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President Harry S. Truman film footage

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9293

Scope and Contents

Contains 8mm film footage of President Harry S. Truman in Provo, Utah during his campaign in 1952. Has a shot of him on his campaign train during his presidential campaign. Material created 1952.


  • 1952

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the President Harry S. Truman film footage must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) was the 33rd president of the United States of America.

Harry S Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri. He enlisted first in the National Guard as a young man, but eventually joined the Army to fight during WWI. In 1922, Truman was elected as a County Court judge in Jackson County and in 1934, leveraging his popularity in that county, was elected U.S. Senator in Missouri. In 1940, Truman established the Truman Committee to expose and fight wartime waste and profiteering in the armed forces. This greatly increased his publicity across the country and in 1945 he was nominated Vice President by the then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Upon Roosevelt's death in 1945, Truman was conferred the presidency. He served out the rest of that term and won re-election in 1949. In 1952, he ran again, briefly, but ultimately did not pursue fervently. He died in Kansas City, Missouri in 1972.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Purchased from Max Rainet, ebay, in March 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Max Rainet, ebay; March, 2019.


Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy II.B.5.I, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Andrew VanDomelen, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2019

Register of President Harry S. Truman film footage
Andrew VanDomelen
2019 May 07
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States