President Harry S,
Courtesy Truman Lib.
Truman autographs a portrait for
A Visitor to the White House, 1947:
The Diary of Vic H. Housholder
EDITED BY ROBERT H. FERRELL*
A magical moment in the life of Vic H. Housholder came early
in February 1947, when he not merely visited the White House
but remained overnight as a guest of the president of the United
States. In the course of his short visit he saw the president for long
stretches at a time, and engaged in intimate conversation with the
*Robert H. Ferrell is professor of History at Indiana University in Bloom-
ington. He has the B.S. in Ed. and B.A. degrees from Bowling Green State
University, Bowling Green, Ohio, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the editor/author of five books on Harry S. Truman. One, Truman:
A Centenary Remembrance, will be published on Truman's birthday, May 8.