The papers of William H. Sermon consist of the contents of a scrapbook made up primarily of newspaper articles and other printed materials relating to Sermon's activities as Mayor of Independence in 1959.
Size: 2.5 liner inches (about 200 pages).
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection.
Processed by: Cassandra Schimpf (2017) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.
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William Henry Sermon (1900-1968) was the Mayor of Independence, Missouri, from 1958 to 1961. His brother, Roger T. Sermon, was also Mayor of Independence, serving from 1924 until his death in 1950. Both Sermon brothers were well acquainted with Independence's most famous citizen, President Harry S. Truman.
The papers of William H. Sermon consist of the contents of a scrapbook made up primarily of newspaper articles and other printed materials relating to Sermon's activities as Mayor of Independence, Missouri in 1959. The collection is arranged in a single series, a Subject File.
The newspaper articles deal with issues of concern to Mayor Sermon, such as neighborhood clean-up efforts, sewer service, taxes, proceedings of the city council, and local Democratic politics. Other printed materials include a program for President Truman's seventy-fifth birthday celebration. The collection also contains a few cards, letters, and photographs.
The Truman Library also has the papers of Roger T. Sermon and Roger T. Sermon, Jr. (William H. Sermon's older brother and nephew), and the papers of William Sermon's predecessor as Mayor of Independence, Robert P. Weatherford, Jr.
|SUBJECT FILE, 1949-1959
The contents of a scrapbook comprised of newspaper articles, other printed materials, cards, letters, and photographs mostly relating to William H. Sermon's activities as Mayor of Independence, Missouri in 1959.
- Scrapbook [1 of 2]
- Scrapbook [2 of 2]