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Papers of Harry S. TrumanStaff Member and Office Files:David D. Lloyd Files

Dates: 1945-1953

Administrative Assistant to the President, 1951-1953

The David D. Lloyd Files consist of correspondence, printed materials, speech drafts, and other items relating to Lloyd's service on the White House staff during President Harry S. Truman's administration.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 12 linear feet, 8 linear inches (about 23,200 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Harry S. Truman donated his 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.
Processed by: Philip D. Lagerquist (1966), Jim Armistead (2012).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1911 (June 6)

 

Born, New York City

1931

 

A.B., Harvard University

1935

 

LL.B., Harvard Law School

1935-1936

 

Attorney, Resettlement Administration

1936-1940

 

Assistant Chief Counsel, Civil Liberties Subcommittee, U.S. Senate

1940 (October 19)

 

Married Charlotte Tuttle

1940-1945

 

Attorney with the Federal Communications Commission, the Office of Price Administration, and the Foreign Economic Administration

1945-1946

 

Legal Adviser, Mission for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy, London

1947-1948

 

Director of Research and Legislation, Americans for Democratic Action

1948-1951

 

Member of the White House Staff

1951-1953

 

Administrative Assistant to the President

1953-1962

 

Executive Director, Harry S. Truman Library, Inc., and Assistant to Former President Truman

1957-1962

 

Vice President, Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs

1960

 

Published Spend and Survive: The Intelligent Citizen's Guide to Public Spending

1962 (December 11)

 

Died, Alexandria, Virginia

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Files of David D. Lloyd relate to his service on the White House staff during the Harry S. Truman administration. The documents in the Lloyd Files are dated from 1945 to 1953. The folders in this collection are arranged alphabetically by title within two series, the Subject File and the Presidential Speech and Message File.

The first series, the Subject File, is largely comprised of letters and memoranda written by Lloyd from 1949 through 1952. The correspondence included relates to Lloyd's duties as a member of the White House staff, and includes references to President Truman's Point Four program, the Cold War, housing, immigration, rent control, and pending legislation in Congress. There are two signed thank-you letters addressed to Mr. Lloyd from President Harry S. Truman included in this series. One folder, "Korean Children's Choir," contains a booklet of photographs.

The second series, the Presidential Speech and Message File, is the larger of the two. This series includes press releases, handwritten notes, speech drafts written by Lloyd and others, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other items relating to Lloyd's service as a speechwriter on President Truman's White House staff. Some of the speech drafts include a wide array of doodles drawn by Lloyd on various subjects, both abstract and representational, as well as both handwritten and typed changes in many of the speech drafts. Several of these documents concern the 1948 and the 1952 election campaigns. Other documents in the series refer to immigration, General Douglas MacArthur, the Korean crisis, President Truman's Point Four Program, and Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. Some of the speeches were written for particular events such as Fourth of July celebrations and cornerstone layings. Also included are multiple Presidential State of the Union addresses, as well as President Truman's 1949 Inaugural Address.

Related collections at the Truman Library include the David D. Lloyd Papers which include information on Lloyd's work as an assistant to former President Truman from 1953 to 1962, as well as other aspects of his life and career.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-7

  SUBJECT FILE, 1945 - 1953
Letters and memoranda written by Lloyd from 1949 through 1952. Arranged alphabetically.

8-29

  PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH AND MESSAGE FILE, 1945 - 1953
Press releases, handwritten notes, speech drafts written by Lloyd and others, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other items relating to Lloyd's service on President Harry S. Truman's White House staff. Arranged alphabetically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1945 - 1953

Box 1

  • Agriculture
  • Atomic Energy Program
  • Big Four Meetings with the President
  • Children's Fund
  • China Lobby [1 of 2]
  • China Lobby [2 of 2]
  • Church and State
  • CIO, Draft of President's Message to Declaration of Independence etc. (re: removal of from Library of Congress to National Archives)
  • Conflict of Interest Statute
  • Declaration of Independence, etc. (Re: Removal from the Library of Congress to National Archives)
  • Defense Mobilization
  • Disarmament (letter to Senator Flanders March 14, 1952)
  • Education
  • Electric Power
  • Franco Letter (letter to Franco from President, July 23, 1952)
  • General Welfare Clause
  • German Contractual Agreements
  • German Hostilities Terminated
  • Governor's Conference
  • The Great Seal (suggestion by Maury Maverick for Great Seal Day Proclamation)

Box 2

  • Harris, R.E.G.
  • Health File
  • Hechler, Kenneth
  • Home Loan Bank Legislation
  • Home Rule for the District of Columbia
  • Housing
  • Housing, 1950 [1 of 2]
  • Housing, 1950 [2 of 2]
  • Housing, 1951 and 1952
  • Housing, Middle Income
  • Immigration (Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952)
  • Immigration Bills
  • Immigration (Celler Bill)
  • Immigration (Message to Congress - March 24, 1952)

Box 3

  • Immigration - Letters and Memoranda re [1 of 4]
  • Immigration - Letters and Memoranda re [2 of 4]
  • Immigration - Letters and Memoranda re [3 of 4]
  • Immigration - Letters and Memoranda re [4 of 4]
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service, President's Commission on [1 of 2]
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service, President's Commission on [2 of 2]

Box 4

  • Immigration: Veto of Immigration and Nationality Act H.R. 5678 [1 of 2]
  • Immigration: Veto of Immigration and Nationality Act H.R. 5678 [2 of 2]
  • Income, National 1949
  • India Grain Bill
  • India Grain Message
  • International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1952
  • Korean Children's Choir [booklet with photographs]
  • Lanigan, Jim
  • Lobbying Investigation (Buchanan Committee)
  • Lobbyists, Joint Resolution re
  • Loeb, Jim
  • Loyalty of State Department Employees, Senate Subcommittee on (Tydings Committee)

Box 5

  • McCarthy, Senator Joseph
  • Mutual Security Program
  • National Council of Churches
  • National Monetary Commission
  • Passport Division
  • Personal - Congratulatory Letters
  • Personal Correspondence
  • Powers of the President with Respect to the Disposition of the Armed Forces Overseas
  • Provisional Intergovernmental Committee for the Movement of Migrants from Europe
  • Puerto Rico, President's Advisory Commission on the Relation of Federal Laws in Puerto Rico
  • Reclamation - Central Valley Project
  • Refugee Program - Arab-Palestine Program
  • Religious Freedom and the United Nations
  • Rent Control, 1950 [1 of 2]
  • Rent Control, 1950 [2 of 2]
  • Rent Control - Los Angeles
  • Rent Control - H.R. 2291 (1950)
  • Rockefeller Report (on Point Four)

Box 6

  • Russian Peace Offer (Shvernick Letter of August 6, 1951)
  • Satellites' Armed Forces
  • "Scare Words" [1 of 2]
  • "Scare Words" [2 of 2]
  • Small Business
  • Speeches - 1st Western Trip - Pre-Campaign (1948)
  • Speeches - Western Trip (1950)
  • Steel [1 of 3]
  • Steel [2 of 3]

Box 7

  • Steel [3 of 3]
  • Taxation
  • Texas Delegation - 1952 Convention
  • Treaty Aliens - Draft Status
  • Treaty Guarantees - Violation of Peace
  • Voting - Soldier
  • Voting - Proposed Commission on

PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH AND MESSAGE FILE, 1945 - 1953

Box 8

  • ADA Speech - May 17, 1952
  • Agriculture Honor Awards Ceremony - May 15, 1952
  • American Hospital Association Convention - September 16, 1952
  • American Legion Dedication Speech - August 14, 1951
  • American Newspaper Guild Speech - June 28, 1950
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors - April 20, 1950
  • AMVETS - April 18, 1952
  • Annapolis Speech (Naval Academy) - May 24, 1952
  • Apportionment Message to Congress - January 9, 1951
  • Archives Speech - December 15, 1952
  • Armed Forces Speech - May 18, 1951
  • Atomic Submarine Nautilus - June 14, 1952
  • Attlee-Truman Conference (Communiqué) - December 8, 1950
  • Attorney General's Conference on Law Enforcement Problems - February 15, 1950
  • Barron, Carter- Amphitheater Dedication - May 25, 1951
  • Better Business Bureaus - June 6, 1950
  • Bond Drive - September 3, 1951

Box 9

  • Boy Scout Speech, June 30, 1950
  • Boyle, William M. - Kansas City Tribute to, September 29, 1949
  • Boyle, William M. - Material
  • Brotherhood Talk (National Conference of Christians and Jews), November 10, 1949
  • Budget Message, 1949
  • Budget, Radio Address on, July 13, 1949
  • Bull Shoals Dam, July 2, 1952
  • Chicago, Illinois Draft
  • Christmas Message, December 24, 1951
  • Christmas Tree Ceremony, December 24, 1952
  • Churchill-Truman Meeting, January, 7-8, 1952
  • C.I.O. Message (proposed), 1948
  • Citizenship Conference (National Conference on Citizenship), September 17, 1952

Box 10

  • Civil Air Patrol Dinner, May 14, 1952
  • Civil Defense Conference, May 7, 1951
  • Civil Defense Film, October 31, 1951
  • Civil Service Speech, May 2, 1952
  • Clifford, Clark- Speech, October 20, 1951
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association, March 15, 1952
  • Community Chest, September 30, 1951
  • Community Chest, September 25, 1952
  • Conference on Citizenship, National, May 17, 1951
  • Conference on Industrial Safety, March 23, 1949
  • Conference on Industrial Safety, June 3, 1950
  • Conference on Industrial Safety, June 2, 1952
  • Conference of Mayors, United States, March 21, 1949
  • Constitution Sealing Ceremony, September 17, 1951

Box 11

  • Correspondence, July, 1952 - January, 1953
  • "Courier" Speech, March 4, 1952
  • Defense Production Act Amendments, Message on, 1951
  • Defense Production Act Amendments, Message on, 1951
  • Democratic Digest Letter, November, 1952
  • Democratic National Convention, July 26, 1952
  • Des Moines Speech, September 5, 1949
  • Detroit Speech, 250th Anniversary of, July 28, 1951

Box 12

  • Disarmament Broadcast, November 7, 1951
  • District Court Cornerstone Laying, June 27, 1950
  • Dutch Carillon Speech, April 14, 1952
  • Election Speech, St. Louis, MO, November 4, 1950
  • Employ the Physically Handicapped Speech, August 9, 1950
  • Employ the Physically Handicapped Speech, August 17, 1951
  • Employ the Physically Handicapped Speech, September 4, 1952
  • "Farewell to the Nation," January 15, 1953
  • Federal Bar Association Speech, April 24, 1950
  • "File of the Facts"
  • Fireside Chat (Farewell Message), January 13, 1951
  • Food and Agriculture Organization, November 22, 1949

Box 13

  • Foreign Aid Message, May 24, 1951 [1 of 2]
  • Foreign Aid Message, May 24, 1951 [2 of 2]
  • Foreign Ministers (of the American Republics) Meeting, March 23, 1951
  • Foreign Policy Speeches, 1945 and 1947
  • Four Chaplains, Dedication of the Chapel of the, February 3, 1951
  • Fourth of July Proclamation (Message) 175th Anniversary, July 4, 1951
  • Fourth of July Speech, July 4, 1951
  • Friendship International Airport, June 24, 1950
  • General Accounting Office (Cornerstone Laying) September 11, 1951
  • George Washington, Mason's statue of, February 22, 1950
  • Gomper's Square Dedication, October 27, 1951
  • Hebrew Congregation (Washington D.C.) Speech, November 16, 1