"These letters highlight the personal relationship between Harry and Bess Truman as illustrated in almost 50 years of handwritten personal letters. This online exhibition includes scans of original letters from the Library's collections. The letters not only show the personal loving relationship between Harry and Bess, but the President's efforts to use his wife as a sounding board for the issues of state. "
"Editor's Note: This account of the wedding of Bess Wallace and Harry Truman on June 28, 1919, appeared in The Examiner. It was written by Mrs. William Southern, wife of Col. William Southern, the editor and publisher. The Southerns' daughter, May, was the wife of Mrs. Truman's brother, George P. Wallace, and the family always referred to the Southerns as "Mom" and "Pop.""