Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs:
Benefits Claim File of Harry S. Truman:
(Record Group 15)

Dates: 1927-1973.

These records consist of correspondence and financial forms relating to Harry S. Trumanís Veterans Administration life insurance policy.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one-half of one linear foot (approximately 150 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Records created by U.S. Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain.
Processed by: Deborah Keating (2010).


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AGENCY HISTORY NOTE

The Department of Veterans Affairs was established in 1988, assuming the functions previously exercised by the U. S. Veterans Bureau (1921-1930) and the Veterans Administration (1930 -1988).

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

These records consist of correspondence and financial forms related to a life insurance policy obtained by Harry S. Truman through the Veterans Administration in 1927. The policy was converted to a different type in 1931.

Included among the records are letters from Harry S. Truman accompanying his premium payments; forms providing for the reinstatement of the policy on several occasions when Truman failed to make his payments on time; premium notices; a copy of Mr. Trumanís death certificate; and forms relating to the payment of death benefits to Trumanís widow, Bess W. Truman.

A related collection at the Truman Library is the Military Personnel File of Harry S. Truman (Records of the Adjutant Generalís Office, Record Group 407).

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 BENEFITS CLAIM FILE, 1927-1973
Correspondence and financial forms relating to Harry S. Trumanís Veterans Administration life insurance policy.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Harry S. Truman

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