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Harry S. Truman: A Resource Guide

Harry S. Truman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front
Harry S. Truman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front.
1 photographic print.
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Freedom’s Fortress: The Library of Congress, 1939-1953

This collection presents a window into the history of the Library of Congress from 1939 to 1953. During this time the Library underwent a myriad of changes that established the institution as one of America's foremost citadels of intellectual freedom. This collection contains a photograph of Truman and General George C. Marshall, May 22, 1950, and a letter of congratulations from Truman to Luther Harris Evans, April 13, 1950, on the occasion of the Library of Congress sesquicentennial.

"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including a photograph of Truman taking the oath of office on April 12, 1945, and photographs from Truman's 1949 inauguration.

Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years

In honor of the Manuscript Division's centennial, its staff selected approximately 90 representative documents spanning from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. On April 10, 1951, Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur for insubordination after the general publicly criticized Truman's commitment to a limited war in Korea. This collection contains MacArthur's "Old Soldiers Never Die" address to Congress from April 19, 1951.

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