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Margaret Truman Daniel and E. Clifton Daniel Papers

Dates: 1880-2000

Daughter and Son-in-Law of Harry S. Truman and Bess W. Truman

The papers of Margaret Truman Daniel and E. Clifton Daniel include materials related to their personal lives and careers. The series includes appointment diaries, correspondence, diaries, financial records, manuscripts, news clippings, photographs, press notices, printed materials, scrapbooks, speeches, and commemorative stamps.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 14 linear feet, 5 linear inches (about 26,400 pages).
Access: Open, with the exception that some documents that are closed for national security reasons.
Copyright: The donors gave their copyright interest in writings in these files to the United States Government. Documents created by U.S. Government officials in the course of their official duties are likewise in the public domain. Copyright interest in any other writings in these files is assumed to remain with the authors of the documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1977); Amy Crossley, Jan Davis, Deb Keating, Sandra Colyer and David Clark (2015).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Margaret Truman Daniel

February 17, 1924

 

Born Mary Margaret Truman, Independence, Missouri to Harry S. and Bess W. Truman

April 12, 1945

 

Harry S. Truman became President of the United States

1946

 

B.A., Georgetown University

March 16, 1947

 

Concert Singing Debut

Fall 1950

 

First National Television Appearance

January 1953

 

Moved to New York City

April 21, 1956

 

Married E. Clifton Daniel, Trinity Episcopal Church, Independence, Missouri

June 5, 1957

 

Clifton Truman Daniel born

May 19, 1959

 

William Wallace Daniel born

March 3, 1963

 

Harrison Gates Daniel born

May 28, 1966

 

Thomas Washington Daniel born

December 26, 1972

 

Harry S. Truman died

October 18, 1982

 

Bess W. Truman died

January 29, 2008

 

Died, Chicago

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
E. Clifton Daniel

September 19, 1912

 

Born Elbert Clifton Daniel, Jr., Zebulon, North Carolina

1933

 

B.A. Degree, University of North Carolina

1937-1944

 

Reporter, Associated Press

1944-1977

 

Various Positions Including Managing Editor,

The New York Times

April 21, 1956

 

Married Margaret Truman, Trinity Episcopal Church, Independence, Missouri

June 5, 1957

 

Clifton Truman Daniel born

May 19, 1959

 

William Wallace Daniel born

March 3, 1963

 

Harrison Gates Daniel born

May 28, 1966

 

Thomas Washington Daniel born

February 21, 2000

 

Died, Manhattan, New York

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Margaret Truman Daniel and E. Clifton Daniel include materials related to their personal lives and careers. The papers include appointment diaries, correspondence, diaries, financial records, manuscripts, news clippings, photographs, press notices, printed materials, scrapbooks, speeches, and commemorative stamps. The papers are arranged alphabetically in a single series, a Subject File. The files that only relate to E. Clifton Daniel have his name included in the folder title.

The appointment diaries, diaries and scrapbooks are primarily from 1945-1953 during the Truman administration and pertain to Margaret Truman's appointments, activities and trips. The series also include concert schedules, press releases, programs and scripts related to Margaret Truman's career. Margaret Truman's correspondence includes letters to her parents, Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman, other family members and individuals such as George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Betty and Gerald Ford, Lady Bird and Lyndon B. Johnson, Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, Harpo Marx, Ethel Merman, Nancy Reagan and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Much of E. Clifton Daniel's correspondence is with his parents.

The series includes manuscripts of Margaret Truman's biographies of her father and mother, and some of her other books. Other materials in the series include documents from the Independence School District, Gunston Hall and George Washington University, where Margaret Truman attended high school and college. The series also includes financial records, news clippings, press notices, printed materials, speeches, and commemorative stamps. Additional documents relate to the deaths of Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman. Also included are materials related to Margaret Truman Daniel and E. Clifton Daniel's wedding and sons, Clifton, William, Harrison and Thomas.

Related collections include the Harry S. Truman Papers: White House Office of Social Correspondence Files and White House Social Office Files; the Harry S. Truman Papers Pertaining to Family, Business and Personal Affairs (Harry's letters to Margaret); the Harry S. Truman Papers: President's Secretary's Files; the Harry S. Truman Post-Presidential Papers; the papers of Bess W. Truman; the papers of Mary Shaw Branton, Alonzo Fields, Mary Paxton Keeley, Linda King, Jane Lingo, Mag Noel, Mary Ethel Noland, Reathel Odum, Thelma Pallette Seibel, Frank and Natalie Wallace, Madge Gates Wallace, and Mary Wallace; and the Bess Truman Collection.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-33

  SUBJECT FILE, 1880-2000
Appointment diaries, correspondence, diaries, financial records, manuscripts, news clippings, photographs, press notices, printed materials, scrapbooks, speeches, and commemorative stamps. Arranged alphabetically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1880-2000

Box 1

  • Appointment Diary, 1940
  • Appointment Diary, 1945
  • Appointment Diary, 1948
  • Appointment Diary, 1951
  • Appointment Diary, 1952
  • Appointment Diary, 1953
  • Appointment Diary, 1954
  • Appointment Diary, Undated
  • Articles
  • Audiovisual
  • Autographs
  • Books [1 of 2]
  • Books [2 of 2]
  • Career - Concert Schedules
  • Career - Daniel, E. Clifton

Box 2

  • Career - Interviews
  • Career - Press Releases
  • Career - Program Printers Plates
  • Career - Programs
  • Career - Scripts, 1943
  • Career - Scripts, 1947
  • Career - Scripts, 1948
  • Career - Scripts, 1950
  • Career - Scripts, 1951 [1 of 2]
  • Career - Scripts, 1951 [2 of 2]
  • Career - Scripts, 1952

Box 3

  • Career - Scripts, 1953
  • Career - Scripts, 1954 [1 of 2]
  • Career - Scripts, 1954 [2 of 2]
  • Career - Scripts, 1955
  • Career - Scripts, Undated
  • Certificates
  • Certificates - Daniel, E. Clifton

Box 4

  • Correspondence, 1924
  • Correspondence, 1926
  • Correspondence, 1929
  • Correspondence, 1930
  • Correspondence, 1936
  • Correspondence, 1937
  • Correspondence, 1938
  • Correspondence, 1939
  • Correspondence, 1940
  • Correspondence, 1941
  • Correspondence, 1942
  • Correspondence, 1943
  • Correspondence, 1944
  • Correspondence, 1945
  • Correspondence, 1946
  • Correspondence, 1947 [1 of 4]
  • Correspondence, 1947 [2 of 4]

Box 5

  • Correspondence, 1947 [3 of 4]
  • Correspondence, 1947 [4 of 4]
  • Correspondence, 1948 [1 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1948 [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1949
  • Correspondence, 1950
  • Correspondence, 1951
  • Correspondence, 1952
  • Correspondence, 1953
  • Correspondence, 1954
  • Correspondence, 1955

Box 6

  • Correspondence, 1956 [1 of 5]
  • Correspondence, 1956 [2 of 5]
  • Correspondence, 1956 [3 of 5]
  • Correspondence, 1956 [4 of 5]
  • Correspondence, 1956 [5 of 5]
  • Correspondence, 1957
  • Correspondence, 1958
  • Correspondence, 1959
  • Correspondence, 1961
  • Correspondence, 1963

Box 7

  • Correspondence, 1965
  • Correspondence, 1967
  • Correspondence, 1968
  • Correspondence, 1969
  • Correspondence, 1970
  • Correspondence, 1973
  • Correspondence, 1974 [1 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1974 [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1975
  • Correspondence, 1976
  • Correspondence, 1982
  • Correspondence, 1983
  • Correspondence, 1984
  • Correspondence, 1985
  • Correspondence, 1986
  • Correspondence, 1991
  • Correspondence, 1994
  • Correspondence, 1995
  • Correspondence, 1999
  • Correspondence - Bush, George
  • Correspondence - Carter, Jimmy
  • Correspondence - Churchill, Winston
  • Correspondence - Clinton, Bill
  • Correspondence - Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Correspondence - Ford, Betty
  • Correspondence - Ford, Gerald
  • Correspondence - Johnson, Lady Bird
  • Correspondence - Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Correspondence - Kennedy, Jacqueline
  • Correspondence - Kennedy, John F.
  • Correspondence - Marx, Harpo
  • Correspondence - Merman, Ethel
  • Correspondence - Reagan, Nancy
  • Correspondence - Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Correspondence, Undated [1 of 2]

Box 8

  • Correspondence, Undated [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1937 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1938 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1939 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1940 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1941 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1942 - Daniel, E. Clifton

Box 9

  • Correspondence, 1943 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1944 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1945 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1946 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1947 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1948 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1949 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1950 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1951 - Daniel, E. Clifton
  • Correspondence, 1952 - Daniel, E. Clifton
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