Guide to Videotapes Collection in the Harry S. Truman Library

Compiled by Pauline Testerman with the Assistance of Anita M. Smith, April 2018.

Search Results: 679

Videotapes Collection

VT2000- 13 "NORTH AMERICAN PANORAMA: MISSOURI" 1992 Ruenitz Associates Inc. A video that highlights important Missouri cities and individuals. Events from Truman's presidency are focused on, including his role in World War II and Korea. VHS tape.
Total length: 54 minutes
“REX SCOUTEN'S NEWS CONFERENCE WITH CHILDREN AT THE TRUMAN LIBRARY “ 1996 HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY Rex Scouten, White House Curator, talks with and answers questions from local children concerning his years as a White House Curator under ten presidents.VHS tape.
Total length: 39 minutes

KC CROSSROADS KSHB CAL 41 2-PART DEAR BESS LETTERS April 20, 1998 Neil Johnson portrays and reads President Truman's letters to Bess. Still photographs are set to the letters. VHS Videotape

Total length: 7 minutes
TRUMAN LIBRARY LECTURE FEATURING ABBA EBAN 4/19/98, Truman Library. Abba Eban is the Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and the United States. He is the speaker as part of the Israel 50 program put on by the Truman Library. VHS tape.
Total length: 60 minutes
CREWS CONTROL-VNR CURTIS ROOSEVELT 10/12/94, Barkley & Evergreen. Two videotapes showing an interview with Curtis Roosevelt, the grandson of Franklin Roosevelt. He talks about his experiences in the White House. The election of Harry Truman is discussed and he tells about Eleanor Roosevelt's reaction to the election. VHS tape.
Total length: 60 minutes
KANSAS CITY TV SPOT 1995. An advertisement promoting tourism in Kansas City. Harry Truman and the Library are mentioned as an attraction. VHS tape.
Total length: 30 seconds
I REMEMBER HARRY There are two tapes that have interviews with individuals who knew Harry Truman. They share their personal experiences. One of the individuals is a nephew of Eddie Jacobson, name not mentioned; the other individual is Independence Mayor Ron Stewart, who speaks of knowing Truman when Stewart worked for the Independence Police Dept. VHS tape.
Total length: 2 hours
TIME AND THE PRESIDENCY WDAF TV Channel 4 Kansas City (FOX); KMBC TV Channel 9 Kansas City (ABC). News coverage of the TIME exhibit on display at the Truman Library. Hugh Sidey is interviewed, and former President Gerald Ford is shown. VHS tape.
Total length: 6 minutes 30 seconds
GENERAL COLIN POWELL 7/24/98, Harry S. Truman Library. A videotape of a speech made by Colin Powell at the Auditorium of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. The speech commemorates the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order #9981 which integrated the armed forces. VHS tape, BetaCamSP, Dubbing Master BetaCamSP.
Total length: 1 minute 25 seconds
WHERE THE TRAIL STARTS AND THE BUCK STOPS 5/27/98, City of Independence. A promotional video for the city of Independence. Harry Truman and his home are focused on. Other historical sites in Independence are shown. VHS tape.
Total length: 10 minutes

NATO ACCESSION CEREMONY 3/12/99, Harry S. Truman Library. A recording of the accession ceremony that was held at the Truman Library. The countries represented are Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic. It is also the 50th anniversary of the creation of NATO by Truman's administration. Features US Secretary of State Madeline Albright with Jan Kavan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic; Janos Martonyi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary; and Bronislaw Geremek, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland. VHS tape.

Total length: 60 minutes
April 23, 1997 "INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS: THE SECRET WHITE HOUSE TAPES-AN A & E PRODUCTION" Investigative Reports looks at the secret taping by seven presidents in the Oval Office. It includes footage by FDR, Nixon, Johnson, JFK and others. Received from Real TV, Inc. VHS videotape
Total length: 120 minutes
4/25/00, WDAF TV Channel 4 Kansas City (FOX). News coverage of a fund raising event at the Truman Library that featured a performance by Mark Russell, a political satirist. The money raised was used for the renovation. VHS tape.
Total length: 31 seconds
ONE MORE CLUB Harry S. Truman. Footage taken by Truman showing news photographers posing in front of the White House. VHS tape. See also MP76-56.
Total length: 4 minutes
TRUMAN CIVIL RIGHTS AND POLITICS IN 1948 Harry S. Truman Library. This lecture is a part of the Whistle Stop Series program. The keynote speaker is Dr. Ken Hechler who was part of the Truman staff during the 1948 election. He discusses the campaign and the significance of it. VHS tape.
Total length: 60 minutes
PETER M. SMALL AS MR. TRUMAN News coverage of Hoover Fest in Iowa. Mr. Small was there impersonating Truman and he is interviewed. Small also impersonates Franklin Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. VHS tape.
Total length: 14 minutes
HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY AT TRUMAN LIBRARY 8/5/95, WDAF TV Channel 4 Kansas City (FOX); KCTV TV Channel 5 Kansas City (CBS). News coverage of the ceremonies at the Truman Library on the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb. There are several interviews with veterans of WWII who attended the ceremonies. VHS tape.
Total length: 9 minutes
TRUMAN AND MEDICARE 7/30/95, WDAF TV Channel 4 Kansas City (FOX); KCTV TV Channel 5 Kansas City (CBS). News coverage of a ceremony at the Truman Library celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Medicare. Richard Gephardt is interviewed about the importance of Medicare and the future of the program. VHS tape.
Total length: 4 minutes 50 seconds
VE DAY/BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATIONS May, 1995, WDAF TV Channel 4 Kansas City (FOX); KCTV TV Channel 5 Kansas City (CBS); KMBC TV Channel 9 Kansas City (ABC); KSHB TV Channel 41 Kansas City (NBC). News coverage of celebrations at the Truman Library dealing with the victory over Europe and Truman's 111th birthday. Several veterans of WWII are interviewed. VHS tape.
Total length: 18 minutes
BESS TRUMAN WEEK, 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1/18/95, WDAF TV Channel 4 Kansas City (FOX). An interview with Dr. George Curtis about Bess Truman and the activities going on at the Truman Library during Bess Truman Week. VHS tape.
Total length: 2 minutes 51 seconds
CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION AT THE TRUMAN LIBRARY 9/17/95, KCTV TV Channel 5 Kansas City (CBS). News coverage showing an event at the Truman Library where visitors were allowed to sign a copy of the Constitution as a part of a traveling exhibit. VHS tape.
Total length: 34 seconds
October 25, 1995 "TRUMAN PRESIDENCY 50TH ANNIVERSARY" President Clinton, former presidents including, Carter, Ford and others pay tribute to President Truman's leadership during the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War during this special gala in Washington, D. C. A C-SPAN Video VHS videotape; 2 copies BetaCamSP; 1 copy Master BetaCamSP BCT60MLA
Total length: 1 minute 33 seconds
TRUMAN LIBRAY DEDICATES NEW PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL 5/29/95, WDAF TV Channel 4 Kansas City (FOX); KCTV TV Channel 5 Kansas City (CBS); KMBC TV Channel 9 Kansas City (ABC); KSHB TV Channel 41 Kansas City (NBC). News coverage of the installation of a new memorial at the Library in the courtyard, remembering those who were killed at Pearl Harbor. VHS tape.
Total length: 5 minutes 18 seconds
TRUMAN VISITS STATE LEGSLATURE, "TRUMAN LIBRARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS," and "ENOLA GAY EXHIBIT" 1994, KRCG TV Channel 13 Jefferson City (CBS); KOMU TV Channel 8 Columbia/Jefferson City (NBC). News coverage of Niel Johnson, a Truman impersonator, talking in front of the Missouri legislature. There is also a story about the cancellation of the Enola Gay exhibit by the Smithsonian, and a reaction by Ben Nicks, a pilot for the Enola Gay. VHS tape.
Total length: 7 minutes
SECURITY ISSUES AT THE TRUMAN LIBRARY 11/21/95, KSHB TV Channel 41 Kansas City (NBC); WDAF TV Channel 4 Kansas City (FOX); KCTV TV Channel 5 Kansas City (CBS). Interviews with Library Director, Larry Hackman, who asked the National Archives to review the security policies for Top Secret documents in the Library. The documents deal mainly with the atomic bomb and the formation of the CIA. VHS tape.
Total length: 8 minutes