Letter from 10th Ward Precinct Captains Ralph Hickman and Edward Lamasney to their constituents before the 1940 primary election. Hickman asserts "that all Democratic candidates are good citizens and worthy of the offices for which they have filed." However, Hickman includes with the letter a sample democratic primary ballot that indicates which Democrats the Tenth Ward Democratic Club, Inc. and the Tenth Ward Regular Democratic Club would like their members to vote for. This includes Harry S. Truman for Senator in Congress for Missouri.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Dodge City, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman describes the geography of southwest central Kansas, and exclaims, "...from the look of things we... will have all the cities in this neighborhood pulling for our National Old Trails..."
A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists seven questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting. The unnamed "Publicity Committee" implies that all important decisions made by Truman are first approved by the Pendergast Machine.
Advertisement for Truman & Jacobson Haberdashers at 104 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The tongue-in-cheek message describes the mutual benefit between consumer and company by patronizing the haberdashery.
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Executive Manager of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Geroge W. Catts. After Catts informs Truman that Kansas City steel companies could be utilized to aid in the construction of 200 aquatic ships, Truman agrees and comments "There isn't a reason in the world why that could not be done."
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman makes a request of Kitchen. He asks him to talk with General Joe Keenan when Keenan visits Kansas City on May 14, 1938. During this visit, Truman requests Kitchen to mention Fred Canfill as an excellent pick for U.S. Marshall at Kansas City.
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Shannon C. Douglass in which Truman informs Douglass that he has met with Lou Holland. Holland recommends that "Kansas City take over both air plane landing fields - the one at Grandview and also the one at Greenwood."
Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Lafayette in Little Rock, Arkansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and comments that many people in Jackson County, Missouri are asking him for favors, saying that, "...the finances of the county were never in such shape since Miles Bulger handled them, and every person I've ever had any association with since birth has wanted me to take pity on him and furnish him some county money without much return."
Letter from Ralph Emerson Truman to his cousin Harry S. Truman in which Ralph expresses his condolences for Harry's loss in re-election as judge of Jackson County. Ralph reminds Harry of his accomplishments while in office and mentions that after the upcoming administration, he could easily win re-election in two years.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and complains about the post office system for not receiving a letter, saying that, "It's like everything else under this Republican Gov't I guess just a lack of efficiency." Truman also mentions Kansas City director of public works Matthew S. Murray.
Harry S. Truman is being sworn in as a judge of the county court of Jackson County, Missouri. Left to Right: Edward Becker, County Clerk; Eugene Purcell, Judge of Eastern District; Harry Truman, Presiding Judge; W. O. Beeman, Judge of Western District. From: Petey Childers.
Letter from William A. Kitchen to L. P. Presler in which Kitchen provides a personal recommendation of Harry S. Truman in his re-election campaign for Senator. Kitchen then asks for Presler's (misspelled in the letter) support of Truman as Truman will not have much time to campaign in Missouri before the August 6th primary election.