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Seibel, Thelma Pallette Papers

Dates: 1945-1982

Friend of Bess W. Truman

This collection is made up entirely of the contents of two scrapbooks compiled by Thelma Pallette Seibel. Included are newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations, and other printed materials having to do with Mrs. Seibel’s membership in Bess W. Truman’s bridge club and her association with the Truman family.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one-half of one linear foot (approximately 500 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection.
Processed by: Brian Smith (2010).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Thelma (Mrs. Mell) Pallette was a friend of Bess W. Truman and a member of her bridge club in Independence, Missouri. Her second husband was Mr. Clifford Seibel.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection is made up of the contents of two scrapbooks compiled by Thelma Pallette Seibel, dating from 1945 to 1982. The two volumes of the scrapbook deal with Mrs. Seibel’s membership in Bess W. Truman’s bridge club, their visit to the White House, and other topics concerning the Truman family.

The first volume largely focuses on the bridge club and their visit to the White House in April 1946. Included are newspaper clippings and photographs discussing and depicting this visit. Also included are pictures of the White House interior and other landmarks and monuments that Mrs. Seibel visited in the Washington D.C. area.

The second volume focuses on the Truman family. Included are pictures of Harry, Bess, and their daughter Margaret. Also included are correspondence and invitations having to do with events and banquets the Truman’s attended, and various printed materials.

More information about Mrs. Truman’s bridge club can be found in the papers of Mary Shaw Branton, Mag Barkley Noel, Linda King, and Reathel Odum.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1

  SCRAPBOOK FILE, 1945-1982
Newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations, correspondence, and other printed materials from a scrapbook compiled by Thelma Pallette Seibel. Arranged numerically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SCRAPBOOK FILE, 1945-1982

Box 1

  • Volume 1—Mrs. Truman’s Bridge Club
  • Volume 2—Trumans
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