• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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    Due to the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1) in downtown Independence, parking will be limited around the park visitor center and surrounding neighborhoods. Please plan accordingly. The Truman Home will be open for tours.

Oral Histories: D

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.

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Nell Danner

Nell Danner

Danner, Nell
Interviewed July 10, 2003

Mrs. Danner was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church Altar Guild. It was at Trinity that her connection with Bess Truman developed. She provides details on Trinity, the priests, and the church's relationship with the community. She also discusses the local civil rights movement.

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Dawson, Betty
Interviewed July 14, 2003

Betty Dawson was instrumental in the early preservation of the Truman Farm and its development as a national historic site. She worked for over 17 years as a National Park Service seasonal guide at the Farm Home.

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Dorsey, Pat Kerr
Interviewed October 20-21, 1990

Patricia Kerr Dorsey, an employee of the Truman Library since 1969, helped perform the initial inventory of the Truman home, beginning in 1981 prior to Bess W. Truman's death. Dorsey relates extensive information about the condition of the house and the artifacts within at the time of the home's transfer to the National Park Service.

Interview (pdf - 331KB)

 

Did You Know?

Truman Library. Credit: Truman Library

In search of land to build his library, Truman originally planned to return to Grandview rather than Independence after leaving the White House. The City of Independence, however, donated property for the building, so he decided not to move.