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Merle Miller Interview with Harry S. Truman, Tape 7, Side B

Conversation among Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, David Noyes, and William Hillman, Tape 1, Side A. 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: advice to young politicians; Alonzo Fields; Martha Ellen Truman's visit to the White House; 1948 Democratic convention and election; discussion of historical elections.

Democratic Women's Day Program, 1950

Radio program in two parts commemorating Democratic Women's Day, sponsored by the women's division of the Democratic National Committee. India Edwards, executive director or the women's division, hosts the program. Guests include Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, Nellie Tayloe Ross, Georgia Neese Clark, Frieda Hennock, Ollie Remington Goldman, Perle Mesta, and Eugenie Anderson. 

President Truman - Oval Office Recording

Oval Office Memovox disc recording, which includes May 23, 1945 press conference in the Oval Office. President Harry S. Truman's eighth news conference was held in his office at the White House at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 1945. The recording is poor quality except for the press conference, which can be heard fairly plainly. Also contains other conversation fragments that are hard to understand. The Oval Office recordings were made from 1945 to 1948 by a Memovox machine kept in the Oval Office. This recording was made from Memovac disc 500x.