Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Harold F. Gosnell Papers

Dates: 1958-1980.

Professor of political science.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 6 linear feet.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. 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: C. Warren Ohrvall.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    PRELIMINARY DRAFTS
Box 1
  • Outline and notes
  • Bibliography and notes
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 - Early Influence (2 folders)
  • Chapter 2 - Origin of interests
  • Chapter 3 - Formal education
  • Chapter 4 - Farming
  • Chapter 5 - Business and accounting skills
Box 2
  • Chapter 6 - Military
  • Chapter 7 - Bess
  • Chapter 8 - First candidacy, 1922
  • Chapter 9 - Political apprenticeship
  • Chapter 10 - County administration
  • Chapter 11 - Candidate for Senate
  • Chapter 12 - Junior Senator from Missouri
  • Chapter 13 - Legislative role as Junior Senator
  • Chapter 14 - 1940 Election
Box 3
  • Chapter 15 - Truman Committee
  • Chapter 16 - Politics as usual
  • Chapter 17 - Nominated for Vice President
  • Chapter 18 - Campaign for Vice President
  • Chapter 19 - 82 days as Vice President
  • Chapter 20 - The journey analyzed
  • Chapter II - 1 (sic) - The Roosevelt-Truman transition
Box 4
  • Chapter 21 - Learning diplomacy (2 folders)
  • Chapter 22 - Congress, 1946
  • Chapter 23 - Economic and social policies
  • Chapter 23 (sic) - Changes in the team and its organization, 1946-1948
Box 5
  • Chapter 24 - Relations with Byrnes
  • Chapter 25 - Changing personal popularity
  • Chapter 26 - Battling Republican opposition
  • Chapter 27 - The Truman Doctrine
  • Chapter 28 - The Marshall Plan, Germany and Israel
  • Chapter 29 - Nominated for a full term
  • Chapter 30 - Opposing candidates
  • Chapter 31 - The 1948 election campaign
  • Chapter 32 - The final team, 1949-1952
Box 6
  • Chapter 32 (sic) - Social and economic policies, 1948
  • Chapter 33 - NATO, Germany, China
  • Chapter 34 - Economic and social activities, 1951-1952
  • Chapter 34 - (sic) - Liberal leanings until the Korean War
  • Chapter 35 - 1950 Congressional elections
  • Chapter 36 - Korea and Japan (2 folders)
  • Chapter 37 - The 82nd Congress, 1951-1952
  • Chapter 38 - Investigations, scandals, security, and McCarthyism
  • Chapter 39 - Seeking a Democratic candidate for 1952
Box 7
  • Chapter 40 - Ike: the opposing candidate
  • Chapter 41 - Campaigning for Stevenson
  • Chapter 42 - Transition to Ike
  • Chapter 43 - Characteristic and performance during crisis (3 folders)
  • "First drafts"
    FINAL DRAFT
Box 8
  • Index
  • Preface and Chapters 1-5
  • Chapters 6-10
  • Chapters 11-15
  • Chapters 16-20
  • Chapters 21-25
  • Chapters 26-30
Box 9
  • Chapters 31-35
  • Chapters 36-40
  • Chapters 41-43
  • Footnotes
  • Bibliography
    CORRESPONDENCE FILE
  • Correspondence with Publishers, 1966-1978
  • Correspondence, general, relating to preparation of the book, 1958-1977
    GOSNELL LIBRARY
Box 10
  • Index
  • Art
  • Cartoons (2 folders)
  • Comments by professionals on the book drafts
  • Daniels, Jonathan papers (3 folders)
Box 11
  • Dewey, Thomas E.
  • Elections, Missouri
  • General
  • Ickes, Harold W.
  • Interviews
  • Magazine articles
  • Maps
  • Military career
  • Neustadt, Richard E.
  • Newspaper articles, general
  • Newspapers, index to
Box 12
  • Newspaper-Independence Examiner
  • Persons to see
  • Photographs
  • Population statistics
  • Roosevelt Library material
  • Truman, Bess
  • Truman clippings and articles (2 folders)
  • Truman, Martha Ellen
  • Truman obituary
  • Truman, Post-Presidential
Box 13
  • Truman Speeches, 1944 campaign
  • Truman's men
    BACKGROUND MATERIAL FROM TRUMAN LIBRARY
  • Papers of Oscar Chapman
  • Papers of Clark Clifford
  • Clippings file, Democratic National Committee
  • Papers of George Elsey
  • Papers of Tom L. Evans
  • Files of Kenneth Hechler
  • Files of Frederick J. Lawton
  • Files of David D. Lloyd
  • Papers of J. Howard McGrath
  • Papers of Frank McNaughton
  • Miscellaneous collections
  • Papers of Charles Murphy
Box 14
  • Official File (2 folders)
  • Oral Histories (3 folders)
  • Papers of Charles G. Ross
  • Papers of Stephen J. Spingarn
    BOOK REVIEWS
  • Reviews of Truman's Crises - copies

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