Tag Archives: President Truman

Sometimes an “S” is just an “S”

Today’s blog post was written by Tammy Kelly, an archivist at the Harry S. Truman Library. When future President Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884, his parents decided to name him Harry, after his mother’s brother Harrison … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking Wednesday: Truman and the no-turkey Thursday

What do you if you love Thanksgiving but it falls on a day when you can’t eat turkey? In 1947, President Truman faced an awkward dilemma. Truman took up the office of President during World War II, but even after the … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: A mustache, a funny man, and a President

Julius Henry Marx–better known by his stage name Groucho Marx–passed away on August 19, 1977. He left behind a legacy of humor on stage, radio, and film. I was not able to find to find any images of him in … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End: MacArthur in Korea

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. It was 61 years ago today that General Douglas MacArthur was named commander of United Nations forces in Korea. The final command in … Continue reading

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