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Personal Papers and Organizational Records

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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.

  • Radius, Walter A. Papers- Vice Chairman, U.S. Delegation, International Conference to Consider Free Navigation of the Danube, 1948 The papers of Walter A. Radius consist of documents relating to the International Conference to Consider Free Navigation of the Danube, held…
  • Radner, William Papers- General Counsel, War Shipping Administration, 1942-1946 The William Radner Papers consist of correspondence between Radner, government officials, and executives in the shipping industry. Other items in the collection include memoranda, newspaper…
  • Ragland, Robert T. Papers- Cousin of Harry S. Truman The papers of Robert T. Ragland include letters, telegrams, and postcards from Harry S. Truman and other persons. Also included are cards, tickets, and a few press clippings.   [ Top of the page | Administrative…
  • Rathgeber, Lewis W. Papers- President, Mansfield State College, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, 1957-1963 The papers of Lewis W. Rathgeber mostly relate to politics in Pennsylvania and on the national level. The papers consist mainly of newspaper clippings, with some…
  • Ray, S. J. Papers- Kansas City Star Editorial Cartoonist, 1931-1963 The papers of S. J. Ray consist of political cartoons by Ray and other political cartoonists of the time, as well as newspaper clippings about political cartoonists. S. J. Ray’s political cartoons…
  • Raymond, Robert S. Papers- Pilot with the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force during World War II The papers of Robert S. Raymond consist mainly of correspondence relating to his life, particularly his experiences in the Royal Air Force and United States Army…
  • Redding, John M. Papers- Publicity Director, Democratic National Committee, 1947-1950; Assistant Postmaster General, 1950-1953   [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 12 linear feet, 8 linear inches. Access: Open.…
  • Reeve, Joseph E. Papers- Economist and Assistant Chief, Commerce and Finance Division, Bureau of the Budget, 1942-1965 The papers of Joseph E. Reeve consist of memorandums, correspondence, speeches and statements, tables, routing slips, and printed materials. They relate…
  • Reiff, Henry Papers- Legal Specialist in International Organization, Department of State, 1944-1946 See also Henry Reiff oral history. [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 5 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright…
  • Rice, Stuart A. Papers- Sociologist and statistician; Assistant Director for Statistical Standards, Bureau of the Budget, 1940-1955 See also Mrs. Stuart A. Rice oral history. [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 75…
  • Richards, George J. Papers- U.S. Army Officer, 1915-1953; Army Comptroller, 1948 [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 4 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this…
  • Riddleberger, James W. Papers- Chief, Division of Central European Affairs, Department of State, 1944-1947; Director, Office of Political Affairs, Office of Military Government for Germany-U.S. (OMGUS), 1947-1949; Acting Political Adviser to the U.S. Military Governor and…
  • Rigdon, William M. Papers- Assistant Naval Aide to the President, 1942-1953. The William M. Rigdon Papers document his service from 1945 to 1953 as Assistant Naval Aide to the President. The documents mainly consist of information about Harry S. Truman’s official travel…
  • Roberts, Frank N. Papers- Military Attache, U.S. Embassy, Moscow, 1945-1946; Military Attache, U.S. Embassy, Ankara, Turkey 1946-1948; Military Advisor to W. Averell Harriman, Special Assistant to the President and Director for Mutual Security, and his Representative on…
  • Roberts, Leo W. Papers- Supply and Commissary Officer, USS Williamsburg, 1950-1952; Presidential Mess Officer, 1950-1952; White House Aide, 1950-1952. The papers of Leo W. Roberts contain approximately eighty photographs (with written descriptions by Roberts) of…
  • Roberts, Willa Mae Papers- Democratic National Committeewoman from Missouri, 1952-1961 The papers of Willa Mae Roberts consist of correspondence dealing with her involvement in the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party, as well as printed materials, and…
  • Robinson, George S. Papers- Legislative Attorney, Department of the Air Force, 1948-1950; Attorney, Special Committee of the Senate to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce (Kefauver Committee), 1950; Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1950-1951…
  • Robinson, Harold G. Papers- Chief Investigator, Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee), 1941-1944 The papers of Harold G. Robinson include correspondence, news clippings, press releases, and printed materials depicting…
  • Rockwell, Alvin J. 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…
  • Rodes, Robert Papers- President, American Trade Association of Morocco The papers of Robert Rodes consist of correspondence, press releases, legal documents, and printed materials pertaining to U.S. trade with Morocco and a related lawsuit filed by Rodes against U.S.…
  • Romine, Roy T. Papers- First paternal cousin, once removed of Harry S. Truman The papers of Roy T. Romine include photocopies of personal letters written by Harry S. Truman to two paternal first cousins, Myra E. Colgan (Myra Colgan Hornbuckle, called Polly, Roy T.…
  • Rosenfield, Harry N. Papers- Commissioner, Displaced Persons Commission, 1948-1952; Executive Director, President's Commission on Immigration and Naturalization, 1952-1953 See also Harry N. Rosenfield oral history. [Administrative Information | Folder Title List]…
  • Rosenman, Samuel I. Papers- Special Counsel to the President, 1945-1946 The papers of Samuel I. Rosenman mostly relate to his career of government service in the White House, and particularly his work as Special Counsel to President Harry S. Truman from 1945 to 1946. They…
  • Ross, Charles G. 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…
  • Rowley, Coy B. Papers- Inspector, Bureau of Locomotive Inspection, Interstate Commerce Commission The papers of Coy B. Rowley include reports on train accidents, correspondence, and other documents relating to Rowley’s work as a locomotive inspector for the Interstate…
  • Rucker, Frank W. Papers- Co-publisher and General Manager of the Independence Examiner The papers of Frank W. Rucker consist mostly of his own memoirs and short stories, and some newspaper clippings of his editorials in the Independence Examiner. The papers also contain…
  • Rufus B. Burrus Papers Appendix-   Friend of Harry S. Truman and legal adviser to the Truman family; Assistant County Counselor of Jackson County, 1929-41; U.S. Army officer and member of the Reserve Officers Association, 1929-75; associated with the Harry S. Truman Library, Inc…
  • Rushay, Samuel W. Papers- Historian and Supervisory Archivist, Harry S. Truman Library This collection contains correspondence, handwritten notes, sound recordings, a dissertation, and other items relating to the career of Charles F. Brannan as Secretary of Agriculture…
  • Russell, John D. Papers- Division of Higher Education and Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Office of Education, 1946-1952   [Administrative Information | Folder Title List] ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Size: 30 linear feet. Access: Open. Copyright: The donor gave to…