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Name Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Relationships Democratic Party
Places of Residence Missouri
Occupation Vice President, 1944
President, 1948
Role Political
Archives Entries 26
Library Entries 8
Object Entries 20
Photo Entries 4
Notes In collection: Truman-Barkley Club membership certificate

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Bush, Margaret S. -

Information chiefly related to Margaret S. Bush's tenure as director of the Lewis B. Hershey Museum at Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana. Also includes letters from former presidents Harry S. Truman and Johnson thanking her for providing information about the Hershey Museum.

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Goode, Cecil Earnest, b. 1915 -

Reminiscences by Cecil Earnest Goode titled "Recollections." He recalls his early life in Kentucky and Indiana, education at Purdue University, long career as a civil servant in Washington, D.C., work with the United Nations, and active retirement in his native Barren County, Kentucky.

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Certificate appointing and commissioning Bess L. Hope as Postmaster at Tompkinsville, Monroe County, KY, issued by the Postmaster General of the United States of America, 1947. Printed by the U. S. Government. 35.5 x 45.3 cm.

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Perguson, Dee Carl, Jr., 1921-2010 -

Correspondence and diaries of Dee Carl Perguson, Jr., Horse Branch, Ohio County, Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington. Of interest are his letters written while serving in World War II in the United States, North Africa, and Italy, and his later memoirs of this period. Also of interest are diaries of his years as a student at Western Kentucky State Teachers College, 1939-1943. The collection also includes his recollections of growing up in Horse Branch in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Fridy, Wilford Eugene, b. 1934 -

Transcripts, notes, and cassette tapes for interviews conducted by Dr. Wilford Fridy with individuals who knew or knew about John Wesley Venable, Jr., the person on whom Robert Penn Warren based the character Bolton Lovehart in his novella Circus in the Attic. Interviews mention other people and places that Warren knew in Todd County, Kentucky. Also includes tapes of Robert Penn Warren giving a speech, reading some of his work, and an interview with Warren.

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Political pamphlet entitled "Why be a Democrat" explaining previous democratic presidents and why to vote John F. Kennedy into office. Published by the Democratic National Committee. United Publishing Co. 21.5 x 9 cm. (folded) From the papers of Congressman William Natcher.

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Robinson, Helen E., 1905-1986 & Ruth Robinson, 1897-1991 -

Correspondence of Ruth and Helen E. Robinson chiefly with cousins and other family members. Most of the letters are incoming Christmas cards filled with family information.

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King, Stephen Lynn -

Photocopy of letter Stephen King, Bowling Green, wrote as a high school student to former President Truman, Truman's 11 January 1972 reply and letter 24 July 1981 related to the authentication of Truman's signature. Also, 20 July 1981 letter from the office of former President Carter, Atlanta, in answer to a previous letter from King, and an autographed card from Omar N. Bradley.

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Hope, Bess Leona, 1896-1991 -

Certificates--veterinary license renewal, 1918-1940 and Democratic Party, 1948--of John J. Hope, Tompkinsville, Kentucky, and papers chiefly about Bess Hope's Tompkinsville postal service, 1937-1964; and correspondence with Tim Lee Carter. Also, photos and newspaper clippings.

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Chelf, Owen Ross, 1918-1997 -

Papers chiefly of Owen Ross Chelf, a native of Lebanon, Kentucky, with most of the collection focusing either on his WWII army service in Europe or his avid interest in muskie fishing.

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Adams, Lura Alice (Hopper), 1903-1996 -

Letters to Lura Alice (Hopper) Adams, Franklin and Bowling Green, Kentucky, written by her parents,David Carson Hopper and Victoria Frances (Wade) Hopper from Russell Springs, Kentucky. Includes a typescripted compilation and background information from Lura's daughter, Marion Lee Adams.

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Harmon, Arlis Odell, 1905-1992 -

Poems, 1934-1991, obituaries (1964-1990), written by Arlis Odell Harmon, a gospel song writer and enthusiast of Allen County, Kentucky. Includes correspondence about gospel music, genealogical data, photos, etc.

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Graham, Robert Duke, 1900-1984 -

Correspondence and scrapbooks of Robert D. Graham, Democratic mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky from 1960-1963 and 1968-1971. The materials mostly document his public career, but some personal papers, including those of his wife Edith, are included.

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Lawrence, Ruth, 1892-1969 -

Letters, written mostly to Ruth Lawrence in North Carolina and Louisville, Kentucky, genealogical notes, and Ruth's domestic science notebook. Many of the letters are from or concern her relatives in the Goodnight, Moulder and Lawrence families of Kentucky, Texas and Tennessee.

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Democratic fund raising dinner held at the Kentucky State Fair & Exposition Center, Friday, October 19, 1962. The fake $100 bill states "This Bill is a FAKE So is the Republican Platform. Place your trust in the Democratic Party." On verso it continues "Kentucky needs these Democrats in Washington: Frank A. Stubblefield, William H. Natcher, Frank W. Burke, Frank L. Chelf, John C. Watts, Carl D. Perkins, Merle Middleton, Wilson W. Wyatt. Your hundred dollar bill will send these Democrats to Washington." Oct. 19, 1962. 7.3 x 16.2 cm. This item was collected by noted Louisville-area political memorabilia collector Robert V. Westerman.

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Small print of Harry S Truman with facsimile signature.

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Sample ballot including the seven political parties with candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 1948: Democratic, Republican, Socialist, Socialist Labor, New Progressive, Prohibition, and States Rights. Ballot has an "x" in the circle above the Democratic Party listing. 31.7 x 15.2 cm. This item was collected by noted Louisville-area political memorabilia collector Robert V. Westerman.

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Kentucky Dam - Benton, Kentucky -

Color postcard of Kentucky dam near Benton, Kentucky, autographed by President Harry S. Truman, probably in connection with his dedication of the dam in 1945.

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Pace, Pearl Eagle (Carter), 1896-1970 -

Correspondence, business papers, and speeches of Monroe County, Kentucky native Pace. Includes materials concerning Republican National Committee and Foreign Claims Settlement Commission; civic, religious, political and professional organizations in Kentucky and Washington, D.C. Also includes some Cumberland County, Kentucky records.

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Board of Regents of Locust Grove -

Invitation which reads: The Board of Directors of The Filson Club Historical Society and Mrs. Thomas W. Bullitt cordially invite you to a private lecture at the historic Oxmoor Farm with Dr. Ken Hechler White House Research Director during the Truman Administration and author of Working with Truman: A Personal Memoir of the White House Years Thursday October 1, 1998 Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thank you for your generous support Oxmoor Farm, 720 Oxmoor Avenue R.S.V.P. 1310 S. Third Street, 40208 or to 635-5083 12.2 x 17.9 cm.