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Truman, Bess Wallace, 1885-1982

Off-the-Air Radio Coverage of Harry S. Truman's Funeral

Sound recording, apparently taped off-the-air, of music interrupted by news coverage of Harry S. Truman's funeral from Independence, MO. Most of the recording is music, but at about 27:15 of side one, radio DJ Army Specialist Bob Meyer interrupts the music to bring the Group W news feed of former president Harry S. Truman's funeral services at the Harry S. Truman Library. On this day, the casket was being unloaded from the hearse and moved into the Library lobby for viewing. President Nixon and former president Johnson were scheduled to appear later in the day.