Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Emily Crawford, Communications Director

            PH  816.268.8245 • emily.crawford@nara.gov





Truman Library to Release Truman Family Papers

INDEPENDENCE, MO. — On June 28, 2011, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum will make available to the public the largest single opening of Truman and Wallace families materials in decades.  The materials include over 45,000 pages documenting the personal lives of Harry and Bess Truman.  From bills and receipts for food, clothing, and regular household items to items pertaining to Truman’s investments in oil, land, and other properties, the materials will give researchers and the general public a more intimate view of the lives of this famous First Family.


More detailed information about these materials will be available on the Library’s website www.trumanlibrary.org on June 28.


Along with the release of these documents, the Truman Working Office recently underwent state-of-the-art interactive exhibit updates.  The new interactive technology allows visitors to experience like never before the office where former President Truman worked for almost ten years.  The improvements include touch screen videos, audio clips, and photographs featuring President Truman’s activities at the Truman Library and interactions with notable visitors.  New technology was installed to offer the visitor a hands on learning experience in the Truman Working Office.


Any media interested in attending this document release event and viewing the recently updated Truman Working Office on June 28, 2011, contact Emily Crawford at Emily.crawford@nara.gov or (816)268-8245. 

Letter from former First Lady Grace Coolidge to Bess W. Truman concerning the death of President Franklin Roosevelt. 
Source: Bess W. Truman Papers, Correspondence Files.

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The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is one of 13 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and is supported, in part, by its not-for-profit partner, the Harry S. Truman Library Institute. To learn more, please visit trumanlibrary.org.


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