National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives to Host Moderated Discussion of Ike, Harry, and the Constitution

National Archives at Kansas City

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Press Release: September 1, 2016

Kansas City (MO)…On Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives at Kansas City will host a moderated discussion titled Ike, Harry, and the Constitution. A free light reception will precede the lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Over 200 years ago, when America’s founding documents were written, the impact of their legacy could not have been envisioned. At times, the Constitution has been amended and altered to fit the needs of a growing country and citizenship. Despite the vast scholarship which has grown around the presidencies of Truman and Eisenhower, and the abundant writing and speaking that both men did about the U.S. Constitution, their views on this important subject are not well known. Ike, Harry and the Constitution will illuminate this aspect of their respective administrations. Dr. Robert Beatty (Washburn University) will moderate a discussion with Dr. James Giglio (Missouri State University) and Dr. Richard Damms (Mississippi State University), who will discuss their research and findings on Truman and Eisenhower from the recently published compilation Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History edited by Ken Gormley.

Program presented in partnership with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum; Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum; and the Truman Center at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Funding for this program has been provided by the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust.

Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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