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Harry S. Truman: A Resource Guide

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Harry Truman, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing front, holding pencil
Harry Truman, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing front, holding pencil.
1 photographic print.
April 19, 1945.
Prints& Photographs Division.
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American Experience: Truman

This Web site on Harry S. Truman is a companion to a PBS documentary. The site includes a transcript of the documentary, biographical information, primary sources, images, a timeline, and a teacher's guide.

American Presidents: Life Portraits

This site on American presidents is designed to complement C-SPAN's 20th anniversary television series. Select the page on Harry S. Truman to find facts about his personal life and public service, and links to documents, online videos, and a selected bibliography.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: Harry S. Truman

This publication contains a short biography of every member of Congress from 1774 to the present, including Truman who served in the U.S. Senate from 1935 to 1945. It also provides a selected bibliography and a list of research collections related to Truman.

Foreign Relations of the United States. Truman Administration

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity, including from the Truman Administration.

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is one of twelve presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. This site contains a wide variety of online primary resources related Truman, including photographs, audio, political cartoons, and documents. It also includes a students' page and teachers' page.

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Harry S. Truman moved into his wife’s family home in Independence, Missouri, following their marriage in 1919. He and Mrs. Truman lived in this house off and on for the rest of their lives. This site contains information about the house, online exhibits, and an oral history project.

Miller Center

The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia presents essays about Truman and his life before, during, and after his presidential terms. It additionally provides biographical information about the cabinet officials who served in his administration.

United States Senate: Harry S. Truman, 34th Vice President

The Senate Historical Office presents a biographical article on Harry S. Truman that examines his political career.

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