Herbert Bruce papers 1914-1982 1934-1959
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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...
Leading black Democratic politician during the 1930s-1950s. Bruce was district leader of the 12th and 21st Assembly Districts, and the first black Tammany Hall leader in New York City, 1935-1945. From the guide to the Herbert Bruce papers, 1914-1982, 1934-1959, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) ...