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Truman Presidential Document Series

Location: 1) Map Room Messages of President Truman. (Microfilm J 82 D73 1980) 2) Potsdam Conference Documents 1945. (Microfilm J 82 D75 1980) 3) Official Conversations and Meetings of Dean Acheson 1949-1953. (Microfilm E 748 A15 A31 198)


The Map Room Messages of President Truman, 1945-1946 contain top secret messages between President Truman and Clement R. Attlee, Prime Minister of Great Britain; Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek; Winston S. Churchill; W. Averell Harriman; Ambassador Patrick J. Hurley; and Joseph Stalin.

The Potsdam Conference Documents, 1945 include all the documents from a meeting between President Truman, Soviet Premier Stalin and British Prime Ministers Churchill and Atlee held from July 16, 1945-August 2,1945 . They discussed post-war arrangements in Europe, frequently without agreement. Future moves in the war against Japan were also covered.

The Official Conversations and Meetings of Dean Acheson, 1949-1953. Dean Acheson was President Truman’s  Under Secretary of State. Over the next two years Acheson played an important role in devising both the Truman Doctrine and the European Recovery Program (ERP).  This is a collection of communications between Dean Acheson and President Truman, other heads of state, ambassadors and Congressmen.

How to search the collection

There are no subject indexes to these collections.  Each collection has a reel guide which lists communications by month and year.


Guide to Map Room Messages of President Truman1945-1946 and Potsdam Conference Documents, 1945 (Microfilm J 82 D73 1980 Guide).

Guide to Official Conversations and Meetings of Dean Acheson, 1949-1953 (Microfilm E 748 A15 A31 1980 Guide).

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.

United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.

United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953.

United States -- History -- 1945-1953.

Time Period: 20th Century  

Subject keywords: Military History, U. S. Politics