Location: Microfiche Cabinet 5 Drawer 1 E54
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, A 11
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
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)
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Time Period: 20th century
Subject keywords: U. S. Politics