Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman reveals his inclination towards military service, stating that, "I am going to have to write orders for a whole division today, and believe me it's a real job.
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Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen updates Truman on the recent "Democratic pow-wow" in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Letter from Judge Harry S. Truman to Judge George J. Dodd of Greenwood, Missouri in which Truman states his desire to cancel the county deficit as well as improve roads.
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman responds to Kitchen's suggestion of a way for Truman to put in a replacement for Maurice M. Milligan as U.S. attorney at Kansas City.
Letter from T. B. Good to Senator Harry S. Truman. Good, secretary of the Missouri Legislative Board of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, recommends Judge Jacob E. Smith of Sedalia, Missouri to be the a commissioner appointed to the Kansas City Court of Appeals. Good then provides a brief endorsement of Smith.
Jackson County Judge Harry S. Truman is signing county checks with a multiple machine.
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 candidly comments on Missouri politics, saying that, "Paul Dillon is all worried about the St. Louis situation and Matt Murray. They are in the midst of a big fight down there.
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman updates Kitchen on an appointment made by the Postmaster General. He also confirms receipt of the clippings and information Kitchen provided on January 3, 1940.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this particularly revealing letter, Truman provides a detailed update on politics in Jackson County and says, "I have talked to T.J. [Tom Pendergast] and to Jim [James Pendergast] over the phone. T.J.
Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides detailed intelligence concerning the appointment of a new judge position on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The front page of The Kansas City Labor Herald, Volume 37, No. 28 from Friday, August 9, 1940. The official publication of the American Federation of Labor in Kansas City, Missouri on this edition's front page a favorable article of Harry S. Truman and his 1940 campaign for U.S. Senator.
Harry S. Truman's final draft of his statement on the reappointment of Maurice Milligan as U.S. Attorney. Truman strongly opposes Milligan's reappointment because he finds him to be morally and professionally unqualified.