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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Harry S. Truman Library

 
 
The Harry S. Truman Library Panel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
1. The Harry S. Truman Library Panel
Inscription.  
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.

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"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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsWar, Korean
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War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list.
 
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. The engraved panels flank the entrance to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 West Highway 24, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Harry S. Truman Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Man of Means (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three Trails From Independence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trails to the East & West (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Truman Library and Museum
The Harry S. Truman Library Panel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2011
2. The Harry S. Truman Library Panel
. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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