Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Joseph F. Healey Papers

Dates: 1921-1984.

Associate Member, Vocational Rehabilitation and Education, Board of Veteransí Appeals.

The Papers of Joseph F. Healey consist mainly of printed materials, invitations, and memorabilia relating to the Presidential Inaugurations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy as well as other special occasions; and correspondence from President Truman and other prominent persons.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one half of one linear foot (about 150 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection. 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: Catherine Cooney (2008) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Joseph F. Healey

Joseph F. Healey was born on November 12, 1891. A resident of St. Joseph, Missouri, he was a close friend of Harry S. Truman. He and his wife, Faustina, were married on April 16, 1921.

Healey served as secretary to Congressman Richard M. Duncan for ten years. From 1945 to 1947, he was executive secretary to Senator Frank P. Briggs. In 1949, he was appointed Associate Member of the Board of Veteransí Appeals for Vocational Rehabilitation and Education in the Veterans Administration.

Healey died in St. Petersburg, Florida, on August 15, 1968.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Joseph F. Healey mainly consist of invitations, printed materials, and memorabilia related to the Inauguration ceremonies of four presidents and other special events.

Included among the materials in this collection are invitations to the Inauguration ceremonies of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933, 1947, 1941), Harry S. Truman (1949), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953), and John F. Kennedy (1961), as well as programs from the Roosevelt and Truman ceremonies.

In addition to these materials, other items in the collection include cards and programs for other special events; newspaper articles concerning Truman, the 1933 Inauguration of Roosevelt, and the dedication of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City in 1921; and letters to Healey from President Truman and other prominent persons.

Some of these papers were originally opened for research as part of the Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection (MDHC 256).

More information about Healey is available in the Harry S. Truman Papers (Official File 358, Presidentís Personal File 3665, and Post-Presidential Papers: General Correspondence File).

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 SUBJECT FILE, 1921-1984
Printed materials, invitations, correspondence, and memorabilia mostly related to Presidential Inaugurations, other special events, and the friendship between Joseph F. Healey and Harry S. Truman. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    SUBJECT FILE, 1921-1984
Box 1
  • Correspondence
  • Correspondence from Harry S. Truman
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Inauguration, 1953
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Inauguration, 1933
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Inauguration, 1937
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Inauguration, 1941
  • Harry S. Truman Inauguration, 1949
  • Invitations and Cards
  • John F. Kennedy Inauguration, 1961
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Printed Materials
  • Telegram

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