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Personal Papers and Organizational Records

The Truman Library has accumulated approximately 600 collections of President Truman's relatives, friends and associates.

The online finding aids are intended to provide information to researchers intending to make a research visit to the library, not as a means of selecting materials for mail order photocopying. The folder titles are typically not specific enough for that purpose.

  • A. Devitt Vanech Papers- Special Assistant to Attorney General, 1933; Chairman, President's Temporary Commission on Employee Loyalty, 1946-1947; Assistant Attorney General in charge of Lands Division, 1947-1951; Deputy Attorney General, 1951-1952 The papers of A. Devitt…
  • A. J. Granoff Papers- Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri; leader in the Kansas City Jewish Community; friend of Eddie Jacobson The papers of A. J. Granoff document primarily his association with Eddie Jacobson, and most importantly the effort in which he and Jacobson…
  • A. L. M. Wiggins Papers- Under Secretary of the Treasury, 1947-1948 The papers of A. L. M. Wiggins consist of journal entries written during his tenure as Under Secretary of the Treasury from January 1947 to July 1948. Each day Wiggins recorded his observations on…
  • A. Robert Ginsburgh Papers- Member of the staff of the Secretary of Defense, 1949-1953 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 6 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in…
  • Abijah U. Fox Papers- Deputy Director, Foreign Funds Control, Department of the Treasury, 1941-1945; Director, Office of Surplus Property, 1945; Deputy Director, Finance Division, Military Government, Germany, 1946 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List]…
  • Accretions to the General Historical Documents Collection- The General Historical Documents Collection (GHDC) is an artificial collection created by the archivists of the Harry S. Truman Library to safely house and preserve individual items or small amounts of historical material that have been donated to…
  • Accretions to the Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection- The Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection (MHDC) is an artificial collection created by the archivists of the Harry S. Truman Library to safely house and preserve individual items or small amounts of material directly pertaining to Harry S…
  • Agnes Wolf Papers- Investigator, Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, 1943-1947, 1948. Investigator, Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, 1951 The papers of Agnes S. Wolf include…
  • Alanson W. Willcox Papers- General Counsel, Federal Security Agency, 1947-1953 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: Less than one linear foot (about 75 pages). Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government…
  • Alben W. Barkley Papers- Vice President of the United States, 1945-1953 The Alben W. Barkley Papers consist of transcripts of interviews conducted with Alben Barkley by Sidney Shalett. The interviews include recollections of Barkley's personal life and political career,…
  • Albert H. Huntington, Jr. Papers- Official, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1948-1951; Mutual Security Agency, 1951-1953 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 3 linear feet.Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S.…
  • Albert Moseman Papers- Official, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1936-1956 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 20 linear feet, 7 linear inches.Access: Open.Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights…
  • Alfred J. Nuthall Papers- Assistant to Anna M. Rosenberg, the Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1951-1953 The papers of Alfred J. Nuthall relate to his career in the armed forces and consist of a biographical timeline of Nuthall's military career, correspondence,…
  • Alfred Schindler Papers- Under Secretary of Commerce, 1945-1946 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 15 linear feet, 4 linear inches. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this…
  • Alfred Wolf Papers- Officer, Department of the Navy, 1941-1945; Official, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1946-1947; Official, Department of the Interior, 1947-1952 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 58…
  • Alice H. Pollard Papers- Supporter of the Marshall Plan The papers of Alice H. Pollard relate to a five-year period in Mrs. Pollard’s life when she was writing to University Professors, U.S. Senators and Congressmen, and members of the Executive Branch of the U.S.…
  • Allen Wagner Papers- Assistant to the Chairman, U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1951-1953 The papers of Allen Wagner consist chiefly of speeches, press releases, and correspondence from Mr. Wagner’s tenure as Assistant to the Chairman of the United States Civil…
  • Allen Weinstein Papers- College professor, author [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 15 linear feet (approximately 12,000 pages).Access: Open.Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this…
  • Alonzo Fields Papers- Chief Butler in the White House 1933-1953 The papers of Alonzo Fields consist mainly of documents relating to Fields' position as Chief Butler in the White House from 1933-1953. The documents are dated from 1939-1952. Included in the collection…
  • Alonzo L. Hamby Papers- Professor of History, Ohio University The papers of Alonzo L. Hamby include correspondence, interview notes, newspaper clippings, and other items relating primarily to the author's research for his biography Man of the People: A Life of Harry S.…
  • Alvin J. Rockwell Papers- Official with the National Labor Relations Board, 1937-40, 1943-45; Official in the Tax Division and Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, 1940-1943; Associate Director of the Legal Division of the Office of Military Government…
  • American Institute of Public Opinion Records- The records of the American Institute of Public Opinion consist of press releases summarizing the results of Gallup Polls from 1945 to 1952. These public opinion surveys dealt with a wide variety of topics, including the popularity of President…
  • Anne Laughlin Papers- Chief of Mission, UNICEF, Bulgaria, 1946-1950 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 2 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material…
  • Arnold B. Crank Papers- Lieutenant and Captain, United States Army Air Forces, 1942-1946; Captain and Major, Army Officers’ Reserve Corps and Air Force Reserve, 1946-1958 The papers of Arnold B. Crank relate primarily to his service in the United States Army Air Forces…
  • Arthur Ginsburg Papers- Collector of Political Memorabilia The papers of Arthur Ginsburg consist of correspondence, printed campaign materials, political propaganda, and other items. [Administrative Information | Biographical Sketch | Collection Description | Series…
  • Arthur Mag Papers- Partner in the Law Firm of Stinson, Mag, and Fizzell, 1924 - 1981; Legal Counsel to Harry S. Truman, 1945 - 1967   The papers of Arthur Mag consist mainly of Harry S. Truman's legal documents and correspondence between Truman, Mag and others…
  • Arthur Paul Papers- Assistant for International Trade to the Secretary of Commerce and Director, Office of International Trade, 1945-1947 The papers of Arthur Paul consist of correspondence, printed materials, speech notes, meeting notes, and other documents…
  • Arthur Z. Gardiner Papers- Special Assistant, Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian and African Affairs, Department of State, 1945-1954; Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, 1958-1962; Director, International Cooperation Administration Missions, Vietnam, 1958-1962;…
  • Atomic Bomb Collection- The Atomic Bomb Collection consists of various types of documents pertaining to the atomic bomb. Included are: eyewitness accounts; atomic bomb test and test site information; correspondence between Harry S. Truman, Leo Szilard, Franklin D.…
  • August C. Hahn Papers- Deputy Assistant Postmaster General, 1950-1967   [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 5 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this…
  • B. T. Fitzpatrick Papers- Deputy Administrator, Housing and Home Financing Agency, 1949-1954 The papers of B. T. Fitzpatrick consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs mostly pertaining to his career as General Counsel and Deputy Administrator of the…
  • Bank of America Records- This collection consists of copies of pages from two bank ledgers documenting financial transactions by members of the Wallace and Gates families, and of other residents of Independence, Missouri and the surrounding area. [Administrative…
  • Beatrice M. Burgoon Papers- Assistant to the Regional Chairman, National War Labor Board, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1944-1953; Chief, Special Industries Section, Office of Case Analysis, Wage Stabilization Board, 1951; Associate Director, Office of Case Analysis, Wage…
  • Belton (Missouri) Lodge No. 450, A.F. & A.M. Records- These records include photocopies of the minutes of meetings from 1909 to 1916 of the Masonic Lodge in Belton, Missouri. Also included is a photocopy of the Petition for Initiation of Harry S. Truman, dated December 21, 1908. [Administrative…
  • Ben Hill Brown, Jr. Papers- Assistant Legal Adviser, Department of State, 1946-1949; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, 1949-1955; Director, U.S. Operations Mission to Iraq, 1956-1958; Director, U.S. Operations Mission to Libya, 1959-1960;…
  • Ben Nicks Papers- Collector of Materials Concerning the Enola Gay Controversy The papers of Ben Nicks consist of newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, and correspondence related to the controversy surrounding the planned exhibit of the Enola Gay at the…
  • Benedict K. Zobrist Papers- Director, Harry S. Truman Library, 1971-1994 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 2 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material…
  • Benedict P. Cottone Papers- General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission, 1946-1953 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 17 linear feet. Access: Open Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in…
  • Benjamin F. Weinberg Papers- Kansas City businessman and friend of Harry S. Truman The papers of Benjamin F. Weinberg include correspondence, press clippings, memorabilia, photographs, financial and legal documents, and other items concerning Weinberg's life and his business…
  • Benjamin H. Hardy Papers- Chief Public Affairs Officer, Technical Cooperation Administration, 1950-1951 The papers of Benjamin H. Hardy relate primarily to the “Point Four” program. Hardy helped originate the idea for this program, which was formally proposed by President…
  • Bernard Bernstein Papers- Lt. Colonel and Colonel, U.S. Army, and Financial Adviser to General Dwight D. Eisenhower for Civil Affairs and Military Government, 1942-45; Director, Finance Division and Division of Investigation of Cartels and External Assets, U.S. Group…
  • Bernard L. Gladieux Papers- Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce, 1945-1950 The papers of Bernard L. Gladieux consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes and other items related to the work of the Department of Commerce. [Administrative Information |…
  • Bess Truman Collection- The Bess Truman Collection consists of documents related to Mrs. Bess Wallace Truman that were provided by various donors. The collection consists mostly of correspondence between Mrs. Truman and her friends and acquaintances, but also includes…
  • Bess W. Truman Papers- Wife of Harry S. Truman, 1919-1972; First Lady of the United States, 1945-1953 The papers of Bess W. Truman contain appointment books, address books, menus, correspondence, financial records, and legal…
  • Brackley Shaw Papers- Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of War for Air, 1946; General Counsel, Department of the Air Force, 1947-49 The papers document a few aspects of Brackley Shaw's work as General Counsel, Department of the Air Force. Topics covered…
  • Bruce D. Forsyth Papers- White House Dentist and Assistant Surgeon General, Public Heath Service, 1945-1953 The papers of Bruce D. Forsyth consist of a diary, correspondence, printed materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, dental records and specimens, and…
  • Bryce B. Smith Papers- Mayor of Kansas City, 1930-1939 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 1 linear feet, 9 linear inches. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this…
  • Bryn J. Hovde Papers- Chief, Division of Cultural Cooperation, Department of State, 1944-1945 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 2 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the…
  • C. Girard Davidson Papers- Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1946-1950 See also C. Girard Davidson oral history. [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 13 linear feet, 7 linear inches. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor…
  • Charles E. Anderson Papers- Building Contractor at homes of Harry S. Truman and Mary Jane Truman, 1954-1958 The papers of Charles E. Anderson consist of business records including memoranda of agreement, correspondence, receipts, architectural drawings, notes, sketches,…
  • Charles F. Brannan Papers- Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, 1944-1948; Secretary of Agriculture, 1948-1953 The papers of Charles F. Brannan primarily document his career in the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1935 to 1953, including his service as Secretary of…
  • Charles F. Darlington Papers- Member, U.S. Delegation, U.N. Conference on International Organization, 1945 The papers of Charles F. Darlington consist of reports, memoranda, printed materials, and other documents relating to his work as a member of the U.S. delegation to the…
  • Charles F. Knox, Jr. Papers- Counselor of U.S. Mission to Israel, Tel Aviv, 1947-1948; Consul General, Curacao, Dutch West Indies, 1949-1952 The papers of Charles F. Knox primarily document his assignment to establish and participate in a U.S. mission in Israel in the period…
  • Charles Fahy Papers- Chairman, President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, 1949-1950 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 3 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor…
  • Charles G. Ross Papers- Correspondent and editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1918-1945; Press Secretary to the President, 1945-1950 The papers of Charles G. Ross primarily document his service as Press Secretary to President Harry S. Truman. The collection also contains…
  • Charles H. McGuire Papers- Director, National Shipping Authority, 1951-1953; Director, Office of the National Shipping Authority and Government Aid, 1953-1955 The papers of Charles H. McGuire consist mainly of correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, speeches, press…
  • Charles M. Hulten Papers- Deputy Director, Office of War Information, 1944-1945; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, 1946-1951 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 13 linear feet, 2 linear inches. Access: Open Copyright…
  • Charles P. Kindleberger Papers- Official with the Office of Strategic Services, 1942-45; Official with the Department of State, 1945-48; and professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948-81 The papers of Charles P. Kindleberger document primarily his…
  • Charles S. Murphy Papers- Administrative Assistant to the President, 1947-1950; Special Counsel to the President, 1950-1953; Under Secretary of Agriculture, 1960-1965; Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1965-1968 See also Charles S. Murphy oral history and files. […
  • Charles Sawyer Papers- Ambassador to Belgium, 1944-1945; Secretary of Commerce, 1948-1953   [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 63 linear feet, 5 linear inches. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S.…
  • Charles W. Campbell Papers- First Lieutenant, United States Army, 1940-1943 The papers of Charles W. Campbell include personal correspondence sent to family members and friends by Lt. Campbell during World War II. The correspondence documents Campbell's separations from his…
  • Charles W. Thayer Papers- Foreign Service officer, 1933-1953; Chief, Division of International Broadcasting, Voice of America, 1947-1949; Political Liaison Officer to the German Government, Bonn, 1950-1951; Consul General, Munich, 1952-1953 [Administrative Information |…
  • Charter Heslep Papers- Radio Broadcaster The papers of Charter Heslep consist of correspondence, news reports, speeches, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, itineraries, a diary and other items mostly pertaining to Heslep’s work as a radio…
  • Clarence H. Osthagen Papers- Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Commerce, 1950-1953 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 17 linear feet, 11 linear inches. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.…
  • Clarence J. McCormick Papers- Under Secretary of Agriculture, 1950-1952 The papers of Clarence J. McCormick consist of correspondence, printed materials, speeches, and other documents relating to McCormick’s work as a government official. [Administrative Information |…
  • Clarence R. Decker Papers- President of the University of Kansas City, 1938-1953; Assistant Director for the Far East, Mutual Security Agency, 1952   The Clarence R. Decker Papers document his service in 1952 with the Mutual Security Agency as the Assistant Director for…
  • Clark M. Clifford Papers- Assistant Naval Aide to the President, 1945-1946; Naval Aide to the President, 1946; Special Counsel to the President, 1946-1950 The papers of Clark M. Clifford primarily document his service as Special Counsel to President Truman from 1946 to…
  • Claude Harkins and Inez Harkins Papers- Collectors of Historical Memorabilia The papers of Claude and Inez Harkins consist of photographs, correspondence, printed materials, and architectural drawings reflecting their interest in collecting memorabilia related to the White House and…
  • Clinton P. Anderson Papers- Secretary of Agriculture, 1945-1948 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 6 linear feet Access: open Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any…
  • Colgan and Bruner Families Papers- Relatives of the Truman family The papers of the Colgan and Bruner families include correspondence, financial records, legal documents, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, and other documents mostly relating to the history of the Colgan family…
  • COMMERCE BANCSHARES, INC. RECORDS- The records of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. relate to the employment of Harry S. Truman and his brother, J. Vivian Truman, as clerks at the National Bank of Commerce in Kansas City. The Truman brothers worked at the bank from 1903 to 1905, and Vivian…
  • Community Services League Records- The records of the Community Services League consist of journal and ledger entries, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, and other materials documenting the charitable activities of the League and its predecessor…
  • Cornelius J. Mara Papers- Assistant Military Aide to President Harry S. Truman, 1949-1952   The papers of Cornelius J. Mara mostly relate to his service as President Truman's Assistant Military Aide from 1949 to 1952. The collection consists of one series, a Subject File…
  • D. Alan Strachan Papers- Assistant Labor Advisor, American Mission for Aid to Greece, 1947-1948; Director, Labor and Manpower Division in Greece, Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency, 1948-1953 This collection consists mostly of copies of…
  • D. Maynard Phelps Papers- Deputy U.S. Representative, Allied Commission on Reparations, 1945-46; Deputy U.S. Delegate, Paris Conference on Reparations, 1945; U.S. Representative, Inter-Allied Reparation Agency, 1946 The papers of D. Maynard Phelps primarily pertain to…
  • Dale E. Doty Papers- Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1950-1952; Comissioner, Federal Power Commission, 1952-1954 See also Dale E. Doty oral history. [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 8 linear feet. Access:…
  • Dale M. Hellegers Papers- Historian; author of We, the Japanese People: World War II and the Origins of the Japanese Constitution (2001) The papers of Dale M. Hellegers mostly consist of copies of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and minutes of meetings relating to the…
  • Dan A. Kimball Papers- Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air, 1949; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1949-1951; Secretary of the Navy, 1951-1953 The papers of Dan A. Kimball include correspondence, newspaper clippings, booklets, handwritten notes, speeches, and other…
  • Daniel F. Cleary Papers- Chairman, War Claims Commission, 1949-1953 The papers of Daniel F. Cleary consist of correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, printed material, a diary, and other items mostly pertaining to Cleary's work as chairman of the War Claims…
  • Daniel L. Goldy Papers- Official with the Department of the Interior, 1947-1951; the Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency, 1951-1952; the Department of Labor, 1946-1947 and 1952-1958 The papers of Daniel L. Goldy document primarily his U.S.…
  • Danny O'Driscoll Papers- United States Secret Service Agent, 1943-1969 The papers of Danny O'Driscoll consist of U.S. Secret Service reports and training records, memorandums, and logs from Presidential inspection trips and conferences. The collection also includes…
  • Darrell Crain, Jr. Papers- Civilian Physician with the U.S. Army; Participant in U.S. Medical Mission to Treat King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, 1950.The papers of Dr. Darrell Crain, Jr. include copies of travel orders, a vaccination certificate, a special passport, personal…
  • David D. Lloyd Papers- Administrative Assistant to the President, 1951-1953; Executive Director, Harry S. Truman Library, Inc., and Assistant to Former President Truman, 1953-1962 The Papers of David D. Lloyd consist of correspondence, printed materials, speech drafts…