Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Screen Gems Collection

Outtakes from Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman

Compiled by Brent Pennell, Pauline Testerman, and Amy L. Williams (2003); Pauline Testerman (2007, 2009).

Introduction | Complete Guide | Decision Episode Chart | Online Audio Clips


The Screen Gems Collection consists of outtakes created during the production of the film series, Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman. Included is material created by both Talent Associates, Ltd. and Screen Gems, Inc. Material ranges from informal interviews with Truman, members of his family, and associates, to more formal, scripted readings by Truman. The subject matter includes Truman's personal life as well as his decisions as president. Sound recordings comprise about 90% of the collection. Formats include 35mm and 16mm black and white film, reel-to-reel tape, and 35mm and 16mm soundtracks.

The outtakes are listed below by accession number, which is the number researchers need when requesting to view or obtain a copy of an outtake. All of the films in the Truman Library's collection are available for viewing at the Library and for copying. The films are not loaned. For additional information about the Screen Gems Collection, please contact the archives staff by telephone at 816-268-8272, by e-mail at truman.reference@nara.gov, or by writing to the Library at 500 West U.S. Highway 24, Independence, Missouri 64050.

Films for which online audio is available are highlighted in blue, and are listed together at the bottom of this page.


Screen Gems Collection

MP2002-1 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/30 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman speaks of calling a meeting of the cabinet after President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death. He mentions a cabinet member who returned from Yalta a weary man (probably Harry Hopkins). This segment was probably used for episode 1. Sound only.

MP2002-2 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 22 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses accepting the Vice-Presidential nomination and a conversation between himself and Eleanor Roosevelt concerning Franklin D. Roosevelt's health. Truman also recalls that FDR didn't want him traveling by plane for safety's sake. This segment was probably to be used for episode 1. Sound only.

MP2002-3 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 6 sec.
Description: Producer Ben Gradus asking Truman to discuss the War Production Board and Truman's chairmanship of the Truman Committee in the Senate during World War II. This segment was probably used for episode 1. Sound only.

MP2002-4 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/31 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman speaks of the end of World War II and the questions surrounding the conversion back to a peace-time economy. This segment was possibly used for episode 9. Sound only.

MP2002-5 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of Robert Lovett and Phillip Jessup and their roles in 1950 during the Korean conflict. Sound only.

MP2002-6 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/36 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of the history of the decision to resist aggression in Korea. However, there is as yet no peace in Korea, only a truce, and their future remains unresolved. Sound only.

MP2002-7 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/18 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman defining the meaning of "police force" in relation to the United Nations action in Korea. This segment may have been used in preparing episode 23. Sound only.

MP2002-8 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/16 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman says that he wants the people and the historians to know the facts and understand the Korean decision. Sound only.

MP2002-9 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of United Nations "police force". Sound only.

MP2002-10 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 52 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses his county court race for judge and early elections. Sound only.

MP2002-11 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 7 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the Harry S. Truman Library and describes the kinds of people who come to the Library. Sound only.

MP2002-12 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 27 sec.
Description
: Mrs. Eddie Jacobson discusses the friendship of her husband, Eddie Jacobson and Harry S. Truman. Sound only.

MP2002-13 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 6 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman talks about early elections for judge and how he learned to appear before an audience. He spoke of how it felt to be defeated in 1924. Sound only.

MP2002-14 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/57 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaking about how he has to be surrounded by people almost all the time but as a private citizen of Independence, he can get into a car and go anywhere he wants to go. Sound only.

MP2002-15 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 10 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman recalls his first job in Independence, Missouri working at Clinton's Drugstore. Sound only.

MP2002-16 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/38 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaking about his morning walk and his drive to the Harry S. Truman Library. He can drive himself now as a private citizen. Sound only.

MP2002-17
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/12 sec.
Description
: Ben Gradus speaks following Harry S. Truman who is saying, "it was my duty to get there early." Sound only.

MP2002-18 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/33 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about the Harry S. Truman Library, his talks with students, and the original plan to put the Library in Grandview, Missouri, at his farm site. Sound only.

MP2002-19 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/38 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of being a Captain in World War I. Sound only.

MP2002-20 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/44 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of how the city of Independence, Missouri gave him 13 acres of land for the building of the Harry S. Truman Library. After he raised funds he turned it over to the General Services Administration. Sound only.

MP2002-21 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/22 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaking of nobody knowing what the historians will say about you after you're gone. He says that you can't tell if a man has been right or wrong in his decisions until he's been dead about 50 years. As much as he would like to, he doesn't think he'll live that long. Sound only.

MP2002-22 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/31 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman remarks about setting up the piano. Truman plays a very short segment of the "Black Hawk Waltz". Sound only.

MP2002-23 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman's voice is not on this soundtrack. Unidentified man's voice. Sound only.

MP2002-24 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/22 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman describes being told that North Korea had invaded South Korea. Sound only.

MP2002-25
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/11 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman, "that in the event of danger, the President must act decisively and unhesitatingly." Sound only.

MP2002-26 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 30 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman formal narration describing a meeting of advisors on the Korean situation. Truman discusses the Constitution's decree that the military is subordinate to civilian authority. Sound only.

MP2002-27 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 6 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman formal narration of how he first learned of the attack on South Korea by North Korea on June 24, 1950. Sound only.

MP2002-28 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 42 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman talks about President Ulysses S. Grant's background, civil war service, and considers his presidency one of the worst from an administrative standpoint. Sound only.

MP2002-29 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/43 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman talks about General Douglas MacArthur's speech, in which he tried to set the foreign policy of the United States and was fired for it. Sound only.

MP2002-30 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 30 sec.
Description:
Samuel Rosenman describes British treatment of Nazi Prisoners of War in March 1945, mentioning Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden. Sound only.

MP2002-31 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/12 sec.
Description:
Samuel Rosenman, "I was over in Britain on a number of missions, but this was one in which President Roosevelt was particularly interested." Sound only.

MP2002-32 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/9 min., 39 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman, narrator reading scripts about the Marshall plan and the decision to offer the Russians a partnership in the plan.

MP2002-33 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/47 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about General Douglas MacArthur: "I think he did a good job… he forgot the President of the United States was the Commander in Chief." Harry S. Truman also mentions Franklin D. Roosevelt, saying he handled MacArthur "…in the way he ought to be." Sound only.

MP2002-34 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/12 sec.
Description:
Narrator saying that by late spring, the Russians were convinced that they would have to go to war to get out of Berlin. Truman does not speak. Sound only.

MP2002-35 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/34 sec.
Description:
Narrator describing the desperate circumstances of the German people after World War II. "Allies had achieved victory… over a wasteland." Truman does not speak. Sound only.

MP2002-36 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/22 sec.
Description:
Narrator saying "But for the first time in history, a victor is willing to restore the vanquished as well as to help its allies." Sound only.

MP2002-37 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/24 sec.
Description:
Narrator talking about failed diplomacy with the Russians as the Berlin Airlift went on. Truman does not speak. Sound only.

MP2002-38 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/14 sec.
Description:
Narrator saying "One reason for the Berlin crisis might have been that Stalin desperately needed victory somewhere and in divided…" Truman does not speak. Sound only.

MP2002-39 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 16 sec.
Description:
Narrator discusses Russians being convinced they would have to go to war to get us out of Berlin. May 12, 1949 blockade lifted. The free world learned it must stand up to tyranny. Truman does not speak. Sound only.

MP2002-40 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 36 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the charges of the House Un-American Activities committee. It was a smear campaign in an election year. Sound only.

MP2002-41 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/57 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman and another man discuss the name of the Secretary of the Army (Robert Stevens). Truman talks about how Senator Joseph McCarthy went around the country calling everybody traitors, including Truman, General George C. Marshall, and even Dwight D. Eisenhower after he was elected President. Sound only.

MP2002-42 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 4 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses Senator Joseph McCarthy traveling around the country calling people a traitor. Truman mentions Secretary of the Army Robert Stevens, General George C. Marshall, and himself. Sound only.

MP2002-44 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 10 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman formal narration about two of his unpopular decisions in 1948: Civil Rights and Palestine. Strom Thurman is mentioned. Truman mentions changes (renovations) in the White House including the criticism of Millard Fillmore's wife for putting a bathtub. Sound only.

MP2002-45 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 5 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman voice excerpts from his radio and television address to America on the situation in Korea on July 19, 1950. Sound only.

MP2002-46 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 36 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman's cousin, Mary Ethel Noland, speaks about Truman's grandparents, Anderson Shipp Truman, and Mary Jane Holmes. She also speaks of the paternal grandparents, Solomon Young and Harriet Louisa Gregg Young. Sound only.

MP2002-47 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 53 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman describes coming home in 1953 and being happy to get there. He describes how he feels about Independence, Missouri. Sound only.

MP2002-48 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 3 sec.
Description:
Mary Jane Truman, Truman's sister, talks about life on the farm in Grandview, Missouri. Sound only.

MP2002-49 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/48 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman laughs with unidentified man as they look over the Truman Story script. Sound only.

MP2002-50 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35 sec.
Description:
Mary Jane Truman speaks about the farm in Grandview, Missouri. Sound only.

MP2002-51 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 35 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about his relationship with Eddie Jacobson, his buddy from World War I. Sound only.

MP2002-52 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/46 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman reads a line about recognition of the de facto government of Israel. Sound only.

MP2002-53 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 24 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of a homeland for the displaced Jews after World War II. Sound only.

MP2002-54 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/34 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman talks about some of the people he was trying to help who were doing everything they could to prevent being helped. Sound only.

MP2002-55 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman says that he wanted to get something done about recognition of Israel, but everyone was against him. Sound only.

MP2002-56 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min. 18 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaking briefly about the horror of the concentration camps in Germany, and the recognition of Israel. He also mentions his experiences with the haberdashery and losing his business; his identification with people who are "broke." Sound only.

MP2002-57 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/52 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman's sister, Mary Jane Truman, describes Truman's farming abilities. Sound only.

MP2002-58 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/41 sec.
Description:
Mary Jane Truman speaks of rose bushes in a blue grass yard on the Grandview farm. Sound only.

MP2002-59 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min., 8 sec.
Description:
Mrs. Eddie Jacobson talks about the relationship between Harry S. Truman and Eddie Jacobson. Sound only.

MP2002-60 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min., 8 sec.
Description:
Mrs. Eddie Jacobson describes her wedding to Eddie Jacobson and their relationship with the Trumans. Sound only.

MP2002-61 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min., 19 sec.
Description:
Rufus Burrus, lawyer and friend of Harry S. Truman, speaks about their relationship. Sound only.

MP2002-62 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10 min., 44 sec.
Description:
Rufus Burrus, lawyer and friend of Harry S. Truman, speaks about Truman's special qualities. Sound only.

MP2002-63 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 2 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses Senator Pat McCarran and the McCarran Bill saying "I didn't like it… I was worried about it." He discusses the consequences of the veto. Sound only.

MP2002-64 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 35 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman describing his early years. He discusses how he felt when Franklin D. Roosevelt died and he became President. Sound only.

MP2002-65 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 17 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the Berlin blockade. Sound only.

MP2002-66 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman reading from a script about his reaction to the surrender of Germany four weeks after he took office. Sound only.

MP2002-67 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 35 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman talks about his early years in politics as a Jackson County judge presiding over roads and bridges appropriations. Sound only.

MP2002-68 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/21 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman's voice: "…mediterranean… and I knew very well they would call me a corrupter of the peace." Sound only.

MP2002-69 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 31 sec.
Description:
Ben Gradus interviews Harry S. Truman about Truman's waterway plan (for international waterways). Sound only.

MP2002-70 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/9 min., 28 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about how he would classify Franklin D. Roosevelt as an orator, and describes his feelings during his first term. Sound only.

MP2002-71 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/43 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman reading a script describing the end of the Berlin Blockade. Sound only.

MP2002-72 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/37 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman reading a script describing his pride in the brave, tireless boys of the military and how Russia sealed off Berlin. Sound only.

MP2002-73 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 8 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman reads from script speaking of the victims of the Berlin Airlift, the American boys. Sound only.

MP2002-74 [shot list]
35 mm/magnetic soundtrack/37 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman reading from a script talks about how he was told 6,000 babies would die. (referring to the Berlin Airlift). Sound only.

MP2002-75 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 40 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman describes the Russian blockade of Berlin. Sound only.

MP2002-76 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 7 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the subpoena to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee that he received after he left office. Sound only.

MP2002-77 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 28 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks on the subject of bigotry in the United States. Sound only.

MP2002-78 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 17 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about civil rights. Sound only.

MP2002-79 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 11 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about bad laws on the books that shouldn't be there. Sound only.

MP2002-80 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 34 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman reads a quote from Congressman Adam Clayton Powell of New York and calls the statement a treasonable statement if there ever was one. Sound only.

MP2002-81 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 28 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses becoming a First Lieutenant with the 129th Field Artillery during World War I. Mr. Truman recounts his familiar story of how he visited Gen. George C. Marshall after the attack of Pearl Harbor. Sound only.

MP2002-82 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/41 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman reads from script, "Just what MacArthur meant by good soldier became clear a few weeks later. Screaming from the editorial page of Life Magazine…" Mr. Truman explains that travel wasn’t as pleasant in those days. Sound only.

MP2002-83 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 31 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman describes the dangers of traveling to Wake Island, including no passenger jets. Harry S. Truman describes his meeting with General MacArthur as cordial although MacArthur did not salute his Commander-in-Chief. Sound only.

MP2002-84 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 57 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the reasons you couldn’t demonstrate the atomic bomb before the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombs dropped on those towns were the best demonstration as far as the Japanese were concerned. Sound only.

MP2002-85 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/8 min., 38 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the location of the Grandview Farm; why he labeled the 80th Congress the “do-nothing” Congress; why he is against the 22nd amendment to the Constitution limiting the President to two terms; and the dedication of the Grand Coulee Dam. Sound only.

MP2002-86 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min., 29 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman answers questions from soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, mostly about the Korean War. Sound only.

MP2002-87 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/11 min., 35 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman answers questions from soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, mostly about the Korean War. Sound only.

MP2002-88 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 57 sec.
Description:
Merle Miller interviews Harry S. Truman. Topics include visitors to the Harry S. Truman Library, Mr. Truman’s talks with children, and how much mail Mr. Truman receives. Sound only.

MP2002-89 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 24 sec.
Description:
Conversation between Merle Miller and Harry S. Truman, who reminisces about his childhood in Grandview, Missouri. He reveals stories of his dog and cat, the origin of the name Hickman’s Mill, being an election clerk (including an interesting story about only one Socialist being in town). Sound only.

MP2002-90 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/33 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses his perception of Josef Stalin, saying, “Stalin was a man who was willing to listen, make up his mind, and decide. But I found out long afterwards the reason for his ability to make decisions was he didn’t intend to keep his word.” Sound only.

MP2002-91 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 39 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses serving in government, at any level, as a wonderful experience. Mr. Truman discusses his interest in the history of government and mentions Tom Pendergast. Sound only.

MP2002-92 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/56 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about signing a bill authorizing the people of Puerto Rico to elect their own governor. Sound only.

MP2002-93 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 21 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the problems he had with demobilization after World War II. Sound only.

MP2002-94 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 27 sec.
Description:
Narration by Harry S. Truman discussing the point system that was planned for World War II demobilization. The plan broke down because the public was too excited for the boys to come home. Sound only.

MP2002-95 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/8 min.48 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman answers questions from soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, mostly about the Korean War. This is apparently a continuation of MP2002-87. Sound only.

MP2002-96 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 8 sec.
Description:
General Omar Bradley speaks with Merle Miller about the beginning of the Korean War. Sound only.

MP2002-97 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 9 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman is asked about walking to the Harry S. Truman Library. He replied that he had so many interruptions on the walk that he was never on time, so he started driving. Mr. Truman answers questions about his driving and how it feels to be a private citizen. Sound only.

MP2002-98 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 2 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the need for trials following the German atrocities, and the terrible stain on the German people after World War II. Sound only.

MP2002-99 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/45 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses his rationale for having the Nuremberg Trials for World War II crimes against humanity. Sound only.

MP2002-100 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/50 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the Nuremberg Trials. Mr. Truman speaks of the difficulty of getting the British to agree to have trials. Sound only.

MP2002-101 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/42 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses why he didn’t want the same thing to happen to Hitler that happened to Napoleon. Mr. Truman says, “Hitler was the greatest murderer in the history of the world.” Sound only.

MP2002-102 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/34 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses his visit with Prime Minister Anthony Eden about the Nuremberg Trials. Sound only.

MP2002-103 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 45 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman recalls working as a young man for a bank for $35.00 a week. Farmers deposited money when times were good and withdrew money when times were bad. He learned the prosperity of the farmer was important for the country as a whole. Sound only.

MP2002-104 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 16 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses his visit to Phoenix, Arizona. He gave a lecture on the presidency. Over 10,000 people were at the airport. He was pushed into a post and broke his ribs. Mr. Truman discusses with Merle Miller the possibility of doing a television program on the six great decisions of history. Sound only.

MP2002-105 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 44 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the Truman and Young farms in Missouri, Mr. Truman’s visits with his grandparents, and Mr. Truman’s sister Mary Jane’s commentary on the Truman Corners Shopping Center. Sound only.

MP2002-106 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/6 min.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses taking the trip on the Frisco train from Sheffield to Grandview, Missouri, then walking one mile to visit his grandparent’s farm. Sound only.

MP2002-107 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/6 min.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses talking with children and young people at the Harry S. Truman Library. Mr. Truman says he wants to give the students a chance to ask him questions about how government works and what they have seen. Mr. Truman is asked about his association with his secretary and asked about past jobs. Sound only.

MP2002-108 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/13 min. 49 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discussing with interviewer Merle Miller such topics as the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails, Truman's ancestors, and Missouri and Kansas during the Civil War.

MP2002-109 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10 min., 27 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discussing with interviewer Merle Miller such topics as planning the Jackson County Courthouse, the Truman balcony on the White House, Missouri and Kansas during the Civil War, and qualities of leadership and greatness in men. This clip includes Truman's cousin, Ethel Noland, speaking about Truman's youth on the Grandview farm. Sound only.

MP2002-110 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min. 40 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discussing with interviewer Merle Miller such topics as Truman's piano lessons, the Civil War in Jackson County, Missouri, and his grandmother Young's experiences with the Union Army. Truman is asked to read his letter to his mother for the recorder, but emotionally expresses that he cannot do it. Sound only.

MP2002-111 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/8 min. 12 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discussing with interviewer Merle Miller such topics as Abraham Lincoln, poker, and Truman's friendship with Tom Evans. Sound only.

MP2002-112 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10 min. 38 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discussing with interviewer Merle Miller such topics as Independence, Missouri and the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails, the history of his grandparents and how they came to Missouri, the county form of government, and the early history of Kansas City. Sound only.

MP2002-113 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/8 min. 42 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discussing with interviewer Merle Miller such topics as books, high school friends, the burning of the original house on the Grandview farm, and his father's job as a road overseer. Sound only.

MP2002-114 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4 min. 56 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discussing with interviewer Merle Miller the subjects of the history of Independence, Missouri and the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. Sound only.

MP2002-115 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/9 min. 57 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discussing with interviewer Merle Miller such topics as Native American tribes in the area of Independence, Missouri, how Truman's ancestors came to Missouri, and slavery in the area. Sound only.

MP2002-116 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/9 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman at a desk speaking about the Bill of Rights and that the best way to understand it is to read it. Film with sound.

MP2002-117 and 118 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/3 min., 4 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about the Truman Committee and its investigation of the national defense. Film with sound.

MP2002-119 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/9 sec.
Description:
Film clip showing Harry S. Truman uttering one part of a sentence: "You know after I became…" Film with sound.

MP2002-120 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/38 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman says, "Prices rose more than they should have, but all things considered, we did very well…" speaking on economic inflation. Film with sound.

MP2002-121 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 49 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the Taft-Hartley Act, which was passed over his veto. Film with sound.

MP2002-122 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 35 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of inviting a man to go to a land-grant college to see how the government worked. Truman speaks about a Democratic Senator who asked him to resign when the Republicans took over Congress in 1947. Film with sound.

MP2002-130 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 12 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of the hostility of the Russians after World War II, which he says destroyed hope for a peaceful world. Film with sound.

MP2002-131 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 14 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman remarks directed to the Japanese after the surrender of Germany in which he encourages the Japanese to accept unconditional surrender. Film with sound.

MP2002-132 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 47 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman recalls his friendship with Eddie Jacobson. Film with sound.

MP2002-133 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/3 min., 27 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of Communism and persistent reports of Communist China coming into Korea. Film with sound.

MP2002-134 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/55 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of being convinced General Douglas MacArthur should be relieved of command, although firing him would be difficult because he had been a fine military leader. Film with sound.

MP2002-135 through 139 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/44 sec.
Description:
Two unidentified elderly ladies, evidently neighbors of Harry S. Truman, discuss how Bess Wallace Truman could whistle like a boy and discuss Harry S. Truman becoming President. Film with sound.

MP2002-140 and 141 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 17 sec.
Description:
Mary Ethel Noland speaking about how Harry S. Truman understood a great deal about what it meant to be President. Film with sound.

MP2002-143 through 146 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/4 min., 45 sec.
Description
: Kansas City newsman Walt Bodine comments about press coverage of Harry S. Truman in Washington or New York, in contrast to when he was in Independence. Film with sound.

MP2002-149 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/6 min., 10 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about the 1948 election and describes the whistlestop campaign, mentioning several towns. Film with sound.

MP2002-150 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/34 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks briefly about civil rights. Film with sound.

MP2002-151 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/39 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman evidently speaking about Communists in the government. Truman refers to the McCarran Bill as a vicious bill that did everything to abolish the Constitution. Film with sound.

MP2002-170 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min. 33 sec.
Description:
W. Averell Harriman speaking of what he was doing at the time South Korea was attacked by North Korea. Film with sound.

MP2002-171 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/39 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman, at a television screen, reads a script about Arthur Compton, brother of scientist Karl Compton. Film with sound.

MP2002-172 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/29 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman, standing before a television screen that shows World War II stills, says ". . . that was before I heard that the bomb test in New Mexico was successful." Film with sound.

MP2002-174 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/48 sec.
Description:
Brief scene of Harry S. Truman standing before a television screen that shows a photograph of Tojo and Josef Stalin. He says "July 26." (July 26, 1945 was date of atomic bomb test in Alamagordo, New Mexico). Film with sound.

MP2002-181 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/3 min., 14 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of the Russians in Berlin, during the time of the Berlin Blockade. Film with sound.

MP2002-182 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/26 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman talks about American Prisoners of War in camps set up by the Nazis in Russian-occupied territory. Film with sound.

MP2002-183 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/26 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of Charles DeGaulle of France. Film with sound.

MP2002-184 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/13 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman talking about the time it took to handle problems in Berlin, Korea, and other situations. Film with sound.

MP2002-185 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/47 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman talks about American Prisoners of War in Russian-occupied territory. Truman also talks about Charles DeGaulle and France. Film with sound.

MP2002-186 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/21 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman says the Russian attitude caused European nations to realize they needed a closer association with the United States, which led to NATO. Film with sound.

MP2002-187 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 3 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman says "and they'll never get it as long as the United States is the strong, free country it is today." Film with sound.

MP2002-188 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/39 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about Russian-occupied Europe. Film with sound.

MP2002-189 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/16 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman says "We still had hope there would be peace in the world . . . the only peace Russia stands for is what you have as far as divisions are concerned." Film with sound.

MP2002-190 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 19 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaking of the 1948 Republican convention nominating Thomas Dewey happening at the same time as the Berlin Blockade. Film with sound.

MP2002-191 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/41 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman standing before map of Berlin, indicating roads and air routes into Berlin. After about 15 seconds, the image disappears and it is only soundtrack. Film with sound.

MP2002-192 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/48 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about his run for election in 1948, and making up his mind that he wanted a second term. Film with sound.

MP2002-193 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/25 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman, standing before a map of Berlin, says "this they were not ready to do this and on May 12 they abandoned the siege of Berlin." Film with sound.

MP2002-194 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/30 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of pianist Eugene List, who performed at the Potsdam Conference. Film with sound.

MP2002-195 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/44 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of Emancipation Proclamation of 1868, and how it has only been enforced in recent years. Film with sound.

MP2002-196 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 36 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of religion, that if people would abide by Sunday School teachings, we wouldn't have to have any laws. Film with sound.

MP2002-197 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/3 min., 3 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Film with sound.

MP2002-198 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/2 min. 12 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about his friend, Eddie Jacobson, their experiences being in business together in the haberdashery, and that he had never met a finer man. Film with sound.

MP2002-199 and 200 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/29 sec.
Description:
Mostly silent, quick clips of Harry S. Truman; he says "so we didn't know what we were going to do." Film with sound.

MP201 through 205 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/5 min., 16 sec.
Description:
Several connected film clips of Harry S. Truman answering questions from students in the auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Library. There is only one clip that includes sound, about 31 seconds into the film, when Truman responds to a question about how he became president. Film with sound.

MP2002-210 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/8 min.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about the Nuremberg Trials. The comments are interspersed with periods of silence. Truman mentions Judge Samuel Rosenman, Judge Robert Jackson, and how Truman didn't want Adolf Hitler to become a hero to people as happened with Napoleon. Sound only.

MP2002-211 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/14 sec.
Description:
Newsreel footage of President Harry S. Truman delivering a campaign address at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles, California on September 23, 1948. Film with sound.

MP2002-212 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 56 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks about Polish refugees in Russia. Film with sound.

MP2002-213 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/17 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman says "we couldn't maintain the army that Churchill wanted us to in Europe because we were in the middle of the breakup of the Japanese empire." Film with sound.

MP2002-214 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/42 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaking of the Potsdam Conference, and how Clement Atlee took over from Winston Churchill when the British election changed the prime minister. Film with sound.

MP2002-215 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/46 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaking about refugees coming into the American and British sectors of Berlin; after 13 seconds, the image stops but the soundtrack continues. Film with sound.

MP2002-216 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/35 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of Farm Bureau opposition to his 1948 election, and efforts to defeat the Brannan Plan for agriculture. Film with sound.

MP2002-217 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/41 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan. Film with sound.

MP2002-218 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/15 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman says ". . . and the people around the world, especially the starving people, were looking to the American farmer to feed them." Film with sound.

MP2002-219 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 10 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaks of opposition to his economic plan to make the country more prosperous. Film with sound.

MP2002-220 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/28 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman speaking of farmers being the basis for American foreign policy, and that he made up his mind to protect the farmers. Film with sound.

MP2002-221 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/28 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman says ". . . they raised the cry socialism and regimentation." He adds he doubted they knew anything about regimentation because they had never been on the front in a war. Film with sound.

MP2002-226 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 34 sec.
Description:
Miscellaneous excerpts of the 1948 campaign remarks by Harry S. Truman and comments from that time by Strom Thurman and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. Sound only.

MP2002-228 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 5 sec.
Description: Harry and Bess Truman can be heard talking to the production crew. Sound only.

MP2002-229 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/20 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman laughing. Bess: “How many butlers do you think we had?” Sound only.

MP2002-230 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 8 sec.
Description: Woman (possibly Mrs. Eddie Jacobson) speaking about Harry always reading or studying when there was a slack day at the store. Harry S. Truman discusses his first job at Clinton Drugstore when he was around the age of 10 or 11. Sound only.

MP2002-231 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/45 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman answers questions asked by children. Mr. Truman begins by speaking about moving to Independence with his parents in 1890. Sound only.

MP2002-232 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/28 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman answers questions asked by children. A child asks what the most important thing Mr. Truman did when he was President. Harry S. Truman replies, “The most important decision I had to make was to save Korea .” Sound only.

MP2002-233 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/47 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman answers questions asked by children. A young lady asks Mr. Truman if he was popular when he was a little boy. Sound only.

MP2002-234 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 2 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman answers questions asked by school children about his presidency, particularly discussing how he became President. Sound only.

MP2002-235 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 4 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman answers questions asked by school children. A boy asks, “Mr. President, when was the United Nations first started?” Mr. Truman replies, “Well, the United Nations first started, I believe, in 1945.” Sound only.

MP2002-236 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 27 sec.
Description: Merle Miller interviews Mrs. Eddie Jacobson about the haberdashery. Sound only.

MP2002-237 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/25 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses running for county office when he really needed a job. When he didn't get an opportunity to run for the county collector’s job (a well-paying job) he ran for presiding judge of the county court. Sound only.

MP2002-238 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/20 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman speaking about a family that lived on Waldo Avenue in Independence . “The oldest member of that family was Col. Burrus’ father.” Sound only.

MP2002-239 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/19 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman says that the present junior high school is on the spot where Independence High School was located. He and Mrs. Truman graduated from there in 1905. Sound only.

MP2002-240 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses his long-time interest in military commanders in history. He talks about his military history. He discusses his work at Clinton ’s drugstore while attending high school. Harry S. Truman discusses his friend Charlie Ross who became his press secretary. Sound only.

MP2002-241 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/50 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses being elected Presiding Judge of the Jackson Country Court . Sound only.

MP2002-242 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 13 sec.
Description: Mrs. Eddie Jacobson answers questions from unidentified interviewer (possibly Merle Miller) about the relationship between Eddie Jacobson and Harry S. Truman. Sound only.

MP2002-243 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 5 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses being in the Senate, and about filibusters. Sound only.

MP2002-244 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 42 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman speaks of childhood pets Tandy, a black and tan dog, and Bob, a Maltese cat. Sound only.

MP2002-245 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 4 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman answers questions from school children. Mr. Truman refers to Independence as “the best town in the world.” Mr. Truman calls being President “the hardest job in the world and all you can do is work at it.” This is similar to MP2002-231. Sound only.

MP2002-246 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/57 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman speaks about his family home, referred to as “headquarters for all the neighbor boys.” Sound only.

MP2002-247 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/46 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses his family as he was growing up. “Mary Jane and Vivian and I were as close as anyone could be. Mary Jane was the only girl in the family and we thought very highly of her and still do.” Sound only.

MP2002-248 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/52 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman answers questions from school children. One child asks Mr. Truman if he was ever broke. Mr. Truman replies, “I was broke all my life and still am. But that doesn't make any difference if you go ahead and do what’s right.” Sound only.

MP2002-249 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 31 sec.
Description: Interviewer (possibly David Susskind) discussing the differences between the Independence Examiner and the Kansas City Star coverage of foreign news. Harry S. Truman states that he believes the Independence Examiner has better foreign news coverage. Sound only.

MP2002-250 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 12 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses living in Independence, Missouri. Sound only.

MP2002-251 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/54 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses his interest in farming (the “creation of the things that came out of the ground”) and work on the farm in Grandview . Sound only.

MP2002-252 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/8 min., 16 sec.
Description: Merle Miller asks Harry S. Truman what newspapers he reads in the morning, about his morning walks, including the need to obey traffic lights. Harry S. Truman discusses the statues and plaques at the Independence Courthouse. Harry S. Truman discusses why he attended the local Presbyterian Church. Sound only.

MP2002-253 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10 min., 48 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman is asked about the first buildings and the first settlers in Independence , Missouri . Mr. Truman talks about his grandparents and family. Sound only.

MP2002-254 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 25 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses his life after the presidency; privacy is not possible. Mr. Truman says that he has no regrets about giving up the piano. Sound only.

MP2002-255 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/8 min., 15 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses his neighbors and the families that lived near them on Waldo Street and who he played with as a boy. Mr. Truman is asked about Bess Wallace and discusses Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Sound only.

MP2002-256 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/6 min., 50 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman interview by Merle Miller includes discussion about Mr. Truman's reading interests. Sound only.

MP2002-257 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min., 37 sec.
Description: David Susskind interviews Edgar Hinde, a friend and associate of President Truman. Mr. Hinde discusses Mr. Truman's character and presidency. Sound only.

MP2002-258 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 42 sec.
Description: Judge Albert A. Ridge, a friend and associate of Harry S. Truman dating from Battery D, discusses Harry S. Truman's personality. Sound only.

MP2002-259 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7min. 2 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman responds to questions by Merle Miller, discussing his family, his pets, his school, and his teachers. He discusses the Truman home and the Jackson County Courthouse. Sound only.

MP2002-260 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/6 min. 23 sec.
Description:
Eddie Meisburger, a Battery D friend of Harry S. Truman, answers questions of an unidentified interviewer. Mr. Meisburger discusses how Captain Truman wins the cooperation of the men, always going to bat for his men, continuing to help them in civilian life. Sound only.

MP2002-261 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min.34 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman discusses a variety of subjects including his love of piano music, meeting pianist Ignace Paderewski, his childhood on the Grandview farm, and the statues of Andrew Jackson. Sound only.

MP2002-262 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min. 59 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses his youth and family. He also discusses the trails that originated in Independence in the 1840's, 50's, and 60's ( Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails). Sound only.

MP2002-263 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min. 57 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses various topics beginning with his love of walking (the best exercise), his high school, his meeting Bess Wallace in Sunday school and his happiness with her. He describes his early jobs at the Clinton Drugstore, as a timekeeper for the Santa Fe Railroad, and as a bank clerk. He discusses the National Guard and becoming Captain of Battery D. Sound only.

MP2002-264 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/8 min. 13 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses wanting his library to be in Independence, his pleasure at being a private citizen, and his belief that presidential papers should be as well taken care of as those of Congress and the Supreme Court. He answers children's questions and discusses the best Presidents. Sound only.

MP2002-265 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/6 min. 15 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman discusses his early career in Jackson County politics and various friends and neighbors speak about the former President. A member of Battery D discusses the love and respect the men had for Mr. Truman. Sound only.

MP2002-266 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 36 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses political speeches and events associated with the 1948 campaign. Included are remarks comparing his campaign fund size to that of Dewey's. Mr. Truman also discusses how he was informed about the election results, and his reaction to the "Dewey defeats Truman" headline. Sound only.

MP2002-267 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/6min. 43 sec.
Description:
An unidentified childhood friend of Harry S. Truman discusses some childhood memories. He describes some of the recreational activities he and Mr. Truman were involved in as youth, including ball games, playing cowboys, and roping. Mention is also made of their respective families. Sound only.

MP2002-268 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min. 22sec
Description:
This is an interview of Mary Jane Truman, sister of Harry S. Truman. In this interview by Merle Miller, Mary Jane discusses what life was like as a relative to a United States President. She talks about the security measures provided to her family by the secret service and her reaction to the news of the assassination attempt on her brother. Sound only.

MP2002-269 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/6 min., 28 sec.
Description:
This is an interview of Mary Jane Truman, sister of Harry S. Truman. In this interview by Merle Miller, she discusses her family, and the early days of the Truman presidency. She confirms that Harry Truman desired to rebuild their old home place in Grandview and establish his library on that location. Sound only.

MP2002-270 [shot list]
35mm /magnetic soundtrack/8 min., 54 sec.
Description:
An interview of Mary Jane Truman, sister of Harry S. Truman, sharing childhood memories on the Grandview Farm. The 600 acre farm had been in their family since 1857, and is described as "a happy childhood home." She tells of running the farm while Harry was in the service. Sound only.

MP2002-271 [shot list]
35mm/ magnetic soundtrack/9 min.
Description:
An interview of Rufus Burrus, a friend of Harry S. Truman and a lawyer in Independence , Missouri . He describes his first meeting of Mr. Truman in Independence , and his later visits to the White House. He briefly describes being in Washington in 1950 while Truman was preparing a speech about the Korean War. Sound only.

MP2002-272 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/9 min., 18 sec.
Description:
General Ralph Truman, cousin of Harry S. Truman, discusses his relationship with Mr. Truman. Included in this interview is a discussion about the 35th Infantry Division display at the library and annual reunions of the Division since 1947. General Truman also comments on the 1948 Life magazine photo with caption "Truman Stumbles." Sound only.

MP2002-273 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/11 min.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses Potsdam, providing details of Stalin's positions. He discusses several issues, including Secretary Henry Morgenthau's "German Settlement plan, Germany's restoration," and his intention to carry out President Roosevelt's policies. Sound only.

MP2002-274 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/25 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman's statement on "who could trust Stalin?" Truman states that Stalin broke all 48 agreements made at Potsdam and Yalta . Sound only.

MP2002-275 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/9 min., 52 sec.
Description:
Merle Miller interviews General Ralph Truman, cousin of Harry S. Truman. General Truman discusses his first meeting with his cousin at Christmas in 1891, when he and his father visited the Grandview , Missouri farm. General Truman also discusses serving in the Spanish-American War in Cuba, and a train trip to Texas he took with his cousin in 1901 to visit relatives. Sound only.

MP2002-276 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7min, 8 sec.
Description:
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Truman are interviewed by Merle Miller. Ralph Truman, cousin of Mr. Truman, remembers the 1944 campaign as "quite a battle." Mrs. Ralph Truman discusses the 1944 campaign and describes the 1945 inauguration as "being cut short, not too much display, because of the war." Sound only.

MP2002-277 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10 min., 5 sec.
Description:
General Ralph Truman, cousin of Harry S. Truman, talks about being recalled to service in 1917. He discusses his assignment in France as a Regimental Intelligence Officer. He discusses the fact that Harry S. Truman was assigned to an advance detail of Field Artillery in France in 1918, although he seldom saw Captain Truman until the war was over. Sound only.

MP2002-278 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3min., 17 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses opposition to the war trials of German "brass" by our military leaders. He expresses the need to precede quickly on the war trials, before the lynch law was exercised. He also discusses that procedure being established for the trial of war prisoners. Sound only.

MP2002-279 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 16 sec.
Description:
An unidentified narrator reads segments of a script. Harry S. Truman"s voice is not present on this recording; it is all read by a narrator and refers to the atomic bomb .He quotes Secretary of War Henry Stimson and an unidentified scientist about devastation and mega deaths. Sound only.

MP2002-280 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 18 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman discusses his journey to attend the Potsdam Conference and his impressions of Churchill and Stalin. Mr. Truman also comments about the issue of Russian refugees, as well as a state dinner that the three leaders hosted. Sound only.

MP2002-281 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3min., 28 sec.
Description:
Harry Truman discusses the atomic bomb and when he was informed of the test conducted in New Mexico . He was at the Potsdam Conference and informed Churchill and Stalin. He also states he was the person who had to make the decision to use the bomb. He discusses Okinawa and the casualties suffered by the Japanese. Truman also talks about Secretary of War Stimson being firmly against using the bomb on Tokyo . Sound only.

MP2002-282 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min, 11 sec.
Description:
Truman discusses the strikes of 1946 involving the railroads and mines. He talks about his veto of the Taft-Hartley bill, his reelection in 1948, and his claim that when voters are correctly informed, they vote "with good sense and good reason." Also included is an unidentified man"s voice announcing the railroad strike is over. Sound only.

MP2002-283 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min, 43 sec.
Description:
Harry Truman discusses opportunities presented to him after he left office by those who wanted him "to promote the presidency into a job for himself." He also talks about requesting an appointment to see President Eisenhower when he visited Kansas City . He mentions his view that the Republicans were interested in discrediting the Democratic Party. Sound only.

MP2002-284 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min, 41 sec.
Description:
Narrator discusses job offers given to Mr. Truman upon his departure from the presidency. He talks about Truman's transition to private life, and the narrator claims that the Republicans feared Mr. Truman's activism. Also discussed are Truman's opinions of the current administration's position in the Korean War truce and the Formosa situation. Sound only.

MP2002-285 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 mn, 52 sec.
Description:
Harry Truman discusses his views on Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Republican Party. Mr. Truman states that after departing the White House, he wanted to talk to young people about "the operation of government and the function and meaning of the Presidency." He also comments on Jack Williams' epitaph, and claims that he too "did his damnedest and that"s all there was to it." Sound only.

MP2002-286 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/44 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman talks with Interviewer, possibly Merle Miller, about the circumstances surrounding his decision to drop the atomic bomb. Sound only.

MP2002-287 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/24 sec.
Description:
Harry Truman says "but, they did that, and it was a terrible situation. I don't know what the difference is between that and suicide...anyway, they kill themselves." Comments probably describing the hari-kari ritual. Sound only.

MP2002-288 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/39 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the Battle of Okinawa in World War II, to include a discussion of Japanese traditions of committing suicide when defeated. Sound only.

MP2002-289 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 4 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman discusses his concern for the welfare of the refugees. He talks about the Germans being in the position to hate the victorious Allies in 1945. Truman states "I didn't want hate to be the war's gift to the future." Sound only.

MP2002-290 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 4 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses memories of his military time at Camp Doniphan , his position as an adjutant in the 129th Field Artillery of the 35th Division, and his job as canteen officer. He also mentions that he and Eddie Jacobson maintained the most successful canteen in the 35th division. Sound only.

MP2002-291 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 33 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman states that he and Eddie Jacobson enlisted together. When Mr. Truman became canteen officer at Ft. Sill , Eddie ran it. Sound only.

MP2002-292 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 28 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman describes his work at Clinton Drugstore during high school and his work for a contractor when he was 18 years old. Sound only.

MP2002-293 A [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/13 min., 7 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman states that his father was interested mainly in livestock operations. Mr. Truman discusses his interest in people who have been world leaders, his belief that the truth of history depends on the records that are left, his belief that farming is not a lonely job, but the Presidency is. Sound only.

MP2002-293 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 17 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman discusses speaking in public and the 1948 whistle stop campaign. He states he wanted to carry out a program that would benefit people of the United States and the peace of the world. Sound only.

MP2002-294 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 21 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the preparation for the invasion of Japan and the dropping of the atomic bomb. He states he did what he thought was right. Sound only.

MP2002-295 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 13 sec.
Description:
Harry S Truman discusses the decision to aid Greece and Turkey in 1947 against Communist insurgents. Sound only.

MP2002-296 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 21 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses his battle with Congress over price controls. The conservative wing of the party was not in agreement, but he believed the welfare of the party was more important than his popularity. Sound only.

MP2002-297 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min.
Description:
Harry S. Truman describes election night in 1948 at the Electoral College dinner (January 19, 1949). He does the famous "Kaltenborn imitation." Sound only.

MP2002-298 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min., 34sec.
Description:
W. Averell Harriman discusses how well informed President Truman was on events since the Yalta conference. Mr. Harriman claims that Stalin fulfilled his military agreements, but was not offering post war cooperation. Sound only.

MP2002-299 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/45 sec.
Description:
A child asks Mr. Truman about living in the White House. Mr. Truman states that it was very nice, explaining that the third floor living quarters are very private. Sound only.

MP2002-300 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/11 min., 8 sec.
Description:
President Truman responds to questions from Merle Miller about the 1948 campaign. Mr. Truman also comments on the campaigns of Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln, and George Washington. Sound only.

MP2002-301 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/7 min., 8 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman responds to Merle Miller's questions about William Jennings Bryan. Mr. Truman claims Bryan's speech at a Chautauqua lecture in Independence was one of the greatest lectures he ever heard. Sound only.

MP2002-302 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10 min., 21 sec.
Description:
Merle Miller asks Mr. Truman about rough campaigns. Mr. Truman cites a campaign of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Grover Cleveland and comments there's never been any campaign rougher than the 1948 campaign. Sound only.

MP2002-303 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/24 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman states that the Arabs are ready to blow the lid off anyway and that the Jews and Arabs were at each others throats. Sound only.

MP2002-304 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 49 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the Palestine affair, how Eddie Jacobson persuaded him to see Dr. Chaim Weizmann, and his decision to recognize Israel. Sound only.

MP2002-305 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/59 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman states that he recognized the new state of Israel because he felt we were the conscience of the free world. He was grateful when Israel named a village for him. Sound only.

MP2002-306 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/51 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman refers to an incident where British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin says a pretty raw, ignominious thing "that didn't help my Missouri good nature...." Sound only.

MP2002-307 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 32 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the Arab/Israeli conflict of 1948. He wanted the United Nations to handle the situation, stating he favored the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. Sound only.

MP2002-308 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 13 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses how he was given details on the development of the Atomic Bomb on his way to Potsdam. Sound only.

MP2002-309 35mm/magnetic soundtrack/26 sec.
Description:
Mr. Truman states that the United Nations is probably our only source in the world for keeping peace. Sound only.

MP2002-310 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses the cabinet meeting following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Sound only.

MP2002-311 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 40 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman discusses his first decision as President, to proceed with United Nations charter signing. He speaks of the transition from the Roosevelt administration which had been a change "without a ripple." Sound only
.

MP2002-312 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/4 min., 26 sec.
Description:
Harry S. Truman, in the lobby of the Harry S. Truman Library, speaks about the mural by Thomas Hart Benton, "Independence and the Opening of the West." He describes the symbolism in the mural, and also discusses the five flags on display in the lobby. Film with sound.

MP2002-312A [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/16 min., 31 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses driving to the library, his morning walks, and his pleasure at becoming a private citizen.  Mr. Truman becomes emotional in discussing how he and Bess have been partners all through the past years.  Sound only.

MP2002-313 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/20 min., 24 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman discusses his efforts to build the library to preserve papers of his Presidential years, how he tells young people about the office of the Presidency.  He discusses military leaders and his own military history.  He reviews his jobs at Clinton’s drug store, as time keeper for a railroad contractor, and as a bank clerk.  Sound only.

MP2002-314 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 32 sec.
Description
:  Musical performance by the Independence High School Band.  Sound only.

MP2002-315 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10 min., 38 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman greets Italian dignitaries visiting the Truman Library, saying Italians and many other nationalities have made this country great.  A spokesman for the Italians expresses his country’s admiration for President Truman and his policies. Sound only.

MP2002-316 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/23 min., 28 sec.
Description
:  Mary Jane Truman, sister of Harry S. Truman, responds to questions from Merle Miller.  She discusses visits to the Grandview farm, how she and her brothers visited their grandmother often.  She describes her Grandmother Young’s farm being raided by union troops, the damage they did, the effect of General Order #11.  Mary Jane discusses running the farm while Harry was in World War I. She traces Mr. Truman’s entry into politics and the farm land being rented.  Both brothers, she said, were as good as a sister could want.  Sound only.

MP2002-317 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/11 min., 6 sec.
Descriptio
n:  Mary Jane Truman discusses how she learned of President Roosevelt’s death and Harry Truman’s becoming President. She states that the family shed tears, mindful of the awesome responsibility and Mr. Truman’s brief time as Vice-President. Sound only.

MP2002-318 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 16 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman reads his narration recalling his happy years in the Senate. He discusses becoming President, bringing the war to a victorious end, and trying to maintain the peace. Sound only.

MP2002-319 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 53 sec.
Description
:  (This tape is almost the same as MP2002-318) Harry S. Truman discusses his years in the Senate and becoming President.  He states that one must be ready for whatever happens.  He wants people to know the Presidency and to know him.  Sound only.

MP2002-320 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/26 min., 26 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman responds to questions posed by Merle Miller, detailing his campaign for reelection in 1948.  He discusses campaigns of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and William Jennings Bryan.  He discusses how the press was against him as they were against Grover Cleveland and Andrew Jackson.  Sound only.

MP2002-321 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/12 min. 40sec.
Description
:  Merle Miller interviews Judge Albert Ridge, friend of Harry S. Truman.  Judge Ridge describes Mr. Truman as a man of the 19th and 20th centuries brought up in an atmosphere of high moral values.  Judge Ridge declares that Harry Truman was able to lead Battery D because he inspired trust.  He says Mr. Truman wanted no self-aggrandizement.  Sound only.

MP2002-322 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/23min. 44sec.
Descriptio
n:  Merle Miller interviews Judge Albert Ridge, friend of Harry S. Truman.  Judge Ridge discusses meeting Mr. Truman at Fort Sill when Captain Truman was in charge of the canteen.  He details how Mr. Truman became commander of Battery D in France and how the members of the Battery made the haberdashery their headquarters after the war.  Judge Ridge discusses how Mr. Truman encouraged him to study law, recommending certain books to study.  Sound only.

MP2002-323 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/32min. 27sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman answers children’s questions at the Harry S. Truman Library regarding his life in the White House. Mr. Truman discusses the most difficult decision he had to make during his presidency. Mr. Truman answers children’s questions regarding his life as a young boy in Independence, Missouri. Sound only.

MP2002-324 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/14min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks informally with Merle Miller, Truman Library staff, and technicians regarding a photograph showing him and Vivian as children. Mr. Truman discusses the importance that reading has held in his life. Mr. Truman details his favorite works by William Shakespeare. Sound only.

MP2002-325 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/16min. 52sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks with school children regarding the years he spent in the Senate and the events that led up to his election as President. Mr. Truman discusses the presidents he considers as having done the most for the welfare of the country. Mr. Truman admonishes the students to study about their government because the next generation belongs to them. Sound only.

MP2002-326 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/33min. 41sec.
Description
: Merle Miller interviews Harry S. Truman about various subjects. Mr. Truman discusses the development of Grandview, Independence and Kansas City, Missouri. He describes a few of the jobs that he had as a boy and as a young man. Mr. Truman declares the repeal of the Missouri Compromise as the chief cause of the Civil War. He discusses the Border Wars between Kansas and Missouri and his disapproval of the Loyalty Oath imposed after the war. Sound only.

MP 2002-330 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/9min. 12sec.
Description
: Walt Bodine, Kansas City newsman, discusses his acquaintanceship with Harry S. Truman. Mr. Bodine states that Harry S. Truman enjoyed being a private citizen and found his privacy easy to maintain when he returned to Independence, Missouri after his presidency. Walt Bodine asserts that the Kansas City region is the true cross-roads of the nation that does not fit into a regional block. Sound only.

MP 2002-331 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/12min. 36sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman gives his definition of a leader. Edgar Hinde speaks of the Battery and its affection for Mr. Truman. Harry S. Truman mentions his friend Eddie Jacobson and Mr. Jacobson’s widow. Mrs. Jacobson discusses the haberdashery business of Harry S. Truman and Eddie Jacobson. Mr. Truman remembers his first political speech in Lee’s Summit and his first defeat in the 1924 run for reelection as eastern judge of Jackson County. Rufus Burrus describes the judge race. Mr. Truman discusses running and winning a senate seat and later becoming president. Sound only.

MP2002-331 (take 5)
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/11min. 39sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses his selection of Independence, Missouri as the site for the construction of the Harry S. Truman Library. He shares his desire to take care of his presidential papers as well as Congressional papers and Supreme Court papers are preserved. Mr. Truman plays a segment of the “Black Hawk Waltz” on the piano for a group of children and later answers their questions about what it was like to be president. Sound only.

MP2002-331 (6/18/62)
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3min. 6sec.
Description
: A male and female voice is heard rehearsing asking questions of Harry S. Truman. Mr. Truman’s voice is not heard on recording. Sound only.

MP2002-331 (6/19/62)
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2min. 57sec.
Description
: A male and female voice is heard rehearsing asking questions of Harry S. Truman. Mr. Truman’s voice is not heard on recording. Sound only.

MP2002-332 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/10min. 37sec.
Description
: Merle Miller interviews General Ralph Truman, first cousin of Harry S. Truman. General Truman relates how President Truman encouraged him to plan the 1947 reunion of the 35th Infantry Division held in Kansas City. Sound only.

MP2002-333 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 30 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman reading from his diary of November 1, 1949, about dining in the Blair House. Mrs. Truman saying, “I was happy to get back and resume the life…” Film with sound.

MP2002-334, 335, 336 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/2 min., 5 sec.
Description
: Three film clips so short that they were spliced together. Harry S. Truman at a desk speaks about the Berlin Airlift. Film with sound.

MP2002-337 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman at a desk talks about the Berlin Airlift. Film with sound.

MP2002-338 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaking, “You can be angry about something but you have to follow Shakespeare’s advice and not be so angry it consumes you.” He narrates a section about Palestine. Film with sound.

MP2002-339 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/40 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman tells a humorous story from the first political speech he heard in Grandview, Missouri, about a local who goes to New York City. Film with sound.

MP2002-340 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks from the back porch of his home in Independence, Missouri. He speaks about how good it is to be back home where it is the center of his life and where he wants to stay the rest of his life. Film with sound.

MP2002-341 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min.
Description
:  Mr. Truman speaks about the southern walkout at the 1948 Democratic convention and Henry Wallace taking the New York votes. Film with sound.

MP2002-342 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 6 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaking on how he antagonized a lot of people by recognizing Israel as a state when it was formed. Film with sound.

MP2002-343 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about how we got our moral heritage from the Jews and he cannot understand prejudice against them. Mr. Truman describes his business relationship with Eddie Jacobson. Film with sound.

MP2002-344 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the difficulties in the decision to recognize Israel. Film with sound.

MP2002-345 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 20 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman describes the situation in the recognition of Israel like being between two sides like a referee in a wrestling match. Film with sound.

MP2002-346 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/55 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaking about being re-elected in 1948 in spite of the fact that he asked for civil rights bills, recognized Israel, and demanded integration of the armed forces. Film with sound.

MP2002-347 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min., 15 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaking about our country being a democracy where his voice would come clean and clear and would come through the ballot boxes at the next election. Film with sound.

MP2002-348 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive 35mm film/1 min.
Description
: Margaret Truman Daniel speaks about the events of April 12, 1945 and how she learned of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. Film with sound.

MP2002-349 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack and positive film/2 min., 27 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman, seated by Bess Truman, describes living at the White House as living pretty high. He reads from his diary entry of November 1, 1949 about dining alone at Blair House. Film with sound.

MP2002-350 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/4min., 8sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman responds to comments made by Ben Gradus regarding Henry Wallace and roles as Secretary of Agriculture and Vice President. Mr. Truman expounds on Mr. Wallace’s viewpoints. Sound only.

MP2002-351 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2min., 37sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses taking office on April 12, 1945. Truman admits that he was unprepared to take the office of the Presidency. Sound only.

MP2002-352 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5min., 10sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman comments on his marriage to Bess. He discusses his years in the Senate and describes his premonition that he would someday inherit the presidency from Mr. Roosevelt, who was very ill at that time. Sound only.

MP2002-353 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/2min., 12sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses several topics including his feelings about the threat of war, the Berlin Blockade, the Berlin Airlift and the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Sound only.

MP2002-354 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 25sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the Berlin Airlift. Sound only.

MP2002-355 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/11min., 15sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman reads from Volume I of his Memoirs about the Potsdam Conference. He details four proposals that he made at that conference. Sound only.

MP2002-356 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 14sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman parallels the atom bomb with the story of “Pandora’s Box.” Sound only.

MP2002-357 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 7sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the atomic bomb and its role in bringing the war to a close. He reflects on the Japanese Emperor’s message that the Japanese would surrender unconditionally. Sound only.

MP2002-358 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 59sec.
Description
: Ben Gradus interviews Harry S. Truman regarding the use of the atomic bomb and the prevention of future wars. Sound only.

MP2002-359 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/5min., 13sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses and justifies use of the atomic bomb. He states “It stopped the war.” Sound only.

MP2002-360 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 8sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman   reads a script regarding the recognition of Israel, while he is seated at a desk. Sound only.

MP2002-361 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/23sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the recognition of Israel, while seated at a desk. Sound only.

MP2002-362 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/59sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the Berlin Airlift. He states there were victims, “31 American boys were killed.” He further describes details of supply shortages in the city. Sound only.

MP2002-363 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the Berlin Airlift and says “The Russians thought we’d back up, but they got fooled.” Sound only.

MP2002-364 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 3sec.
Descriptio
n: Harry S. Truman is seated at a desk while discussing his parents. He says “their hearts were right and I never had a better mentor than both of my parents.” Sound only.

MP2002-365 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/29sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman   describes the abuse of a Negro veteran of World War II in South Carolina, who was arrested on false charges of being drunk. Film with sound.

MP2002-366 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2min., 28sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman is seated at a desk while discussing the civil rights issue .He speaks of his past experience in county government, the Senate and White House. Film with sound.

MP2002-367 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/3min., 18sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about some of the past Presidents of the United States, while standing in front of paintings of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Film with sound.

MP2002-368 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2min., 56sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman is at a podium and he addresses the issue of atomic energy and the scientists who are working on programs in Tennessee and New Mexico. Film with sound.

MP2002-369 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/3min., 19sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the Potsdam Conference while seated at a desk. He comments on the health of Josef Stalin, and the events of Premier Stalin’s state dinner. He also mentions the Yalta Conference. Film with sound.

MP2002-370 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2min., 20sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman   discusses the Potsdam Conference while seated at a desk. He also speaks about dealing with Russian Premier Josef Stalin.  Other subjects mentioned include Poland, Russia, NATO, and the Pope. Film with sound.

MP2002-371 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 13sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about entering the National Guard, and wearing a blue uniform. He describes a visit to his grandmother while wearing his uniform and her reaction.
Sound only.

MP2002-372 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 1sec
Description
: Harry S. Truman is at his Presidential Library, discussing the surrender of Japan following the dropping of the atomic bombs. He also mentions Victory in Europe Day. Sound only.

MP2002-373 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/3min., 19sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman   is reading a script while seated at a desk. The topic he discusses is the choice between dropping the atomic bomb and fighting and losing a million men. He states, “We dropped the bomb.” He also discusses the Japanese military, the Emperor, and the Japanese people. Sound only.

MP2002-374 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks the following: “man’s problem is himself. He could not create the world but he can destroy it. I was very much afraid this atomic bomb we dropped on Japan might set the whole world afire, and then where would we be.” Sound only.

MP2002-375 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/28sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman is seated at a desk, describing how the Dean of Nagasaki College survived the blast in Hiroshima, but was killed when he traveled to Nagasaki where the bomb was then dropped. Sound only.

MP2002-376 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 18sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman   is reading a script while seated at a desk. He provides a visual description of the landscape after the atomic bomb was dropped. He states, ‘they told me it looked like 100 percent Fourth of July in the whole town.” Sound only.

MP2002-377 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 1sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the decision to make a direct approach to Stalin, even though he did not trust him. Sound only.

MP2002-378 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 13sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman is seated at a desk, and explaining the fact that the U.S. no longer had to kowtow to the Russians in negotiations since the U.S. had the atomic bomb. Sound only.

MP2002-379 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/1min., 9sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman describes Senator Robert Taft and Senator Arthur Vandenberg as the top Republican leaders. He discusses the reasons why these Senators did not want to make certain appropriations. Sound only.

MP2002-380 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2min., 33sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman describes Senator Robert Taft as a “partisan Republican” and someone “You could do business with.” Mr. Truman recounts an experience with Senator Taft and the press during a meeting on the Marshall Plan. Film with sound.

MP2002-381 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min., 1sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman states that a buck private should not be tried for carrying out the order of a higher ranking officer.  Film with sound.

MP2002-382 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min., 9sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about Justice Robert Jackson, who was the chief judge of the Nuremberg Trials. Mr. Truman states that Justice Jackson was one of the ablest public servants of that time. Film with sound.

MP2002-383 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/50sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of how Justice Robert Jackson agreed to participate in the Nuremberg Trials and give the “Nazi murderers what’s coming to them.” Film with sound.

MP2002-384 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/52sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman is shown at a desk, talking about the Nuremberg Trials. He states that no one could now say the crimes never happened; they were on the record. Film with sound.

MP2002-385 [shot list]
35mm/ magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2min., 26sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about going through the Great Depression, after World War I. Film with sound.

MP2002-386 [shot list]
35mm/ magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min., 4sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman recalls, “General Arnold told me there were 1,200 Japanese planes in reserve for suicide attack.” He continues with how, despite all that was done to protect ourselves, some would get through. Film and sound.

MP2002-387 [shot list]
35mm/ magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/ 17sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman states, “Kamikazes are not just something to talk about. We had 34 ships sunk, including three air carriers and 285 damaged by Kamikaze attacks.” Film with sound.

MP2002-388 [shot list]
35mm/ magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min.37sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman, seated at a desk, discusses his determination not to surrender control of Japan to the Russians. Film with sound.

MP2002-389 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min.7sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses his frustrations with Josef Stalin after Yalta, and his irritation with the Russians, who were trying to influence Eastern Europe, Korea, Manchuria and Outer Mongolia. Mr. Truman states that told Stalin how he felt at this time. Film with sound.

MP2002-390 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/58sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman speaks about negotiating with Russia at the end of World War II. Mr. Truman likens the negotiations to “eating with an octopus.” Mr. Truman describes how Josef Stalin wanted complete Russian control of the Manchurian port and Manchuria. Film with sound.

MP2002-391 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/55sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman explains that he wanted to keep the Russians in the war with Japan because it saved lives, our people, and the lives of our enemies. Film with sound.

MP2002-392 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/37sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman relates that General George C. Marshall argued at the end of World War II, that the invasion of Manchuria by the Russians would tie down the Japanese troops and keep them out of our way as we invaded Japan. Film with sound.

MP2002-393 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/55 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about selecting General Douglas MacArthur as the Supreme Commander of Japan. Film with sound.

MP2002-394 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min., 33sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman relates how the Russians boycotted the allied commission when they didn't get what they wanted in the war with Japan. Film with sound.

MP2002-395 and 396 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min., 17sec.
Description
: Several short segments have been spliced together here. Harry S. Truman talks about Greece being at war with itself and Stalin’s hopes for U.S. ships to enter Greek waters. Mr. Truman points to a statuette of Socrates. Film with sound.

MP2002-397 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/18sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman says, “we can’t secede from the world…we have to live through it…we must be strong enough to live through it.” Film and sound.

MP2002-398 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/3min., 34sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about meeting Josef Stalin and Winston Churchill at the Potsdam Conference. Mr. Truman states that Josef Stalin broke each of the 48 agreements of Yalta and Potsdam and this is one of the things that caused the Cold War. Film and sound.

MP2002-399 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/4min., 49sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about learning of the success of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima while returning from the Potsdam Conference on board the U.S.S. Augusta. Film and sound.

MP2002-400 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min., 20sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of the code message “baby successfully born” that he received on the U.S.S. Augusta, which meant that the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima had been successful. Film and sound.

MP2002-401 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min., 24sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the “Buck Stops Here” sign on the President’s desk. Film and sound.

MP2002-402 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min., 20 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman recalls when Josef Stalin offered a toast during the Potsdam Conference to the firing squad that would execute 50,000 war criminals. Mr. Truman states that Winston Churchill said the British would not be a party to mass murder and left the hall. Film with sound.

MP2002-403 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/30sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman states, “As victory became more certain, our own men saw what had happened and we wanted to see justice meted out.” Film and sound.

MP2002-404 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1min., 11sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses offers to make money after he left the presidency. Film and sound.

MP2002-405 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/4min., 18sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about an incident when he confronted the Ku Klux Klan when he was a judge. Film and sound.

MP2002-406 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about a meeting in 1923 with the Ku Klux Klan when he was a judge in Jackson County. He was told not to appoint any Catholics to office. Mr. Truman states, “I blew up.” Film and sound.

MP2002-407 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/19 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses his appreciation of his Catholic friends in Battery D. Mr. Truman states, “we don’t need government by sheet.” Film and sound.

MP2002-408 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2 min., 41 sec
Description
: Harry S. Truman tells how, as a Senator, he was able to help Admiral Land get reappointed by assuring the other members of the Senate that the Committee to Investigate National Defense had investigated Admiral Land and “he was all right.” Film and sound.

MP2002-409 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min., 25 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks to school children at Harry S. Truman Library. Topics discussed include important past presidents. Question and answer session with the school children. Film and sound.

MP2002-410 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2 min., 46 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses his role as Commander-in-Chief. He talks about General Douglas MacArthur, and mentions that he asked MacArthur to be Commanding General of Japan. Film and sound.

MP2002-411 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/54 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman is seated at a desk, speaking about General Douglas MacArthur. Truman then states, “I had to decide what to do with a commanding General that was insubordinate.” Film and sound.

MP2002-412 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2min., 8sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman reviews the military record of General Douglas MacArthur from World War I through World War II. He also discusses the Spanish-American War and the Korean War. Film and sound.

MP2002-413 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/37 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman is seated at a desk, speaking about President Roosevelt’s death. He says   “This day… people always asked me how I felt when President Roosevelt died and I became President… I have never been able to answer in a phrase or two… there are some facts that ought to be told that have not been told before…” Film and sound.

MP2002-414 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/51 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the role of the Vice-President and what is involved when one assumes the role of President. He quotes John Marshall on the relationship between the President and Vice-President. Film and sound.

MP2002-415 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/55 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks kindly about his family, his 39 first cousins, his daughter and his brother’s children. He states that his family never embarrassed him while he was in office, nor did anyone ask him for favors. Film and sound.

MP2002-416 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2 min., 15 sec.
Description
: Rufus Burrus, a personal friend and attorney of Harry S. Truman, shares some personal insights of the lawyer/client relationship with Mr. Truman. He briefly provides some reflections on Mr. Truman’s sincerity.  Film and sound.

MP2002-417 [shot list]
35mm/magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/3 min., 56 sec.
Description
: Ms. Susan Chiles and her brother, Henry Chiles, are interviewed by Merle Miller. They are both longtime friends of Mr. Truman, and they discuss their impressions of Mr. Truman’s character. Mr. Chiles states he believes the press incorrectly labeled Mr. Truman a profane man, and he in fact was a religious man. Film and sound.

MP2002-418 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack / 35mm matching positive film/33 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman describes “Potomac Fever.” He mentions some insights from Woodrow Wilson. Film and sound.

MP2002-419 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/58 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman describes a dinner conversation with the President of a Central American country who asked him “you were President for 7 and ¾ years, and you still have to work for a living?” I told him “I sure do.” Film and sound.

MP2002-420 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman makes a welcome speech to visitors of the Harry S. Truman Library. He highlights the importance of learning about American government. Film and sound.

MP2002-421 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min., 6 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman responds to questions regarding the scientists who worked on the hydrogen bomb. Mr. Truman discusses Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Fermi Award, and also the decision on the use of the hydrogen bomb. Film and sound.

MP2002-422 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/51 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman recalls events surrounding the first time his battery came under fire in 1918 in Alsace during World War I. Film and sound.

MP2002-423 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min., 5 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman stands before a screen, and discusses the refugee situation in Europe at the conclusion of World War II. Film and sound.

MP2002-424 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/3 min., 43 sec.
Description
: Judge Albert Ridge, who is a former member of Truman’s WWI battery, speaks about some of his recollections regarding Mr. Truman’s leadership of Battery D. Film and sound.

MP2002-425 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min., 25 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman reflects on his 10 year Senate service. Film and sound.

MP2002-426 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min., 25 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman describes presiding over the Senate, and also talks about the gavel.  Film and sound.

MP2002-427 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min., 33 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman   recalls the events of election night in 1948, and describes how he spent the night awaiting the results in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Mr. Truman mentions commentator H.V. Kaltenborn’s prediction that the President would lose the election. Film and sound.

MP2002-428 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/2 min., 3 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman briefly describes the monetary commitment pledged to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization through 1959. He also states the countries that are NATO signatories, and he mentions the compatibility of NATO with the United Nations. Film and sound.

MP2002-429 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/35mm matching positive film/1 min., 19 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the Library being an archive, and that it will in fact be a center for the study of the presidency.  He mentions that the Library is acquiring microfilm of the papers of all of the Presidents. His comments are made while standing in the Library lobby. Film and sound.

MP2002-430 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 7 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman recalls being elected Vice-President and the fact that he didn't want to be Vice-President.  He then discusses his concerns for Mrs. Roosevelt and President Roosevelt. Mr. Truman also shares some first experiences as President following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Sound only.

MP2002-431 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/9 min., 45 sec.
Description
: A narrator begins detailing the Berlin Blockade and the 1948 presidential campaign. Harry S. Truman discusses the Berlin Blockade and its effects, including the risk of a third world war. Narrator also outlines what living conditions were like for those living under the blockade. Sound only.

MP2002-432 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 48 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman answers questions from Merle Miller on the subject of weather. Mr. Truman explains he has been interested in weather and weather prediction since his childhood. Sound only.

MP2002-433 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 36 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses his discovery that the Russians did not keep their agreements. He comments that Stalin “broke 16 agreements that were made at Yalta and 32 that were made at Potsdam. He never kept a single one of them.” Sound only.

MP2002-434 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 29 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the 12,000 lives lost at Okinawa and 4000 lives lost at Iwo Jima. Sound only.

MP2002-435 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/42 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman declares that it was firmness on our part that forced Japan to take the part of a free nation rather than continue on as a totalitarian government. Sound only.

MP2002-436 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/34 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses his family piano and the piano lessons that he took as boy. Sound only.

MP2002-437 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/42sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses how he helped organize the old Battery D in Kansas City in 1905. Sound only.

MP2002-438 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 28 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses how he and General MacArthur fell out over the Chinese entry into the Korean War. Sound only.

MP2002-439 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 59 sec.
Description
: Merle Miller interviews Harry S. Truman about the Grandview farm. Sound only.

MP2002-440 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 19 sec.
Description
: Merle Miller interviews Harry S. Truman about the election of Woodrow Wilson. Sound only.

MP2002-441 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 45 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about the importance of researching and preserving presidential papers. Sound only.

MP2002-442 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/3 min., 1 sec.
Description: Harry S. Truman discusses the problem of the Russian refugees discussed at Potsdam. Mr. Truman relates excerpts from a letter he wrote to his mother and sister regarding his reluctance to meet with Josef Stalin and Winston Churchill. Sound only.

MP2002-443 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 52 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses how the chiefs of staff had to plan the invasion of Japan without the atomic bomb with the projected loss of 250,000 American men. Sound only.

MP2002-444 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 20 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the reason he delayed demobilization of American troops after World War II. Sound only.

MP2002-445 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/23 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about the telegram that he sent to the Japanese warning them of what would happen if they did not surrender. Mr. Truman relates the Japanese reaction to the telegram. Sound only.

MP2002-446 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/7 min., 31 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses problems he had dealing with General Douglas MacArthur. Mr. Truman also discusses Chiang Kai-shek’s “crazy notion” of attacking communist China. Sound only.

MP2002-447 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 21 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the Russian blockade of Berlin and the simultaneous Democratic convention during which he knew, “at any moment the Russians could plunge the world into flames.” Sound only.

MP2002-448 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 28 sec.
Description
: Dean Acheson discusses the United Nations resolution “asking all parties to return within their borders and cease any aggression.” Mr. Acheson tells of the Russians attempts to obstruct the work of the commission. Sound only.

MP2002-449 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 46 sec.
Description
: Dean Acheson relates that resolutions in the United Nations in 1947 and 1948 proposed that Russian and American forces withdraw from Korea. Mr. Acheson states that President Harry S. Truman approved this course of action. Sound only.

MP2002-450 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 38 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman discusses his relationship with General Douglas MacArthur, stating that MacArthur was a great military strategist, a military genius. Mr. Truman states that the military can advise, but if they begin talking to the public with an eye to running for president, it is time for the President to relieve them.  Sound only.

MP2002-451 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 27 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman discusses his interest in water projects.  He lists the Columbia River in the United States, the Mediterranean Sea, the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, and the Zambezi River in Africa as examples of power going to waste. Sound only.

MP2002-452 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/43 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman discusses how the Ku Klux Klan was defeated in Eastern Jackson County.  “I don’t believe in government behind a sheet.”  Sound only.

MP2002-453 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/22 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman discusses the Ku Klux Klan’s activities at a location between Lee’s Summit and Lone Jack stating that “they didn't have their sheets on that day…”  Sound only.

MP2002-454 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 46 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman discusses the Arab/Israeli conflict stating that the White House was under tremendous pressure from the British, the Zionists, and even from his own cabinet. “Nobody was going to tell us how to act….” Sound only.

MP2002-455 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/52 sec.
Description
:  Harry S. Truman discusses the Arab/Israeli conflict noting that the Arabs could not agree on their stance and neither could the Jews.  The British washed their hands of the whole thing.  The Jews formed a militia.  “…I didn't know where we sat.” Sound only.

MP2002-456 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/4 min., 27 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of military leaders, mentioning General Douglas MacArthur and Abraham Lincoln. Film with sound.

MP2002-457 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/3 min., 36 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about General MacArthur after the Inchon invasion, as well as Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung, Chou En-Lai, and General MacArthur’s father. Film with sound.

MP2002-458 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/4 min., 28 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of his World War I experiences. Film with sound.

MP2002-459 & 460 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack /matching positive film /5 min., 27 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about his views on lobbyists and inflation. Film with sound.

MP2002-461 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/1 min., 27 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about charges that Communists were working for the federal government, the surrender of Germany and Japan in World War II, and the total casualties in World War II. Film with sound.

MP2002-462 & 463 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/1 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the German people and how they shouldn't be allowed to starve or be homeless after the fall of Hitler. Film with sound.

MP2002-464 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/ 48 sec.
Description
: An unidentified woman from Independence, Missouri and Mary Jane Truman speak of Harry S. Truman’s succession to the Presidency. Film with sound.

MP2002-465 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/ 46 sec.
Description
: Description: Harry S. Truman speaks about the complications of demobilization of the armed forces after World War II. Film with sound.

MP2002-466 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/48 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about charges that Communists were working for the federal government, and Senator Joseph McCarthy. Film with sound.

MP2002-467 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/ 2 min., 35 sec
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about not wanting the Japanese Emperor killed, because the Japanese people would not “calm down” unless the Emperor told them to. Film with sound.

MP2002-468 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/1 min., 43 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about his ten years in the senate. Film with sound.

MP2002-469 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/1 min., 25 sec
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about how Winston Churchill wanted to take Berlin, but Eisenhower didn't think it was of strategic importance. Truman considered that was a mistake. Film with sound.

MP2002-470 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/53 sec
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the Nuremburg Trials in Germany. Film with sound.

MP2002-471 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/5 min., 21 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the war with Japan, the Emperor of Japan, Stalin and the military objectives of post-surrender Japan by the Russians and Stalin. Film with sound.

MP2002-472 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/29 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the inaugural of Dwight Eisenhower in 1953, and how the President-elect wouldn't come into the White House for breakfast before the swearing in. Film with sound.

MP2002-473 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/28 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about President Roosevelt’s death and his feelings when he heard the news. Film with sound.

MP2002-474 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/1 min., 54 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about being a Senator and Vice President, and knew by Roosevelt’s appearance that whoever was elected Vice President with him in 1944 would most likely become President. He further speaks about the privacy issues this would inflict on his family, and that he had no desire to become President. Film with sound.

MP2002-475 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/1 min., 40 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the first thing he said to reporters on his succession to the Presidency, and that he informed Congress he would travel to Potsdam. Film with sound.

MP2002-476 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/39 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about young Israeli soldiers. Film with sound

MP2002-477 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/50 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman stands before a map of Palestine and the Middle East and talks about the difficulty of moving the Palestinians out and the Israelis in. Film with sound

MP2002-478 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/1 min., 50 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks enthusiastically about a plan to pump the Mediterranean Sea into the Dead Sea as a source of power. In Iraq, the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers could supply power for that region. Film with sound.

MP2002-479 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/4 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of General Charles DeGaulle of France, the role of France in NATO, and President Roosevelt’s agreements with France, Russia and eastern Europe at Yalta. Film with sound.

MP2002-480 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/46 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of General Leslie Groves and the atomic bomb project. Sound only.

MP2002-481 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/53 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses Henry Stimson and the atomic bomb. Sound only.

MP2002-482 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/26 sec
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the dropping of the second atomic bomb. Sound only.

MP2002-483 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/25 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman states he had to decide between dropping the atomic bomb and sending American troops to fight the Japanese. Sound only.

MP2002-484 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/39 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks of having to decide to send American troops into Japan or to drop the atomic bomb. Sound only.

MP2002-485 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min. 33 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses events leading up to the use of the atomic bomb, including a decision about invading Japan. Sound only.

MP2002-486 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the Marshall Plan and how Sam Rayburn was helpful in securing funds. Sound only.

MP2002-487 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/45 sec
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about war, that it never settles problems, only creates new ones. Sound only.

MP2002-488 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min. 5 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman gives details about the mission of dropping the atomic bomb. Sound only.

MP2002-489 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/9 min. 43 sec.
Description
: Ernest A. Gross, Deputy to the United Nations Ambassador, discusses United Nations procedures in the Security Council regarding the Korean War. Sound only.

MP2002-490 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/3 min. 10 sec.
Description
: Ernest A. Gross discusses emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council after the beginning of the Korean War. Sound only.

MP2002-491 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/5 min. 6 sec.
Description
: : Ernest A. Gross discusses the frustrating United Nations Security Council meetings after beginning of the Korean War and the important decisions made by the General Assembly at that time. Sound only.

MP2002-492 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/8 min. 43 sec.
Description
: Ernest A. Gross goes into detail about United Nations Security Council actions taken on June 25, 1950 and the resolution that was drafted. Sound only.

MP2002-493 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min. 40 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about his time in the Senate, how he became President, and a general statement that he wants people to “know me as I am.” Sound only.

MP2002-494 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/45 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses books, the need to learn history, and the ignorance of people regarding the presidency. Sound only.

MP2002-495 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/10 min. 47 sec.
Description
: Mrs. W. L. C. (Ardelia Hardin) Palmer, President Truman’s former teacher, discusses Harry Truman as a county judge, his interest in roads, her own family’s background, and the civil war in the Independence, Missouri area. Sound only.

MP2002-496 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min. 45 sec.
Description
: W. Averell Harriman discusses Chinese intervention in the Korean War. Sound only.

MP2002-497 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min. 14 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the firing of General Douglas MacArthur. Sound only.

MP2002-498 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/23 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman makes a statement about General Douglas MacArthur, that “he went his own way.” Sound only.

MP2002-499 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/58 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses planning an invasion in the Pacific during World War II. Sound only.

MP2002-500 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min. 36 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the need for a trial for German war criminals. Sound only.

MP2002-501 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/39 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about why he wanted the Nuremberg Trials, that he didn't want Hitler to be regarded later as a hero. Sound only.

MP2002-502
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min. 44 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses Hitler and Mussolini and the end of the war, as well as Stalin's comments during the Potsdam Conference that Stalin thought Hitler was still alive. Sound only.

MP2002-503 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/53 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about his secretary, Rose Conway, and her reliability. Sound only.

MP2002-504 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 38 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman speaks about the House Un-American Activities Committee and Parnell Thomas. Sound only.

MP2002-505 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 180 ft.
Description
: Harry S. Truman describes the role of Vice-President. Sound only.

MP2002-506 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/2 min., 49 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses Dwight D. Eisenhower. Sound only.

MP2002-507 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/8 min., 41 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the decision to fire General Douglas MacArthur. Sound only.

MP2002-508 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/5 min., 15 sec.
Description
: Mrs. Eddie Jacobson talks about Harry S. Truman and her husband’s friendship with Mr. Truman. Sound only.

MP2002-509 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/5 min. 16 sec.
Description
: Mrs. W. L. C. Palmer, Harry S. Truman’s high school teacher, discusses Harry Truman as a student and reader, and his student campaign to support bonds for a new high school. Sound only.

MP2002-510
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min. 40 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the study of geography and history and how his education prepared him for being President, as well as the tremendous amount of reading the President has to do. Sound only.

MP2002-511 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 3 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses General John Pershing and General Douglas MacArthur. Sound only.

MP2002-512 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 6 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about Churchill and Stalin at Potsdam, the disappearance of East Germans, and refugees. Sound only.

MP2002-513 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/1 min., 15 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about Stalin and Churchill at Potsdam, the plan for free governments, reparations, and boundaries. Sound only.

MP2002-514 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/4 min., 20 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman talks about his view of the military, mentioning George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the firing of General MacArthur.

MP2002-515 [shot list]
35mm magnetic soundtrack/8 min., 24 sec.
Description
: Clips of Harry S. Truman and other unidentified speakers discussing Mr. Truman’s life in Missouri, his childhood, personal characteristics, and accomplishments. Sound only.

MP2002-516
35mm magnetic soundtrack/6 min., 57 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses General Jonathan Wainwright and the firing of General Douglas MacArthur. Sound only.

MP2002-639
35mm magnetic soundtrack/matching positive film/2 min., 28 sec.
Description
: Harry S. Truman discusses the illness of Franklin D. Roosevelt, indicating he realized the President was very ill but he couldn't share this with anyone.

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