Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Myrtle Bergheim Papers

Dates: 1940-1977.

Secretary to Charles Ross, Press Secretary to the President, 1945-1950.

The papers of Myrtle Bergheim consist of printed materials, correspondence, invitations, certificates, train schedules, and other items relating to her work as a secretary in the White House and her subsequent career with the government.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2 linear inches (about 200 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Connie Bickett donated her copyrights in these papers to the U.S. Government. 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: Anna Meyer (2011) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1912 (April 4)Born
1930Graduated from Howard High School in Howard, South Dakota
c. 1936-1940 Worked at the Veterans' Administration
1940Began work in the Press Room at the White House
1945-1950Secretary to Charles Ross, Press Secretary to the President
c. 1971 Received certificate from United States Information Agency marking 35 years of service with the U.S. Government
1977Became Honorary Fellow of Harry S. Truman Library Institute
1993 (April 5)Died in Minnesota

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Myrtle Bergheim mostly relate to her work as a secretary for Charles Ross in the White House and to her subsequent career with the U.S. Information Agency. The collection consists of printed materials, press clippings, correspondence, invitations, certificates, train schedules, transcripts, and other items, and is arranged alphabetically in a single series.

The collection includes timesheets, biographical information, a recommendation for a pay raise for Bergheim, a transcript of an ABC broadcast on Bergheim, and other items pertaining to her career with the government.

Related materials at the Truman Library include the papers of Charles G. Ross.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container No. Series
1 SUBJECT FILE, 1940-1977
Printed materials, press clippings, correspondence, invitations, and other items. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Biographical Information
  • Correspondence
  • Harry S. Truman Inauguration, 1949
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • President Truman's Schedules
  • Press Releases
  • Printed Materials
  • Transcript of Charles G. Ross's Last Press Conference, Dec. 5, 1950

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