The State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia

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Telegram from Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast to Missouri Governor Guy Park, asking him to appoint James Austin Finch to the Board of Regents for the Teachers College of Cape Girardeau.

Letter from gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark to Tom Pendergast, asking for assistance in setting up a meeting with Kansas City labor leaders.

Letter signed "A disgusted Democrat" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a newspaper clipping about Missouri state senators Joseph H. Brogan, Mike Kinney, and M. E. Casey, and a request to take a strong stand against them if they don't vote in favor of laws protecting fair elections.

Response letter from Governor Park to John L. Clark of Kansas City indicating that he should contact the authorities or provide evidence if he has knowledge of election fraud activities.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Manny Schupan regarding the illness of a Mr. Werby.

Letter from Wilce Curtner to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that a Steele citizen named A. A. Kelley, "a prominent merchant of this city," who is "well known in the political circles of this section," was becoming a Stark supporter after he and his family were allied with the Pendergast machine.

Letter from H. V. Shirts of Cameron, Missouri to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, urging him to quickly come out publicly against voting fraud.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Arthur F. Smith, thanking Smith for his support for his campaign.

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to Hon. Fred Blair Townsend, regarding Missouri's delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Stark says he believes that "Missouri is safely in line with the Roosevelt forces."

Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to Westbrook Pegler, newspaper columnist, on September 13, 1940. Mitchell informs Pegler of Senator Carl Hatch's ties to Thomas J. Pendergast and Harry S. Truman.

A brief letter and accompanying newspaper article from William Hirth to Jesse Bennett. The article concerns Missouri Governor Lloyd Stark's activities in opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Letter from L.E. Gatewood asking for a contribution to offset expenses for a Democratic campaign barbecue. She also describes Moberly as "a known anti-Pendergast town."