Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Patrick H. Gallen Papers

Dates: 1935-1965.

Friend of Harry S. Truman.

This collection contains copies of correspondence between Patrick H. Gallen, Harry S. Truman, and members of the White House staff, and copies of a few other items

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2.5 linear inches (about 160 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection.
Updated by: Rachel McNeill (2013) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Patrick Henry Gallen was born on May 19, 1909 in Kansas City, Missouri. He served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. He was a realtor in Kansas City, Missouri for most of his life, and he also worked for the War Assets Administration. Gallen was an acquaintance of President Truman. He died on November 20, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection includes letters received by Patrick H. Gallen from President Truman or members of the White House staff, in response to letters and gifts sent by Gallen to the President. Also included are Gallen's death certificate, a paystub, a photograph, and a newsletter with a notice of his death.

Also in the collection are a few other letters and two typewritten introductions to radio programs on traffic safety.

This collection consists of copies of original documents that were retained by the donor.

Additional correspondence with or concerning Patrick H. Gallen can be found in the papers of Harry S. Truman, in Official File 1462 and in President's Personal File 3588.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1935-1965
The collection includes letters, a newsletter, a death certificate, a paystub, two radio scripts, and a photograph of Mr. Gallen. The folders are arranged alphabetically and their contents are arranged by date.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Correspondence
  • Personal
  • Printed Materials

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