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About Us

I hope you will visit the educational institution that has been established here in Independence under the name of the Truman Library. As it is set up, it shows exactly what a President has to do.

Harry S. Truman

The Truman Library Institute is the member-supported, nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, one of 15 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.

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