Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


General Records of the Department of State:
Condolence Books Opened at Foreign Service Posts on the Occasion of the Death of Former President Harry S. Truman
(Record Group 59)

Dates: 1972-1973.

This collection consists mostly of condolence books from foreign embassies, consulates, and missions with some loose papers, handwritten correspondence, and business cards expressing sympathy at the death of Harry S. Truman.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2 linear feet, 2 linear inches (about 3,500 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Documents created by U.S. government officials 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: Erwin J. Mueller (1974).
Updated by: Bailey L. Moffitt (2013) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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AGENCY HISTORY NOTE

The U. S. Department of State maintains embassies, consulates, and missions in hundreds of countries around the world. When former President Harry S. Truman died on December 26, 1972, condolence books were opened at these posts to allow visitors to write messages of sympathy.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection contains material collected by the U. S. Department of State in 1972 and 1973 at the time of the death of Harry S. Truman. The materials mostly consist of condolence books opened at U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions abroad. Also included are messages received by the State Department from foreign officials.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1-5CONDOLENCE BOOKS, 1972-1973
Condolence books, loose papers, handwritten correspondence, and business cards expressing sympathy at Harry S. Truman’s passing. Arranged alphabetically by name of country.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    CONDOLENCE BOOKS, 1972-1973
Box 1
  • Afghanistan: Embassy-Kabul
  • Argentina: Embassy-Buenos Aires
  • Australia: Embassy-Canberra
  • Australia: Consulate-Perth
  • Australia: Consulate-Sydney
  • Austria: Embassy-Vienna
  • Bahamas: Consulate-Nassau
  • Bangladesh: Embassy-Dacca
  • Barbados: Embassy-Bridgetown
  • Belgium: Embassy-Brussels
  • Belgium: Consulate-Antwerp
  • Bermuda: Consulate-Hamilton
  • Brazil: Embassy-Brasilia
  • Brazil: Consulate-Rio de Janeiro
  • Bulgaria: Embassy-Sofia
  • Burma: Embassy-Rangoon
  • Cambodia: Embassy-Phnom Penh
  • Cameroon: Embassy-Yaounde
  • Canada: Embassy-Ottawa
  • Canada: Consulate-Calgary
  • Canada: Consulate-Montreal
  • Canada: Consulate-Quebec
  • Canada: Consulate-St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • Canada: Consulate-Toronto
  • Canada: Consulate-Vancouver
  • Canada: Consulate-Winnipeg
  • Chad: Embassy-Fort Lamy
  • Chile: Embassy-Santiago
  • Colombia: Embassy-Bogota
  • Costa Rica: Embassy-San Jose
  • Cyprus: Embassy-Nicosia
  • Czechoslovakia: Embassy-Prague
  • Dahomey: Embassy-Cotonou
  • Denmark: Embassy-Copenhagen
  • Dominican Republic: Embassy-Santo Domingo
  • Ecuador: Embassy-Quito
  • Egypt: Embassy-Cairo
  • Ethiopia: Embassy-Addis Ababa
  • Ethiopia: Consulate-Asmara
  • Finland: Embassy-Helsinki
  • France: Embassy-Paris
  • France: Consulate-Nice
  • France: Mission (OECD)-Paris
Box 2
  • Gabon: Embassy-Libreville
  • Germany: Embassy-Bonn
  • Germany: Consulate-Bremen
  • Germany: Consulate-Frankfurt
  • Germany: Consulate-Hamburg
  • Germany: Consulate-Munich
  • Germany: Consulate-Stuttgart
  • Germany: Mission-West Berlin
  • Greece: Embassy-Athens
  • Greece: Consulate-Thessaloniki
  • Guatemala: Embassy-Guatemala City
  • Guinea: Embassy-Conakry
  • Haiti: Embassy-Port-au-Prince
  • Honduras: Embassy-Tegucigalpa
  • Hong Kong: Consulate
  • Hungary: Embassy-Budapest
  • Iceland: Embassy-Reykjavik
  • India: Embassy-New Delhi
  • India: Consulate-Bombay
  • India: Consulate-Calcutta
  • India: Consulate-Madras
  • Iran: Consulate-Kharramshahr
Box 3
  • Israel: Embassy-Tel Aviv
  • Israel: Consulate-Jerusalem
  • Italy: Consulate-Genoa
  • Italy: Consulate-Naples
  • Italy: Consulate-Palermo
  • Ivory Coast: Embassy-Abidjan
  • Jamaica
  • Japan: Consulate-Kobe
  • Japan: Consulate-Osaka
  • Jordan: Embassy-Amman
  • Kenya: Embassy-Nairobi
  • Kuwait: Embassy-Kuwait
  • Laos: Embassy-Vientiane
  • Lebanon: Embassy-Beirut
  • Lesotho: Embassy-Maseru
  • Liberia: Embassy-Monrovia
  • Libya: Embassy-Tripoli
  • Malawi: Embassy-Blantyre
  • Malaysia: Embassy-Kuala Lumpur
  • Mali: Embassy-Bamoko
  • Malta: Embassy-Valletta
  • Martinique: Consulate-Fort de France
  • Mauritius: Embassy--Port Louis
  • Mexico: Embassy-Mexico City
  • Mexico: Consulate-Guadalajara
  • Morocco: Consulate-Casablanca
  • Morocco: Consulate-Rabat
  • Mozambique: Consulate-Lourenco Marques
  • Nepal: Embassy-Kathmandu
  • Netherlands: Embassy-The Hague
  • Netherlands: Consulate-Amsterdam
  • Netherlands: Consulate-Rotterdam
  • Niger West Africa: Embassy-Neamey
  • Nigeria: Embassy-Lagos
Box 4
  • Okinawa: Consulate-Naha
  • Oman Sultanate: Embassy-Muscat
  • Pakistan: Embassy-Islamabad
  • Pakistan: Consulate-Karachi
  • Pakistan: Consulate-Lahore
  • Panama: Embassy-Panama City
  • Paraguay: Embassy-Asuncion
  • Philippines: Embassy-Manila
  • Poland
  • Poland: Embassy-Warsaw
  • Portugal: Embassy-Lisbon
  • Portugal: Consulate-Ponta Delgoda
  • Rwanda: Embassy-Kigali
  • Saudi Arabia: Embassy-Jidda
  • Senegal: Embassy-Dakar
  • Singapore: Embassy-Singapore
  • Somalia: Embassy-Magadiscio
  • South Africa: Embassy-Pretoria
  • South Africa: Consulate-Cape Town
  • South Africa: Consulate-Durban
  • South Africa: Consulate-Johannesburg
  • South Korea: Embassy-Seoul
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • South Vietnam: Embassy-Saigon
  • Spain: Embassy-Madrid
  • Spain: Consulate-Seville
  • Sri Lanka: Embassy-Columbo
  • Sweden: Embassy-Stockholm
  • Switzerland: Embassy-Bern
  • Switzerland: Consulate-Zurich
  • Switzerland: Mission-Geneva
  • Taiwan: Embassy-Taipei
  • Tanzania: Embassy-Dar es Salaam
  • Thailand: Embassy-Bangkok
Box 5
  • USSR: Embassy-Moscow
  • United Arab Emirates: Embassy-Abu Dhabi
  • United Kingdom: Embassy-London
  • United Kingdom: Consulate-Edinburgh
  • United Kingdom: Consulate-Liverpool
  • United Kingdom: Consulate-Belfast
  • United Nations: Mission-New York
  • Upper Volta: Embassy-Ouagadougou
  • Uruguay: Embassy-Montevideo
  • Venezuela: Embassy-Caracas
  • Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia: Embassy-Belgrade
  • Zaire: Embassy--Kinshasa
  • Zaire: Consulate--Kisangani
  • Zaire: Consulate--Lubumbashi [?]

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