Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Kenneth Hechler Papers

Dates: 1948-1983.

Special Assistant in the White House Office, 1950-1953.

See also Ken Hechler oral history and files.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 3 linear feet.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: C.W. Ohrvall and Harold F. Smith (1986).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1950-1970
Box 1
  • 1950, June-September
  • 1950, October-December
  • 1951, January-March
  • 1951, April-June
  • 1951, July-September
  • 1951, October-December
  • 1952, January-March
  • 1952, April-June
Box 2
  • 1952, July-September
  • 1952, October-December
  • 1953, January (and 1970)
    POLITICAL FILE
  • Establishment of Research Committee (DNC), 1950-1953
  • 1952 Presidential Campaign
    • Background Materials - 1952 Whistle-Stop Trips
    • 1952 Campaign - General
    • Hechler Memos on 1952 Campaign Materials
    • Issues Background Materials
    • "Dirty Tricks" by Republican Press, 1952
    • Congressional Voting Records
    • Friendly Republican Statements about Russia - "Lest They Forget"
    • General Eisenhower and 1952 Campaign
    • "Ikelopedia" (1952 Campaign)
    • National Presidential Primary - Memorandum
    • Nixon Statement that Truman was a Traitor
Box 3
    • RFC Letters
    • Servicemen Voting
    • Senator Robert A. Taft - Analysis of his Votes
    • Voting
  • Speech Drafts and Background Material
    • Preparation of Speeches for Vice-President Alben Barkley for use in 1950 Campaign
    • Veto of McCarran Act
    • President Truman's Northwest Trip, May 7-16, 1950
    • HST - West Virginia Whistle-Stop Speeches
    • Drafts of Truman address to Boy Scouts - Valley Forge, PA - July 1950
    • Background of President Truman's address dedicating Coast Guard Cutter "Courier" as a Voice of America Mobile Transmitter, March 4, 1952
    • Speech Drafts - 1952 Whistle-Stops
    • Dutch Aid to U.S.
    • French Aid to U.S. during Revolutionary War
Box 4
    • Memoranda on "Our Foreign Policy"
    • "Jefferson Pier" Washington Monument
    • Religion and Peace Memoranda
    • "Scare Words"
    • Witch-Hunting and Hysteria
    • Letters and Memoranda on Speech-Writing for HST
    WHITE HOUSE FILE
  • White House Administrative Procedures
  • General Research - Truman White House
  • Bipartisan Foreign Policy - Study by Hechler
  • United Nations
  • Korea
  • Budget and Fiscal Policy
  • Demobilization Study by Hechler
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Decision to Drop the A-Bomb
  • Some Personal Notes on What Happened at the Truman White House, April 1-4, 1952
Box 5
  • How I came to work for Harry S. Truman in December 1949
  • Eisenhower White House Termination of Hechler
  • Key West
  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease
  • Last Assignment from President Truman
  • Letters and Memoranda to and with Senate and House members and their staffs
  • National Security Council
  • Payroll Status and Job Description - Truman White House
  • Presidential Letters of Greeting drafted by Hechler
  • Farewell Dinner for White House Staff - State Dining Room - December 18, 1952
  • State Department
  • Personal Communications from President Truman, 1951-1962
  • HST - Personal
  • Adverse Publicity on Hechler's White House Appointment
  • "Welfare State" - Origin of the Term
  • "Corruption" File
Box 6
  • HST Assassination Attempt - November 1, 1950
  • Truman Letter Honoring Minnesota Farmer - Labor delegation in Congress
  • Twenty Years of Teamwork/Progress (booklet)
    PERSONAL FILE
  • Carroll, John A.
  • Elsey, George
  • Enarson, Harold L.
  • Harriman, Averell
  • Lloyd, David D.
  • Murphy, Charles S.
  • Sundquist, James L.
  • Rosenman, Samuel P.
  • Vaughan, Harry H.
    "WORKING WITH TRUMAN"
  • Correspondence, General
  • Clifford, Clark
  • Donovan, Robert
  • Elsey, George
  • Ferrell, Robert
  • Hopkins, Willaim J.
  • Hull, Cordell re:
  • MacArthur, Douglas re:
  • McCarthy, Joseph re:
  • Murphy, Charles S.
  • Neustadt, Richard E.
  • Tubby, Roger
  • Rosenman, Samuel P.
  • Roosevelt, James
  • Rowe, James
  • Truman, Margaret
  • Willkie, Wendell L. re:
  • West Virginia Library Association Award
Box 7
  • "Working With Truman" Second Draft - Start to page 100
  • "Working With Truman" Second Draft - Pages 101-200
  • "Working With Truman" Second Draft - Pages 201-300
  • "Working With Truman" Second Draft - Pages 301-400
  • "Working With Truman" Second Draft - Pages 401-500

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