Works Progress Administration (WPA)

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Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman updates Kitchen on an appointment made by the Postmaster General. He also confirms receipt of the clippings and information Kitchen provided on January 3, 1940.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen warns that Democrats might have a difficult election in 1940 because of recent events in Congress. Kitchen suggests that Truman address some of these issues ahead of the 1940 campaign.

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen informs Truman that he spoke with Col. Bob Walton of Armstrong, Missouri. After explaining Truman's side of the story concerning the WPA issue, Kitchen reports that Walton agrees with Truman, but is still worried about the Democratic party in the 1940 campaign.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman states he is glad that Walton and Kitchen had a agreeable discussion concerning the WPA controversy. He then comments on how rural carrier positions are filled, including the one currently open in Ash Grove, Missouri.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman addresses the WPA controversy previously mentioned by Kitchen. He defends his decision in interest of cutting federal expenses where need is no longer as critical.

Joseph Shannon

Joseph “Joe” Shannon presided over Kansas City’s Northside Democratic Party from the early 20th century to 1930, after which he relocated to Washington, D.C., for a 14-year tenure as a U.S. Congressman. Shannon’s political career was marked by his Jeffersonian Democratic views and his tenuous relationships with brothers James and Tom Pendergast.

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