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Independent Researchers for Hire - Presidents

Researchers Specializing in Research on Harry S. Truman*

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Dr. Peter Connors
Beacon Hill Research Institute, Inc.
PO Box 6992
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Telephone: (816) 590-6821
Research Specialty: Any/all political or military issues; Access to: 1. Harry S. Truman Library; 2. US Army Combined Arms Research Library, Fort Leavenworth.

Dan Jeanes
American Mid-West Research
1422 W Short Ave
Independence, MO 64050-3536
Telephone: (816) 805-0077
Research Specialty: Native American research for legal documentation experience. Bankruptcy and court records. Military medical and personnel records. Academic Historical Research, including WWII military history.
About: Certified Paralegal, experienced in litigation research. Literally minutes from Truman Historical Library and Research Room, Truman Birthplace, and Truman Home; easy access to Kansas City National Archives. If you need specific topic researched and you don’t see it listed, please ask.

Bryan Woodcock; Nichole Woodcock
Brynik Independent Research
692 Creekside Pl
Lansing, KS 66043
Research Specialty: World War I, 91st Infantry Division, Eisenhower, Harry S Truman, 35th Infantry Division, Genealogy
About: We are a husband and wife team of independent researchers that enjoy history and family research. Bryan Woodcock holds an MBA from Texas A&M University and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Nichole is currently pursuing a BA in Sociology at the University of Kansas.

Deborah Kemp, SPHR
Research Specialty: Military (20th century); Presidential Libraries and Museums; Legal/Business

Dr. Jon E. Taylor
Great Plains Research
3129 SW Damon Ln
Lees Summit, MO 64082
Telephone: (816) 554-4529
Research Specialty: The Papers of Harry S. Truman and any collection housed at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. The collections that are housed at the Central Plains Regional branch in Kansas City, MO, including, but not limited to, Federal Court Records.

David Thaxton; Kevin Green
Thaxton Green Studios, Inc.
PO Box 1434
Nantucket, MA 02554
Telephone: (202) 669-6052
Research Specialty: Motion Pictures, Video and Still Picture research for inclusion into television documentaries, feature films and other media productions. Vietnam - Provide unit and 201 File documentation for use in VA claims. Specific - 1st Cav. Division Awards, Orders, unit & individual.
About: 30 years experience in archive research, consultation and production.

Pratik Chougule
110 Juniper Dr
East Greenwich, RIE-mail:
Research Specialty: US presidential politics; US foreign policy; Presidential biography

John Stegner
A Good Researcher
8426 Clint Dr #238
Belton, MO 64012
Telephone: (816) 377-3750
Research Specialty: Access to Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, access to other Presidential Libraries and Museums upon request, custom research.

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