Public opinion mail, 1945-1953.


Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. Public opinion mail, 1945-1953.

Public opinion mail, 1945-1953.

The White House Central Files staff would sometimes remove public opinion mail from the official file and the president's personal file and retire it to a segregated location. Most commonly, this material was voluminous and composed of very strong statements for and against certain policies or points of view. The staff of the White House Central Files disposed of most of this material, but they retained the sample that constitutes this series.

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 (person)

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...

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