• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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Family Members - Truman

Clifton Truman Daniel

Clifton Truman Daniel

Daniel, Clifton Truman
Interviewed July 7, 1994

Clifton Truman Daniel, eldest grandson of Harry S Truman and Bess W. Truman discusses holiday and summer visits with his grandparents in Independence, Missouri.

Interview Not Transcribed

 
Martha Ann Swoyer

Martha Ann Swoyer

Swoyer, Martha Ann
Interviewed July 9, 1991 and November 29, 1995

Martha Ann Swoyer, daughter of J. Vivian and Luella Truman and niece of Harry S Truman, was raised on the family farm in Grandview, Missouri. Swoyer discusses the many relationships within the Truman family spanning four generations.

Interview 7-9-1991 (pdf - 241KB)
Interview 11-29-1995 Not Transcribed

 
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Truman, Fred L.
Interviewed June 18, 1991

Fred L. Truman, son of J. Vivian and Luella Truman and nephew of Harry S Truman, discusses the Truman family and life on the Truman farm in Grandview, where he spent many years. Truman relates the importance of Harry S Truman as a member of the larger Truman family rather than as a national political figure.

Interview (pdf - 278KB)

 
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Truman, Gilbert and Harry A.
Interviewed July 29, 1991

Gilbert and Harry A. Truman were the sons of John Vivian Truman, the President's brother. They discuss life on and around the two Truman farms in Grandview, Missouri. Harry A. lived in the Truman Farm Home from 1946 to 1955 and talks about the modifications made to the house to make it "modern."

Interview Not Transcribed

 
Mary Higbee Truman

Mary Higbee Truman

Truman, Mary H.
Interviewed July 29, 1991

Mary Higbee Truman met Harry S Truman when he was Jackson County judge, and she later married his nephew, John C. Truman. Truman shared stories about family activities such as Sunday dinners in Grandview at the Truman farm, inaugurations, vacations at the White House, and VIP tours of the capitol.

Interview (pdf - 120KB)
Appendix (pdf - 787KB)

 

Did You Know?

Harry Truman's piano as first seen by the National Park Service. Credit: National Park Service

On 8 December 1982, Secretary of the Interior James Watt proclaimed Harry S Truman National Historic Site under the authority of the 1935 Historic Sites Act.