Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


General Records of the Office of Management and Budget:
Bureau of the Budget, Daily Record of Presidential Activities
(Record Group 51)

Dates: 1947-1951.

These records consist of President Harry S. Truman's daily appointment schedules, with related press releases, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, executive orders, proclamations, nominations, Congressional legislation, and reports of the President's Committee on Religion and Welfare in the Armed Forces, as compiled by the Bureau of the Budget.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 10 linear inches (about 900 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: Erwin J. Mueller (1978)
Updated by: Angela Goff (2016) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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AGENCY HISTORY NOTE

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was established on July 1, 1970. This Office assists the President in preparing the budget and in formulating fiscal programs, and supervises the administration of the budget, in addition to other functions. During President Harry S. Truman's administration, this Office was known as the Bureau of the Budget (BOB). In addition to other responsibilities, the BOB staff advised the President on whether to sign or veto bills passed by Congress, and prepared a daily record of Presidential activities.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

These records consist of President Harry S. Truman's daily appointment schedules, with related press releases, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, executive orders, proclamations, nominations, Congressional legislation, and reports of the President's Committee on Religion and Welfare in the Armed Forces, as compiled by the Bureau of the Budget. The records are arranged in a single series, the Subject File.

The Subject File includes the daily schedules and appointments of President Truman, from December 31, 1947 to June 10, 1950. Also included are Presidential speeches, statements, and other documents; and newspaper clippings detailing events that were listed on the President's schedule.

Related collections at the Truman Library include the Harry S. Truman Papers: White House Records Office Files and the James E. Webb Papers (Bureau of the Budget File).

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1-2

SUBJECT FILE, 1947-1951

President Harry S. Truman's daily appointment schedules, with executive orders, newspaper clippings, nominations, reports, legislation, and other items. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Daily Record of Presidential Activities, December 31, 1947-June 10, 1948
      [1 of 5; December 31, 1947-February 2, 1948]
      [2 of 5; February 3, 1948-February 29, 1948]
      [3 of 5; March 1, 1948-March 29, 1948]
      [4 of 5; March 30, 1948-April 14, 1948]
      [5 of 5; April 15, 1948-June 10, 1948]
Box 2
  • President's Committee on Religion and Welfare in the Armed Forces [October 1, 1949-January 22, 1951]

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