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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]…
  • 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.…
  • 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.…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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:…
  • 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…