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Jackson County Judges Harry S. Truman, William O. Beeman, and Eugene I. "Buck" Purcell took the oath of office on January 6, 1931. L-R: Jackson County Clerk Eddie Becker, Eastern district Judge Eugene Purcell, Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman, Western district Judge William O. Beeman, and Jackson County Deputy Sherriff Tiny Johnson.

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 on his endeavor to select the new Kansas City W.P.A. Director: "It looks as if I'm going to get the W.P.A. Director I want. They are inclined to take Harry Easley.

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 Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his past week and of the telegrams he received that morning, one from Tom Pendergast "recommending a good for nothing bird for a job and I won't recommend him."

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman informs Kitchen he is sending Kitchen the requested autographed portrait of himself for Kitchen to hang in his office.

Letter from Harry S. Truman to fellow WWI veteran James A. Burkhardt of Springfield, Missouri. Truman writes that he feared his primary election opponent might file a contest to the vote. He then informs Burkhardt that Truman is gifting him his "trusty 45 that I carried all through the late unpleasantness with Kaiser Bill."

Letter from Executive Manager of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Geroge W. Catts to Senator Harry S. Truman. Catts thanks Truman for his help in expediting federal support for defense manufacturing education in Kansas City.

A flyer that seeks to disparage Harry S. Truman in his 1924 campaign for re-election as Judge of Jackson County. The document lists ten questions directed towards Harry S. Truman for the reader to consider before voting.

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.

Letter from Harry S. Truman to George H. Combs, Jr. in which Truman proclaims his sincere gratitude for Combs's help in Truman's Democratic nomination for Judge of Jackson County, Missouri.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his plans for the next two weeks and his recent work making payrolls and salary cuts.

Photocopy of a partially complete note for $1000 made and signed by Harry S. Truman and T. J. Pendergast. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

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