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.
U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide
This collection contains approximately 400 items relating
to presidential inaugurations, including Truman taking the oath of office on April 12, 1945 and his 1949 inauguration.
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.