The Election of 1948
Location: Microfiche Cabinet 19 Drawer 8
Scope: This collection provides documents and the perspectives of the
four base camps from this presidential election: Republican Thomas
E. Dewey, Democrat Harry S. Truman, Progressive Henry A. Wallace and Dixiecrat
J. Strom Thurmond. Sources include Papers of Harry S Truman, Thomas
E. Dewey Papers, Papers of Americans for Democratic Action as well as selections
from several southern newspapers.
How to search the collection: The
collection includes a table of contents and is organized by chapter.
Chapter One is on fiche 1-4, Chapter Two is on fiche 5 and 6, etc.
Principal sources for the material contained in each chapter is given at the
beginning of each chapter, for example, Chapter 1, "The Nomination of Harry S.
Truman" contains Papers of Harry S. Truman from the Truman Library,
Independence, Missouri as well as papers of Americans for Democratic Action,
from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Fiche 19 contains document citations for all of the chapters, in order by fiche
number followed by row letter.
Sample document citation:
Memorandum, James Rowe, Jr., to President Harry S. Truman,
December 1946, Papers of Clark M. Clifford, Harry S. Truman Library,
Independence, MO (hereafter cited as Clifford Papers).
How to read the citation: E48-1
Election of 1948, fiche 1
A 11 Row A, Column 11 of fiche
Guides: There is a printed guide to this
collection located at Microfiche Cabinet 19, Dr. 8 Guide. The collection is
organized similar to a book, with an introduction, table of contents and
document citations comprising the last chapter (Chapter VIII). The
guide to the collection gives a description of each document covered in these
chapters along with its citation. The editor of the collection, Jim Watts
(Professor of History, City College of New York), suggests the following
for further reading:
Markowitz, Norman D. The Rise and Fall of the People's Century: Henry A.
Wallace and American Liberalism, 1941-1948. New York: Free Press,
1973. (General Collection E 748 .W23 M37 1973)
Ross, Irwin. The Loneliest Campaign: the Truman Victory of 1948.
New York: New American Library, 1968. (General Collection E 815 .R6 1968
and Missouri Collection E 815 .R6 1968).
Schmidt, Karl M. Henry A. Wallace, Quixotic Crusade 1948.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1960. (General Collection E 815 .S35)
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier. History of American Presidential Elections,
1789-1968. New York: Chelsea House, 1971 (General Collection E 183
.S28, v. 1-4)
For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out
Presidents United States Election 1948 Sources
Presidents United States Election 1948
Time Period: 20th century
Subject keywords: U. S. Politics
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