Letter from Kansas City Court of Appeals judge, Ewing C. Bland, to his uncle on April 19, 1921. Bland comments in relation to his own political campaign that, "The Pendergast faction now seems the strongest and could no doubt control any delegation from this county."
Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He asserts "[t]he first nomination for United States Senator of Harry S. Truman was stolen," and proceeds to argue that point. The Pendergast machine is described as "the most corrupt, the most brazen, gang of thieves who ever looted an American city," and describes the Pendergasts' businesses' activities and obstructions around the city.
Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to George G. Vest on June 15, 1932. Mitchell informs Vest that he met with James P. Aylward, Jerome Welch, and Greenwade on behalf's of Vest's campaign for Congress. Mitchell says C. W. Greenwade will urge Thomas J. Pendergast to support Vest as well.
Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to Marie Plummer on January 18, 1937. Mitchell confirms that he sent a letter to Judge Ewing C. Bland concerning Plummer's termination at the District Court of Appeals in Kansas City. He does not believe there is anything he can do in aiding Plummer's reinstatement there and cautions her about making threats. He says, "It would not cost over $50 to have you assassinated, and if you were[,] certainly nothing would be done about it." Mitchell then suggests that she should always be accompanied by someone.
Letter from A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. in which Hill discusses prospective candidates for U.S. Senate in Missouri. With Harry S. Truman and Jacob L. Milligan being the two most likely Democratic candidates, Hill prefers Milligan for his anti-Pendergast stance.
Letter from C. H. Williams to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 7, 1934. Williams praises Mitchell in his fight against the Pendergast machine and inquires if there is a vacancy in Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration that Williams could fill.
Two-page typewritten article titled, "Hon. John T. Wayland Overrules the U. S. Supreme Court and Appoints a Democrat. - A Republican After Holding the Sinecure for Thirty Years Is Deposed - An Interesting Story from Washington" by an unknown author. Includes a vote tally from Kansas City wards and handwritten notes in Ewing Young Mitchell Jr.'s hand.
Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to Senator Manvel H. Davis on August 15, 1940. Mitchell discusses the results of the 1940 primary election in Missouri and stresses the importance of an honest election in November.
Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to Langdon W. Post, in which Mitchell requests Post's projection of the Kansas City election results. He believes that, "the Pendergast machine will be smashed if there is anything like an honest count of votes."
Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to George G. Vest on July 9, 1932. Mitchell informs Vest of C. W. Greenwade's belief that Thomas J. Pendergast will not support more than 7-8 candidates for Congress. Thus, Mitchell suggests that Vest seeks the support of other Kansas City leaders in his campaign.