Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

The 1948 Election Campaign

Documents            Sort by:   Category | Year

1946

"The Military Clique And The War Party"
       ca. 1946    View (13 pages)    |    (PDF)

Handwritten notes on Russian Ambassador
       ca. 1946    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Department of Labor report on Spokane, Washington
       ca. January, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Jefferson Caffery to James F. Byrnes
       September 17, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Press Release, Statement by the President
       September 20, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Correspondence between Oscar Chapman and Reinhold Niebuhr
       November 30, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1947

April

"London" to George C. Marshall
       April 13, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

"London" to George C. Marshall
       April 14, 1947    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Press release, Department of State
       July 2, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

October

Press release, Department of State
       October 7, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Press release, Department of State
       November 1, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo, Clark Clifford to Harry S. Truman
       November 19, 1947    View (43 pages)    |    (PDF)

1948

The Story of Harry S. Truman
       ca. 1948    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

Anonymous memo, "Proposed Action in Foreign Affairs by President"
       ca. 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report, "Communists and Pro-Communists for Wallace"
       ca. 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft of Democratic Party platform
       ca. 1948    View (17 pages)    |    (PDF)

Handwritten notes on World Policy
       ca. 1948    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Footnotes on Political Battles of 1948
       ca. 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Employment report, Spokane, Washington
       ca. January, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Dossier on Michael Quill
       ca. February, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Dossier on Ferdinand Smith
       February 16, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Dossier on Leo Isacson
       February 23, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Memo to Harry S. Truman
       March 8, 1948    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

Dossier on Glen Hearst Taylor
       March 11, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

"Henry A. Wallace: The First Three Months"
       ca. April, 1948    View (28 pages)    |    (PDF)

William L. Batt, Jr., to Gael Sullivan
       April 20, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Americans for Democratic Action to Oscar Chapman, with attached report, "Henry A. Wallace: The First Three Months"
       April 27, 1948    View (38 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Francis Myers to J. Howard McGrath, with attachment
       ca. May, 1948    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Clarence C. Dill to Harry S. Truman
       May 12, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Speech notes on Spokane, Washington
       ca. June, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Itinerary and Travel Guidelines
       ca. June, 1948    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

General Policy on campaign speeches
       ca. June, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

List of speeches
       June 3, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Lew Wallace
       June 10, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Suggestions on Western Campaign Trip
       June 23, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press release, acceptance speech of Thomas E. Dewey
       June 24, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo, "Should the President call Congress back?"
       June 29, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Attendees and agenda for trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
       July 14, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

President's acceptance speech
       July 15, 1948    View (22 pages)    |    (PDF)

Council of Economic Advisors to Harry S. Truman
       July 19, 1948    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Harry S. Truman and John T. Barker
       July 27, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Clark Clifford to Harry S. Truman
       August 17, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Memo, "Analysis of the Southern Democratic Revolt"
       ca. September, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Lyons Poll data
       ca. September, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Handwritten speech draft, Detroit, Michigan
       ca. September, 1948    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

List to board President's special train, Toledo, Ohio
       September 6, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

"Vital Issues in Flint, Michigan"
       September 6, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Campaign speech, Toledo, Ohio
       September 6, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

J. Howard McGrath to Harry S. Truman
       September 17, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of news coverage of campaign trip
       September 18, 1948    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Campaign speech, Dexter, Iowa
       September 18, 1948    View (29 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press release, speech of Thomas E. Dewey
       September 21, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of news coverage of campaign trip in Utah
       September 22, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press release, speech of Thomas E. Dewey
       September 28, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Fact Sheet, Toledo, Ohio
       ca. October, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Fact sheet, Madison, Wisconsin
       ca. October, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Notes for New York speech
       ca. October, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press release, speech of Thomas E. Dewey
       October 1, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Frank McNaughton to Don Bermingham, "Dewey XXI--Campaign Train"
       October 1, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Frank McNaughton to Don Bermingham, "Dewey XXII"
       October 1, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

"L" to Clark Clifford
       October 5, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of news coverage of campaign trip
       October 11, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo re: appearance at Crawfordsville, Indiana
       October 12, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Handwritten estimated tally of electoral votes
       October 13, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Lorain County, Ohio Democratic Committee to Albert Horstman
       October 14, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harold Ickes to Samuel I. Rosenman, with attachment
       October 14, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Campaign speech, Indianapolis, Indiana
       October 15, 1948    View (28 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press release, speech by Thomas E. Dewey
       October 21, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Campaign speech, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
       October 23, 1948    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

Samuel Rosenman to Harry S. Truman
       October 23, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Campaign speech, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
       October 23, 1948    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Campaign speech, Scranton, Pennsylvania
       October 23, 1948    View (15 pages)    |    (PDF)

Campaign speech, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
       October 23, 1948    View (25 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of news converage of campaign trip
       October 24, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Jack Beal and Frank McNaughton to "Fitzpatrick"
       October 27, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Speech, Sara Delano Roosevelt Park
       October 28, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft article on Dixiecrats
       October 28, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Speech notes, Queens County
       October 29, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Handwritten St. Louis speech notes
       October 29, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Campaign speech, St. Louis, Missouri
       October 30, 1948    View (22 pages)    |    (PDF)

Handwritten St. Louis speech notes
       October 30, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Handwritten notes on President's speech with attached explanatory notes
       November 1, 1948    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Don Adler to Harry S. Truman
       November 2, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Washington Post to Harry S. Truman, with attached draft reply
       November 3, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, FL Mutt Abernethy to Harry S. Truman
       November 3, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

List of Campaign Speeches
       November 5, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Philleo Nash to Harry S. Truman
       November 6, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Draft article, "Joe Martin on the Election"
       November 8, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Frank McNaughton to Bob Hagy
       November 12, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

December

"Henry A. Wallace: The Last Seven Months Of His Presidential Campaign"
       ca. December, 1948    View (46 pages)    |    (PDF)

"Some Aspects of the Preparation of President Truman's Speeches for the 1948 Campaign"
       December 6, 1948    View (93 pages)    |    (PDF)

1949

July

Correspondence between Harley Kilgore and Harry S. Truman
       July 25, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

May

Correspondence between Bertram M. Gross to Harry S. Truman, with attachment
       May 16, 1952    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

1964

August

"Recollections of the 1948 Campaign" by William J. Bray
       ca. August, 1964    View (38 pages)    |    (PDF)

1981

April

James Rowe to Kenneth Hechler, with attachment
       April 22, 1981    View (34 pages)    |    (PDF)