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Askren, Robert G
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"Far More than a Romantic Adventure": The American Civil War in Harry Truman's History and Memory
Article describes President Truman's profound interest in and knowledge of the Civil War and the importance he attached to it. Truman's antecedents had strong roots in slave states and in Platte and Jackson...
1933 Road Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Map shows roads in Jackson County, Missouri. Legend indicates kind of road (macadam, graded, etc.). Section lines, electric lines, railroad lines, schools, and streams are also shown. Only a few major...
1934 Road Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Map shows roads in Jackson County. Legend indicates kind of road (paved, oiled earth, state highway, etc.) Section lines, electric lines, railroad lines, schools, and streams also shown. Only a few major...
A Book Every Citizen Should See
Printed letter to introduce the 1933 book "Results of County Planning, Jackson County, Missouri," to the public published by Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman. Truman writes of the advantages enjoyed by...
A Boy Who Would Be President: Harry Truman at School, 1892-1901
Recent documents made available to the public concerning Truman's early schooling give insight into his early years. These include two ledgers that record his attendance and his grades at Noland School...
A Library Start
Article concerning the groundbreaking of the Truman Library in Independence, includes photo of Harry S. Truman.
Admiral Sidney W. Souers and President Truman
Photos and biographical article about President Harry Truman and his appointee to "director of central intelligence in 1946" (and later executive secretary of the National Security Council), Sidney Souers...
Arts Beat: Statesman of Music
Photo and biographical article about Harry Truman, "our most musical president" and brief student of pianist Ignace Paderewski and player on national radio broadcasts for Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill,...
At the Gate to the Truman Home
Photo and caption about the visit of President Harry Truman to his boyhood and mother's home in Grandview, Missouri.
Balance Statement: A Journal Posting on the Funding of the Truman-Dewey 1948 Presidential Election
The focus of this article is the 1948 presidential campaign and in particular the campaign financial aspects of both Democrat Harry Truman and Republican Thomas Dewey. An analysis of the facts and figures...
President Truman and Thomas Hart Benton look at mural designs for the Truman Library.
Benton Painting Comes back Home
December 5, 2014
Article announces that Thomas Hart Benton's painting "The New Fence," given first by the artist to Harry S. Truman and later presented as a gift to Winston Churchill during his 1946 visit to Westminster...
Bess Truman and Her Town: To the Girl from the Gates Mansion, Washington Is a Dull Place Compared to Independence, Mo.
Photos, illustrated map, and biographical article about Bess Wallace Truman, or Bess Truman, wife of President Harry Truman and native of Independence, Missouri. Description of her upbringing in the "Gates...
Bess Wallace Truman
June 26, 1905
Section in the book on Mrs. Harry Truman or Bess Truman. Includes photographs as well as a "For More Reading" section at the end.
Biography of Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), President of the United States (1945-1953)
Bob Hannegan and Harry Truman's Vice Presidential Nomination
Photos and biographical article about Harry Truman and his selection (with assistance from Bob Hannegan) as vice-presidential running mate with President Franklin Roosevelt in 1944 over James Byrnes and...
Bucks and Lapse Stop Hugh Harry
April 30, 2006
The Native Sons Scouts had set a goal of raising $400,000 for a large statue of Harry Truman to be at Union Station and to be dedicated on May 8, Truman's birthday. As it turns out the group had not submitted...
Captain Harry: A Selection of Historical Photographs & Documents
Book of collected manuscripts by and photos of Harry S. Truman during his military and presidential careers gathered by the Truman Library.
Chester A. Franklin and Harry S. Truman: An African-American Conservative and the "Conversion" of the Future President
Extensive article about the influence of Chester Franklin (1880-1955), "the African-American publisher of 'The Call,' a black Kansas City newspaper," starting in 1919, on future president Harry Truman...
Citizen Truman at the Bridge
Illustrations and biographical article about Harry Truman's (at the time a Jackson County judge) disrupted speech "at the interrupted Independence-Liberty bridge dedication ceremonies." Description of...
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