in which Shook speaks highly of Russell F. Greiner and Leland Hazard as anti-Pendergast activists in Kansas City, Missouri.

From Edgar Shook to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.

Letter from Edgar Shook to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on April 16, 1934. Shook agrees with Mitchell on the necessity of a Kansas City candidate for Senate that is not tied to the Pendergast machine. He then discusses possible candidates for said position. Despite the Pendergast machine victory during the recent Kansas City local election, Shook is confident that "the tragedies of election day sounded an endless knell to this machine."

From Cyril B. Brown to Samuel O. Hargus

Letter from Cyril B. Brown to Samuel O. Hargus requesting an endorsement to Tom Pendergast for an appointment in R. Emmet O'Malley's insurance department.

From Conrad H. Mann to James A. Reed

Letter from Conrad H. Mann to Senator James A. Reed discussing the Depression and the need for the Charities Fund, and asserts that "it is a fact that as a whole our well-to-do have not carried their fair share of this responsibility" in the charity realm.

From Bert Lyon to "My dear Friend"

Letter from Bert Lyon describing his friendship with and support for Tom Pendergast, as well as endorsing James Billings for Missouri Supreme Court. He claims that "perhaps in all American history there never was a national figure who was more misunderstood than Mr. Pendergast," and that Governor Stark "has proved himself an ingrate."

Ford Employees In Line to Receive Pay

Clipping entitled "Getting Their Pay" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on October 18, 1937 with caption stating, "Scores of Ford assembly plant employes were in line today at window No. 9, Commerce Trust company, to receive wages following the closing of the Ford assembly plant here. Some employes turned in their badges and tool receipts, receiving $3 deposit, while others kept their badges and receipts."

Fidelity Building

Photograph of the construction of the second Fidelity National Bank Building at the southeast corner of 9th Street and Walnut Street. This vantage point faces north-northeast from the west side of Walnut between 9th and 10th.

Emery, Bird, Thayer Building

Photograph of the Emery, Bird, Thayer building, once located on the north side of 11th Street between Walnut Street and Grand Avenue (Grand Boulevard). This vantage point faces northwest from the southeast corner of 11th and Grand.

Elizabeth Gates Reeves

Photograph of Elizabeth Gates Reeves, a production manager at Donnelly Garment Company.

Downtown Kansas City

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 14th and Walnut; shows Kansas City Power and Light and Fidelity National Bank buildings under construction. Both the second Hannibal Bridge and the ASB Bridge are in view as well as the Municipal Airport.

Downtown Kansas City

Circa 1930 photograph with an aerial view looking north near 12th Street and Grand Avenue; shows the Bryant Building under construction. Missouri River and riverfront area also in view.