Harry S. Truman, from The WPA Film Library Speeches Collection

This collection of significant speeches given by Harry S. Truman covers his sudden succession to the presidency upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and other landmarks of his terms in office.

Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., WPA Film Library.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1990.
Series: WPA Film Library Speeches Collection.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 28, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro: The Speeches of Harry S. Truman (0:28)
  • The Accidental President (2:19)
  • Eulogy (0:46)
  • Truman Addresses Congress (3:02)
  • President's News Conference (1:14)
  • Truman Speaks to the United Nations (0:44)
  • Excerpt Report to the American People (1:43)
  • Man of Character (1:26)
  • Legislation for Industrial Peace (2:11)
  • Taft-Hartley Labor Act (0:05)
  • The Truman Doctrine (2:37)
  • Address at Convention Hall in Philadelphia (0:38)
  • Young Democrats (0:44)
  • 30th National Democratic Convention (4:03)
  • Nomination for President (1:29)
  • Cadillac Square (1:26)
  • Vote for Your Future (0:25)
  • Gilmore Stadium (0:18)
  • Labor-Management Relations (1:40)
  • Victory Dinner (2:36)
  • Dinner of the American Bar Association (0:50)
  • Korea is Attacked (0:22)
  • United Nations General Assembly (6:39)
  • New Conference - U.N. Forces in Korea (0:42)
  • Escalating War in Korea (1:25)
  • State of the Union (2:27)
  • Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner (1:23)
  • U.S. Policy in the Far East (1:41)
  • Civil Defense Conference (2:07)
  • Independence Day (1:40)
  • The American Frontier (1:46)
  • American Legion Dedication (0:38)
  • 1952 State of the Union Address (2:11)
  • Mutual Security Program (1:32)
  • I Shall Not Be a Candidate for Reelection (1:12)
  • Farewell Address (1:38)
  • Credits: The Speeches of Harry S. Truman (0:08)