“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 3 (January 18, 1947 - March 24, 1948)
DateDocument Title
01-18-1947 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, January 18, 1947, asking Hoover to go to Germany and Austria to address the food and economic problems in the British and American occupation zones. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files.  1 page
01-19-1947 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, January 19, 1947, agreeing to go on the mission to Germany and Austria to survey food and economic problems. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files. 1 page
01-22-1947 Notes of Meeting between Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman, January 22, 1947, at which Hoover agreed to go to Germany to study food and its collateral problems. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files.  1 page
01-22-1947 Statement of Herbert Hoover, January 22, 1947, in which he announced that he would be traveling to Germany to study their food problem and what the United States must to do help. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Articles, Addresses, and Public Statements.  1 page
02-26-1947 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, February 26, 1947, transmitting his report on the German food situation to Truman. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files. 1 page
02-26-1947 Report, German Agricultural and Food Requirements, February 26, 1947, outlining the plight of Germans and what the United States must do to alleviate it. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files. 23 pages
02-28-1947 Statement, Harry S. Truman, February 28, 1947, discussing the continuing famine conditions in Europe and encouraging the American people to continue the relief effort. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files. 2 pages
03-01-1947 Diary entry, Edgar Rickard, March 1, 1947, relating Hoover's impression of his trip and subsequent meetings relating to the German food issue in Washington, D. C. Papers of Edgar Rickard-Hoover Library.  1 page
03-08-1947 Report, Austrian Agriculture and Food Requirements-Economic Reorganization, March 8, 1947, detailing why Austria needs United States assistance and why its land and industrial equipment must be freed for production. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files.  13 pages
03-11-1947 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, March 11, 1947, thanking Hoover for his work on the German and Austrian food situation surveys. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
03-12-1947 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, March 12, 1947, regarding possible changes that to the food relief bill. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  3 pages
03-18-1947 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, March 18, 1947, transmitting his report on German economic problems. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files.  1 page
03-18-1947 Report, On the Necessary Steps for the Promotion of German Exports, March 18, 1947, arguing for different approaches to German economic recovery by the Allies. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files.  19 pages
03-24-1947 Memorandum, Charles Murphy to Harry S. Truman, March 24, 1947, discussing Hoover's proposed amendments to the relief appropriation bill. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files.  2 pages
03-24-1947 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, March 24, 1947, thanking him for his report on the German export situation. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
03-29-1947 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, March 29, 1947, discussing the defeat of some of his previously proposed amendments to the food relief bill and mentioning additional amendments. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
04-15-1947 Letter, Edwin Pauley to Harry S. Truman, April 15, 1947, expressing his disagreement with Hoover's ideas for German economic recovery. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files.  6 pages
04-17-1947 Memorandum, John R. Steelman to Harry S. Truman, April 17, 1947, communicating his agreement with Pauley's assessment of Hoover's ideas for German economic recovery. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files.  3 pages
04-17-1947 Telegram, Herbert Hoover to Charles Ross, April 17, 1947, notifying Truman's secretary that he would be in town and arranging an appointment to meet him. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Personal File. 1 page
05-22-1947 Diary entry, Edgar Rickard, May 22, 1947, regarding Hoover's upcoming trip to Washington, D. C. to testify before Congress about appropriations for food relief. Papers of Edgar Rickard-Hoover Library. 1 page
05-26-1947 Letter, Herbert Hoover to John Taber, May 26, 1947, regarding the importance of appropriations for food relief and other issues related to aid for Europe. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files. 8 pages
06-05-1947 Letter, Herbert Hoover to John C. O'Laughlin, June 5, 1947, concerning General Marshall's reactions to Hoover's suggestions. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual. 1 page
06-23-1947 Letter, Herbert Hoover to John C. O'Laughlin, June 23, 1947, reiterating the wisdom of his proposals for European recovery that were rejected by the Truman Administration. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  3 pages
07-21-1947 Letter, George Marshall to Herbert Hoover, July 21, 1947, thanking him for his help with gaining congressional approval of money for food relief. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
01-18-1948 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Arthur Vandenberg, January 18, 1948, expressing his thoughts on the Marshall Plan to Vandenberg and others on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files.  12 pages
03-24-1948 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Joseph Martin, March 24, 1948, suggesting additional improvements that could be made to the Marshall Plan. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files.  6 pages

 Chapter 1 (April 12, 1945 - December 27, 1945)
 Chapter 2 (February 25, 1946 - December 6, 1946)
 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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