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Frontiers in History
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Harry S. Truman Presidential Library


Berlin Airlift

A student research file entitled Cold War Confrontation: Truman, Stalin and the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949 is available at the Harry S. Truman Library and on the internet at:
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/
berlin_airlift/large/berlin_airlift.htm
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It is a collection of select documents concerning this important frontier in Cold War history. Included in this research collection are: CIA declassified reports, correspondence, cabinet meeting notes, telegrams, press conference transcripts, committee reports, and statements by President Truman. (About 560 pages)

Desegregation of the Armed Forces

A student research file entitled The Truman Administration and the Desegregation of the Armed Forces is available at the Harry S. Truman Library and on the internet at:
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/
desegregation/large/deseg1.htm
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It is a collection of select documents concerning this important frontier in Civil Rights history. Included in this research collection are: Executive Order 9981, press releases, correspondence, reports, committee meeting minutes, and speeches. (About 700 pages)

Korean War

A student research file entitled The Korean War: The U.S. Response to North Korea's Invasion of South Korea, June 1950-October 1951 is available at the Harry S. Truman Library and on the internet at:
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/
korea/large/
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It is a collection of select documents concerning this important frontier in world history. The documents in this research collection include: telegrams, presidential calendar of appointments, memorandum, notes from meetings, correspondence, United Nation's resolutions, press releases, photographs, and personal accounts of the events. (About 1159 pages)

Recognition of Israel

A student research file entitled The United States' Recognition of Israel is available at the Harry S. Truman Library and on the internet at: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/
israel/large/israel.htm
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It is a collection of select documents concerning this important frontier in world history. President Truman became the first world leader to recognize Israel on May 14, 1948. The documents in this research collection include: the press release recognizing Israel signed by President Truman, correspondence from notable individuals such as Chaim Weizmann and Eddie Jacobson, maps, telegrams, committee reports, and diary entries. (About 350 pages)


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