Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Harry S. Truman Library
This building has been erected by the gifts of American citizens in all walks of life and the generosity of the City of Independence and of the contractors who built it for the purpose of preserving the papers of President Harry S. Truman and furthering the study of free government and of the participation of the United States in world affairs.
"This library will belong to the people of the United States. My papers will be the property of the people and be accessible to them and this is as it should be. The papers of the president are among the most valuable sources of material for history. They ought to be preserved and they ought to be used."
Harry S. Truman
Erected 1957 by The Harry S. Truman Library, National Archives of the United States of America, and Others.
Location. 39° 6.182′ N, 94° 25.29′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on U.S. 24, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The engraved panels flank the entrance to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 West Highway 24, Independence MO 64050, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eternal Flame of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry S. Truman Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Bell Replica Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry S. Truman Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Neck" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vaile Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Truman Library and Museum. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Education • Politics • War, Korean • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.