Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


General Records of the General Services Administration:
Records Relating to the Site of the Harry S. Truman Library
(RG 269)

Dates: 1957-1981.

These records are mostly related to the acquisition of land by the government for the purpose of expanding the Harry S. Truman Library. Included are correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, maps, and other items.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one linear foot (about 800 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Documents created by U.S. Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Marco Ibarra (2008) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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AGENCY HISTORY NOTE

The Harry S. Truman Library and its parent agency, the National Archives and Records Service (NARS) were part of the General Services Administration (GSA) until 1985, when NARS became an independent agency, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The Public Buildings Service of the GSA was involved in the acquisition of land for the expansion of the Truman Library.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection of the Records of the General Services Administration (Record Group 269) consists of records related to the acquisition of land by the government in order to expand the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Library.

Included is correspondence between the government and landowners in the vicinity of the Library; contracts and other legal documents concerning the purchase of their property by the government; and related memoranda, maps, and other items. Most of this material dates from the 1969-1979 period. Also included in the collection are records pertaining to the general management of the Library building and grounds.

Related collections at the Truman Library include the Records of the National Archives and Records Administration (Record Group 64).

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY SITE FILE, 1957-1981
Correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, maps, and other items mostly relating to the acquisition of land for the expansion of the Harry S. Truman Library. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • 44A70, Grant of Utility Easement For Truman Library
  • Independence, Missouri Truman Library, Additional Land 1977
  • Independence, Missouri Truman Library, Additional Land 1977, Title Evidence
  • Independence, Missouri Truman Library, Additional Land 1977, Vacation of Pleasant and Moore Streets
  • Independence, Missouri Truman Library Building Site Management
  • Independence, Missouri Truman Library Site Acquisition
  • Independence, Missouri Truman Library Site, GS-06B-11591, Title Evidence
  • Independence, Missouri, Parcel 1 Mrs. Geraldine Cox, et. al, Truman Library Site
  • Independence, Missouri, Parcel 2 Patricia Lou Carey and Chas. F. Miller, Truman Library Site
  • Independence, Missouri, Parcel 3 Herbert T. Horner, Truman Library Site
  • Site Register File: Building No. 240101, Independence, Missouri, H. S. Truman Library
  • Truman Library Additional Parking

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