July 18, 2018

Today in History: Harry S. Truman


Today in History–January 5–the Library of Congress features Harry S. Truman, who announced his “Fair Deal” reform package on this date in 1949. Learn more about our nation’s 33rd president (1945-52) and key aspects of his presidency by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about President Truman.

Truman Announced A Fair Deal from America’s Library

Harry S. Truman first inauguration primary source set

Harry S. Truman second inauguration primary source set

Harry Truman images

“Dewey Defeats Truman”

Harry S. Truman (political cartoon)

Old Soldiers Never Die . . .

Truman Appoints A Prosecutor

Telegram from Harry Truman to Orville Wright

Letter to the Librarian of Congress

Harry S. Truman at the National Press Club: May 10, 1954, April 12, 1958, December 8, 1958, and November 2, 1961 speeches (audio files)

Harry S. Truman at the National Press Club: May 10, 1954, April 12, 1958, December 8, 1958, and November 2, 1961 speech overviews

Harry Truman historical newspaper coverage

President Truman historical newspaper coverage

Contemporary U.S. legislation related to Harry Truman

POTUS: Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman Library

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