Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


General Records of the General Services Administration: Records Relating to the Personal Staff of Former President Harry S. Truman
(Record Group 269)

Dates: 1957-1972.

The transcripts in this collection relate to the pay and benefits, and the laws pertaining to them, of former President Harry S. Truman and his staff members, at the Harry S. Truman Library.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one half of one linear foot (approximately 100 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Documents prepared by the United States Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents is presumed to remain with the authors of the documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Jan Davis, Sharie Simon, and Randy Sowell (2007).
Updated by: Lauren Sumerall (2007) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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AGENCY HISTORY NOTE

The National Archives, which administers the Harry S. Truman Library, was part of the General Services Administration (GSA) from 1949 to 1985. The GSA is responsible for helping other federal agencies obtain supplies, information, and services. The National Archives and Administration became an independent agency in 1985.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection of the records of the General Services Administration (Record Group 269) contains memoranda, letters, and other items relating to the personal staff of former President Harry S. Truman at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.

Public Law 85-745óenacted on August 25, 1958, and sometimes called the Former Presidents Actóprovided that the federal government would pay the personal office staff of each former President of the United States. Most of the documents in this collection relate to pay increases and benefits for the members of Mr. Trumanís staff.

Mr. Trumanís office was located at the Truman Library from 1957 (when the Library was established) until his death in 1972. For most of that period, his office staff consisted of about five people, including Rose A. Conway, his personal secretary; David M. Noyes, an advisor and assistant; and Frances M. Schlichenmaier, another assistant.

In addition to correspondence pertaining to Trumanís employees, the records include a copy of Public Law 85-745 and a 1962 article on the Truman Library by its first director, Dr. Philip C. Brooks.

The Truman Library has the personal papers of Conway, Noyes, Schlichenmaier, and Brooks. Other related collections include the Truman Post-Presidential Papers and the records of the National Archives and Records Administration: Records of the Harry S. Truman Library (Record Group 64).

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 HARRY S. TRUMAN EMPLOYEE FILE, 1957-1972
Correspondence, memoranda, and other items mostly relating to the pay and benefits of former President Harry S. Trumanís personal staff at the Truman Library. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Memoranda and Other Items

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