Eugenie Anderson’s Historic Firsts

Today’s post comes from John P. Blair with the National Archives History Office. The observance of Women’s History Month prompts us to explore the lives and experiences of some of the many female trailblazers in our nation’s history. One such woman, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson, known as Eugenie, accomplished not only one, but several “historic … Continue reading Eugenie Anderson’s Historic Firsts

Headhunters and diplomats in the Truman Library

Today's guest post is from Samuel Rushay, senior archivist at the Truman Presidential Library and Museum, who is featured in our newest "Inside the Vaults" video about the adventure of John Paton Davies. “…I stood in the open door of that miserable [C-46, Curtis] Commando and decided—`Well, if nobody else is going to jump, I’ll jump.  … Continue reading Headhunters and diplomats in the Truman Library

Memories of Korea in Missouri

For the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, the staff at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, MO, wanted to try something different. “Instead of doing a straightforward chronological presentation, we also wanted to focus on the personal experiences,” said curator Clay Bauske. The team worked for a year, collecting stories and … Continue reading Memories of Korea in Missouri