“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 5 (April 29, 1947 - October 18, 1952)
DateDocument Title
04-29-1947 Letter, James Webb to M. C. Latta, April 29, 1947, regarding a House Resolution to restore the name of the Hoover Dam. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Records Office Files.  1 page
05-10-1947 Address, Herbert Hoover, May 10, 1947, given at the annual Gridiron Club dinner, sympathizing with President Truman. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Articles, Addresses, and Public Statements.  7 pages
03-24-1948 Diary entry, Eben Ayers, March 24, 1948, regarding Hoover's involvement with the upcoming Republican National Convention. Papers of Eben Ayers-Truman Library. 2 pages
06-23-1948 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, June 23, 1948, congratulating Hoover on his speech at the Republican National Convention. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual. 1 page
10-19-1948 Address, Harry S. Truman, October 19, 1948, in which Truman excoriated Hoover and the Republicans at a campaign stop in Raleigh, North Carolina. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files.  25 pages
10-27-1948 Address, Harry S. Truman, October 27, 1948, in which Truman again strongly criticized Hoover and the Republicans in Boston. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files. 27 pages
01-21-1949 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, January 21, 1949, regarding the issue Palestinians displaced by the Arab-Israeli War. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files.  2 pages
01-25-1949 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, January 25, 1949, thanking Hoover for his letter and suggestions of the 21st. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual. 1 page
03-22-1949 Letter, Bess Truman to Herbert Hoover, March 22, 1949, requesting an appropriate portrait of Mrs. Hoover to hang in the White House after its renovation. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
07-09-1949 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, July 9, 1949, advocating the stockpiling of important metals and minerals to alleviate unemployment and aid in defense. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files.  2 pages
07-12-1949 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, July 12, 1949, acknowledging Hoover's letter of the 9th and expressing doubt that Congress would approve Hoover's suggestion. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual. 1 page
08-17-1949 Journal, David Lilienthal, August 17, 1949, recording Truman's assessment of Hoover. The Journals of David Lilienthal, II: The Atomic Energy Years, 1945-1950 [New York, 1964], p. 564. 1 page
08-18-1949 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, August 18, 1949, asking for Marshall Plan aid for earthquake victims in Ecuador. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files. 1 page
08-23-1949 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, August 23, 1949, replying to Hoover's letter of the 18th. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
04-28-1950 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, April 28, 1950, regarding a speech Hoover gave about removing Communist nations from the United Nations. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's File. 2 pages
05-04-1950 Press Conference Transcript, Harry S. Truman, May 4, 1950, in which Truman comments on Hoover's remarks about Communists and the United Nations. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Reporter Files. 11 pages
07-01-1950 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, July 1, 1950, offering his services and support to Truman at the beginning of the Korean Conflict. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
07-03-1950 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, July 3, 1950, acknowledging Hoover's letter of the 1st and the statement he issued for the radio. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
11-02-1950 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, November 2, 1950, expressing his sentiments of thanksgiving that Truman was unharmed after an assassination attempt. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Personal File.  1 page
11-03-1950 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, November 3, 1950, recognizing Hoover's letter of the 3rd and thanking him for his support. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
11-25-1950 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, November 25, 1950, soliciting Hoover's help to chair a bipartisan commission to investigate the issue of Communist infiltration of the government. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
11-26-1950 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, November 26, 1950, declining Truman's request to chair a commission on Communists in government, and suggesting alternate courses of action. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Files. 2 pages
12-07-1950 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, December 7, 1950, replying to Hoover's suggestions in his letter of the 26th of November. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  2 pages
12-28-1950 Press Conference Transcript, Harry S. Truman, December 28, 1950, commenting on a foreign policy speech given by Hoover. Papers of Harry S. Truman: Official Reporter Files. 7 pages
03-07-1951 Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman, March 7, 1951, regarding a newspaper column erroneously stating that Hoover and Truman had argued about administration policy toward India in a recent meeting. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files.  1 page
03-13-1951 Letter, Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover, March 13, 1951, concerning Hoover's letter of the 7th and his distress over the newspaper column. Papers of Herbert Hoover: Post-Presidential Files-Individual.  1 page
10-03-1952 Address, Harry S. Truman, October 3, 1952, in which he made some unflattering remarks about Hoover at a campaign stop in Redding, California. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files. 19 pages
10-08-1952 Address, Harry S. Truman, October 8, 1952, reminding farmers in a campaign speech in Shenandoah, Iowa of the "Hoover farm depression". Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files. 17 pages
10-18-1952 Address, Harry S. Truman, October 18, 1952, criticizing Hoover and the Republicans in a campaign speech in Taunton, Massachusetts. Papers of Harry S. Truman: President's Secretary's Files.  10 pages

 Chapter 1 (April 12, 1945 - December 27, 1945)
 Chapter 2 (February 25, 1946 - December 6, 1946)
 Chapter 3 (January 18, 1947 - March 24, 1948)
 Chapter 4 (September 29, 1947 - October 18, 1951)
 Chapter 6 (March 27, 1954 - October 20, 1964)


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