Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Helen Ardis Haukenberry Papers

Dates: 1945-1959.

Cousin of Harry S. Truman.

This collection is made up of the contents of six scrapbooks compiled by Helen Ardis Haukenberry. It contains newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to the Truman family.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one-half of one linear foot (approximately 800 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection.
Processed by: Brian Smith (2010).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1899 (August 4)Born, Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Vernon Ragland and Ruth Truman Noland Ragland (a first cousin of Harry S. Truman)
1920-1936Teacher, Longfellow Elementary School, Kansas City, Missouri
1936 (July 20)Married Herbert Howard Haukenberry
1986 (November 2)Died, Versailles, Missouri

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection is made up of the contents of six scrapbooks compiled by Helen Ardis Haukenberry, a cousin of President Harry S. Truman. The collection contains newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to Harry S. Truman, Bess W. Truman, Margaret Truman, and the Truman Presidency.

The clippings consist of articles, photos, and editorial cartoons relating to national politics, legislative issues, and foreign policy as well as social events and the personal affairs of the First Family. Mrs. Haukenberry was especially interested in preserving items that dealt with Truman’s relatives and his hometown of Independence, Missouri. Almost all of the clippings date from the Truman Presidency, but a few items relate to Truman’s brief tenure as Vice President in 1945 and his activities as a former President.

Mrs. Haukenberry’s notes on Truman family history can be found in the Nancy Bentley Papers and in the Truman and Holmes Families Papers.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 SCRAPBOOK FILE, 1945-1959
Newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the Truman family, originally compiled in six scrapbooks. Arranged chronologically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Volume 1: January 1945—October 1945
  • Volume 2: October 1945—June 1946
  • Volume 3: June 1946—July 1947
  • Volume 4: August 1947—January 1949
  • Volume 5: January 1949—October 1950
  • Volume 6: November 1950—May 1959

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