Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Edward C. Gillette Papers

Dates: 1924-2002.

Attorney, collector of historic documents.

The Edward C. Gillette Papers contain correspondence, legal documents, and other items signed by Harry S. Truman, as well as printed materials, photographs, and artifacts related to Truman, and a letter signed by Ronald Reagan.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2.5 linear inches (about 50 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government his copyrights in this material. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Chad L. King (2014) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Edward C. Gillette, an attorney in Mission, Kansas, collected these documents and donated them to the Harry S. Truman Library.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Edward C. Gillette Papers include correspondence, legal documents, and memorabilia relating to two U.S. Presidents, Harry S. Truman and Ronald Reagan. Items signed by Truman as Jackson County Judge, U.S. Senator, and President make up much of the collection. These items include a check for $10 that Truman made out to the Kansas City School of Law, where he briefly attended law classes in 1924-1925, and letters from Truman to friends and well-wishers.

The collection also contains printed materials, photographs and artifacts relating to Truman, including a gavel from the Presidential yacht, the Williamsburg, and playing cards from the Presidential aircraft, the Independence. Also included is a copy of Ronald Reagan's letter to the American people announcing his diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease in 1994.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1924-2002
Correspondence, legal documents, memorabilia, and other items sign by or relating to Harry S. Truman and Ronald Reagan. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Memorabilia
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Truman, Harry S.

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