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Government and Politics

Collections documenting the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government at the territorial, local, state, and federal levels.

1948 Presidential Campaign

1948 Presidential Campaign

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of 90 documents of President Truman's 1948 Presidential Campaign covering years 1946-1968.

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Bureau of Labor and Statistics - The Red Book

Bureau of Labor and Statistics - The Red Book

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

First published in 1879, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Annual Report provides information about Missouri's history of industry and labor. The annual report became known as "The Red Book" due to the red cover of the early volumes, although the later editions are much smaller and are no longer bound with red covers.

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Cold War Confrontation: Truman, Stalin, and the Berlin Airlift, June 1948 - May 1949

Cold War Confrontation: Truman, Stalin, and the Berlin Airlift, June 1948 - May 1949

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

The collection focuses on the Berlin Airlift and includes 126 documents and some photographs covering the years 1948 through 1952.

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Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

This collection focusing on Trumanís historic decision includes documents covering the years 1945-1964. Supporting materials include an online version of "Truman and the Bomb: A Documentary History," edited by Robert H. Ferrell.

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Dred Scott Case

Dred Scott Case

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries

Collection of one hundred and eleven documents, over 400 pages of full-text searchable resource that represents the full case history of the Dred Scott Case.

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Establishing the Marshall Plan

Establishing the Marshall Plan

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

A collection about the Marshall Plan, or European Recovery Program, as it was officially known, which provided aid to war-torn Europe. This collection includes 69 documents, 9 photographs, an exhibit titled George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace, and a teaching activity based on the exhibit.

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Fourth of July Speeches

Fourth of July Speeches

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections

A collection containing published pamphlets of addresses made on Independence Day from 1791-1925. The speeches explore topics central to the developing United States in the first 150 years of its existence.

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Historic "Blue Book" Photograph Collection

Historic "Blue Book" Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

The Secretary of State Publications Photographs Collection is primarily a compilation of images considered for, or published in, the Official Manual of the State of Missouri. The images in this collection cover a wide range of subjects, including historic buildings and sites, college and university buildings, parks, bridges, and state government buildings.

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Kansas City 1940 Tax Assessment Photographs

Kansas City 1940 Tax Assessment Photographs

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library

Over 40,000 images of 1940 tax assessment of Kansas City residences and buildings by Jackson County Tax Assessor's office. Each photographic print is approximately 1"x1.5", mounted on 12"x18" cards, and organized by block. The collection does not include all photographs of the 1940 tax assessment project. Several hundred block cards are missing from the original survey.

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Korean War: The US Response to North Korea's Invasion of South Korea

Korean War: The US Response to North Korea's Invasion of South Korea

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

An online exhibit of documents, photographs, sound clips of individual participants in policy development, battlefield combatants, and observers affected by the human tragedy of the Korean War.

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Laws of the City of St. Louis Government

Laws of the City of St. Louis Government

Contributed by: St. Louis Public Library

Online resources of City of St. Louis Laws including Rules of the Aldermen, Charter, Revised Code, City Ordinances, Ordinance and first readings, Resolutions, etc.

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Missouri Constitutions, 1820-1945

Missouri Constitutions, 1820-1945

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This collection contains digitized copies of the Missouri Constitution from 1820, 1865, 1875, and 1945. Also included is the 1845 proposed Missouri Constitution which was not ratified.

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Missouri Governors Records, 1836-1897

Missouri Governors Records, 1836-1897

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Official records of 19th century Missouri governors. Records are currently online for the years 1837-1889. Topics include the expulsion of Mormons, railroads, slavery, violence along the Kansas border, guerilla bands, vigilantes and the outbreak of the Civil War.

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Missouri House and Senate Journals, 1820-1899

Missouri House and Senate Journals, 1820-1899

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

This collection contains 19th Century Journals of the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate. These Journals record the proceedings of the state legislature.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of 112 documents of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) covering the years 1949-1952

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Official Manual of the State of Missouri - The Blue Book

Official Manual of the State of Missouri - The Blue Book

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

The Official Manual of the State of Missouri, more commonly known as the "Blue Book," is a biennial publication of the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. First published in 1878, the series of volumes serves as a historical resource, providing information about Missouri's government, culture, and history. This collection consists of sixty-two volumes of Official Manuals dating from 1878 to 2000.

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Politics in Missouri Oral History Collection

Politics in Missouri Oral History Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

This collection contains 160 full-text transcripts and fifty-five full-audio recordings of oral histories given by Missouri political leaders and activists.

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Richard W. Bolling Photograph Collection

Richard W. Bolling Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Richard W. Bolling (1916-1991) served with eight different presidents and through several crucial events in U.S. history as a Missouri Democratic Representative to Congress from 1949 to 1983. This collection has over 2000 photographs documenting Bolling's life and career in the U.S. Congress from 1949-1983.

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St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project

St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives; St. Louis Circuit Court; Washington University

This project features digitized collections of court files relating to Lewis & Clark, Native Americans, the fur trade, and slave freedom suits. Includes a database of all court cases processed, beginning in 1804.

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St. Louis Mayors

St. Louis Mayors

Contributed by: St. Louis Public Library

Between 1823 and the present, citizens of the City of St. Louis have elected 45 men to serve as mayor. The "St. Louis Mayors" exhibit provides a brief biography and photograph of these men highlighting the contributions they made to the City's growth and development.

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State Historical Society of Missouri Editorial Cartoon Collection

State Historical Society of Missouri Editorial Cartoon Collection

Contributed by: State Historical Society of Missouri

The Editorial Cartoon Collection graphically reflects the attitudes and opinions of the artists and the citizens of Missouri from the early days of the twentieth century through World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and later events that saw the United States develop into a world leader.

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Truman Administration's Civil Rights Program: The Desegregation of the Armed Forces

Truman Administration's Civil Rights Program: The Desegregation of the Armed Forces

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection documents President Truman's decision to desegregate the U.S. Armed Forces. It covers the years 1938-1953.

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Truman Doctrine and the Beginning of the Cold War

Truman Doctrine and the Beginning of the Cold War

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of documents, photographs and interview transcripts about Truman doctrine.

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Truman Library Photograph Collection

Truman Library Photograph Collection

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

These images document the political career and life of Harry S Truman, as well as world events during his presidency.

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United Nations 1945-53: The Development of a World Organization

United Nations 1945-53: The Development of a World Organization

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of 127 documents about President Truman and the United Nations, covering the years 1945-1953.

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United States' Recognition of Israel

United States' Recognition of Israel

Contributed by: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Collection of 87 documents about the recognition of the State of Israel with a chronology of events spanning 1939-1949.

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Upset! Truman's Whistle Stop Campaign Remembered

Upset! Truman's Whistle Stop Campaign Remembered

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives

Collection of memorabilia and records recounting Truman's nomination, the Whistle Stop campaign, election, and inauguration in 1948-1949.

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