Truman Footlocker

What is it?

The Truman Footlocker, similar to a WWI soldier's footlocker, contains a wealth of learning tools, replicas and memorabilia about Harry S. Truman's life. It is meant to be shared with students K-8 in their classrooms and comes with a teacher curriculum guide. With this teaching resource, elementary and middle school teachers can create innovative and interactive classroom instruction.

How do I obtain one of these footlockers?

You have two options:

  1. Your school building or district purchases one or more footlockers from the Truman Library Institute. Contact Mark. The footlocker's price is $1,000.00.
  2. You may borrow the footlocker for a maximum period of 14 days. You must pick up and return it to the Truman Library. Fill out the form below and fax or mail.

Fax to Mark Adams at (816) 268-8295 or mail to:

Mark Adams
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
500 West U.S. Highway 24,
Independence, MO. 64050-1798

Truman Footlocker Request

Teacher Name ___________________________
Teacher telephone number ___________________ Best time to call _____________________
E-mail __________________________
School Name _____________________________ District ___________________________
Grades(s) _____ Total number of students ________

Requested dates: Pick up on ________________ Return by __________________

(1st choice) _________________________ - ________________________

(2nd choice) _________________________ - ________________________

  • the maximum number of days out is 14
  • you will need to check the footlocker's contents upon arrival and return

I agree to take responsibility for the Footlocker's content and agree to return it to the Truman Library by the designated time.

Teacher Signature ______________________________ Date _______________