Messall, Victor R. Papers

Dates: 1933-1970

Secretary to Senator Harry S. Truman, 1935-1941

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Size: 5 linear feet, 3 linear inches.
Access: Open.
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Processed by: Dennis Bilger (1971); Jan Davis and David Clark (2016).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

CORRESPONDENCE FILE

Box 1

  • A - L

Box 2

  • M - Z
SUBJECT FILE

Box 3

  • Allis, Barney L., Kansas City, Missouri
  • Applications for positions - letters of recommendation - office of Congressman Frank E. Lee, March 20, 1933-December 18, 1934
  • Applications for positions - letters of recommendation - office of Senator Harry S. Truman, January 7, 1936-June 30, 1938
  • Biggs, Electra Waggoner (Mrs. Paul D. Hammacher)
  • Brunson, W. T. (Bill)
  • Civil Aeronautics Administration - V. R. Messall personal
  • Coffin, Tris - memo written about President Truman, December 30, 1945
  • Congratulatory messages and replies, August 8, 1940-September 18, 1944
  • Democratic Headquarters - William Boyles, Robert E. Hannegan, J. Howard McGrath, June 2, 1941-September 27, 1949
  • Eaton Food Products Co. file - Luben-Messall-Miller investigation, June 30, 1945-September 15, 1950
  • Einbinder, Charles
  • Erhart, Frank H. (Colonel)
  • Faris, (Bud) promotion

Box 4

  • "Five percenters"
  • Glenn, Frank (Hotel Muehlebach Bookshop, Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Hatch Bill - lobbying clippings
  • Healey, Honorable Joseph F.
  • Hites, Harry - Walter Russell, sculptor (bust of FDR)
  • Hodgden, Perry
  • Hunt, Elwood
  • Hunter, Hartman Corporation
  • Inauguration - President Harry S. Truman, December 10, 1948-April 4, 1949
  • Lee, Frank H.
  • Man From Independence, Jonathan Daniels - clippings of chapters from The Wichita Eagle, April 8-May 13, 1952
  • Martin, Julian A.
  • Messall, Victor R. - personal (4 folders)
  • Messall, Victor R. vs. Pop Corn Sales, Inc., December, 1947

Box 5

  • Miller, Kenneth D. vs. Messall, Victor R. - U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, January 24, 1950
  • Minneapolis Aquatennial - Carl T. Bremicker, General Chairman, August 4, 1949
  • Missouri Capital Democratic Club, November 15, 1936-June 7, 1940
  • Missouri Society of Washington, D.C.
  • Missouri, U. S. S. - launching of the
  • Monroe, Judge Frank
  • Moore, Vernon
  • Nachtman, Paul and Ray, June 4, 1945-May 1, 1946
  • Northeast Airlines, Inc.
  • Parrot, Forest
  • Pendelton, Larry (Enid, Oklahoma)
  • Personnel - lists of appointees
  • Poem - Ogden Nash
  • Potts Turnbull Co., Kansas City, Mo.

Box 6

  • Riggs National Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • Rubber - synthetic
  • Russell, Victor - Port Arthur, Texas, 1947-1952
  • St. Joseph (Mo.) - camouflage school
  • St. Joseph (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce - (St. Joseph Plan Inc.)
  • St. Joseph Plan Inc. (Brown Transfer and Storage Co.)
  • St. Joseph (Mo.) - news clippings, November 14, 1941-February 24, 1942
  • Schumpert, Paul
  • Senate Secretaries' Association
  • Sermon, Roger T. (Independence, Mo.)
  • "Timons for Vice President"
  • Truman, Harry S. - 1934 Senate campaign - announcement
  • Truman, Harry S. - correspondence, May 11, 1940-June 20, 1970

Box 7

  • Truman, Harry S. - news clippings (duplicate articles)
  • Truman, Harry S. - President of the United States, correspondence
  • Truman, Harry S. - Reception, January 19, 1945
  • Truman, Harry S. - 1944 campaign - memo listing newsmen who accompanied Senator Truman on campaign tour, October-November 1944; "The Inside Story," published by the Missouri Republican State Committee
  • Truman, Harry S. - 1948 Presidential campaign, April 14-November 1, 1948
  • Truman, Harry S. - "Truman record," 1950-1956
  • Truman, Harry S. - personal - Senator Truman (special letters by his colleagues)
  • Truman, Harry S. - sketches
  • Truman, Mrs. Harry S. - letter to mother of Victor R. Messall, April 10, 1947 (photostatic copy)
  • Tucker Corporation - Chicago Illinois
  • Wagers - 1940 election (V. R. Messall)
  • Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. (Harry Oesher) - (news clippings re death of FDR and succession of HST)
HARRY S. TRUMAN 1940 SENATE CAMPAIGN FILE

Box 8

  • Acknowledged receipts, June 21-December 1, 1940
  • Address by Harry S. Truman, Sedalia, Mo., June 15, 1940
  • Advisory Board - book 1 (A-J), book 2 (K-Z)
  • Average Democratic vote - primary elections
  • Blank checks and stubs
  • Budget
  • Campaign limitation of funds
  • Campaign stationery (blank paper)
  • Cancelled checks, June 14-August 17, 1940
  • Contributions, June 13-July 12, 1940 (some undated)
  • Contributions, July 16-November 19, 1940
  • Contributions - private, June 21-August 31, 1940 - including telephone bill for July and August
  • Contributions - rejection notes (Adams, Flora L. - Young, William K.)

Box 9

  • Contributors, list of
  • Contributors, (postmasters)
  • Democratic National Convention, Chicago, July 15, 1940 - pamphlets re
  • Election information - Missouri and national elections
  • Election material - notes and press releases
  • Election publicity and information - newspapers
  • Employees and departments in which they work

Box 10

  • Finances - cash daily receipts, June 12-August 5, 1940
  • Finances - daily reports, July 8-August 5, 1940
  • Ledger book
  • List of contributors - Washington, D.C.
  • List of key men by counties (Missouri)
  • Middleton, Joseph D.
  • Missouri - list of county leaders - notebook
  • National Association of Postmasters, Missouri Chapter - convention - Poplar Bluff, Mo. - registration
  • Personnel - St. Louis office
  • Primary campaign - scrapbook of clippings
  • Primary election, August 6, 1940 - official returns and related correspondence
  • Organization of Truman for Senator Headquarters, 1940
  • Parry, Thomas W., Jr.
  • Publicity
  • Seventh District - postmasters appointments and Presidential offices
  • Speech, July 31, 1940 - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Southwest Press Clipping Bureau
  • Standard Railroad Labor Organizations - endorsement of Senator Truman
  • Truman-for-Senator Club - membership cards
PUBLICATIONS FILE

Box 11

  • Magazines - Collier's, August 26, 1944, "Our Armed Forces Must be Unified," by Senator Harry S. Truman
  • Magazines - Democracy in Action, March, 1942
  • Magazines - Greater Amusements,October 12, 1945
  • Magazines - Harpers, April 1945
  • Magazines - Life, August 20, 1956 - copy of Truman article
  • Magazines - Look, May 12, 1951 and November, 11, 1958 - copies
  • Magazines - Nation's Business, November 1945 - copy
  • Magazines - Saturday Evening Post, February 7, 1959 - copy
  • Newspapers - Daily Capital News, Jefferson City, Mo., July 30-August 3, 1940
  • Newspapers - The Free Press, Sedalia, Mo., July 26, 1940
  • Newspapers - Inter-American Exposition News, Florida, April 1945
  • Newspapers - Jefferson City Post-Tribune, Jefferson City, Mo., August 1, 1940
  • Newspapers - Kansas City Journal, July 30-August 20, 1940 (copies)
  • Newspapers - The Missouri Democrat, Kansas City, Mo., January 20, 1940
  • Newspapers - St. Louis Star Times, August 9, 1940 (copies)
  • Newspapers - The Sedalia Democrat, August 8, 1940
  • Newspapers - The Sedalia Times, July 26, 1940
  • Newspapers - The Steelville Ledger, Steelville, Crawford County, Mo., August 8, 1940
  • Newspapers - Transport Topics, March 17, 1941
  • Newspapers - The Young Democrat, Sedalia, Mo., July 1940
  • Scrapbook, 1933-1941
  • Scrapbook, 1937-1941
  • Scrapbook, 1944
  • Scrapbook, 1944-1945
  • Scrapbook, 1945-1947

Box 12

  • News clippings - news clippings re 1940 Harry S. Truman Senate Campaign
  • News clippings - American Weekly, story re Prince Michael Romanoff
  • News clippings - news stories in The Wichita (Ks.) Eagle, April 14-June 15, 1945 re death of President Roosevelt and succession of President Truman
  • News clippings - re charges of scandal in the Truman Administration, April 7, 1947-March 27, 1952
  • News clippings - The Times - Picayune, New Orleans, La., May 23, 1947 articles re prediction of President Truman's election in 1948 by Victor R. Messall
  • News clippings - Enid, Oklahoma, June 5, 1947 - re funeral of Victor R. Messall's mother
  • News clippings - Washington Post, Hecht Company tributes to the State Societies in the Nation's Capital - Missouri, September 8, 1947 and Oklahoma, November 24, 1947
  • News clippings - Washington Times-Herald, "Capital Circus" by Ruth Montgomery, December 4, 1947 - stories re Margaret Truman, Victor R. Messall and Leslie Biffle
  • News clippings - Kansas City Times, November 3, 1948; 1948 Presidential Election
  • News clippings - Washington Sunday News, "D.C. Wash" by Ruth Montgomery, August 20, 1950 - stories re Mrs. Victor R. Messall and Clare Boothe Luce
  • News clippings - newsclippings re Victor R. Messall and 1945 sugar deal - charges of implication - Kansas City Times, New York Times, August 23, 1950
  • News clippings - newsclippings re Victor R. Messall and 1945 sugar deal - charges of implication - duplicate articles from various newspapers, August 23-26, 1950 (3 folders)
  • News clippings - St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 4, 1951, "The Man From Independence" by Johnathan Daniels - chapter on 1940 Senate Campaign
  • News clippings - newsclippings re Charles A. Murray, son of Senator James E. Murray (Montana), May 14, 1950
  • News clippings - newsclippings re slaying of Thomas N. Doswell, Texas oilman and robbery of the Messal Oil and Gas Company station, Enid, Oklahoma (no dates)
  • News clippings - general - June 8, 1938 - May 7, 1964
  • News clippings - duplicates intended for use in scrapbook by Victor R. Messall, 1941-1947
MISCELLANEOUS FILE
  • Register of personal identity - credentials of Robert Allen Gregory, March 29, 1962
  • Cross reference sheets
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