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Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) to Kenneth W. Snyder

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00782.21 Author/Creator: Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 20 February 1946 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Writing to Snyder in Kansas City, Missouri, Truman responds to Snyder's 13 February 1946 letter and comments on an editorial from the Kansas City Star that advocated continued government participation in local community issues. Truman argues against this idea: "You must remember that we have been under war powers for four years, due to necessity. Industry and labor have begun to lean on the government for decisions which they themselves ought to make. If we are going to have free enterprise and free collective bargaining, the sooner we get to it the better. For myself I believe in as little government as possible to get along." On White House stationery.

People: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Snyder, Kenneth W., fl. 1946

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: JournalismGovernment and CivicsPresidentWorld War IIIndustryOrganized LaborVice President

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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