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Harry S. Truman Papers: President's Secretary's Files

Date Span: 1800 - 1960; Bulk Date Span: 1945 - 1953

President Truman instructed his personal secretary, Rose Conway, to keep several categories of documents, including the most sensitive ones that came to his desk, in special files located near the Oval Office. The President's Secretary's Files include national security and intelligence information, the President's most sensitive correspondence, his speech file, records of his daily appointments, and the miscellaneous notes and memorandums that constitute his diary.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 127 linear feet, 9 linear inches (ca. 233,600 pages).
Access: Open, with the exception that some documents that are closed for national security reasons or in accordance with the donor's legal instructions.
Copyright: Harry S. Truman donated his copyright interest in any of his writings in this collection to the people of the United States. In addition, documents prepared by government employees of the United States, in the course of their official duties, are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in documents, which do not fall into the aforementioned categories, is presumed to remain with the writers of the documents or their heirs.
Processed by: Dennis E. Bilger, Harry Clark, Erwin J. Mueller, and C. W. Ohrvall (1974-1987); Cynthia G. Edwards, Tammy Kelly, David Clark, and Randy Sowell (2004); Jan Davis and David Clark (2013, 2018).

The creation of this online resource was made possible in part by funding from the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1884 (May 8)

 

Born, Lamar, Missouri

1887

 

Moved with family to farm near Grandview, Missouri

1890

 

Moved with family to Independence, Missouri

1901

 

Graduated from Independence High School

1901-1906

 

Lived in Independence and Kansas City, Missouri; held various jobs, including clerk at two Kansas City banks

1905-1911

 

Served in Missouri National Guard

1906-1917

 

Worked on family farm near Grandview, Missouri

1917-1919

 

Served in 129th Field Artillery; commanded Battery D during World War I; promoted to rank of Captain

1919 (June 28)

 

Married Bess Wallace at Trinity Episcopal Church, Independence, Missouri

1919-1922

 

Partner with Eddie Jacobson in Kansas City haberdashery

1923-1925

 

Eastern District Judge, Jackson County (Missouri) Court

1924 (February 17)

 

Daughter, Mary Margaret born

1927-1935

 

Presiding Judge of the Jackson County (Missouri) Court

1935-1945

 

United States Senator from Missouri

1945 (January 20-April 12)

 

Vice President of the United States

1945 (April 12)-1953 (January 20)

 

President of the United States

1953 (January)

 

Left presidency and retired to Independence, Missouri

1957 (July 6)

 

Helped dedicate the Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, Missouri

1972 (December 26)

 

Died, Research Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

     

A more detailed timeline of Harry S. Truman's life and Presidency is available on the Truman Trivia Page.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

 

The President's Secretary's Files consist of thirty-two series. There are also multiple subseries in the collection. The first series, the 1) Speech File, is comprised of nine subseries. The first two subseries contain the originals (reading copies) of President Truman's 1948 and 1952 campaign speeches. The third and fourth subseries contain press releases and drafts of these campaign speeches. The fifth and sixth subseries contain the originals, press releases, and drafts of other speeches delivered by Truman during his Presidency. The seventh subseries contains drafts of speeches and related notes in Truman's handwriting. (The President personally wrote drafts of some major speeches, but more frequently, he edited drafts prepared by Clark Clifford or other speechwriters on the White House staff.) The eighth subseries contains miscellaneous information relating to speeches, and the ninth includes speeches delivered by others.

The 2) Political File consists of cables, charts, correspondence, financial records, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, printed materials, speeches, and minutes of meetings pertaining to the Democratic National Committee, elections, Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinners, campaign gifts, candidates, platform strategies, state politics, and the 1948 Presidential campaign. Correspondents include Alben W. Barkley, India Edwards, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Clayton Fritchey, W. Averell Harriman, Adlai Stevenson, Louis Johnson, and Frank McKinney. Notable records within this series include material received from Frank Parks relating to the financing of Richard Nixon's 1950 Senatorial campaign, and requests that President Truman accept the 1952 Democratic nomination for President.

The 3) Press Conference File consists of two subseries, which contain transcripts of President Truman's press conferences from 1945 to 1953 and transcripts of press conferences held by the Secretary of State from 1948 to 1953. The 4) Press Release File also consists of two subseries. The first contains Presidential statements, proclamations, executive orders, appointment announcements, directives, remarks, and texts of letters issued as White House press releases from 1945 to 1953. The second contains press releases of President Truman's radio speeches from 1948 to 1952.

The 5) President's Appointments File is comprised of three subseries. The first subseries contains the President's desk calendars-schedules of his daily appointments that were placed on Truman's desk each day from 1945 to 1951. The desk calendars list the date and time of each visitor's appointment, with handwritten notations concerning additional visitors, cancellations, or time changes. Mrs. Truman's appointments from 1951 to 1952 are also listed. The second subseries contains the President's "daily sheets" from 1945 to 1953. The daily sheets are more detailed than the desk calendars, usually including information about the background of the appointments and the subjects to be discussed. Truman sometimes wrote diary-like notes on the daily sheets describing his day's appointments. Filed along with the daily sheets are correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed materials, reports, and other documents relating to the appointments. The third subseries contains appointment books listing the President's daily appointments from 1945 to 1953.

The 6) Department of State Radio Bulletins File consists of State Department press releases of foreign policy speeches delivered by the President and the Secretary of State in 1945. The 7) Trip File contains cables, handwritten notes, itineraries, schedules, memorabilia, memorandums, newspaper clippings, digests, photographs, printed materials, and speeches relating to the President's trips from 1945 to 1953. Included is information about Truman's trips to Missouri, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Caribbean, Wake Island, and Key West, Florida. Notable items include the trip log of the President's airplane, the Independence, and documentation of the controversy that resulted when the President's motorcade was allegedly stopped for speeding in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The 8) Gift and Greeting File consists of three subseries, relating in turn to birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, and gifts in general. Included in this series are cards, letters, handwritten notes, and memorabilia pertaining to gifts to the President, Mrs. Truman, and their daughter Margaret from 1945 to 1953. Also included are lists of the gifts received and of those that were shipped from the White House to Missouri when the Trumans returned home.

The 9) General File contains correspondence, charts, graphs, handwritten notes, memorabilia, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, and printed materials pertaining to a wide variety of topics, including atomic energy, Winston Churchill and his meetings with the President, floods, food, the Inauguration of the President, labor, legislation, meetings, the North Atlantic Treaty, personnel, reorganizations, resignations, security, steel, strikes, taxes, the United Nations, and veterans. This series includes Truman's correspondence with such prominent figures as Omar Bradley, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, James Forrestal, W. Averell Harriman, Robert Landry, Max Lowenthal, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Matthew Ridgway, and other Cabinet members and Presidential advisers.

The 10) Subject File is the largest series in the PSF, comprising more than one-fifth of the collection. It contains cables, correspondence, handwritten notes, itineraries and schedules, legislation, maps, minutes of meetings, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, printed materials, reports, speeches, telegrams, and transcripts. The Subject File is comprised of twelve subseries.

The Agencies subseries of the Subject File contains information concerning Congress and various agencies of the Executive Branch, including the Council of Economic Advisers, Economic Cooperation Administration, Economic Stabilization Agency, Federal Security Agency, National Security Resources Board, Office of Defense Mobilization, Office of Price Administration, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and Securities and Exchange Commission. The subseries also includes information pertaining to government advisory boards and commissions, the military, and the United Nations.

The Bureau of the Budget subseries includes documents relating to budget projections, recommendations, appropriations, and expenditures for government agencies during the Truman administration.

The Cabinet subseries contains material pertaining to the Departments of Agriculture, Justice, Commerce, Air Force, Army, Navy, War, Interior, Labor, Post Office, State, and Treasury from 1945 to 1953. Correspondents include Cabinet members and sub-Cabinet officials such as Dean Acheson, Clinton Anderson, Charles Brannan, James Byrnes, Oscar Chapman, Tom Clark, Jesse Donaldson, William Fechteler, James Forrestal, William Foster, Robert Hannegan, W. Averell Harriman, Harold Ickes, Louis Johnson, Julius Krug, Robert Lovett, George C. Marshall, J. Howard McGrath, James McGranery, Robert Patterson, Anna Rosenberg, Kenneth Royall, Lewis Schwellenbach, John Snyder, Edward Stettinius, John L. Sullivan, W. Stuart Symington, James Webb, and Francis Whitehair. Other documents in this subseries relate to the civil service, prisoners of war, the Medal of Honor, personnel, and the transition process from the Truman to the Eisenhower administration.

The China Lobby subseries contains information about American anti-communists who were strong supporters of Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist regime in China. Known informally as the "China Lobby," this influential group was highly critical of the Truman administration's policies in the Far East. The subseries includes correspondence, financial records, legislation, minutes of meetings, memorandums, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed materials, reports, speeches, and transcripts relating to the activities of the China Lobby.

The Conferences subseries includes correspondence, maps, memorandums, minutes of meetings, press releases, printed materials, reports, and telegrams pertaining to important conferences and meetings with foreign leaders. The conferences documented in this subseries include the United Nations Conference in San Francisco and the Potsdam (Berlin) Conference in 1945; the Paris Conference of Foreign Ministers in 1946; the Moscow and London Conferences of Foreign Ministers in 1947; and the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco in 1951. Also included in this subseries is information concerning President Truman's meetings with British Prime Ministers Clement Attlee and Winston Churchill, French President Vincent Auriol, French Prime Minister Rene Pleven, and Italian Prime Minister Alcide de Gasperi. Among the topics discussed in the Conferences subseries are European recovery, Germany, reparations, peace treaties, the Berlin Blockade, the atomic bomb, trade, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the Korean War.

The Council of Foreign Ministers subseries consists of bound reproductions of documents pertaining to subjects discussed at the meetings of the Council, including postwar recovery, reparations, peace settlements, disarmament, occupation, demilitarization, denazification, displaced persons, and economic issues.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) subseries includes correspondence, memorandums, newspaper clippings, reports, and printed materials relating to the atomic bomb, communism, criminal activities, espionage, and intelligence activities. This subseries contains many reports submitted to the White House by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who was especially preoccupied with the threat of communist subversion.

The Foreign Affairs subseries contains many important and sensitive materials documenting U.S. foreign policy as it was conducted at the highest level of the government during the Truman administration. The subseries includes cables, correspondence, handwritten notes, itineraries, maps, memorandums, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, printed materials, reports, schedules, speeches, telegrams, and transcripts pertaining to Asia, statehood for Alaska, military bases, the Berlin Crisis, the occupation of Germany, the Palestine issue, reparations, the Truman Doctrine, the United Nations, the Suez Canal, Latin America, Lend-Lease, and Puerto Rico. Also included is correspondence and documents relating to meetings with government officials from Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Yugoslavia, and many other nations. Of particular significance in this subseries are telegrams from the U.S. government to its diplomatic representatives in capitals around the world.

The National Security Council subseries consists of charts, graphs, correspondence, handwritten notes, memorandums, printed materials, and reports relating to the activities of the National Security Council (NSC), which was established in 1947. Among the topics documented in this subseries are the Japanese peace treaty, the ending of the Berlin Airlift, psychological warfare, the United Nations, European defense, the Voice of America, trade, mobilization, military production, intelligence gathering and dissemination, communism, Soviet aggression, the use of Soviet defectors, arms shipments, and the Korean War.

The National Security Council-Atomic subseries contains agendas, cables, charts, graphs, correspondence, handwritten notes, maps, memorandums, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, printed materials, and reports pertaining to atomic energy and atomic weapons. Included is information on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, and the postwar series of tests that led to the development of the hydrogen bomb.

The National Security Council-Meetings subseries consists of agendas, correspondence, memorandums, and reports relating to the 128 meetings of the National Security Council that were held from September 1947 to January 1953. The NSC Papers and other documents in this subseries pertain to a wide variety of foreign policy issues, including relations with the Soviet Union and its satellites, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the Korean War, internal security, the Berlin Crisis, the recognition of Israel, the Point Four program, the United Nations, civil defense, and oil supplies. Much of this material reflects the advice President Truman was receiving from his foreign policy specialists as he grappled with the Cold War. Drafts of "NSC 68"-the most famous NSC Paper, which recommended massive increases in U.S. military spending to counter the worldwide Soviet threat-can be found in this subseries, along with related documents. Summaries of discussions at NSC meetings are filed under "Memoranda for the President." Click here for a list of National Security Council meeting dates and agenda topics.

The Supreme Court subseries contains correspondence and other documents concerning appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court and the President's relations with various Justices, including Harold H. Burton, Robert H. Jackson, and Stanley F. Reed.

The 11) Historical File consists of charts, graphs, correspondence, drafts of legislation, financial records, handwritten notes, legal documents, maps, memorabilia, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, press conference transcripts, press releases, printed materials, reports, and speeches pertaining to Harry S. Truman's life, political career, and Presidency. The Historical File apparently was intended to serve as a documentary record of the Truman administration. It is comprised of four subseries. The Truman Papers subseries contains addresses by the President, corrected by the White House Official Reporter, Jack Romagna, to indicate when Truman departed from the prepared text. (The texts of almost all of Truman's speeches as President have been published by the National Archives in the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States series.) The Topics subseries contains documents pertaining to the atomic bomb, Cabinet members, China, civil defense, civil rights, Congress, Dwight D. Eisenhower, economic stabilization, foreign policy, Germany, government reorganization, health, the surrender of Japan, the Korean War, George Marshall, conferences with V. I. Molotov, the Potsdam Conference, the Truman Doctrine, and the United Nations. Included in this subseries are many explanatory memorandums by Eben Ayers, a Special Assistant at the White House who was assigned to organize an historical record of the administration. The Presidential Addresses, Letters, and Messages subseries contains documentation of President Truman's correspondence and speeches from 1950 to 1953. The Pre-Presidential subseries includes materials pertaining to Truman's Masonic activities, military career, business career, and service as County Judge and U.S. Senator.

The 12) Korean War File contains cables, correspondence, handwritten notes, itineraries, maps, memorandums, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed materials, reports, and transcripts pertaining to the North Korean invasion of South Korea, financial and military support for South Korea, prisoner of war exchanges, President Truman's meeting with General MacArthur at Wake Island, and the actions of the Joint Chiefs of Staff relating to the Korean conflict. The 13) Frank E. Lowe File also pertains mostly to the Korean War. Lowe, a U.S. Army officer and friend of both President Truman and General MacArthur, was sent to Korea by the President in 1950 to serve as his "eyes and ears" on the scene, and as his personal liaison to the General. This series includes cables, correspondence, handwritten notes, itineraries, maps, memorandums, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed materials, and reports relating to Lowe's mission and his contacts with President Truman.

The 14) Intelligence File includes charts, graphs, correspondence, memorandums, reports, and printed materials. It is comprised of four subseries. The Central Intelligence subseries consists mostly of daily summaries of the military situation in Korea from June 1950 to January 1953, with references to political and economic issues, cease-fire negotiations, and communist propaganda. Also in the subseries are intelligence memorandums concerning Europe, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, Israel, Yugoslavia, and China.

The Central Intelligence Reports subseries contains reports prepared by the Central Intelligence Group and its successor, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). These include summaries of foreign radio comments, National Intelligence Estimates, reports from the Office of Reports and Estimates (ORE) and the Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI), and Situation Reports. These reports deal with a wide variety of foreign policy and national security issues, such as atomic energy, Soviet capabilities and intentions, Middle Eastern oil, the Voice of America, German and Japanese rearmament, Indochina, regional conflicts, and the political or military situations in many European, Asian, African, and Latin American nations.

The Army Intelligence-Korea subseries consists of situation reports on the Korean conflict, focusing on weather, troop movements, engagements with the enemy, bombing, and casualties. The Publications subseries contains reports and printed materials relating to intelligence estimates of the United Kingdom, U.S. policy in Korea, U.S. relations with the Soviet Union, and Soviet intelligence and counterintelligence.

The 15) Mr. President File consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, memorandums, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed materials, and transcripts pertaining to the book Mr. President, a collection of President Truman's personal letters, diaries, and papers that was published in 1952. Included in this series are letters from persons who received autographed copies or who enjoyed the book, corrected drafts of the manuscript, transcripts of interviews, and typed copies of longhand notes by Truman that were published in the book.

The 16) List of Correspondence File consists of lists of correspondence sent to White House Appointments Secretary Matthew J. Connelly, Administrative Assistant Donald S. Dawson, and the White House Central Files between 1946 and 1952. The 17) Address Books File contains addresses of individuals compiled from 1948 to 1954. The 18) Congressional Hearings Fileconsists of reports and transcripts pertaining to committee hearings, mostly relating to alleged corruption in the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

The 19) Political Campaign Material File includes charts, graphs, newspaper clippings, press releases, and reports. It is comprised of two subseries: the first containing Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 Presidential campaign speeches and statements, with related information; and the second containing miscellaneous research information about other campaigns, Congressional voting records, and Richard M. Nixon.

The 20) Diaries File contains entries in bound diaries made by President Truman in 1947, 1949, and 1951-53. Truman's diary entries pertain to such topics as the death of his mother, the firing of General MacArthur, the death of King George VI of Great Britain, and the inauguration of President Eisenhower. This entire series has been digitized and is available online. The 21) Miscellaneous File includes reports, correspondence, and memorandums concerning President Truman's speeches, the military, and the United States Lines Company case. The 22) Truman Library Foundation File consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, memorandums, and reports pertaining to fundraising, potential foundation board members, and the location and design of the Truman Library.

The 23) Chronological Name File consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, and press releases. This series includes copies of President Truman's letters to such prominent individuals as Dean Acheson, Tallulah Bankhead, Alben Barkley, Omar Bradley, Winston Churchill, John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Herbert Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Groucho Marx, J. Robert Oppenheimer, James Pendergast, Nelson Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, Adlai Stevenson, Strom Thurmond, and Chaim Weizmann, dating from 1945 to 1953.

The 24) Biographical File consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, printed materials, and speeches pertaining to President Truman's life. This series includes an autobiographical sketch by Mr. Truman, articles, genealogical information, and copies of Truman's stationery. The 25) Martha E. Truman File contains correspondence from friends and family concerning the final illness and death of Truman's mother, and a copy of her will. The 26) White House File includes correspondence, handwritten notes, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, and transcripts pertaining to the renovation of the White House and related matters.

The 27) Personal File consists of cables, correspondence, handwritten notes, memorabilia, memorandums, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed materials, and reports. Included in this series is Truman's correspondence with personal friends and with such prominent persons as Eleanor Roosevelt. Other materials in the series pertain to club memberships, Battery D, the Inauguration of the President, the 35th Division Association, Bess and Margaret Truman, Queen Elizabeth, personal expenses, gifts, Hitler stationery, Independence Square, John Ingalls, Louis Johnson, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Arthur Krock, James Garfield, the Masons, Pope Pius XII, the Potsdam Conference, Dred Scott, and the Truman home on Delaware Street in Independence.

The 28) Congressional Medal of Honor Awards File consists of citations for Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine recipients of the Medal of Honor between 1945 and 1952. The 29) Family Correspondence File contains cables, correspondence, handwritten notes, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, and press releases relating to Truman and his family. Included in this series is correspondence between Truman and relatives such as Louis W. Truman, Mary Jane Truman, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Truman, J. Vivian Truman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wallace, Fred Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. George Wallace, and Madge Gates Wallace.

The 30) Longhand Notes File contains handwritten notes by Truman pertaining to various topics. Many of the notes are diary-like entries describing the events of the President's day; others contain Truman's candid observations on history, politics, and human nature. Included in this series are the "Pickwick Papers," autobiographical notes written by Truman during the early 1930s on the stationery of the Pickwick Hotel in Kansas City. At that time, Truman was Presiding Judge of the Jackson County Court. Other notes date from after the end of the Truman administration in 1953. The subjects discussed in Truman's longhand notes include Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Soviet Union, World War II, Herbert Hoover, the Potsdam Conference, the 1948 and 1952 elections, Louis Johnson, the Wake Island Conference with General Macarthur, Paul Hume, Tom Pendergast, the Korean War, the 35th Division, Adlai Stevenson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Pete the Squirrel, Joseph Stalin, World War I, term limits, Cabinet members, Point Four, and public service. The notes date from 1930 to 1955, but many of them are undated. The Longhand Notes File is comprised of four subseries, consisting of Truman's pre-Presidential, Presidential, post-Presidential, and undated notes.

The 31) Summaries of Conversations File consists of summaries of telephone conversations derived from FBI wiretaps on the telephones of Thomas Corcoran and Edward F. Prichard, Jr. between 1945 and 1948. "Tommy the Cork" Corcoran, a prominent Washington lawyer, had been an influential adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Prichard was an official with the Federal Loan Agency and the Treasury Department. No documentation of who authorized the wiretaps or why they were ordered has been found in the manuscript collections of the Truman Library.

The 32) Ernest H. Gruening File consists of correspondence, memorandums, and reports, arranged in two subseries. The first subseries contains FBI reports and memorandums regarding the alleged communist leanings of Gruening, who served as Governor of Alaska Territory during the Truman administration. The second subseries contains similar reports prepared by FBI Special Agents who worked on the case.

In 2004, the President's Secretary's Files were reprocessed and as a result, the box numbers changed. A list of the series and subseries with their corresponding old and new box numbers is available.

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SERIES AND SUBSERIES DESCRIPTION

Container Nos.

 

SERIES (Subseries)

001-042

  SPEECH FILE, 1945-1953
Nine subseries:

001-003

 

003-005

 

006-013

 

013-021

 

021-027

 

027-035

 

035-040

 

040

 

040-042

 

043-049

  POLITICAL FILE, 1940-1960
Cables, charts, graphs, correspondence, budgets, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, printed materials, speeches, lists of gifts, meeting minutes, press releases, and reports. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

050-053

  PRESS CONFERENCE FILE, 1945-1953
Two subseries:

050-052

 

053

 

054-064

  PRESS RELEASE FILE, 1945-1953
Two subseries:

054-061

 

061-064

 

065-085

  PRESIDENT'S APPOINTMENTS FILE, 1945-1953
Three subseries:

065-067

 
  • Desk Calendars File, 1945-1952, consisting of outline of appointments placed on President Truman's desk as well as Mrs. Truman's engagements. Arranged chronologically.

067-084

 
  • Daily Sheets File, 1945-1953, consisting of appointment sheets with dates, times, names of persons with appointments and sometimes information pertaining to the subject of the appointment. The Daily Sheets also include cables, correspondence, handwritten notes, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed materials, and reports relating to some of the appointments. Arranged chronologically.

084-085

 
  • Appointment Books File, 1945-1953, consisting of calendars with names, dates and names of those with appointments. Arranged chronologically.

086

  DEPARTMENT OF STATE RADIO BULLETINS FILE, 1945
Press releases by the State Department about foreign policy issues. Arranged chronologically.

087-092

  TRIP FILE, 1945-1953
Cables, handwritten notes, itineraries and schedules, memorabilia, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed materials, and speeches pertaining to President Truman's trips, as well as the trip log of the Independence. Arranged chronologically.

093-095

  GIFT AND GREETING FILE, 1945-1953
Three subseries:

093

 
  • Birthday Gifts File, 1945-1952, consisting of correspondence and lists of birthday gifts. Arranged chronologically.

093

 
  • Christmas Gift Data File, 1946-1951, consisting of correspondence and lists of Christmas gifts. Arranged chronologically.

094-095

 
  • Gifts File, 1945-1953, consisting of correspondence, lists of gifts given to the Trumans, and packing lists of gifts. Arranged alphabetically by subject, thereunder chronologically.

096-123

  GENERAL FILE, 1940-1953
Cables, charts, graphs, handwritten notes, memorabilia, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, and printed material. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

124-189

  SUBJECT FILE, 1940-1953
Twelve subseries:

124-130

 
  • Agencies File, 1945-1953, consisting of cables, correspondence, handwritten notes, legislation, maps, minutes of meetings, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, printed materials, reports, and speeches pertaining to government agencies, commissions, and boards. Arranged alphabetically by agency.

131-133

 
  • Bureau of the Budget File, 1945-1953, consisting of correspondence, legislation, memorandums, press releases, printed materials, and reports, pertaining to the Bureau of the Budget. Arranged chronologically by fiscal year.

134-139

 
  • Cabinet File, 1945-1953, consisting of agendas, correspondence, handwritten notes, minutes of meetings, memorandums, newspaper clippings, photographs, press releases, printed materials, and reports pertaining to Cabinet departments and members. Arranged alphabetically by Cabinet department.

140

 
  • China Lobby File, 1945-1953, consisting of correspondence, financial documents, legislation, minutes of meetings, memorandums, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed materials, reports, speeches, and transcripts pertaining to efforts to support Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalist regime and oppose Communist China. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

141-144

 
  • Conferences File, 1945-1952, consisting of correspondence, maps, memorandums, minutes of meetings, press releases, printed materials, reports, and telegrams pertaining to conferences and meetings held during the Truman Administration. Arranged chronologically by date of conference.

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