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White House Central Files: President's Personal File

Dates: 1945-53

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 335 linear feet.
Access: Open.
Copyright: President 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 United States Government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in documents which do not fall in these two categories is presumed to remain with the writers of the documents.
Updated by: David Clark (2001).

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The President’s Personal File (PPF) is one of the four principal series within the White House Central Files, the other three being the Official File, the General File, and the Confidential File. The President’s Personal File contains materials interpreted by the White House Central Files unit as being primarily political, social or ceremonial in character. The companion Official File (OF), in contrast, contains materials interpreted as being primarily official or semi-official in nature.

Since documents received by the White House often contained a mixture of personal and official information, the distinction between the two series is very imprecise. A third series within the White House Central Files, the General File, acts as an index, primarily by name, to both the Official File and the President's Personal File.

President Truman's President’s Personal File contains 6,249 numbered files pertaining to broad subject areas, organizations and individuals having business with the President. The files are elaborately cross-referenced both among other files in the President’s Personal File, and among the files of the Official File and the General File. A single original document may be represented by five or six cross-references distributed under file headings devoted to agencies, individuals, countries and subjects. The cross-references typically give a document's correspondents, date and purpose, as well as other appropriate information. A researcher may follow these cross-reference trails through the three linked file series in search of related documents.

Below is an alphabetical index to the President's Personal File. This is intended as a starting place for research. The numbers that appear after the names are always for numbered files, never for boxes. A file number may represent one folder or multiple boxes. Please see the folder title list to determine box numbers.

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX

(file numbers follow name or subject)

[ A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z ]

A

  • Aandahl, Fred G., 5354
  • Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist Order, Kentucky, 4866
  • Abbott, Thomas G., 5639
  • Abdul-Aziz Ibn Saud, King, 488
  • Abel, Dr. H. H., 5700
  • Abercrombie, James S., 5267
  • Abington Woman's Club, North Abington, Mass., 4166
  • Abou Ben Adem (publication), 401
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics, 2804
  • Acheson, Dean, 3240
  • Acheson, Edward Campion, 3511
  • Adair, J. Leroy, 4569
  • Adams County, Pa., 5465
  • Adams, Dr. C. F., 1157
  • Adams, John B., 4736
  • Adams, John Qunicy - re, 1480
  • Adams, Richard S., 5842
  • Adas Israel Congregation, Duluth, Minn., 5444
  • Adas Israel Hebrew Congregation, Washington, D.C., 5007
  • Advertisers Association, National Industrial, 4895
  • Advertising, 1901
  • Advertising Council, The, 2151
  • Advertising Federation of America, 1902
  • Advertising and Sales Executives Club, Kansas City, Mo., 4578
  • Aeronautics, 39
  • Aeronautics, Academy of Model, 2804
  • Affiliated Young Democrats, Inc., New York, N.Y., 3905
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church, The Chicago, Ill., 2767
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., 4676
  • Agriculture - matters re, 92
  • Agricultural Life and Labor, National Council on, 6009
  • Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation, Chicago, Ill., 4071
  • Agudas Israel of America, 2819
  • Agudath Israel Youth Council of America, Inc., 2068
  • Ahepa, Order of (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association), 1012
  • Ahern, James T., 2836
  • Ahlfeldt, Ernest N., 1373
  • Aiken, George D., 2844
  • Aiken, W. H., 4114
  • Air Force Association, 2377
  • Air Force Relief Society, 6000
  • Air Reserve Association, 5071
  • Air Transport Command, 2646
  • Aircraft Show, National, 2304
  • Aircraft War Production Council, Inc., National, 2338
  • Akin, Major General S. B., 4475
  • Akron, N.Y., 4953
  • Alabama, State of, 2991
  • Alamance County, N.C., 4622
  • Albers, Mrs. F., 5220
  • Albert City, Iowa, 4946
  • Albertine, Sister M., 5797
  • Alden, Charles A., 5232
  • Aldrich, Ed B., 5570
  • Aldrich, M. S., 4903
  • Aleman, Miguel, 2766
  • Aler, Samuel E., 5835
  • Alexander, Knox, 1115
  • Alexander, Rees, 391
  • Alexander of Tunis, Field Marshal Lord, 2981
  • Alexandria (Va.) Gazette, 3435
  • Alfalfa Club, Washington, D.C., 2172
  • Alford, Mass., 5403
  • Alford, Mrs. Neil, 244
  • Alford, Theodore C., 2594
  • Alford, William T., 1271
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 4392
  • Alhambra, Order of the, 3533
  • Alianiello, Nicholas, 3860
  • All American News, 3524
  • All Soul Unitarian Church, Washington, D.C., 5074
  • All Soul Universalist Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., 4501
  • Allbee, E. R., 3157
  • Alleghany County Free Fair, Pittsburgh, Pa., 5018
  • Allen, Rev. Charles J., 5274
  • Allen, F. L., 5415
  • Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Forrest, 3119
  • Allen, Frank C., 2272
  • Allen, George E., 2864
  • Allen, Harry B., 787
  • Allen, Hunter, 2326
  • Allen, J. R., 4234
  • Allen, James D., 1859
  • Allen, Kenneth L., Jr., 5648
  • Allen, Rev. Leroy G., 3132
  • Allen, Martha S., 1617
  • Allen, O. G., 4165
  • Allen, R. D., 788
  • Allen, Robert W., 2792
  • Allen, Thomas H., 4821
  • Allen, William R., 4950
  • Alley, Calvin, 1912
  • Alley, James B., 519
  • Alliance, Ohio, 5469
  • Allied States Association of Motion Picture Exhibitors, 5037
  • Allied Trades, Inc., National Association of Commodity Exchanges and, 314
  • Allis, Barney L., 2774
  • Allison, Emery W., 530
  • Allison, Frank S., 440
  • Allison, Henry D., 2795
  • Allred, James V., 2002
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, 5829
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 4534
  • Alphin, J. H., 4878
  • Alphonsus, Sister Mary, 4575
  • A1-Soleiman, Shaikh Abdullah, 2810
  • Alsop, John T., Jr., 4714
  • Altman, Joseph, 6076
  • Alton, Thomas W., 3634
  • Altoona (Pa.) Mirror, 4867
  • Altschuler, Sidney L., 1114
  • Alvano, Vincent, 5604
  • Amalgamated Association of Street Car, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, 3406
  • Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 5011
  • Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, 3730
  • Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, 5585
  • Amberg, Julius H., 5652
  • Ambers, Perry J., 4495
  • America (Catholic Weekly), 4723
  • American Arbitration Association, 5608
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2386
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 6012
  • American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers, 4682
  • American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 2433
  • American Association of Industrial Nurses, 2538
  • American Association for Jewish Education, 2741
  • American Association of Junior Colleges, 2350
  • American Association of Museums, 2660
  • American Association of Social Workers, 2622
  • American Association of State Highway Officials, 2345
  • American Association for the United Nations, 2248
  • American Association of Workers for the Blind, 5749
  • American Automobile Association, 1713
  • American Bakers Association, 3486
  • American Bankers Association, 817
  • American Baptist Convention, 2582
  • American Bar Association, 1947
  • American Bataan Club, 2533
  • American Bible Society, 2915
  • American Chemical Society, 2786
  • American Christian Committee for Refugees, 3050
  • American Civil Liberties Union, 2195
  • American College of Radiology, 2124
  • American Committee on Italian Migration, 6209
  • American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, 2198a
  • American Council on Education, 1963
  • American Council on Human Rights, 4147
  • American Council for Judaism, Inc., The, 3069
  • American Cross of Honor, The, 4157
  • American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, 2536
  • American Dental Association, 2882
  • American Farm Bureau Federation, 961
  • American Federation of Government Employees, 2820
  • American Federation of Hosiery Workers, 4807
  • American Federation of Labor, 85
  • American Federation of Musicians, 3901
  • American Federation of the Physically Handicapped, 2779
  • American Federation of Soroptimist Clubs, 6044
  • American Federation of Teachers, 1876
  • American Federation of Technical Engineers, 6074
  • American Field Service, 1975
  • American Flag, the, 1830
  • American Forum of the Air, Washington, D.C., 6018
  • American Foundation for the Blind, Inc., 1534
  • American Foundrymen's Association, 2596
  • American G.I. Forum, San Antonio, Texas, 6118
  • American Guild of Organists, 3953
  • American Hearing Society, 1965
  • American Historical Association, 5594
  • American Hospital Association, 2856
  • American Hotel Association, 3418
  • American Hungarian Federation, 5487
  • American Institute of Architects, 4488
  • American Institute of Cooperation, 3207
  • American Institute of Steel Construction, 2078
  • American International Institute for the Protection of Childhood, 6083
  • American International Underwriters, Paris, France, 5970
  • American Irish Historical Society, 3043
  • American Jewish Committee, 2366
  • American Jewish Congress, 2659
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 2550
  • American Jewish World, 6149
  • American Labor Party, 2663
  • American Law Institute, The, 2372
  • American Legion, 350
  • American Legion Auxiliary, 350a
  • American Legion Fair, Caruthersville, Mo., 350b
  • American Legion Founders, The Society of, 350c
  • American Library Association, 5766
  • American Marketing Association, 3262
  • American Medical Association, 3276
  • American Memorial to Six Million Jews of Europe, Inc., 4153
  • American Merchant Marine Library Association, 1606
  • American Mission to Lepers, 2848
  • American Municipal Association, 3458
  • American National Theatre and Academy, 5190
  • American Negro Music Festival, 1743
  • American Newspaper Guild, 4585
  • American Newspaper Publishers Association, 174
  • American Newspaper Women's Club, 2301
  • American Optometric Association, 3282
  • American Orchid Society, 3431
  • American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training) Federation, 3081
  • American Osteopathic Association, 3958
  • American Peace Society, 3818
  • American Pharmaceutical Association, 2071
  • American Pilot's Association, 4146
  • American Pioneer Trails Association, 2755
  • American Planning and Civic Association, 5325
  • American Political Science Association, 3578
  • American Prison Association, 5440
  • American Psychiatric Association, 3837
  • American Public Health Association, 2921
  • American Public Power Association, 4821
  • American Public Relations Association, 3146
  • American Public Welfare Association, 5146
  • American Red Mogen David (American Red Shield of David), 4280
  • American Retail Federation, 1898
  • American Road Builders Association, 2526
  • American Royal Association - American Royal Live Stock and Horse Show, Kansas City, Missouri, 3743
  • American Russian Slavonic Democratic Club, Inc., The, New York, N. Y., 5656
  • American Social Hygiene Association, 2385
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, 5095
  • American Society for the Hard of Hearing, 1965
  • American Society of International Law, 3200
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1619
  • American Society for Russian Relief, Inc., 2406
  • American Theater, men and women of the, 875
  • American Theater Wing, Inc., 3131
  • American Trade Association Executives, 2551
  • American Trucking Association, Inc., 3475
  • American Turners, Detroit, Mich., 3878
  • American Unitarian Association, 3564
  • American University, The, 1482
  • American University at Cairo (Egypt), The, 2671
  • American University Fraternity, National, 486
  • American Veterans Association, 2260
  • American Veterans Committee, Inc., 2585
  • American Veterans of World War II, 2902
  • American War Dads, 2113
  • American War Mothers, 2247
  • American Warehousemen's Association, 5658
  • American Woman's Association, 3217
  • American Women's Voluntary Services, Inc., 892
  • American Youth Hostels, Inc., 3092
  • American-Hungarian Committee for St. Stephen Celebration, 6158
  • Americanism, 466
  • Americans for Democratic Action, 4752
  • Americans United for World Organization, Inc., 1438
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation, The, 3260
  • American-Soviet Friendship, Inc., National Council of, 1505
  • American-Soviet Medical Society, The, 2283
  • Amerikai Magyat Nepasava, The, 3867
  • Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, 401
  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1443
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2502
  • Andarko (Okla) Daily News, 6172
  • Anderson, Anders, 3039
  • Anderson, C. Arthur, 789
  • Anderson, Clinton P., 2614
  • Anderson (S.C.) Daily Mail, 5033
  • Anderson, Eugenie, 5424
  • Anderson, George, 2989
  • Anderson, Jack Z., 790
  • Anderson, Peyton, 5880
  • Anderson, Mr. & Mrs., Ross E., 650
  • Andie, John R., 1514
  • Andrews, Bert, 5238
  • Andrews, Charles 0., 45
  • Andrews, Frank, 3875
  • Andrews, Robert Armstrong, 4570
  • Andrews, W. G., 2129
  • Andrus, B. C., 5687
  • Angle, A. J., 2706
  • Annenberg, Walter, 2339
  • Ansberry, T. Peter, 112
  • Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple - New Brunswick, N.J., 4665
  • Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 2621b
  • Anzac Club, The, 2572
  • Appel, Mr. & Mrs. William, 5979
  • Appleby, Paul H., 3105
  • Apt, Frederick G., 1362
  • Aquia Church, Stafford, Va., 3364
  • Aquinas Institute, Rochester, N.Y., 5501
  • Araujo, Antonio M., 5742
  • Arbitration Association, American, 5608
  • Arb