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Paul Henning, Ruth Henning, and Buddy Ebsen at the Truman Library

Left to right: Truman Library director Dr. Benedict K. Zobrist, Ruth Henning, television producer Paul Henning, actor Buddy Ebsen, and Truman Library curator Milton Perry stand in front of portraits of Harry S. Truman by Missouri artist George L. "Shag" Shultz. The Hennings presented the Shultz artwork to the Truman Library. Paul Henning, who was born in Independence, produced the show "Beverly Hillbillies," which starred Ebsen as Jed Clampett.

Former President Truman and Mrs. Truman attend a luncheon in the Research Room of the Truman Library honoring President Miguel Aleman of Mexico

Former President Harry S. Truman and Mrs. Truman attend a luncheon in the Research Room of the Harry S. Truman Library honoring President Miguel Aleman of Mexico. Shown at the lower left is Rufus Burrus, Col. Robert Adams sits next to President Aleman who leans forward at the table, and Mr. Truman sits next to Mr. Aleman. Dr. Philip C. Brooks (Library Director) and Mrs. Brooks are at the upper left of photo. Mrs. Truman is directly across the table from Mr. Truman. To see a series of these photos see 77-2481 thru 77-2492.

Mural sketch, Indian

Pencil sketch of Indian done by Thomas Hart Benton in preparation for his mural in the lobby of the Harry S. Truman Library. The original art was a gift from Mr. Benton to former President Harry S. Truman. The drawing is in the Truman Library Museum Collection.

Preliminary sketch for Benton mural

Preliminary sketch for mural, titled "Truman Mural 1st Preliminary Cartoon 58". Gouache drawing of entire mural on paper. Predellas are cut out and adhered to main drawing. Marked off in pencil in 13/16 inch squares. Sketch includes plaque on mural over doorway. Pencil noted in Benton's hand, "Plaque to be eliminated/note model/door/first sketch-Truman mural/[Title]". Signed bottom right, "BENTON". The size of the original art is 17 1/2 inches by 27 1/4 inches. The original art is in the Truman Library Museum Collection. Donor of object: Thomas Hart Benton Estate.

Benton Mural sketch, "Wagon Wheel"

Inked sketch of wagon wheel done by Thomas Hart Benton in preparation for his mural in the lobby of the Harry S. Truman Library. The sketch is done in brown, black, and white, and titled "Perspective study of wagon wheel Truman L" in the lower left, and signed "BENTON" in the lower right. The size of the original art is 12 1/2 inches by 10 3/4 inches. The original artwork is in the Truman Library Museum Collection. Donor of object: Thomas Hart Benton Estate.

Benton Mural sketch, "Oxen"

Pencil sketch of a pair of yoked oxen, a single ox, and a yoke, drawn by Thomas Hart Benton in preparation for his mural in the lobby of the Harry S. Truman Library. The drawing is signed "BENTON" in the lower right. The size of the original drawing is 13 7/8 inches by 12 inches. The original drawing is in the Truman Library Museum Collection. Donor of object: Thomas Hart Benton Estate.