Harry S Truman Center for Governmental Affairs

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ”

Harry S. Truman
33rd President of the United States

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About the Center

The Truman Center anticipates being a link and a resource for all of its initiatives as well as a place where persons can connect in real time or electronically to explore the broad field of its charge: governmental affairs.

Lectures, symposia and seminars will look at issues related to our mission. Programs will focus on our initiatives. The website will provide information and links about all topics of interest to the Truman Center and, in addition, provide access to research sources for faculty, students and community members (young as well as others) who wish to enhance their knowledge of American public life, past, present and in prospect.


Watch videos of our lectures here.


Students and Teachers: Do you know of a useful Truman link? Or a useful link about other Presidents? Do you believe it would benefit others to have this link available? If so, send your suggestions for our website. If we find them helpful and not duplicative of links already there, we will post them and let you know. Thanks!



Watch our videos of previous lectures

Contact Us

Program Director:

Ambassador Allan Katz
phone: 816.235.5066

Truman Bootstrap Internship Coordinator

Dr. Greg Vonnahme
phone: 816.235.5948