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Letter from Harry S. Truman to Kansas City Department of Civics Secretary Carl B. Jenkins. In this correspondence, Truman clarifies his previous statement of "politics and business will not mix." He states that if elected judge, he would not have time to conduct private business affairs, as his time is paid for by the public.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Council Grove, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his travels and informs her of the how well he is being treated, saying that, "You should be along. I haven't spent a nickle [sic] and I can't.

Letter from Joseph F. Keirnan, Director of the Department of Liquor Control of Kansas City to attorney Jerome K. Walsh. Keirnan talks of his meeting with former North Side [Columbus Park] precinct captain Johnnie Cozzi.

Labor Speaks, Vol. 1, No. 1, released in July, 1940. This special publication was created ahead of the 1940 Primary Election, August 6, as an advertisement for Truman's U.S. Senate campaign. This document focuses almost entitling on praising Harry S. Truman's character and political career as a friend of labor.

Ca. 1955 Portrait of James Pendergast, Kansas City political faction leader, long-time friend of former President Harry S. Truman From: Michael Pruett.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on the newspaper's reception at Truman laying off over two hundred county workers: "The Star is off me anyway. I think our friend at the city hall has been "helping me out" down there."

Photograph showing Tom Pendergast and his nephew James Pendergast. Tom Pendergast is seated, and his nephew standing.

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 Senator Harry S. Truman to Executive Manager of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Geroge W. Catts.

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 Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then recounts one man's opinion of the Missouri political climate: "Had a letter from J.

Soldiers returning from Europe at the end of World War I march down Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri, as people toss flowers into the street. From: Mrs. D. S. Catechis.