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A letter from J. C. Nichols to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Nichols attaches a letter he wrote the same day to Senator Arthur Capper. In Nichols's letter to Capper, Nichols asserts that the federal government should not be wasting building materials on the construction of new federal offices in Washington D.C.

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 Harry S. Truman to W. F. Woodruff in which Truman provides a list of "good Democrats, who are the kind of men we want." The seven men listed live in Kansas City and the southern suburbs of Grandview, Martin City, and Hickman Mills, Missouri.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman informs Bess that he declined an offer from Lucky. He says, "Wouldn't my friends, who know my love for cigarettes, have a grand time wondering how much it takes to buy me[?]"

Letter from Harry S. Truman to J. W. Corn of Oak Grove, Missouri in which Truman proclaims his sincere gratitude for Corn supporting Truman as Democratic nominee for Jackson County Judge. Corn was previously supporting Thomas W. Parrent as nominee until Truman's win at the local primary election.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Kansas City attorney Joe W. McQueen. Truman agrees with McQueen in his desire to outfit the Fairfax Aviation School with the proper educational equipment to prepare workmen for employment in federal defense manufacturing.

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.

A letter from Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols in which Truman regrets having to leave Nichols's party early. Truman agrees with Nichols in his desire to attract oil industry businessmen to Kansas City. Truman goes further in exclaiming, "Kansas City ought to be the oil capital, the air capital and the main agricultural market...

Harry S. Truman and the 129th Field Artillery in front of the Muehlebach Hotel during the November 1921 Armistice parade in Kansas City, MO. Truman is in uniform, on the far side of the street, behind the man in the suit. This photograph was taken looking southeast on 12th Street just west of Baltimore Avenue.

Letter from Ralph Emerson Truman to his cousin Harry S. Truman in which Ralph inquires if Harry could find employment for his friend James H. McCormick of Kansas City. He states, "Of course, I am not up to date as to how political jobs are handed out."

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman thanks Kitchen for state committee suggestions. In the postscript, Truman writes in longhand: "Can't thank you enough for your help in campaign."

President Harry S. Truman (right) with James Pendergast, evidently taken in Independence, Missouri, upon Truman's arrival from Washington, D.C. This photo has been badly retouched and contains crop marks. Donor: John Boos.