“I feel that I am one of his closest friends and he is one of my closest friends.”
Harry S. Truman on Herbert Hoover
“Yours has been a friendship which has reached deeper into my life than you know.”
Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman








Viewing list of documents for Chapter 2 (February 25, 1946 - December 6, 1946)
DateDocument Title
02-25-1946 Notes of phone conversation, Clinton Anderson to Herbert Hoover, February 25, 1946, asking Hoover to serve as honorary chairman of a famine emergency committee. Papers of Herbert Hoover-Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  1 page
02-26-1946 Telegram, Herbert Hoover to Clinton Anderson, February 26, 1946, accepting Anderson's offer and providing additional suggestions. Papers of Herbert Hoover-Hoover Institution at Stanford University. 2 pages
02-27-1946 Press Release, Harry S. Truman, February 27, 1946, issuing the text of a telegram Truman sent to prospective members of the famine emergency committee. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Press Release File. 1 page
03-01-1946 Statements of Harry S. Truman, Herbert Hoover, Clinton Anderson, and Henry Wallace, March 1, 1946, proclaiming the importance of the task of the famine emergency committee. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Press Release File. 1 page
03-02-1946 Diary entry, Edgar Rickard, March 2, 1946, relating Hoover's doubts about the chances of the famine committee as well as doubts about Truman. Papers of Edgar Rickard-Hoover Library.  1 page
03-12-1946 Memorandum, James Byrnes to Harry S. Truman, March 12, 1946, requesting that India and Asia are included in Hoover's food survey. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's File.  1 page
03-13-1946 Diary entry, Edgar Rickard, March 13, 1946, recording Hoover's reservations about Truman's leadership abilities. Papers of Edgar Rickard-Hoover Library.  1 page
03-13-1946 Telegram, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, March 13, 1946, asking for consideration of Lewis Strauss to head the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official File.  1 page
03-15-1946 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, March 15, 1946, acknowledging Hoover's telegram of the 13th. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
03-16-1946 Speech, Herbert Hoover, March 16, 1946, given over the radio to garner support from the people for famine relief. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Articles, Addresses, and Public Statements.  4 pages
04-18-1946 Telegram, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, April 18, 1946, asking that Hoover come back to the United States and give his eyewitness testimony of the famine conditions around the world to the American people. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Subject. 2 pages
04-19-1946 Telegram, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, April 19, 1946, stating reasons he felt he should continue on his famine survey journey rather than return home. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's File.  2 pages
04-19-1946 Speech, Harry S. Truman, April 19, 1946, given over the radio, addressing Hoover's mission and asking that Americans do their best to conserve food for the sake of starving people all over the world. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official File. 1 page
04-19-1946 Speech, Herbert Hoover, April 19, 1946, given over the radio, discussing what he saw on his mission up to this point and outlining some specific steps that needed to be taken to alleviate hunger in the world. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Articles, Addresses, and Public Statements. 8 pages
04-21-1946 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, April 21, 1946, explaining how his trip increased the visibility of the United States' efforts to provide relief. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Confidential File. 1 page
05-04-1946 Telegram, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, May 4, 1946, asking that Hoover meet with Ambassador Edwin Pauley with regard to the food situation in Japan and Manchuria. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Subject. 2 pages
05-07-1946 Telegram, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, May 7, 1946, thanking Hoover for the work he did on the mission, both in gathering information and combating anti-American propaganda. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
05-08-1946 Notes of Meeting between Herbert Hoover and Edwin Pauley, May 8, 1946, during which Hoover asserted that the reparations commission should not seek the destruction of the Japanese economy, which would exacerbate the famine problem. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Subject. 1 page
05-13-1946 Report, Herbert Hoover, et al. to Harry S. Truman, May 13, 1946, submitting the famine emergency commissions final summary and recommendations to Truman. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official File.  11 pages
05-15-1946 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, May 15, 1946, formally thanking Hoover for the work the commission did and the delivery of their recommendations. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
05-16-1946 Notes of Meeting between Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman, May 16, 1946, regarding the difficulties in dealing with the Soviet Union, both with the famine and with other issues. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual. 3 pages
05-17-1946 Speech typescript, Herbert Hoover, May 17, 1946, given over the radio, attempting to raise awareness and sympathy for the plight of world famine victims and encouraging the American people to assist in any way possible. Papers of Edgar Rickard-Hoover Library.  10 pages
06-06-1946 Diary entries, Herbert Hoover, June 6-10, 1946, regarding his trip to South America to encourage their participation in famine relief and specifically his meetings with Juan Peron of Argentina. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Subject.  7 pages
06-20-1946 Notes of Meeting between Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman, June 20, 1946, on the subject of his visit to South America and the Argentine situation. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Subject.  1 page
11-29-1946 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, November 29, 1946, reiterating his thanks for Hoover's service on the Famine Emergency Commission and providing him with a report of the progress being made. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual. 4 pages
12-03-1946 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, December 3, 1946, responding to Truman's letter of the 29th and suggesting additional steps for future famine relief programs. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's File.  2 pages
12-06-1946 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, December 6, 1946, again thanking Hoover for his service and encouraging Hoover to continue to provide suggestions and opinions on other subjects. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual. 1 page

 Chapter 1 (April 12, 1945 - December 27, 1945)
 Chapter 3 (January 18, 1947 - March 24, 1948)
 Chapter 4 (September 29, 1947 - October 18, 1951)
 Chapter 5 (April 29, 1947 - October 18, 1952)
 Chapter 6 (March 27, 1954 - October 20, 1964)


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