External Web Sites
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.