Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Russell P. Andrews Papers

Dates: 1940-1954

Special Assistant to the Assistant to the President, 1950-1952.

The papers of Russell P. Andrews mostly consist of correspondence, reports, and photographs pertinent to Andrews's career as a White House staff member.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one linear foot (about 400 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The Truman Library received no donation of copyright from the donor of these papers. Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Kathryn Gridley (2005) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Russell P. Andrews was a Special Assistant to the Assistant to the President, John Steelman, from 1950-1952. Prior to working for Steelman, Andrews worked as a Legislative Assistant to Roger W. Jones, Deputy Director at the Bureau of the Budget. After completing his work for Steelman in 1952, Andrews returned to the Bureau of the Budget. Andrews died in approximately 1982.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Russell P. Andrews consist of papers and memorabilia pertaining to Mr. Andrews’s tenure as White House staff member and as special assistant to John Steelman, the Assistant to the President, from 1950-1952.

The collection consists of letters, memorandums, and memorabilia from Mr. Andrew’s work under Mr. Steelman. Included are two reports by Mr. Andrews “Wilderness Sanctuary” and “The Re-Americanization of Foreign Service Officers” written for the Inter-University Case Program. The accompanying folder title list is in alphabetical order pertinent to the enclosed items.

The collection also includes a bound copy of a 1942 report by Andrews and Rowland Egger on government reorganization in Bolivia, four letters from Harry S. Truman to Andrews, a 1950 memorandum from Andrews to Truman proposing assignment of foreign service officers to duties in the United States, photographs of Andrews and other members of the White House staff, and a cigarette lighter bearing the image of President Truman.

Related materials at the Truman Library include John Steelman’s oral history, George Elsey’s oral history, and the papers of John Steelman and George Elsey.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 SUBJECT FILE, 1940-1954
Correspondence, reports, photographs, and memorabilia. Arranged in alphabetical order.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1

  • “Administrative Reorganization of the National Government of Bolivia”
  • Letters from Harry S. Truman
  • Memorabilia
  • Memorandum to Harry S. Truman
  • Photographs
  • “The Re-Americanization of Foreign Service Officers”
  • Wilderness Sanctuary Bill

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