Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Charles F. Brannan Papers

Dates: 1913-2001.

Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, 1944-1948; Secretary of Agriculture, 1948-1953.

The papers of Charles F. Brannan primarily document his career in the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1935 to 1953, including his service as Secretary of Agriculture during the Truman administration. Brannan is best known for the Brannan Plan, a 1949 proposal that would have provided federal support for farm income while allowing the prices of perishable agricultural commodities to be determined by market forces. The collection includes Brannan's appointment books from 1948 to 1953; a large subject file documenting his work as Assistant Secretary and Secretary of Agriculture; a file of speeches and public statements covering the period from 1944 to 1987; and material concerning Brannan's association with the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 35 linear feet, 10 linear inches (about 65,600 pages)
Access: Open.
Copyright: Charles F. Brannan's copyright interest in his papers has been retained by his heirs. Documents prepared by employees of the U.S. government in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents in this collection presumably remains with the writers of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Dennis E. Bilger and Randy Sowell (1996, 2003); Jan Davis and David Clark (2013).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1903, August 23 Born, Denver, Colorado
1929 LL.B., University of Denver
1932 Married Eda Seltzer
1935-37 Assistant Regional Attorney, Resettlement Administration, Denver, Colorado
1937-41 Regional Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1941-44 Regional Director, Farm Security Administration, for the states of Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming
1944 Served briefly as Assistant Administrator, Farm Security Administration, Washington, D.C.
1944-48 Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
1948-53 Secretary of Agriculture
1949 Legislative proposals embodying the "Brannan Plan" sent to Congress
c. 1953-90 General Counsel, National Farmers Union
1992, July 2 Died, Denver, Colorado

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Charles F. Brannan document the career of the man most prominently identified with the agricultural policies of the Truman administration. As Secretary of Agriculture from 1948 to 1953, Brannan was responsible for ideas and initiatives that sought to transform the relationship between American farmers and the federal government.

The papers of Charles F. Brannan consist of six series: an Appointment Books and Telephone Logs File; a Subject File; a Speech File; a Harry S. Truman Library File; a Public Addresses File; and a General File. The Appointment Books and Telephone Logs File contains Brannan's appointment books for each of his years as Secretary of Agriculture (1948-1953), along with daily lists of his appointments and annual indexes. The file also contains telephone logs, consisting of brief memoranda of telephone conversations and messages for Brannan, covering the period from October 1951 to October 1952..

The Subject File contains extensive documentation of the activities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under Brannan's leadership. Included is material on the operations of the various subordinate offices and agencies of the USDA, such as the Production and Marketing Administration, the Soil Conservation Service, the Commodity Credit Corporation, and the Solicitor's Office. The subjects addressed range from price supports to meat rationing to the Agricultural Research Administration's efforts to combat foot-and-mouth disease. Also documented are USDA contacts with the White House, with other federal departments and agencies, with agricultural organizations, and with Congress on such issues as the departmental budget and proposed farm legislation. Two large portions of the file deal with the controversial Brannan Plan and with USDA water programs. Brannan's involvement in politics is reflected in materials on the 1948, 1950, and 1952 campaigns; his personal correspondence and financial records are filed under his own name and in the folder "Personal Through 1952." Other topics covered in the Subject File include USDA personnel matters, foreign agricultural policy, and family farming. Although the bulk of the material in the file is from the 1944-53 period, a few items date from before Brannan's arrival in Washington in 1944, and some relate to his work with the National Farmers Union after his resignation as Secretary of Agriculture in 1953.

The Speech File contains drafts of speeches delivered by Brannan from 1944 to around 1984, along with related correspondence and newspaper clippings, speech notes, background material, public statements, press releases, and speeches delivered by others (including Mrs. Brannan). Most of this material is from the 1944-1953 period, with a good portion of it relating to Brannan's active role in the 1948 campaign. The file also includes Brannan's speeches from the years after the Truman presidency, when he was associated with the National Farmers Union and became a vocal critic of the agricultural policies of the Eisenhower administration under his successor as Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson.

The Harry S. Truman Library File documents primarily Brannan's service as vice president of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs, a private organization that supports the activities of the Truman Library. Some of the material in the series documents Brannan's private interests and his continuing concern with agricultural policy during the decades after the Truman presidency. Also included is a transcript of a 1981 interview of Brannan by Professor Monte Poen. The Public Addresses series contains bound volumes of addresses given by Brannan from 1948-1951.

The General File is an accretion that was added to the collection in 2003 and in 2013. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photos, reports speeches and speech drafts, and other materials primarily pertaining to Brannan's service in the Department of Agriculture and his relationship with Mr. Truman after the end of the Truman administration in 1953. In addition to correspondence between the former Agriculture Secretary and the former President, the series includes other correspondence and printed material relating to Truman, as well as information about Brannan's involvement with the Harry S. Truman Library, Inc. (the organization that raised funds to build the Truman Library from 1953 to 1957) and, subsequently, with the Truman Library Institute. The General File also contains material concerning the 1952 campaign and correspondence between Brannan and such prominent Democrats as Adlai E. Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Hubert H. Humphrey.

Other files and collections at the Truman Library contain further information on Charles Brannan and agricultural policy during the Truman years. These include Official File 1 (Department of Agriculture); President's Personal File 3906 (Charles F. Brannan); the President's Secretary's Files (Political, General, Subject, Historical, and Chronological Name Files); the Confidential File; the Post-Presidential Papers (Name File); and the papers of Clinton Anderson, Stanley Andrews, Clarence J. McCormick, Wesley McCune, and Herbert J. Waters. Columbia University's Oral History Collection includes a transcript of an oral history interview with Brannan. Additional material relating to Brannan can be found in the records of the National Farmers Union at the University and in Clinton Anderson's congressional papers at the Library of Congress.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1-3 APPOINTMENT BOOKS AND TELEPHONE LOGS FILE, 1948-1953
Appointment books and lists of daily appointments for Brannan's years as Secretary of Agriculture, with yearly indexes to appointments and memoranda of telephone conversations for the 1951-52 period. Arranged in chronological order.
4-60 SUBJECT FILE, 1933-1988 (Bulk Date Span: 1944-1953)
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, speeches and speech drafts, newspaper clippings, printed material, drafts of legislation, and other materials pertaining primarily to Brannan's service in the Department of Agriculture and also to his subsequent career as a lawyer and policy advocate specializing in agricultural affairs. Topics covered include the Brannan Plan; farm problems; water programs; the policies and functions of the Agriculture Department; political campaign activities; foreign agricultural policy; and Brannan's relationship with the National Farmers Union and other agricultural organizations. Most of the material dates from Brannan's years in Washington, from 1944 to 1953. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
61-67 SPEECH FILE, 1944-1987
Speeches and speech drafts, public statements, correspondence, newspaper clippings, speech notes, and other materials relating to Charles F. Brannan's service in the Department of Agriculture from 1944 to 1953, and to his career following his government service. Includes speeches and background material used in the 1948 campaign. Arranged according to type of material, and thereunder chronologically.
68-69 HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY FILE, 1955-2001
Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings and printed material relating to Brannan's association with the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs and to other aspects of his career following his government service. Arranged by subject.
70-74 PUBLIC ADDRESSES, 1948-1951
Bound volumes of addresses given by Charles F. Brannan. Arranged chronologically..
70-71 GENERAL FILE, 1913-1990
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photos, reports, speeches, and other items documenting Brannan's service in the Department of Agriculture, his relationship with former President Truman, his involvement with the Truman Library, and his association with prominent Democrats. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Appointment Book--1948
  • Secretary's Appointments by Days--1948
  • Secretary's Appointments, Alphabetized--1948
  • Appointment Book--1949
  • Secretary's Appointments by Days--1949
  • Secretary's Appointments, Alphabetized--1949
Box 2
  • Appointment Book--1950
  • Secretary's Appointments by Days--1950
  • Secretary's Appointments, Alphabetized--1950
  • Appointment Book--1951
  • Secretary's Appointments by Days--1951
  • Secretary's Appointments, Alphabetized--1951
Box 3
  • Appointment Book--1952
  • Secretary's Appointments by Days--1952
  • Secretary's Appointments, Alphabetized--1952
  • Appointment Book--1953
  • Telephone Logs--October 20, 1951 to May 12, 1952
  • Telephone Logs--December 13, 1951 to January 31, 1952
  • Telephone Logs--February 1, 1952 to May 28, 1952
  • Telephone Logs--June 2, 1952 to October 29, 1952
Box 4
  • Abstracts--Other [summary of editorial comment on Brannan Plan and farm policy]
  • Acre, 160 Rule [land limitations in federal reclamation law]
  • Agriculture Act of 1948--H.R. 6248
  • Agricultural Act of 1949
  • Agricultural Mobilization Policy Board--Meeting Number 1
  • Agricultural Mobilization Policy Board--Meeting Number 2
Box 5
  • Agricultural Mobilization Policy Board--Meeting Number 3
  • Agricultural Mobilization Policy Board--Correspondence
  • ARA (Agricultural Research Administration)--General
  • ARA--Foot and Mouth Program
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • ARA--Printed Materials
  • Aiken, Senator George D.
  • American Farm Bureau
  • Andrews, Stanley [Technical Cooperation Administrator]
Box 6
  • Answers Re Secretaryship--1948
  • Anti-Inflation Bill (House and Senate)
  • Applications [for employment]--Assistant Secretary
  • Applications [for employment]--General
  • Appropriations, 1949
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Appropriations, 1951--Budget and Finance
  • Articles by the Secretary for Miscellaneous Publications
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 7
  • Articles about the Secretary from Miscellaneous Publications
  • Bean, Louis H. [Administrative Officer, USDA]
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Benson, Ezra Taft [clippings, etc.]
  • Big Tree Area
  • Blackstone Group, 1987 [bipartisan effort to achieve a balanced federal budget]
  • Bogota Conference
Box 8
  • Book--Materials for [manuscript of "Farm Business is Your Business" by Charles F. Brannan, with related correspondence and material]
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Books [thank-you correspondence with authors who sent copies to Brannan]
Box 9
  • Brannan, Charles F. [personal correspondence, financial records, and other material]
      [1 of 7]
      [2 of 7]
      [3 of 7]
      [4 of 7]
      [5 of 7]
      [6 of 7]
      [7 of 7]
Box 10
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Dinner, February 24, 1953
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Kline Debate on Brannan Plan [debate with Allan Kline of the American Farm Bureau, National Farm Institute, Des Moines, Iowa, February 18, 1950]
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Notebook Material, September, 1948 [drafts of speeches to farmers for 1948 campaign]
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Personal Data
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Photographs
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Pictures, Biographies, etc.
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Requests for Autographed Photos
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Travel Expenses, 1941-47
  • Brannan, Charles F.--Travel Expenses, 1948-49
Box 11
  • Brannan, Mrs. Charles F.
  • Brannan Plan
      [1 of 7]
      [2 of 7]
      [3 of 7]
      [4 of 7]
      [5 of 7]
Box 12
      [6 of 7]
      [7 of 7]
  • Brannan Plan--Farm Bureau
  • Brannan Plan--Miscellaneous Articles and Correspondence Re
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 13
  • Brannan Plan--Newspaper Clippings
      [1 of 7]
      [2 of 7]
      [3 of 7]
      [4 of 7]
      [5 of 7]
      [6 of 7]
      [7 of 7]
Box 14
  • Brannan Plan--Report on Farmers Union Campaign For Farm Program
  • Brannan Plan--Return [similar proposals, 1950-60]
  • Brannan Plan--Wesley McCune's File on the Brannan Plan and the Farm Bureau
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Brown Enterprises
Box 15
  • Brown Milling Company
  • Budget Committee
  • Budget and Finance--1951
  • Budget and Finance--1952-53
  • Budget and Finance--1953 Budget
  • Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAE)--General
  • Bureau of Reclamation--Transfer to the Department of Agriculture
  • Cabinet Food Committee--General [food conservation and world food programs]
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Campaign Material--1950
Box 16
  • Campaign Material---1950 (Notebook)
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Canada
  • Candidates
  • Christmas Lists--1948
  • Christmas Lists--1949
  • Commodity Credit Corporation--1948
  • Commodity Credit Corporation--1949
      [1 of 3]
Box 17
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Commodity Credit Corporation--1950
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Commodity Credit Corporation--1951
  • Commodity Credit Corporation--Advisory Committee Reception
  • Commodity Credit Corporation--Membership of the Board
  • Commodity Exchange Authority
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 18
  • Congratulations--1948 Election
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Congress--Miscellaneous
  • Conservation Conference--Inter-American
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Cooperatives
      [1 of 2]
Box 19
      [2 of 2]
  • Crackpots
  • Current Food Situation--1950
  • Defense Mobilization--General
  • Defense Production Act of 1950
  • Defense Production Administration
Box 20
  • Democratic Campaign--1952
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Democratic Campaign--Miscellaneous Clippings
  • Democratic National Committee--1948
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 21
  • Democratic National Committee--1949
  • Democratic National Committee--1950
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Denver Meeting [Democratic National Committee Midwest and Western States Conference, 1951]
  • Denver University
  • Denver University Fund Raising Campaign
Box 22
  • Economic Stability Bill
  • Economic Stabilization Program
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Education, Office of--Memorandum of November 25, 1952, "Attacks on Schools"
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 23
  • Eisenhower [1952 campaign]
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • European Trip [1951]
  • Experiment Stations
  • Export Control Act of 1949
  • Extension Service
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
Box 24
  • Family Farm
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Family Farming
  • Family Farm Policy Review
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Farm Bureau
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 25
  • Farm Credit Administration
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Farm Film Foundation
  • Farm Legislation
  • Farm Organizations
  • Farm Program--Bills Introduced 1950
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Farm Program--Correspondence
      [1 of 3]
Box 26
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Farm Program--July 1949 [regarding Brannan Plan proposals]
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
Box 27
  • Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America--James G. Patton
  • Farmers Home Administration
  • Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
  • Food and Agriculture Organization
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Foreign Agricultural Relations
  • Foreign Agricultural Relations, Office of
  • FAR (Foreign Agricultural Relations)--Andrews, Stanley
Box 28
  • FAR--Point Four
  • Foreign Agricultural Trade Policy Advisory Committee
  • Forest Service
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Forest Service--Proposed Transfer from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Interior
  • Fur
  • Grange, The National
  • Gray, Gordon [special assistant to the president on foreign economic policy]
  • Grazing Fees
  • Higbee, Floyd F., 1944-50 [Colorado regional official, Farm Security Administration and Farmers Home Administration]
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
Box 29
      [3 of 3]
  • Himebaugh, Keith--Director of Information
  • Hoover Commission
  • Housing and Rent Act of 1949
  • Hutchinson, Knox T. [Assistant Secretary of Agriculture]
  • India
  • Information [regarding farm programs, 1951-52]
  • Insurance-- The New "Centralized" Correspondent Bank Insurance Program
  • International Trading Corporation
  • International Trading Organization--Committee
  • International Wheat Agreement--1948
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
Box 30
      [3 of 3]
  • International Wheat Agreement--1949
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • International Wheat Agreement--Analysis
  • International Wheat Council--1950
  • Investigations [by Congress, the Agriculture Department, and the General Accounting Office, concerning commodity transactions, warehousing, and the activities of various agencies in the Agriculture Department]
      [1 of 5]
      [2 of 5]
Box 31
      [3 of 5]
      [4 of 5]
      [5 of 5]
  • Investigations--Cases [concerning alleged prohibited political activities by employees of the Farmers Home Administration in Minnesota, and warehousing practices of the Commodity Credit Corporation]
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 32
  • Invitations
      [1 of 7, July 1948-April 1949]
      [2 of 7, May 1949- Dec 1949]
      [3 of 7, Jan. 1950- Mar. 1950]
      [4 of 7, April 1950- July 1950]
      [5 of 7, Aug.1950- Dec. 1950]
      [6 of 7, 1951]
      [7 of 7, 1952]
Box 33
  • Israel
  • Koenig, Nathan [and other persons considered for appointment as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, 1948]
  • Land Reform--General (Press Clippings)
  • Legislation--H.J. Resolution 398
  • Legislation--Miscellaneous
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 34
  • Legislation--Long-Range Agricultural Bills
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Legislation--Long Range Agricultural Policies and Programs
  • Long-Range Agricultural Policies and Programs
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
Box 35
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
  • Loveland, A.J. [Under Secretary of Agriculture and unsuccessful Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Iowa in 1950]
  • Meat Rationing
  • Meat Rationing Program
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Mexico
Box 36
  • Miscellaneous Memoranda--Extra Copies
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Morgan, J. Gordon [Wyoming State Director, Farm Security Administration]
  • Motion Pictures--Information
  • Movie Script, Comic Print, Etc. [public relations material supporting Brannan Plan]
  • National Agricultural Mobilization Committee
  • National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • National Farmers Union
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • National Farmers Union Life Association
  • National Planning Association
  • National Policy Committee
Box 37
  • National Security Resources Board
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Newspaper Clippings--General
      [1 of 5]
      [2 of 5]
      [3 of 5]
      [4 of 5]
      [5 of 5]
  • Notebook and Miscellaneous, 1948-51 [speech drafts, etc.]
      [1 of 4]
Box 38
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
  • Notebook and Miscellaneous, 1952 [speech drafts, etc.]
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Office of Foreign Agricultural Relations--1949
  • Parity
Box 39
  • Patton, James G. [president, National Farmers Union]
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
  • Pearson, Drew
  • Personal Through 1952
  • Personnel--1948-49
  • Personnel--1951-52
  • Personnel--Clarence J. McCormick [Under Secretary of Agriculture]
Box 40
  • Personnel, Office of
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
  • Photographs [cross reference sheets for photographs transferred to the audiovisual unit]
  • Policy and Program Committee--1950
Box 41
  • Political Campaigns
  • President's File--Cabinet [correspondence with President and others concerning personnel requirements and proposed executive order on export controls]
  • President's Speeches
  • Price Control and Rationing--General
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Price Stabilization
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Price Support--1949
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Price Support--1950
Box 42
  • Price Support--1951-52
  • Printed Materials [Department of Agriculture pamphlets and other publications mostly dealing with irrigation, conservation, and rural medical care]
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Production Goals Handbook--1952
  • Production and Marketing Administration (PMA)--1948-49
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 43
  • PMA--General (1950-51)
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • PMA--General (1952)
  • PMA--ACP [Agricultural Conservation Program]
  • PMA--Citrus
  • PMA--Cotton (1951)
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 44
  • PMA--Cotton (1952)
  • PMA--Cotton Branch
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • PMA--Dairy
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • PMA--Fertilizer
  • PMA--Fruits and Vegetables
Box 45
  • PMA--Grain
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • PMA--Livestock
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • PMA--Materials and Facilities
  • PMA--Peanuts
  • PMA--Potatoes
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 46
  • PMA--Poultry
  • PMA--Production Guides
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • PMA--Proposed Method for Price Ceilings
  • PMA--Sugar
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
Box 47
      [4 of 4]
  • PMA--Tobacco (Bill Hunt)
  • PMA--Tobacco Branch
  • PMA--Transportation and Warehousing
  • PMA--Wool
  • Progress Report in Regard to Anti-Inflation and Economic Stabilization
  • Radio--Forum of the Air, Meet the Press, Etc.
  • Reorganization [of the Department of Agriculture as proposed by the Hoover Commission]
      [1 of 4]
Box 48
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
  • Research and Marketing
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 49
  • Rome--1951 [Secretary Brannan's trip to Rome and other foreign travels]
  • REA [Rural Electrification Administration]--1949
  • REA--1950-51
  • REA--1952
  • St. Paul PMA Meeting [Minnesota, 1950]
  • Second Decontrol Act of 1947
  • Secretaryship, Miscellaneous Materials Regarding
  • Selected Excerpts From Testimony of Officials and From Publications of the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, and National Grange on Government Price Support Programs, 1947-51
Box 50
  • Sequoia--Sugar Pine Trees (California)
  • Soil Conservation Service--1949
  • Soil Conservation Service [1950-52]
  • Solicitor's Office
  • South America [Secretary Brannan's trip, 1950]
  • State Agricultural Mobilization Committee
  • Statements--Greetings and Congratulations
  • Straub, Walter F. [consultant to the Secretary of Agriculture on marketing and food distribution]
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)--Correlating Committee
      [1 of 2]
Box 51
      [2 of 2]
  • TVA--Miscellaneous
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Testimony [before Congressional committees]
  • Thatcher, M. W. [Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association]
  • Transcript--Charts Showing Increases and Decreases in Democratic Percentage, 1944-50
  • Truman, Harry S.--"Addresses and Statements of Harry S. Truman: A Topical Record From January, 1935 to April, 1945" [from U.S. News]
  • United Nations Conference--General Correspondence
Box 52
  • United Nations Conference--San Francisco (1945)
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
  • United Nations Interim Committee on Food and Agriculture
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
Box 53
  • Walker, C. D. [Director of the Cotton Branch, Production and Marketing Administration]
  • Ward Matter [rancher Charles Ward and grazing of cattle on Forest Service lands]
  • Water--General
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--General Correspondence, 1945-46
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 54
  • Water Program--General Correspondence, 1947
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Water Program--General Correspondence, 1948-50
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--General Correspondence, 1951-52
Box 55
  • Water Program--Angostura Project
  • Water Program--Central Arizona Project
  • Water Program--Columbia River Basin
  • Water Program--Columbia Valley Administration
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--Cooperation, Interior and Agriculture
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--Drainage
  • Water Program--Flood Control
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 56
  • Water Program--Flood Prevention Measures Authorized Under Legislation Other Than the Flood Control Acts
  • Water Program--Gila Federal Reclamation Project
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--Herbert Peet [Field Representative, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Portland, Oregon]
  • Water Program--Legislation (H.R. 520)
  • Water Program--Legislation (H.R. 1886 and H.R. 1977)
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 57
  • Water Program--Legislation (Reclamation Projects)
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--Lower Arkansas River (Flood Control)
  • Water Program--Missouri Basin
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--Missouri Basin Inter-Agency Committee
      [1 of 2]
Box 58
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--Missouri Valley Authority
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--National Reclamation Association
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Water Program--National Reclamation Meeting, October 1947
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 59
  • Water Program--Policy Development File: Valley Authorities
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Water Program--Proposed Legislation
  • Water Program--Reclamation (Conference with Krug)
  • Water Program--Reclamation, Missouri Valley Authority [Congressional Record, April 24, 1947]
  • Water Program--Rio Grande Basin
  • Water Program--St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project
  • Water Program--Tennessee Valley Authority (Correlating Committee)
  • Water Program--Trinity River Watershed
  • Water Program--Valley Authorities
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 60
  • Water Program--Vermejo Project
  • Water Program--Weber Basin Reclamation Project (Utah)
  • White House [correspondence with President Truman and the White House staff]
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Wiecking, Ernest H. [Department of Agriculture, Land Use Coordinator, 1944]--Four-Party Agreement on Reclamation
  • Willamette Valley Wood Chemical Company, Springfield, Oregon
  • Williams, Senator John J. [Delaware]
  • Working Drafts of Brannan Plan
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 61
  • Speeches--1944
  • Speeches--1945
  • Speeches--1946
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speeches--1947
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speeches--1948
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speeches--1949
Box 62
  • Speeches--1950-51
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Speeches--1952
      [1 of 4]
      [2 of 4]
Box 63
      [3 of 4]
      [4 of 4]
  • Speeches--Index [1948-52]
  • Speeches--Undated
  • Speeches--Mrs. Brannan [1949-51]
  • Speeches--Political
  • Speeches--Speaking Engagements
Box 64
  • Speeches--Speech Material for President Truman in the 1948 Campaign
      [1 of 7: General]
      [2 of 7: Material Requested by Senator Barkley for Illinois Talk, August 18, 1948]
      [3 of 7: Material on Price Supports for President's Des Moines Talk, September 18, 1948]
      [4 of 7: Material Sent to the President for Colorado Talk, September, 1948]
      [5 of 7: General Agricultural Statement for the President, September, 1948]
      [6 of 7: Material for the President for Bonham, Texas Speech, September 23, 1948]
      [7 of 7: Material for the President's Raleigh, North Carolina Speech, October 19, 1948]
  • Speech Notes--1947
  • Speech Notes--1948
  • Speech Notes--1949
  • Speech Notes--1950
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speech Notes--1951
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speech Notes--1952
  • Speech Notes--Undated
Box 65
  • Statements of Secretary Brannan--Congressional
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Speeches--1953-55
  • Speeches--1956
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speeches--1957-58
Box 66
  • Speeches--1959
  • Speeches--1960
  • Speeches--1961
  • Speeches--1962
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 67
  • Speeches--1963
  • Speeches--1964
  • Speeches--1965-69
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speeches--1973
  • Speeches--1982-84
  • Speeches and Articles--Miscellaneous
Box 68
  • "Harry S. Truman Library and Museum: A Plan for the Future"
  • Harry S. Truman Library [2013 Accretion]
  • Harry S. Truman Library Fund Dinner, 1955
  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute--1980-86
  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute--1987-91
  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute--Address to Awardees [of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation]
  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute--Bylaws, 1990
  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute--Charles S. Murphy Memorial Endowment Fund
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute--Honorary Fellows, 1990
  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute--Interview [Oral History Interview with Monte Poen, 1981]
Box 69
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation [2013 Accretion]
  • Truman Centennial Committee
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Truman Library-Clippings
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Whistle Stop Newsletter [2013 Accretion]
Box 70
  • June-September, 1948
  • September-December, 1948
  • January-March, 1949
Box 71
  • April-June, 1949
  • July-December, 1949
Box 72
  • January-March, 1950
  • April-August, 1950
Box 73
  • September, 1950-March, 1951
  • April-June. 1951
Box 74
  • July-December, 1951
  • June, 1948-August, 1950-Index
Box 75
  • Audiovisual
  • Books
  • Campaign Material, 1950
  • Caplan, Alex S.
  • Clippings
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Commodity Credit Corporation, 1951
      [1 of 8]
      [2 of 8]
Box 76
      [3 of 8]
      [4 of 8]
      [5 of 8]
      [6 of 8]
Box 77
      [7 of 8]
      [8 of 8]
  • Commodity Credit Corporation, 1952
      [1 of 8]
      [2 of 8]
      [3 of 8]
Box 78
      [4 of 8]
      [5 of 8]
      [6 of 8]
      [7 of 8]
      [8 of 8]
Box 79
  • Congratulation Letters
  • Correspondence
  • Correspondence with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Sam Rayburn and Others, 1949-1958
  • Farmers Union
  • Harry S. Truman Library, Inc.
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Inaugurations
  • Invitations
  • Jefferson-Jackson Dinners
  • McKee, David
Box 80
  • Memorabilia
  • Patton, James G.
  • Personal
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Photo Album-Charles F. Brannan Appreciation Night, 1983
  • Photo Album-Department of Agriculture
  • Photo Album-Flood Prevention
  • Photo Album-Inspection Tour, Germany, 1951
  • Photo Album-Yugoslavia Trip, 1951
  • Photos
  • Photos-Austria Trip
  • Photos-Belgium Trip
  • Photos-Brannan, Charles
  • Photos-Brannan, Eda
Box 81
  • Photos-France Trip
  • Photos-Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Photos-Truman, Harry S.
  • Political
  • Postcards
  • Printed Materials
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Scrapbook, 1956
  • Scrapbook-Third Annual Somerset County Maple Festival, 1950
  • Stevenson, Adlai E.
  • 318 Birch Street
  • Truman, Harry S., 1948
  • Truman, Harry S., 1953-1958
Box 82
  • Truman, Harry S., 1959-1961
  • Truman, Harry S., 1962-1964
  • Truman, Harry S., 1965-1984
  • Truman, Harry S.--Miscellaneous
  • Vandapool, Joseph H.
  • West Side High School
  • White House [Truman White House, 1951-1953]

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