Harry S. Truman Papers
|1889 (March 4)||Born, Newport, Rhode Island|
|1911||Began work in Post Office Department|
|1919-1920||Secretary to member of Federal Reserve Board|
|1920-1924||In charge of Collectors’ Personnel of Internal Revenue Bureau|
|1924-1929||Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Accounts and Collections Unit, Internal Revenue Bureau|
|1929-1944||Deputy Commissioner, Internal Revenue Bureau|
|1944-1945||Assistant Commissioner of Internal Revenue|
|1945 (May-September)||Administrative Assistant to the President|
|1945-1947||Special Executive Assistant to the President|
|1947-1951||Commissioner of Internal Revenue|
|1966||Died, Atlanta, Georgia|
The George J. Schoeneman Files mostly consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, letters, economic summaries, bill analyses, and charts accumulated by Schoeneman during his service as Special Executive Assistant to President Harry S. Truman from 1945-1947. The Schoeneman files are part of the Staff Member and Office Files of the Harry S. Truman Papers, which Truman donated to the U.S. government after the completion of his presidency.
The documents in the Schoeneman files are dated from 1945-1948, with a majority dated from 1945-1947. The folders in this collection are arranged alphabetically by title in a single series, the Subject File.
Filed in this collection under “American Enterprise Association” are economic summaries regarding such topics as railroad rates and anti-trust laws, state intervention and free enterprise, and the Missouri Valley Authority. Also included with this material are special bill analyses regarding legislation proposed in the 79th Congress on topics ranging from atomic energy to water pollution. These summaries and analyses were prepared by the American Enterprise Association.
The rest of the collection consists of mostly job case files, which are alphabetized by the last names of the persons looking for employment. Here the collection has many handwritten letters and correspondence between Schoeneman and job-seekers. Also in the collection are two reports, one on the liquidation of war agencies and the other on space occupancy in the District of Columbia.
The collection has several interesting items. For instance, a few notes in the job case files are from Harry S. Truman, adding his input on helping people out. One note to Mr. Schoeneman from President Truman in case file “J” simply asks Mr. Schoeneman to check on a certain women who needed a little help finding employment. This collection has many letters from people all over the United States asking President Truman for some help in his position and these were passed to Mr. Schoeneman to collect information on the individual and see if they could be of assistance. The Schoeneman collection has many interesting letters and memoranda.
More information about Schoeneman can be found at the Truman Library in the papers of Thomas C. Atkeson, the files of Raymond Zimmerman, and the papers of Harry S. Truman (Official File 525 and President’s Personal File 2728).
|1-4||SUBJECT FILE, 1945-1948|
|Correspondence, memoranda, charts and graphs, bill analyses, economic summaries, newspaper clippings, reports, and other documents mostly relating to George J. Schoeneman’s position as Special Executive Assistant to President Harry S. Truman. Arranged in alphabetical order.|