Dedication ceremony of the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. Former President of United States Harry S. Truman at the dedication ceremony of the library. Dignitaries including Chief Justice Ear Warren, Herbert Hoover and Elanor Roosevelt at the ceremony. Ten thousand people gather for the ceremony. A representative of President Eisenhower receives a deed on behalf of the government. Interiors of the library that houses 3 ½ million documents of Truman's seven year term. At the Truman Museum pictures of Truman with former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Another picture of Truman after winning the presidential election of 1944.
President Harry Truman aboard the USS Missouri, returning from the Pan American Conference in Rio. He dines with the sailors. Scenes of homecoming in Independence Missouri for President Harry Truman. View of his daughter Margaret and his wife Elizabeth (Bess) seated in their home. He shakes hands with neighbors of all races and creeds and visits his lifelong friend Ed Jacobson at his Westport Men's Clothing Store, where the two men are seen in conversation. Views of the town of Grandview and his mother's cottage there. Harry Truman kisses his elderly mother. At his office in the White House, President Truman poses with 'March of Dimes' poster boy, 3 year old Terry Tullos, and gives him a hug.
United States President Harry S Truman seated with his wife Bess Wallace and daughter Mary margaret in Independence, Missouri, after his successful election as President, in 1948. They read congratulatory telegrams and letters lying on a table in front of them. President Truman speaks to his wife and daughter. Truman with his family outside his house in Independence, Missouri. They look at flowers in the garden.
Signing of the Medicare Bill by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson at the Harry S Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. Harry S Truman Library at Independence building in Missouri. A large crowd outside the building. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson arrives at the building with his wife Lady Bird Johnson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Lady Bird Johnson waves to the crowd. Several other officials accompany them. Men take pictures with cameras as the officials ascend the steps of the building. Inside the building in a hall President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with former U.S. President Harry S Truman. Several officials stand. President Johnson speaks to President Truman as the Vice President Hubert Humphrey looks on. President Johnson and President Truman take their seats. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill as the Vice President looks on. The Government officials stand on the side and talk. Lady Bird Johnson, President Truman's wife Bess Truman and Vice President Hubert Humphrey stand behind President Johnson and President Truman.
Preparations for the homecoming of U.S. President Harry S. Truman to the Kansas City area for the first time since becoming President of the United States. View from Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kansas. Cameras mounted on car as cameramen record the arrival of President Truman. Customized U.S. Army Air Force C-54 Skymaster aircraft nicknamed "Sacred Cow" lands and taxis. (This VC-54C was built for Franklin Roosevelt, but he only flew on it for one trip before his death. The name "Sacred Cow" was a precursor to the name "Air Force One." The trip by Truman in this video clip was the first domestic airplane trip by a U.S. President in history. Prior trips by Franklin Roosevelt had all been international travel.) People gathered in a large number to welcome the President. President Truman and others in his party get off the aircraft. Arrival of President Truman at the Truman home in Independence, Missouri (his summer White House). Roger T. Sermon, Mayor of Independence greets the President's car as it arrives. Secret Service stand by near car and President while Truman greets well-wishers. Gathering in the back yard of the Truman home with members of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. From left to right: Cedric Siegfried, Al Huff, Richard Harbin, President Truman, George Hare, Dixon Kepley, Paul Snyder, Petey Childers. Photographers click pictures.
Panoramic views of the Oregon Trail which was one of the main overland migration routes on the North American continent, leading from locations on the Missouri River to the Oregon Territory from 1841 to 1869. The Great American Desert with high plains. Deer at a river bank. Bison bulls fight on the plains. View of a wagon on the plains. Independence Rock on the Oregon Trail, Wyoming bears the names of pioneers who carved their names in its surface between 1841 and 1869. The Missouri River leading to the Oregon territory.