Smith, Bryce B.

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From Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman, July 22, 1939

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his travel and speaks about Kansas City Bar Association President Henry Depping: "Depping is a Republican and one of the inner circle in K.C. He told me he'd try to get enough Republican candidates into the Senatorial race so they wouldn't vote in my primary."

From David C. Bagby to Governor Stark

Letter from Kansas City resident David C. Bagby which claims that, despite some reforms, the Pendergast machine still controls the city, particularly the jobs.

Democratic Ticket for 1934 Local Kansas City Election

Small card to be used by voters in the second district to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 27, 1934. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

Democratic Ticket for 1930 Local Kansas City Election

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

Dedication of the United States Court House and Post Office

Program from the edication ceremony of the new United States Court House and Post Office on Pershing Road. Federal judge Merrill E. Otis presided over the event, with guests including Senator Bennett "Champ" Clark, Senator Harry Truman, and Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Music was provided by the Letter Carriers' Band, and the event was broadcast by WDAF Radio. The program also includes photographs and histories of earlier Kansas City federal buildings, and a list of the agencies that will be housed in the new facility.

Confidential Petition from J. C. Williams to Bryce B. Smith

Petition by J. C. Williams to Mayor Bryce B. Smith and City Manager Eugene C. Zachman for approval or rejection. Williams calls for the formation of the Municipal Employees Democratic Club, composed entirely of municipal employees, so that they may be dissociated with the Jackson Democratic Club (the Pendergast Machine). Williams then outlines the platform of the organization.

Citizens' League Bulletin, No. 542

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article covering the dinner given in honor of Phoebe Ess, founder of the Kansas City Athenaeum, the Woman's City Club, and the Susan B. Anthony Civic Club. Other articles document the effects of the Depression on the African-American community in Kansas City, 18th Amendment criticisms, tuberculosis prevention, and other timely national and international issues. An article on trees for Arbor Day is also included.

Bryce B. Smith WDAF Speech, March 30, 1938

Speech made by Kansas City Mayor Bryce B. Smith on The Kansas City Star radio station WDAF on Monday evening, 10:15, March 30, 1938. On the eve of the local election, Smith addresses attacks made at him by opponents and discusses the future of Kansas City. He claims those in opposition to him and his Democratic faction as merely political opportunists with no agenda to help the city.

Bryce B. Smith WDAF Speech, April 16, 1939

Speech made by Kansas City Mayor Bryce B. Smith on The Kansas City Star radio station WDAF on Sunday afternoon, 3:15, April 16, 1939. Smith proclaims that both he and the City Council are committed to "make Kansas City clean and to give to the people of this community a city of which they can be genuinely proud." Smith then updates the listeners on the local political events of the past 80 hours, including the resignation and replacement of the City Manager and Director of Police. He then speaks on city finances, the police department, and local economic confidence.

Bryce B. Smith Speech: "Building Kansas City for the Future"

Speech made by Kansas City Mayor Bryce B. Smith to the South Central Business Association on October 30, 1934. Smith addresses the improvement projects he has planned for the city as part of the 10-Year Plan.

Bryce B. Smith speaking over KMBC Radio

Bryce B. Smith, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, speaking over KMBC Radio.

Bryce B. Smith

Photograph portrait of Bryce B. Smith. mayor of Kansas City from 1930 to 1939.