Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Harry Truman Browne Papers

Dates: 1952-1965.

California Businessman and Democratic Party supporter.

The papers of Harry Truman Browne consist of correspondence, photographs, invitations, memorabilia, printed material, and other items relating primarily to Browne’s political activities and attendance at the presidential Inaugurations of 1961 and 1965, and to his attendance at the dedication ceremonies for the Harry S. Truman Library in 1957.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one linear foot (about 350 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received from the donor of this collection. 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: Jenifer Whiting (2007) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Harry T. Browne was a member of the 1961 General Inaugural Committee, and a longtime Democratic Party figure. He owned a home building and development company, Truman Browne Enterprises, which was located in Inglewood, California. He died on September 12, 1966.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Harry Truman Browne consist of correspondence, photographs, invitations, memorabilia, printed material, and other items relating primarily to Browne’s political activities and attendance at the presidential Inaugurations of 1961 and 1965, and to his attendance at the dedication ceremonies for the Harry S. Truman Library in 1957. The collection is comprised of one series, a Subject File, arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Among the printed materials are a limited edition reproduction of John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, a 1961 Life magazine souvenir edition entitled “Inaugural Spectacle,” and a magazine-style publication about Kennedy’s assassination.

The collection contains a small number of photographs. Harry S. Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Chief Justice Earl Warren all appear in these photographs. Most were taken at the 1957 dedication of the Truman Library and the 1961 Inauguration.

The correspondence includes one letter from Harry S. Truman to Browne, thanking him for a Christmas package that Browne sent to Truman. Several letters from Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson to Browne offer thanks for his continued support of the Democratic Party.

Among the memorabilia in the collection are menus from the U.S. Senate restaurant, Inaugural tickets, a badge from the 1961 Inaugural, and an invitation to the 1961 Inaugural that was autographed by Harry S. Truman.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 SUBJECT FILE, 1952-1965
Correspondence, photographs, invitations, memorabilia, printed material, and other items relating primarily to Harry T. Browne’s political activities and attendance at the presidential Inaugurations of 1961 and 1965, and to his attendance at the dedication ceremonies for the Harry S. Truman Library in 1957. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Abraham Lincoln Commemoration Ceremony
  • Correspondence
  • Democratic National Convention, 1960
  • General
  • Harry S. Truman Library Dedication
  • John F. Kennedy Assassination
  • John F. Kennedy Inauguration
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Inauguration
  • Menus
  • Photographs
  • Speech of President Kennedy, September 25, 1961

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