Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Harold G. Robinson Papers

Dates: 1941-1972.

Chief Investigator, Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee), 1941-1944.

The papers of Harold G. Robinson include correspondence, news clippings, press releases, and printed materials depicting Robinson's life and career in government, and policies and actions that directly referenced the career of Harry S. Truman.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2.5 linear inches (about 300 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection. Documents created by U.S. Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents in this collection presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: C. Warren Ohrvall (1972)
Updated by: Christina Faoro (2016) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1902Born Harold G. Robinson, New Haven, Connecticut
1928Bachelor of Commercial Science, Northeastern University
1934-1941Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
1941-1945Chief Investigator, Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee)
1946Moved to California
1948-1950Chief Investigator, Committee on Organized Crime, State of California
1950-1951Chief Investigator, Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce (Kefauver Committee)
1951-1956Deputy Director, Department of Justice, State of California
1955Lecturer, School of Criminology, University of California
1956Unsuccessful candidate for California State Senate

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Harold G. Robinson include correspondence, news clippings, press releases, and printed materials depicting Robinson's life, his career in government, and policies and actions that directly referenced the career of Harry S. Truman. The collection is arranged in one series, a Subject File.

The Subject File contains information about the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee). The file contains letters dealing directly with Robinson's service as Chief Investigator and resignation from the Committee staff in 1944. Letters between Truman and Robinson date from Truman's time as a Senator to his post-presidency period. The correspondence in the Subject File includes both letters received by Robinson, and copies of Robinson's outgoing correspondence. The Subject File also contains news clippings related to Robinson's role with the Truman Committee and as the Chief Investigator of the Senate Committee on Organized Crime. The clippings are from a number of newspapers and magazines all over the United States. The press releases address the activities and resignation of Robinson as Chief Investigator of the Truman Committee. The Subject File also contains printed material from the Truman Committee and a campaign pamphlet concerning Robinson's run for the California State Senate in 1956.

More information about the Truman Committee can be found in the papers of Harry S. Truman as U. S. Senator and Vice President and in the papers of Hugh Fulton. The Truman Library also has an oral history interview with Harold G. Robinson.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1941-1972
Correspondence, news clippings, press releases, and printed materials concerning Harold G. Robinson's career in government, his work for the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, and his relationship with Harry S. Truman. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Correspondence
  • News Clippings
  • Photographs
  • Press Releases
  • Printed Materials
  • Truman, Harry S.

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