Legacy Gallery at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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This Library will belong to the people of the United States. The papers of the presidents are among the most valuable sources of material for history. They ought to be preserved and they ought to be used.

Harry S. Truman

The Truman Library Institute is the member-supported, nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, one of 14 presidential libraries of the National Archives. Together with its federal partner, the Truman Library Institute draws on President Truman’s legacy to enrich the public understanding of history, the presidency and America’s unique form of government. This mission is achieved through world-class museum exhibits, research grants, public programming and nationally acclaimed education programs serving more than 30,000 students and teachers annually. The Institute was founded  by President Truman himself in order to ensure that his presidential library flourish as a classroom for democracy, where young people, especially, might better understand the American presidency and the fundamental principles governing our democracy, while finding inspiration to choose lives of service and purpose. Thank you for supporting this important mission.