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1938

March

R.L. Vann to Ernest H. Wilkins
       March 4, 1938    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1940

Statement by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
       ca. 1940    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

"The Negroes' Historical and Contemporary Role In National Defense"
       November 26, 1940    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

1941

September

Excerpts from "Survey and Recommendations Concerning the Integration of the Negro Soldier into the Army"
       September 22, 1941    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

1942

August

Adjutant General to John J. McCloy
       August 27, 1942    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1943

February

I.H.E. to Assistant Secretary of War
       February 17, 1943    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

I.H.E. to Chief of Staff
       March 12, 1943    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

J.B. Leonard to Assistant Secretary of War
       May 25, 1943    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1944

January

"Digest of War Department Policy Pertaining to Negro Military Personnel" by J.S. Leonard
       January 1, 1944    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

J.S. Leonard to Members of the Advisory Committee on Negro Troop Policies
       January 6, 1944    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

February

Henry Stimson to Hamilton Fish
       February 19, 1944    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

William Dawson to John McCloy
       February 28, 1944    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Memo from John C. H. Lee
       December 26, 1944    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1945

Memo re: Negro troops in Italy
       ca. 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo, "Negroes in the Armed Forces"
       ca. 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

"Historical Background of the American Negro in Aviation"
       ca. 1945    View (22 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

John Sengstacke to Truman Gibson, Jr., with attached letter
       February 7, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Statement by Truman Gibson, Jr.
       April 9, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

July

"Opinions About Negro Infantry Platoons in White Companies of 7 Divisions"
       July 3, 1945    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Truman Gibson, Jr. to John J. McCloy
       August 8, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Joseph McNarney to Chief of Staff, War Department
       August 13, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Sommers to John J. McCloy
       August 28, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Charles Mole to Adjutant General, with reply by Marcus Ray
       December 14, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1946

Draft of the Gillem Board Report
       ca. 1946    View (143 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Marcus Ray to Philleo Nash
       January 16, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Remarks of Howard C. Petersen
       March 1, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

April

Circular No. 124-- "Utilization of Negro Manpower in the Postwar Army Policy"
       April 27, 1946    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Philleo Nash to David Niles, with attachments
       July 26, 1946    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

"Report on the Negro Soldier" by Robert F. Cocklin, Infantry Journal
       ca. December, 1946    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

1947

February

John M. Bailey to David Niles, with attachments
       February 19, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Correspondence between Brien McMahon and Robert Patterson
       March 7, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

L.B. Weeks to all Adjutants General
       March 25, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

April

Milton Stewart to Robert Carr
       April 1, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Milton Stewart to Robert Carr
       April 7, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert Carr to James Forrestal
       April 14, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert Carr to Robert Patterson
       April 14, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo for the President's Committee on Civil Rights
       April 21, 1947    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Robert Patterson to the President's Committee on Civil Rights
       May 15, 1947    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Robert Carr to the President's Committee on Civil Rights
       June 10, 1947    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Correspondence between Robert Carr and E.H. Foley, Jr.
       July 16, 1947    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Telegram, Bob McManus to William Hassett
       August 21, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

R.W. Berry to Matthew Connelly
       November 22, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

A. Philip Randolph to Harry S. Truman, with attached White House memos
       December 13, 1947    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

1948

Draft of letter for Chester Bowles to James Forrestal
       ca. 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memo "Concerning the Interpretation of the President's Order...,"
       ca. 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Memo of conversation with Marx Leva
       January 29, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

February

Press Release [misdated February 8, 1947]
       February 8, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

March

A. Philip Randolph to Harry S. Truman, with attached White House memos
       March 18, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between David Niles, Harry S. Truman, and A. Philip Randolph
       March 22, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Kenneth Royall to Clark Clifford, with attachments
       March 22, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to David Niles, with attached memorandum
       March 22, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Kenneth Royall to Clark Clifford, with attachments
       March 22, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Philleo Nash to Clark Clifford, with attached correspondence
       April 9, 1948    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Philleo Nash to Clark Clifford
       April 9, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft of letter to James Forrestal
       April 9, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Marx Leva to George Elsey, with attachment
       April 13, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

George Elsey to Clark Clifford
       April 19, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

George Elsey to Clark Clifford
       April 19, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Hubert Humphrey to James Forrestal
       April 26, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Kenneth Royall to Luther Youngdahl
       May 4, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo re: President's Civil Rights Message on the Armed Forces
       May 11, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

David Niles to Clark Clifford, with attached memorandum
       May 12, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Howard Davis, Matthew Connelly, David Niles, and Harry S. Truman
       May 13, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Dagen to Harry S. Truman
       June 15, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

"Regular Army Negro Officer Personnel"
       June 22, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

David Niles to Clark Clifford
       June 30, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

July

A. Philip Randolph to Harry S. Truman, with attached White House memos
       July 7, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

George Elsey to David Niles, with attached correspondence
       July 13, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Kenneth Royall and Clark Clifford
       July 19, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Leon Henderson to Harry S. Truman
       July 22, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Kenneth Royall to John Blatnik, Edward Devitt, and Harold Hagen
       July 23, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memos and press releases re: Executive Order 9981
       July 26, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces
       July 26, 1948    View (1 page)

Correspondence between Richard Givens and John R. Steelman
       July 27, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

James Forrestal to Harry S. Truman, with attached memos
       July 30, 1948    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Esther Davis to Harry S. Truman, with reply by Matthew Connelly
       July 30, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Alvin Jones et. al to Harry S. Truman
       July 31, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Franck Havenner to Harry S. Truman, with reply by Matthew Connelly
       August 9, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Clark Clifford to Kenneth Royall
       August 10, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

P. Clifton Reynolds to Harry S. Truman, with reply by David Niles
       August 10, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Adolf Berle, Jr. to Harry S. Truman, with reply by Clark Clifford
       August 18, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Philleo Nash to Clark Clifford
       September 2, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Clark Clifford to Kenneth Royall, with attachment
       September 2, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Clark Clifford to Kenneth Royall
       September 2, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Leo Higgs to Harry S. Truman, with reply by Matthew Connelly
       September 3, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Matthew Connelly to Grant Reynolds, July 21, 1948, with attached memos
       September 8, 1948    View (24 pages)    |    (PDF)

J.S. to D.
       September 8, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Donald Dawson to Harry S. Truman
       September 9, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Donald Dawson to Harry S. Truman
       September 9, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between George Elsey and Philleo Nash
       September 15, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Kenneth Royall to Harry S. Truman
       September 17, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Press Release
       September 18, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

October

Correspondence between Donald Dawson and Ralph McGill
       October 11, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Ralph McGill to Donald Dawson, with reply letter
       October 11, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

James Forrestal to the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force
       October 21, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Mr. and Mrs. H. Leon Bradlow to Harry S. Truman, with reply by William Hassett
       November 27, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Kenneth Royall to Louis Johnson
       December 2, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

W. Stuart Symington to James Forrestal, with attached proposal
       December 22, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

John Nicholas Brown to Secretaries of Defense, Army, and Air Force
       December 28, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Marx Leva to the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force
       December 30, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

1949

Memo re: comments of Representative Rankin
       ca. 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

"Negro Personnel in the Air Force"
       ca. 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

"Proposed Experimental Plan for Integration"
       ca. 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

"Non-Segregation and Integration at Lockbourne"
       ca. 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Transcript of "Meet the Press Broadcast"
       ca. 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Memo to Harry S. Truman
       January 11, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

List of people at President's meeting with Committee on Equality
       January 12, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Remarks to President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services
       January 12, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Transcript of meeting of Fahy Committee with President Truman
       January 12, 1949    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Minutes from President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces, with attached memos
       January 17, 1949    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Carter Pate to Harry S. Truman
       February 3, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

James C. Evans to Worthington Thompson
       February 16, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

March

Draft of Proposed Directive for the Armed Forces for the Period of 1 July 1949 to 1 July 1950
       ca. March, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo of conversation between Joseph H.B. Evans, Charles Fahy, and E.W. Kenworthy
       March 1, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Sherman Hibbett to Matthew Connelly, with attached memos
       March 3, 1949    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Charles Fahy
       March 4, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Dwight Palmer
       March 7, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Gordon Gray
       March 7, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Charles Browning
       March 8, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Charles Luckman
       March 8, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to John Sengstacke
       March 8, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to William Stevenson
       March 8, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo for Charles Fahy
       March 16, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to the Fahy Committee
       March 21, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Kenneth Royall
       March 22, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

James Tait to Harry S. Truman
       March 23, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

John Sengstacke to E.W. Kenworthy
       March 25, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement by General Omar Bradley
       March 28, 1949    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Kenneth Royall to Clark Clifford, with attached statement
       March 29, 1949    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo for E.W. Kenworthy
       March 30, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

April

Hoyt Vandenberg to all Commanding Generals and Officers, USAF
       April 8, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Louis Johnson to Charles Fahy, with attachments
       April 18, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum to Charles Fahy re: interim report
       April 27, 1949    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release, "The Negro in the Army"
       April 28, 1949    View (17 pages)    |    (PDF)

W. Stuart Symington to Chairman, Personnel Policy Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense
       April 30, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Charles Fahy to E.W. Kenworthy, with attachments
       May 4, 1949    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press release
       May 11, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter to Charles Fahy
       May 12, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

John M. Earley to Louis Johnson, with reply by James Evans
       May 16, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Dan Kimball to Louis Johnson
       May 23, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Initial Recommendations by Fahy Committee
       May 24, 1949    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Gordon Gray to Louis Johnson
       May 26, 1949    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Charles Fahy
       May 30, 1949    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Charles Fahy to David Niles
       June 2, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces Progress Report
       June 7, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release
       June 7, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Progress Report
       June 7, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo to Charles Fahy
       June 14, 1949    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Donald Dawson and David Niles
       June 22, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Joseph Beauharnais to Harry S. Truman
       June 24, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

A.J. Donahue to Harry S. Truman, with attached memos
       June 29, 1949    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

E.W. Kenworthy to Fahy Committee
       July 6, 1949    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

John Sengstacke to Charles Fahy, with attachment
       July 14, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Fahy to Kenneth Royall
       July 25, 1949    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Fahy to Harry S. Truman
       July 27, 1949    View (34 pages)    |    (PDF)

Interim Report
       July 27, 1949    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

E.W. Kenworthy to Charles Fahy
       August 8, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo of Telephone Conversation with General Gillem
       August 12, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

R.B. Ellis to E.W. Kenworthy, with attachments
       August 17, 1949    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Joseph H.B. Evans to the Fahy Committee
       August 27, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between E.W. Kenworthy and James Edmonds
       August 30, 1949    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Stephen Spingarn to Philleo Nash, with attachments
       September 23, 1949    View (34 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo for the President
       September 26, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Charles Fahy, with attachments
       September 28, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Gordon Gray to Louis Johnson
       September 30, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release
       September 30, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Suggested Program for Discussion
       ca. October, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Handwritten remarks re: visit of Paul Robeson to Cleveland
       ca. October, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Note regarding visit of Charles Fahy
       October 3, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Press Release by Americans for Democratic Action, with attachments
       October 3, 1949    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

David Niles to Harry S. Truman
       October 5, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

David Niles to Harry S. Truman
       October 5, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Fahy to Harry S. Truman
       October 6, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Further Interim Report to the President
       October 6, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Note by William E. Stevenson, re: Robeson visit to Oberlin College
       October 8, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Alan Barth
       October 10, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Fahy to Harry S. Truman, with attachments
       October 11, 1949    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Karl Bendetsen
       October 14, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Fahy Committee
       October 29, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Memo from Joseph H.B. Evans
       November 3, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Proposed draft of Utilization of Negro Manpower in the Army
       November 16, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

"Utilization of Negro Manpower in the Army"
       November 16, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

William Hassett to Charles Fahy
       November 17, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Constance Anderson to Harry S. Truman, with attached memo from William Hassett to Charles Fahy
       November 17, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Karl Bendesten to E.W. Kenworthy
       November 17, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Gordon Gray to Charles Fahy
       November 17, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Fahy Committee
       November 18, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo for the Chairman, Personnel Policy Board, GSD
       November 21, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between David Niles and Chester Bowles
       November 23, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Fahy to Constance Anderson
       November 23, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo of conversation, E.W. Kenworthy and Karl Bendesten
       November 28, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memo of conversation, E.W. Kenworthy and Charles Fahy
       November 28, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Worthington Thompson to Karl Bendetsen, with attachments
       November 28, 1949    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

J. Lawton Collins to Charles Fahy
       December 5, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Irving Ives and Harry S. Truman
       December 13, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Paul Douglas and Harry S. Truman
       December 13, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Fahy to Harry S. Truman
       December 14, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Ralph Flanders and Harry S. Truman
       December 17, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1950

"Deactivation of the 332nd Fighter Wing"
       ca. 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

"Air Force 1949 Racial Policy Change"
       ca. January, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release
       January 12, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Fahy to Harry S. Truman
       January 16, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

William Batt, Jr. to E.W. Kenworthy with attached letters
       January 22, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

"The Road to Democracy," copy of address by William E. Stevenson
       January 23, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to William Batt, Jr.
       January 30, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo re: Implementation of Air Force Policy Concerning Negro Personnel
       January 31, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

First Report on the Racial Integration Program of the Air Force
       February 6, 1950    View (38 pages)    |    (PDF)

David Niles to Harry S. Truman
       February 7, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

David Niles to Harry S. Truman
       February 7, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Dwight Palmer to Charles Fahy
       February 7, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between J. Oscar Lee and Harry S. Truman
       February 8, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

James H. Burns to Dean Rusk
       February 13, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Fahy Committee
       February 16, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Eric Severeid
       February 24, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report from Eric Sevareid
       February 27, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

March

Dean Rusk to James H. Burns
       March 1, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Louis Johnson to the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force
       March 8, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Charles Fahy
       March 14, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Emanuel Celler
       March 16, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Worthington Thompson to Philleo Nash, with attached report
       March 20, 1950    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Louis Johnson to the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force
       April 5, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between A. Philip Randolph and David Niles, with attachments
       April 25, 1950    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

E.W. Kenworthy to Charles Fahy, with attachment
       April 27, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Telegram, Lester Granger to Matthew Connelly
       May 21, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release by Fahy Committee
       May 22, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement by the President
       May 22, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Freedom To Serve, Equality Of Treatment And Opportunity In The Armed Services, A Report by The President's Committee
       May 22, 1950    View (82 pages)

June

Correspondence between Lester Granger and Harry S. Truman, with attached memos
       June 1, 1950    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence with Philleo Nash re: final copies of "Freedom to Serve"
       June 9, 1950    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Memo to Charles Fahy
       July 10, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

October

Telegrams between Helen Gahagan Douglas and Matthew Connelly
       October 27, 1950    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Rose H. Hepp to Harry S. Truman, with attached memo
       November 12, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

David Niles to William Boyle, Jr., with related attachments
       December 4, 1950    View (32 pages)    |    (PDF)

1951

January

Stewart Street to Harry S. Truman, with attached memo
       January 2, 1951    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Charles E. Spring to Harry S. Truman with attachments
       February 7, 1951    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Michael Straight to Harry S. Truman, with attachments
       February 21, 1951    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Telegram, A. Philip Randolph to Harry S. Truman
       March 22, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Leonard Brown to Harry S. Truman, with reply by David Niles
       April 17, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Donald Anderson to Harry S. Truman, with reply by David Niles
       May 21, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Dorothy B. Ferebee to Harry S. Truman, with reply by Matthew Connelly
       July 24, 1951    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Marshall Ross to Harry S. Truman
       August 10, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

Michael Straight to Harry S. Truman
       November 9, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

April

Memo re: Racial Integration of EUCOM Army Units
       April 1, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Philleo Nash to Donald Dawson, with attachments
       May 27, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Elmer Henderson to Philleo Nash, with attachments
       June 23, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1953

January

Anna Rosenberg to Earl McGrath
       January 10, 1953    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Earl J. McGrath to Anna Rosenberg
       January 15, 1953    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)