Presidential Documents

(Updated 10 September 2014)

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Speeches

State of the Union Address for 1942 (6 January 1942)
State of the Union Address for 1943 (7 January 1943)
State of the Union Address for 1944 (11 January 1944)
State of the Union Address for 1945 (6 January 1945)
Truman Address Before a Joint Session of Congress (16 April 1945)
Truman Press Conference on V-E Day (8 May 1945)
Special Message to the Congress on Winning the War With Japan (1 June 1945)
Truman’s 17th Press Conference (8 August 1945)

Proclamations

PR 2427: General Pulaski's Memorial Day (18 September 1940)
PR 2542 Army Day 1942 (20 March 1942)
PR 2549 Enumeration of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War (9 April 1942)
PR 2556 Flag Day 1942 (9 May 1942)
PR 2561 Denying Certain Enemies Access to the Courts of the United States (2 July 1942)
PR 2581 Army Day 1943 (26 March 1943)
PR 2624 General Pulaski's Memorial Day (21 September 1944)
PR 2627 Termination of Martial Law in the Territory of Hawaii by the President (19 October 1944)
PR 2642: Army Day 1945 (12 March 1945) (PDF)
PR 2648 Mourning Period for FDR / Announcement of Death (13 April 1945) (PDF)
Truman's Proclamation on V-E Day (8 May 1945) (530 kb PDF)
PR 2651 – Victory in Europe: Day of Prayer (8 May 1945)
PR 2654 – Flag Day 1945 (28 May 1945)
PR 4734 Honoring Carl Vinson (13 March 1980)
PR 7461 Honoring the Victims of the Incidents on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 (11 September 2001)

Statements

Statement on the Surrender of Germany (8 May 1945)
Statement calling for Unconditional Surrender of Japan (8 May 1945)
Statements regarding the Transportation Problem (7 June 1945)
Statement: The Fourth of July (4 July 1945)
Statement announcing Hiroshima (6 August 1945)
Remarks Upon Presenting the Distinguished Service Medal to Gen. Curtis LeMay by LBJ (1 February 1965) (PDF)
Statement by the President Urging Reversal of the Senate's Disapproval of the SST (5 December 1970) (PDF)

Executive Orders

EO 8618 Ordering Certain Units and Members of the National Guard of the United States Into Active Military Service (23 December 1940)
EO 9041: Regulations Governing the Grades of Enlisted Men in the US Army (26 January 1942)
EO 9050: Authorization of Presidential Unit Citations (6 February 1942)
EO 9080 Joint Mexican-United States Defense Commission (27 February 1942)
EO 9096 Reorganization of the Navy Department...affecting the Office of the CNO and the Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (12 March 1942)
EO 9103: Censoring Federal Statistical Information for the War (18 March 1942)
EO 9158: Establishing the Air Medal (11 May 1942)
EO 9163: Establishing the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (15 May 1942)
EO 9277: Authorizing award of Purple Heart to USN, USMC, USCG (3 December 1942)
EO 9301: Establishing a Minimum Work-Week of 48 Hours (9 February 1943)
EO 9340: Possession and Operation of Coal Mines (1 May 1943)
EO 9419: Establishing the Bronze Star Medal (4 February 1944)
EO 9472: Establishing Awards for the Merchant Marine (29 August 1944)
EO 9607: Revocation of Minimum Work Week of 48 Hours (30 August 1945)
EO 9622: Revocation of Censoring Federal Statistical Information for the War (20 September 1945)
EO 9641: Authorizing Sale of Certain Combatant Vessels of the US Navy (15 October 1945)
EO 9877 Functions of the Armed Forces (26 July 1947)
EO 9950: Revoking Executive Order 9877 (21 April 1948)
EO 10179: Establishing the Korean Service Medal (8 November 1950)
EO 10997: Assigning Preparedness Functions to Secretary of Interior (16 February 1962)
EO 10998: Assigning Preparedness Functions to Secretary of Agriculture (16 February 1962)
EO 10999 Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to the Secretary of Commerce (16 February 1962)
EO 11000: Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to the Secretary of Labor (16 February 1962)
EO 11001: Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (16 February 1962)
EO 11002: Assigning Preparedness Functions to the Postmaster General (16 February 1962)
EO 11003: Assigning Preparedness Functions to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency (16 February 1962)
EO 11004 Assigning Certain Emergency Preparedness Functions to the Housing and Home Finance Administrator (16 February 1962)
EO 11005 Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions To The Interstate Commerce Commission (16 February 1962)
EO 11051 Prescribing Responsibilities of the Office of Emergency Planning in the Executive Office of the President (16 February 1962)
EO 11310: Assigning Preparedness Functions to the Attorney General (11 October 1966)

EO 11490: Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to Federal Departments and Agencies (28 October 1969) (PDF)