Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Robert Gulledge Papers

Dates: 1941-1951.

White House Employee, 1945-1948.

This collection is almost entirely made up of newspaper clippings from two scrapbooks compiled by Robert Gulledge, dating from 1941 to 1942. The clippings document Senator Harry S. Trumanís activities as chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one-half of one linear foot (approximately 500 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection.
Processed by: Brian Smith (2010)


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Robert E. Gulledge worked as a mail boy in the office of Senator Harry S. Truman. His father was a friend of Harry Vaughn, Senator Trumanís secretary. After Truman became President in 1945, Gulledge found a job at the White House. In 1948, he transferred to the St. Louis office of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. He later worked for the Army Corp of Engineers.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection is almost entirely made up of newspaper clippings from two scrapbooks compiled by Robert Gulledge, dating from 1941 to 1942. The clippings document Senator Harry S. Trumanís activities as chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (popularly known as the Truman Committee).

In addition to articles about Truman and the national defense effort during World War II, the clippings include editorial cartoons and photos of Truman and his family.

Also included in the collection is the sheet music for the song ďSend For Me,Ē inscribed to Gulledge by the composer, Pete Johnson, and dated 1943.

Another item in the collection is a memo from Lela Stiles of the White House staff to Rose Conway, President Trumanís secretary, dated June 29, 1951. The memo indicates that Gulledge left the scrapbooks in the White House, where he was employed from 1945 to 1948, and that they were later transferred to the storeroom.

More information on Robert Gulledge can be found in the Harry S. Truman Papers: Official File (OF 3091).

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 SCRAPBOOK FILE, 1941-1951
Newspaper clippings from two scrapbooks compiled by Robert Gulledge, with other items. Arranged chronologically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Volume 1
  • Volume 2

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