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Merle Miller Interview with Harry S. Truman, Tape 2, Side A

Conversation among Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, David Noyes, and William Hillman, Tape 1, Side B. These tapes were the basis of the book "Plain Speaking." See finding aid for Merle Miller tapes for detailed information and description. This recording deals with such subjects as: decision to drop the atomic bomb; Mr. Truman's childhood and school days; Mr. Truman's parents; reading; his entry into politics; county judge; other presidents. 

Independence High School library

Seated at a desk in the library is Carrie Wallace, first cousin of Bess Wallace and Librarian for Independence High School. From the album "Public Schools, Independence, Missouri, 1904." The album was loaned to the Harry S. Truman Library for copying by the Junior Service League and the Board of Education. The Board of Education has the original album.

Harry S. Truman and Sam Rayburn Attend the Dedication of Sam's Library

Denison, Texas. Former President Harry S. Truman chats with Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, right, shortly after Mr. Truman's train arrived here this morning. After breakfast aboard the train, Harry S. Truman and Sam Rayburn drove to Bonham where they will attend the dedication of the Rayburn Library. Rayburn came to Denison to meet the Truman's train. From: Houston Post.

Plaque for the Dedication of a Library Wing in Honor of Theodora Griffis Latouche

Plaque for the dedication of a library wing in honor of Theodora Griffis Latouche, daughter of Ambassador Stanton Griffis. This is at the New Canaan, Connecticut Library. The plaque reads, "In memory of Theodora Griffis Latouche 1915-1956 Public-spirited citizen and long-time friend of the library whose vision, devotion and generous bequest will be reflected for years to come in greater service to the community she loved."

Photo of a plaque for the Dedication a Library Wing in Honor of Theodora Griffis Latouche

Plaque for the dedication of a library wing in honor of Theodora Griffis Latouche, daughter of Ambassador Stanton Griffis. The plaque reads, "In memory of Theodora Griffis Latouche 1915-1956, Public-spirited citizen and long-time friend of the library whose vision, devotion and generous bequest will be reflected for years to come in greater service to the commu