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Korean War and Public Policy

  • . Barkley served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1913-1927, the U.S. Senate from 1927-1949, and again from 1955-1956, and as Vice President of the United States from 1949-1953. This primary source material consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, audio-visual material, and memorabilia. A complete box and folder inventory to this collection is forthcoming. Barkley served as Vice President under Harry Truman during the Korean Conflict. See also the Alben W. Barkley Oral History Project located in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Sample Document: Photo Reconnaissance in Korea consists of aerial photographs of military actions by the Air Force in Korea.
  • . Clements, a Democrat, served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1945-1947; as governor of Kentucky, 1947-1950; and as U.S. Senator from 1950-1956 (Acting Majority Leader 1955-1956). The collection (Accession #76M2, #82M6, #84M2, and #2007MS065) consists of personal, political, and legal papers, as well as political cartoons, photographs, audio-visual material, and memorabilia. Clements served in the U.S. Senate during the Korean War. Click here to read the text of a radio speech on the Korean War given by Senator Clements. See also the Earle C. Clements Oral History Project in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries.

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