Rufus B. Burrus Papers

Dates: 1918-1989

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., the Harry S. Truman Library, and the Harry S. Truman Library for National and International Affairs, 1955-90

The papers of Rufus B. Burrus in the custody of the Harry S. Truman Library document primarily his career as an Assistant Counselor of Jackson County from 1927 to 1941, as a friend and political supporter of Harry S. Truman, as a U.S. Army officer and member of the Reserve Officers Association, as a member of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs board of directors, and as an attorney for J. Vivian Truman and Mary Jane Truman and their estates. This collection constitutes only about ten percent of the materials accumulated by Rufus Burrus and other members of his family's law firm. Most of Burrus's papers are in the custody of the Jackson County Historical Society.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 19 linear feet (about 38,000 pages)
Access: Open, with the exception that some material is closed in accordance with restrictions contained in the donor's deed of gift.
Copyright: Rufus B. Burrus II has donated his copyright interest in any unpublished writings in this collection or in any unpublished writings of Rufus B. Burrus that are among collections administered by this or any other repository administered by the federal government.
Processed by: Niel M. Johnson, Raymond H. Geselbracht and Anita M. Heavener (1992); Dennins Bilger and Randy Sowell (2001); David Clark and Cassie Coffman (2012).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1900, April 1

 

Born, Blue Springs, Missouri

1918

 

Private in Student Army Training Corps

1921

 

Graduated from Kansas City School of Law and admitted to Missouri Bar; in private practice thereafter

192l

 

Married to Ila Beets

1927-41

 

Assistant County Counselor of Jackson County, Missouri

1929-41

 

Officer in the United States Army Reserve Corps, in the 379th, 380th, and 381st Field Artillery Regiments of the l02nd Division

1941-45

 

Officer in the U.S. Army; served in the Transportation Corps in the North African and Italian theaters

1949-50

 

President, Missouri Bar Association

1950-55

 

Regional Agency Counsel for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation

1953

 

Promoted to Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve

1957-

 

Attorney for the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs

1960

 

Placed on retired list, U.S. Army

1963-90

 

Member of the board of directors, Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs

1960-

 

Chairman of the Committee for Arrangements for Fourth of July Ceremonies at the Harry S. Truman Library

1990, July 2

 

Died, Independence, Missouri

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Rufus B. Burrus in the custody of the Harry S. Truman Library document primarily his career as an Assistant County Counselor for the Jackson County Court from 1927 to 1941, as an officer in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve, as a business associate, political supporter and friend of Harry S. Truman, as an attorney for members of Truman's family, as a member of the board of directors of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute For National and International Affairs, and as an active supporter of the Harry S. Truman Library.

After the death of Rufus B. Burrus in July 1990, two archivists from the Truman Library surveyed the records and papers in Burrus's law office to identify files related to Harry S. Truman. A representative of the donor later spent several months surveying Burrus's papers, both those in his law office and those in other locations, and she shared the results of her survey with the Truman Library staff. The materials selected for donation to the Truman Library include files documenting most of the life and career of Rufus B. Burrus, except the bulk of those relating to his law practice; of these latter, only files relating to Harry S. Truman or his family were selected. The portion of Burrus's papers donated to the Truman Library is only about ten percent of the total collection. Most of the remainder, which includes records documenting the legal careers of Burrus himself and of his grandfather, father, and uncle, and of other attorneys who worked for the Burrus firm, was given to the Jackson County Historical Society. Smaller groups of material were given to the National Frontier Trails Center (relating to the Waggoner Gates Mill), the Blue Springs Historical Society, the Missouri State Archives, and the Texas State Archives.

Prior to giving the papers of Rufus B. Burrus to the Truman Library and other archival repositories, the donor removed about five hundred items of correspondence signed by Harry S. Truman and other prominent people. Photocopies of the removed items were substituted for the original documents in their original locations at least in every instance where a defined file location existed. A second set of photocopies of these items was segregated and numbered in the order in which they were discovered in Burrus's papers. These photocopies comprise the Numerical File subseries of the Harry S. Truman and Truman Family File; they include about 457 documents that are not present in photocopy form elsewhere in the Library's portion of Burrus's papers.

The collection is divided into seven series: a Correspondence File, an Assistant County Counselor File, a U.S. Army File, a Reserve Officer Association File, a Subject File, a Harry S. Truman and Truman Family File, and a Harry S. Truman Library File.

The Correspondence File is divided into two subseries. The first, the Personal File, covers primarily the period 1936 to 1938, 1944 to 1953, and 1957 to 1964; it documents Burrus's friendship and business dealings with Harry S. Truman and other associates, and with members of his family. Despite the designation "personal" that Burrus gave to the material in this subseries, it includes documentation of his work as counsel for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and of some other topics that are related more to his career than to his personal life. The second subseries, the Political File, documents primarily Burrus's involvement in local and state politics from 1924 to 1940, and the local and national campaigns of 1948.

Although Burrus served as Assistant County Counselor of Jackson County from 1927 to 194l, the Assistant County Counselor File documents his service only from 1927 until 1936. The series relates mainly to the construction of county roads. County budgeting and financing are also covered.

The U.S. Army File documents Burrus's service in the Army during World War II and in the Army Reserve from 1927 to 1941 and 1945 to 1975. The series includes information about Army Reserve summer training camps during these years, some of which Harry S. Truman attended. There are occasional references to Truman in the correspondence. The coverage of the series is erratic after about 1954.

The Reserve Officers Association File documents Burrus's membership in the Reserve Officers Association. The series includes correspondence files for the period from 1946 to 1972 and for 1976.

The Subject File consists in large part of clippings and other printed items, but also includes some correspondence. The series documents such subjects as the Community Savings and Loan Association, the Judge Richard Duncan Memorial, the Military Order of the World Wars, the General John J. Pershing Memorial In Kansas City, the Scottish Rite of the Masonic Order, and the Vietnam War. The series also includes files on such people as Richard Bolling, Omar Bradley, Rose Conway, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Bumphrey, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, Douglas MacArthur, Eugene McCarthy, George C. Marshall, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ike Skelton.

The Harry S. Truman and Truman Family File includes four subseries: a Chronological Subject File, a Numerical File, a Clippings File, and a Truman Family Legal File. The Chronological Subject File documents Harry S. Truman's career before and after his presidency, including his relationship with the Citizens Security Bank of Englewood, his senatorial elections of 1934 and 1940, the sale of the Truman family farm property, events in which Truman participated after his presidency, different enterprises with which Truman became associated, and discussions and evaluations of events that occurred during his presidency. The subseries also documents Burrus's participation in Truman's career, and his work after Truman's death to commemorate his life and accomplishments.

The Numerical File, the origin and basic character of which is described above, contains primarily letters sent to Rufus Burrus by Harry S. Truman and other prominent people. The correspondence relates to such subjects as the construction of roads and bridges in Jackson County, the county home for the indigent, school loans, property condemnations, county surveyor reports, the Community Investment Company, the Truman family farm property, the Masonic Temple in Grandview, and the estate of Harry S. Truman; and such people as Fred Canfil, Strother J. Twyman, Solomon Young, Roy Roberts, Roger Sermon, Richard Duncan, Jo Zach Miller, and Ted Malone. Of the 499 numbered items in this file, a numerical listing of which is appended to this finding aid, 43 were removed from files in this collection. The numbered items, the originals of which were taken from this collection, are listed in brackets following the titles of the files from which they were removed.

The Clippings File covers primarily Truman's presidency and the period following 1960. The articles that Burrus clipped are almost exclusively from the Kansas City Star and the Independence Examiner.

The Truman Family Legal File documents the legal work that Rufus Burrus did for J. Vivian Truman and Mary Jane Truman, both during their lifetimes and in settling their estates. The series also has a small amount of material relating to Bess Truman and to J. Vivian Truman's children. Some of the material in this file has been restricted in accordance with the provisions of the donor's deed of gift. Categories of documents that are open in court records or state and local government records are also open in this series; consequently, wills and codicils, inventories and appraisements, executor's deeds, medical reports and certificates of death are open. Some communications involving the affairs of living persons or in which a lawyer client privilege may inhere have been kept closed.

The Harry S. Truman Library File has three subseries: a Harry S. Truman Library, Inc. File, which documents Burrus's association with the organization that planned and built the Harry S. Truman Library; a Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs File, which includes information about the awarding of grants to researchers, the planning of scholarly conferences, the publicizing of the Library's holdings and mission, and other Institute operations and programs; and a Harry S. Truman Library Events File, which documents primarily Burrus's participation in the Library's Fourth of July ceremonies and the meetings and other activities that are held each year at the time of Truman's birthday in early May.

Other collections in the Truman Library's holdings relating to Jackson County politics in the 1920s and 1930s include the Papers of Harry S. Truman as Presiding Judge of the Jackson County, Missouri, Court; the Papers of Harry S. Truman as U.S. Senator and Vice President; the President's Secretary's File (Historical File); the Kansas City Star collection of clippings relating to Harry S. Truman; the records of the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Elections; and the Papers of James P. Aylward, William A. Kitchen, Sister Patrick Ellen Maher, Victor R. Messall, Bryce B. Smith, N.T. Veatch, and Jerome K. Walsh. The following collections include information relating to the Truman family's property transactions: the President's Secretary's File (Personal File and Family Correspondence File), the Papers of Arthur Mag and H.H. Halvorson, the Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection, and the Vertical File. The following collections include information about the Harry S. Truman Library and the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs: The Post Presidential Papers of Harry S. Truman (Library Museum File), the records of the Harry S. Truman Library, Inc., and the Papers of Philip C. Brooks, George M. Elsey, Tom L. Evans, David D. Lloyd, and Neild Somdal Associates.

A Miscellaneous File was added to the collection as an accretion in 2001 and 2012. Arranged in alphabetical order, it consists of appointment books, correspondence, printed material, and other items, mostly documenting the legal career and other activities of Burrus, as well as his association with Harry S. Truman. The letters from Truman in this series are photocopies of documents that can also be found in an earlier series, the Harry S. Truman and Truman Family File.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

l-4

 

CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1924-40, 1944-53, 1957-64, 1977, 1989
consisting of two subseries, as follows:

  • 1-3 PERSONAL FILE, 1936-38, 1944-53, 1957-64, 1977, 1989: Correspondence and clippings relating to Rufus Burrus's friendship and business dealings with Harry S. Truman, and to family members, Army Reserve officers, and other personal friends and business relations. Subjects covered include job recommendations, family activities, politics, the Army Reserve, the legal concerns of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and the American Bar Association. The series also includes an essay about women in business on Independence square in the early twentieth century. Arranged chronologically.
  • 3-4 POLITICAL FILE, 1924-40, 1948: Correspondence and clippings relating to such subjects as the 1934 congressional campaign of Jasper Bell, the Democratic National Convention of 1936, the presidential campaign of 1936, President Roosevelt's "court packing" plan, the career of Senator Bennet Clark, the presidential campaign of 1948, and local, state, and congressional politics in 1948. The series contains two lists of merchants in Jackson County and in Independence in 1933-34, apparently identifying donors to Democratic Party candidates. Arranged chronologically.

4-5

  ASSISTANT COUNTY COUNSELOR FILE, 1925-36
Correspondence, petitions, summonses and other legal documents concerning Rufus Burrus's duties as Assistant County Counselor of Jackson County, Missouri, from 1927 until 1936. He served in this office until 194l, but the series does not include material for the period 1937-41. The material relates mainly to the construction of county roads and highways to such subjects as the acquisition of right of way, the settlement of damage claims, and construction contracts. County budgeting and financing problems are also covered. Arranged chronologically.

5 10

  U.S. ARMY FILE, 1927-75
Correspondence, military service records, memoranda, rosters, bulletins, manuals, orders, clippings, and publications relating to Rufus Burrus's service in the Army during World War II and in the Army Reserve from 1927 to 1941 and 1945 to 1975. The series includes information about Army Reserve summer training camps during these years, some of which Harry S.Truman attended. There are occasional references to Truman in the correspondence. Arranged in an approximate chronological order.

10-13

  RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION FILE, 1946-82
Correspondence, memoranda, bulletins, newsletters, rosters, clippings and publications, most of which relate to Rufus Burrus's membership and participation in the Reserve Officers Association. The series includes a biographical statement on the military career of Rufus Burrus. Several correspondence files are placed first in the series, arranged chronologically, following which are subject files arranged in an approximate chronological order.

13-20

  SUBJECT FILE, 1929-85
Correspondence, newsletters, clippings, articles, bulletins, essays, reports, and other materials relating to such subjects as the Armed Forces Council, Community Savings and Loan Association, Camp Crowder, Richard Duncan, the Military Order of the World Wars, the Scottish Rite, the Office of Price Stabilization, the General John J. Pershing Memorial, and the Vietnam War. Arranged alphabetically.

20-38

  HARRY S. TRUMAN AND TRUMAN FAMILY FILE, 1924-89
consisting of four subseries, as follows:
  • 20-23 CHRONOLOGICAL SUBJECT FILE, 1924-89: Correspondence, reports, speeches and programs pertaining to the Citizens Security Bank of Englewood, the Jackson County bond election of 1928, Harry S. Truman's senatorial campaigns of 1934 and 1940, the Truman family farm property in Grandview, the powers of the President, civil liberties, the Democratic National Convention of 1960, and Harry S. Truman's Masonic career. Arranged in approximate chronological order by the time period of the subject covered.
  • 23-25 NUMERICAL FILE, 1924-80: Photocopies of approximately 500 items of correspondence the originals of which were removed by the donor from this collection and from the collections of Rufus Burrus's papers in the Jackson County Historical Society, the Independence Frontier Trails Center, and other repositories. Most of the items were signed by Harry S. Truman and occasionally contain his marginal notes; other items were signed by Bess Truman, Margaret Truman, Harriet Young, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, Mary Jane Truman, Walter Mondale, Harry Blackmun and Stuart Symington, among others. The correspondence, consisting for the most part of letters sent to Rufus Burrus, deals with such subjects as the construction of roads and bridges in Jackson County; the county home for the indigent; school loans; a lawsuit involving the Barr Insurance Company; property condemnation; county surveyor reports; the McCune Home for Boys; the Community Investment Company; John M. Steinhauser; damage claims involving Jackson County's road building program; the Social Security Act; Fred Canfil; Strother J. Twyman; Solomon Young; Roy Roberts; Jackson County politics; Roger Sermon; Camp Crowder; Richard Duncan; Jo Zach Miller; the elections of 1944 and 1948; Ted Malone; political clubs; the Truman family farm in Grandview; Truman family cemetery lots; the Masonic Temple in Grandview; the Grandview chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; the proposal to award a Congressional Medal of Honor to Harry S. Truman; and the estate of Harry S. Truman. Arranged according to a numerical sequence assigned to the documents by a representative of the donor. The sequence is that in which the documents were discovered in the entire collection of Burrus's papers. A numerical listing of the documents, which was prepared by the donor's representative, is attached as an appendix to this finding aid.
  • 25-33 CLIPPINGS FILE, 1945-56, 1960-89: Newspaper clippings and a few articles from journals and magazines relating to the life and career of Harry S. Truman. Arranged chronologically.
  • 33-38 TRUMAN FAMILY LEGAL FILE, 1936, 1952-77. Probate records relating to the estates of J. Vivian Truman and Mary Jane Truman, including wills, orders for distribution, inventories and appraisements, executor's deeds, medical reports, exception letters, appraiser's reports on decedent's property, and tax closing statements; correspondence, tax records, attorney's notes, and reports concerning the two estates; Bess Truman's will and documentation of the distribution of her property; and documents relating to the sale of property in Grandview by the heirs of J. Vivian Truman. Arranged by family member, with materials relating to J. Vivian Truman filed first, then those relating to Mary Jane Truman, then those relating to Bess Truman, and finally those relating to J. Vivian Truman's children.

39-48

 

HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY FILE, 1950-88
consisting of three subseries, as follows:

  • 39 - HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY, INC. FILE, 1950-64: Minutes, bylaws, legal documents, reports, correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the establishment and operations of the Harry S. Truman Library, Inc., which planned and built the Harry S. Truman Library. The series also documents the corporation's assistance to the Library in the acquisition of research materials and in promoting public use of its facilities and holdings. The corporation was succeeded by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs. Arranged in an approximate chronological order.
  • 39-45 HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FILE, 1957-88: Legal documents, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, tax statements, and financial reports pertaining to the operations of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs. The series documents the Institute's efforts, in the words of its charter, "to encourage, foster and assist the growth and development of the Harry S. Truman Library as a national center for study and research." It includes information about the acquisition of manuscript and other materials for the Library's collections, the awarding of grants in aid to researchers, the planning of scholarly conferences, and the publicizing of the Library's holdings and mission. The articles of incorporation and correspondence are placed first in the subseries, arranged chronologically, and then follow several subject files, arranged in an approximate chronological order.
  • 45-48 HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY EVENTS FILE, 1956-88: Correspondence, clippings, programs, notes and speech drafts relating to events at the Truman Library, and especially to Fourth of July ceremonies and to "Truman Week" activities held annually in early May. Rufus Burrus was in charge of arrangements for the Fourth of July ceremonies at the Library for many years. In the clippings portion of this file are many articles on exhibits, manuscript acquisitions, special programs, and notable visitors to the Library. A correspondence file is placed first in the subseries, and then files on the Fourth of July ceremonies and Truman Week activities, arranged in each case chronologically, and then the clippings files, also arranged chronologically.

49

  MISCELLANEOUS FILE, 1918-1959
Appointment books, correspondence, printed material, and other items mostly documenting the legal career and other activities of Rufus B. Burrus and his association with Harry S. Truman. Arranged in alphabetical order.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

CORRESPONDENCE FILE: Personal File, 1936-64, 1977, 1989

Box 1

  • Personal, 1936-38 [correspondence with Army Reserve officers, Harry S. Truman and other friends] [1 of 2, includes numbers 442, 443, 444, 445]
  • Personal, 1936-38 [correspondence with Army Reserve officers, Harry S. Truman and other friends] [2 of 2, includes numbers 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 453, 454, 455, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457]
  • Personal, 1944-50 [relating primarily to Burrus's work as counsel to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation] [1 of 2]
  • Personal, 1944-50 [relating primarily to Burrus's work as counsel to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation] [2 of 2, includes number 472]
  • Personal, 1950-53 [relating primarily to Burrus's work as counsel to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation] [1 of 2]
  • Personal, 1950-53 [relating primarily to Burrus's work as counsel to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation] [2 of 2]
  • Personal, 1957-63 [correspondence with Henry J. Talge, Harry S. Truman, Olney Burns, the American Bar Association, and relating to graduation exercises at the Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas]

Box 2

  • Personal, 1964 [1 of 4: rights of defendants, law of desccent and distribution]
  • Personal, 1964 [2 of 4: obituaries, including those of Oscar Moorman and George Aylward; legal ethics]
  • Personal, 1964 [3 of 4: visits to the Truman Library, family genealogy, Burrus's real estate holdings]
  • Personal, 1964 [4 of 4: due process]
  • Personal, 1977 [includes numbers 478 and 479]
  • Personal, 1989 [1 of 3: Missouri Institute for Justice; greetings from family members and friends]
  • Personal, 1989 [2 of 3: notes of John K. Hulston interview with Burrus relating to Harry S. Truman; responses of Alonzo Hamby to questions about Truman by Hulston]

Box 3

  • Personal, 1989 [3 of 3: notes of John K. Hulston interview with Burrus relating to Harry S. Truman; responses of Alonzo Hamby to questions about Truman by Hulston]
  • Letterhead Law Offices of Burrus, Burrus and Gough

CORRESPONDENCE FILE: Political File, 1924-40, 1948

  • Political, 1924 33 [official ballot and election results for the Independence city election of 1926; Young Democratic Jefferson Club of Jackson County; clippings relating to county elections; Harry S. Truman's speech to the Real Estate Board, September 25, 1931; roster of merchants in Independence, 1933] [1 of 2]
  • Political, 1924 33 [official ballot and election results for the Independence city election of 1926; Young Democratic Jefferson Club of Jackson County; clippings relating to county elections; Harry S. Truman's speech to the Real Estate Board, September 25, 1931; roster of merchants in Independence, 1933] [2 of 2]
  • Political, 1934-36 [Truman's senatorial campaign of 1934; Jasper Bell's Congressional campaign; Judge Merrill Otis; roster of merchants in Independence, 1934; Truman's speech to the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce about New Deal legislation]
  • Political, 1937-40 [FDR's "court packing" plan; Senator Bennett Clark; Judge John Collet; Tom Pendergast]
  • Political Kansas City Times, June 12 and July 24, 1936 [relating to the Republican National Convention and the presidential campaign]
  • Political, 1948 [1 of 6: newspaper clippings relating to the tidelands oil bill and to Roy Roberts]
  • Political, 1948 [2 of 6: newspaper clippings relating to the Missouri State Democratic Convention, Henry Wallace, Thomas Dewey, Maurice Milligan, and Harry S. Truman]

Box 4

  • Political, 1948 [3 of 6: newspaper clippings relating to Truman's whistlestop campaign, Independence city politics, and J.E. Taylor; editorials about President Truman]
  • Political, 1948 [4 of 6: newspaper clippings relating to the presidential campaign]
  • Political, 1948 [5 of 6: newspaper clippings relating to the presidential campaign]
  • Political, 1948 [6 of 6: newspaper clippings relating to the presidential campaign]
  • Rufus Burrus--Candidate for Democratic Nomination to U.S. Congress, 1948 [newspaper clippings]

ASSISTANT COUNTY COUNSELOR FILE, 1925-36

  • Peoples State Bank of Dodson, Missouri, vs. Harry S. Truman, E.I. Purcell, et al., 1931 (Court File #345, 484)
  • Ross Investment Company vs. Harry S. Truman, E.I. Purcell, et al., 1931
  • Earl Phillips vs. Frederick E. Brunsworth, et al., 1932-34, Re Rumpus Island [disputed property involving a change in the course of the Missouri River, includes number 458]
  • State ex rel. vs. Harry S. Truman, et al., 1932-33 [suit against the county relating to damage to private property because of a public road project; includes the court's opinion, autographed by Harry S. Truman, includes number 497]
  • Thomas B. Bash, Sheriff vs. Harry S. Truman, et al., 1933-34 [suit agains the county court for reducing the staff and salaries of the sheriff's office]

Box 5

U.S. ARMY FILE, 1927-82

  • Correspondence, 1927-28 [1 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1927-28 [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1929-33 [1 of 2]

Box 6

  • Correspondence, 1929-33 [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1934
  • Correspondence, 1935-37
  • Correspondence, 1938-39 [1 of 3]
  • Correspondence, 1938-39 [2 of 3]
  • Correspondence, 1938-39 [3 of 3]
  • Army Camp, 1939-40
  • Personnel 20l File Rufus Burrus, 1942-45 [1 of 2]

Box 7

  • Personnel 20l File Rufus Burrus, 1942-45 [2 of 2]
  • Rufus Burrus Service Record and Allied Papers, 1945
  • Adriatic Base Command, 1945 [includes a history of the 26th General Hospital]
  • Application Forms, Roster, and Pamphlets, 1945-46
  • Correspondence Col. E.T. Barrett, 1945
  • Correspondence, Memoranda, and Bulletins, 1945-49 [1 of 2]
  • Correspondence, Memoranda, and Bulletins, 1945-49 [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, Memoranda, and Bulletins, 1950-54
  • Clippings, 1945-52

Box 8

  • Clippings, 1953-58
  • Army Recruiting Program, 1947-48
  • Logistical Division, 1948-54 [1 of 3]
  • Logistical Division, 1948-54 [2 of 3]
  • Logistical Division, 1948-54 [3 of 3]
  • Military Review, February and March 1949
  • "Report to the Army" (Dept. of Army Publication), 1949-52
  • Logistical Lessons, 1950 52

Box 9

  • Bulletins Re Artillery School at Ft. Sill, and the Missouri Military District, 1950-54
  • Mobilization Designations, 1952-57 [logistics manuals, designation of Army Reserve units to augment the Regular Army in time of mobilization, the training of the Army Reserve, promotions, etc.] [1 of 4]
  • Mobilization Designations, 1952-57 [logistics manuals, designation of Army Reserve units to augment the Regular Army in time of mobilization, the training of the Army Reserve, promotions, etc.] [2 of 4]
  • Mobilization Designations, 1952-57 [logistics manuals, designation of Army Reserve units to augment the Regular Army in time of mobilization, the training of the Army Reserve, promotions, etc.] [3 of 4]
  • Mobilization Designations, 1952-57 [logistics manuals, designation of Army Reserve units to augment the Regular Army in time of mobilization, the training of the Army Reserve, promotions, etc.] [4 of 4]
  • Personnel File 201, Rufus Burrus, 1952-59 [1 of 3]
  • Personnel File 201, Rufus Burrus, 1952-59 [2 of 3]
  • Personnel File 201, Rufus Burrus, 1952-59 [3 of 3]
  • Telephone Directory, Department of Defense, 1956

Box 10

  • Military Tour of Duty, 1956 [1 of 2]
  • Military Tour of Duty, 1956 [2 of 2]
  • Second Tour of Duty, 1956
  • William Chrisman High School R.O.T.C. Correspondence and Curriculum, 1970-71 School Year
  • Correspondence and Performance Reports, 1968-75 [proposed Army Reserve training center in Independence, Missouri; Army extension and correspondence courses; the rating of Col. Burrus as an instructor]
  • U.S. Congressional Advisory Board [ca. 1981-82]

RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION FILE, 1946-82

  • Correspondence, 1946-50 [1 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1946-50 [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1951-52 [1 of 3]

Box 11

  • Correspondence, 1951-52 [2 of 3]
  • Correspondence, 1951-52 [3 of 3]
  • Correspondence, 1953-63 [1 of 2, includes number 459]
  • Correspondence, 1953-63 [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1964-69
  • Correspondence, 1970
  • Correspondence, 197l

Box 12

  • Correspondence, 1972
  • Correspondence, 1976
  • Information Bulletins, 1948-49
  • Memoranda and Rosters, 1949-52
  • The Reserve Officer Magazine, August 1949-January 1950
  • Printed Material, 1950-51 [1 of 2]
  • Printed Material, 1950-51 [2 of 2]
  • Printed Material, 1955 [1 of 2]
  • Printed Material, 1955 [2 of 2]

Box 13

  • Memorialization Ceremony Sgt. Charles R. Long USAR Center, Kensas City, Missouri, September 14, 1959
  • Heart of America Chapter, 1960-64 [1 of 2]
  • Heart of America Chapter, 1960-64 [2 of 2]
  • Department of Missouri Convention 1961 [correspondence with Harry S. Truman and Col. John W. Taylor; biographical statement on the military career of Rufus Burrus]
  • Past Presidents of Chapter No. l, 1922-68, and Roster of Members
  • Clippings, 1964-74
  • ROTC Awards, 1970
  • Historian File [directory of local Reserve Officer Association members, 1937, and minutes of a Department of Missouri Executive Committee meeting, January 16, 1972]
  • Truman Portrait, March 1981
  • Association of the U.S. Army Henry Leavenworth E Chapter, 1982 Ballot
  • 60th Anniversary Celebration, March 27, 1982 Program

SUBJECT FILE, 1929-85

  • Armed Forces Council, 1959-68
  • Association of the United States Army, 1969-75 [1 of 2]
  • Association of the United States Army, 1969-75 [2 of 2]

Box 14

  • Bailey, James Eugene, 1962 63 [Katz Drug Company stock]
  • Bolling, Richard, 1980
  • Bradley, General Omar, 1971-74
  • Winston Churchill Memorial, 1964-66
  • Community Savings and Loan Association vs. Home Fire and Marine Insurance Co., et al., 1933
  • Community Savings and Loan Association, 1934-35
  • Connelly, Matthew J. [his trial, 1956, 1960; T. Lamar Caudle]
  • Conway, Rose A., 1957-80
  • Daily Information Bulletin, 1942 (Camp Crowder, Missouri) [1 of 2]
  • Daily Information Bulletin, 1942 (Camp Crowder, Missouri) [2 of 2]
  • De Loach, Ralph, 1975
  • Judge Richard Duncan Memorial, 1945, 1976-78

Box 15

  • Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1979-82
  • Ford, Gerald, 1976
  • Goldwater, Barry, 1964
  • Humphrey, Hubert, 1968
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1964, 1969
  • Independence Masonic Temple Association, Inc. Letterhead
  • Independence and Jackson County Historical Articles, March 31, 1962
  • Independence Historical, 1985
  • Johnson, Lyndon B., 1963-76 [1 of 3]
  • Johnson, Lyndon B., 1963-76 [2 of 3]
  • Johnson, Lyndon B., 1963-76 [3 of 3]

Box 16

  • Law Day, May l, 1964
  • MacArthur, General Douglas, 1964
  • McCarthy, Eugene, 1968
  • Marshall, George C., 1969-72
  • Masonic File--Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, September 14, 1962
  • Remarks (by Rufus Burrus) at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16, 1979 [re Ha