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 Former Jackson County Judge George J. Dodd to current Judge Harry S. Truman. Dodd requests that Truman deny Judge Latshaw and Senator Cooper the position of Jackson County Counselor.
Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen describes in detail an investigation by Harvey L. Duncan concerning an alleged theft of an interstate shipment of liquor. Kitchen warns against a conspiracy charge, which would reflect poorly on the Kansas City organization.
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.
Letter from Kansas City City Manager L. P. Cookingham to Senator Harry S. Truman. After recent flood control issues, Cookingham expresses his interest in an "upland airport". He cites fog, smoke, and air traffic among the reasons why another Kansas City airport is needed.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this revealing letter, Truman provides a detailed update on politics in Kansas City and says, "The Star is making a goat of me--not a Pendergast goat either but a tax goat. I'll lick the whole gang yet and make 'em like it."
Letter from Young Democratic Club of Eastern Jackson County President Jewell B. Hodge to Senator Harry S. Truman. Hodge writes Truman on behalf of Judge Leslie I. George requesting a solution for the political situation currently affecting Independence, Missouri Mayor Roger T. Sermon and James M. Pendergast.
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 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 first and sixth page of The Kansas City Labor Herald, Volume 37, No. 27 from Friday, August 2, 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.
Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman finds himself disconnected with Kansas City, but not by choice.