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TRU Blog Archive for January, 2016

The Best Quotes of President Harry Truman | January 26, 2016

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

Spoken like a true genius, Harry Truman was not one to mince words. With real threats and world-wide issues of catastrophic proportions, Truman was one to say exactly what needed to be said, and occasionally had a way of putting his thoughts into words in way that would leave a lasting impact.

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The Best Quotes of President Harry Truman

PASSAGES | January 11, 2016


Former senior advisor to President Truman dies at 97

We were saddened to learn that one of two surviving members of President Truman’s inner circle passed at the turning of the year. Military adviser to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, George Elsey last visited the Truman Library in 2007. We asked: “If Harry Truman walked through his Library today, what do you think he’d be most proud of?”

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MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS | January 8, 2016


12 Amazing WWII Artifacts in the Truman Collection


Rarely Viewed documents, photos and objects headed back to the Truman vault

Till We Meet Again, the Truman Library’s exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, closed this week, but we won’t soon forget the stories behind these 12 rarely-exhibited items from the Truman collection.

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