1. Harry S. Truman
  2. Educational Resources
  3. The Truman Footlocker Project

The Truman Footlocker Project

The Truman Footlocker project consists of:

World War One-style footlocker

A World War One-style footlocker, like the one Captain Harry S. Truman took to France with Artillery Battery D in 1918. It is filled with learning tools -- a scrapbook, pictures, newspapers, artifacts, clothing, photographs, political cartoons, memorabilia, and replicas. Each item represents a story about an aspect of Harry Truman's remarkable life and legacy.

A Teaching Guide that turns the footlocker into an entire curriculum, bringing to life the Truman legacy. The Teaching Guide takes history out of the textbooks and creates an innovative and interactive classroom experience for teachers and students.

trio of children reading

The Truman Footlocker is available for purchase from the Truman Library Institute. If you are interested in buying the footlocker or need more information about the project send e-mail to:

If you are interested in a presentation of the footlocker for your school and you are in the Greater Kansas City area call 816-268-8236